Hazel 1


Welcome to Hazel 1!
 
 
2021 - 2022
 
Mrs Stockton - Class Teacher
Mrs Mills/Mrs Stubbs - Teaching Assistants
 

Home Learning Activities – Autumn

To view the home learning choice activities for the autumn term, please click the link below. Remember to send you learning to your teacher via the eSchools messages, or bring your learning in to school to share with your class on the stop-off dates, which are:

27th September

18th October

22nd November

13th December.

Autumn 2 - Remote Home Learning - Year 1 

Daily Lessons for Absent Pupils

If you are absent from school, please follow the link below to complete your daily lessons.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/reception 

Always begin the daily lessons from ‘Monday’, no matter which day your first day of absence falls on. This will ensure the lessons are taught in sequence and you understand what is being taught.

Additional Lessons to Support Year One Learning:

Phonics

Practice your Phonics on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk 

Our school login details are:

Username: admin2619

Password: angel

Additional Lessons to Support Year 1 Learning

Science

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/seasons-and-change-3c8a

Six short clips to teach you about Seasonal Changes.

Geography

Draw and label a map of your bedroom.  Don’t forget to include your bed, window and door.

History

Learning about how schools have changed.

Talk to a grown up in your home about what school life was like for them.

Discuss things that are the same and things that are different.

PE

Complete lessons 1 to 4 to help you practise different ways of moving.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/multi-skills-activity-c81b

Music 

Lessons 1-6 Timbre.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/timbre-3b9d

RE 

Learning about Christianity.  Listen to the Christmas Story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbn_XrVvIg

 
Autumn 2
 
School Days
 
For our road safety activity we created our own roads then used small world characters and cars to demonstrate road safety.  The children drew crossing for the people and traffic lights for the cars.  We even had no parking markings outside of a school!
 
Autumn 1
 
Moon Zoom
 
For art day, year one painted their own interpretation of Vincent Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'.
We looked carefully at the technique used by Van Gogh and replicated this using small brush strokes.
 
We were so please with all our little Van Gogh's that we decided to photograph all our paintings together in a collage. 
 
In our science lesson we learned about materials and the properties of materials.  We discovered that some materials have more than one property.
 
 
Buckle up and come with us on our journey as we blast off into space to learn about the 'space race' and Neil Armstrong's moon landing.  We discover what it takes to become an astronaut and develop our scientific skills as we explore the mysteries of the solar system.  We identify space nouns and use adjectives to describe space objects and aliens.
 
 
Welcome to Chestnut!
 
 
2020 - 2021
 
Miss Lowe - Class Teacher
Mrs Tweed - Teaching Assistant
 
 
Summer 2
 
Why do Zebras have stripes?
 
 
Summer 1
 
Why Do Ladybirds Have Spots?
 
 
Spring 2
 
Are All Dinosaurs The Same Size?
 
 
To complete our learning this half term, we have been given the opportunity to look after and observe the changes of some frogspawn. We are watching them very carefully in the hope that we may see some tadpoles before the Easter holidays. 
 
 
In PE, children have been enjoying their gymnastics learning by exploring different jumps. We started by learning how to safely get out and put away the mats and benches. We then learnt the difference between a pencil jump and a tuck jump. Children were able to safely have a go at the jumps, remembering to bend their knees and land on two feet.
 
 
This half term we have taken part in Census Day learning what this means and why it is so important. "It is all about counting". We chose to complete our own Census to explore our favourite colours. Children were very good at recording the results and interpreting the data. 
 
 
In maths, we have been exploring subtraction and understand that this means to take away. We began our learning by using concrete resources like cubes and numicon before moving onto the pictorial method of taking away. The children listened very carefully and were able to show their understanding independently. 
 
 
Chestnut class looked forward to celebrating books by taking part in World Book Day. We looked amazing dressed up as our favourite book characters and enjoyed some time exploring books with our friends and developing our love of reading. 
 
 
Chestnut Class began their Spring 2 learning by completing our topic all about dinosaurs. After working together to construct, build and decorate a dinoscape, the volcano erupted and we were amazed with the outcome. "This is amazing. It is like red fire." "Wow! It's like a real volcano!" 
 

Winter Wish Lists - Reading for Pleasure

At Birchwood, we have been working extremely hard to promote the power and enjoyment of reading for our children, as we know that being a successful reader is one of the key indicators to future success in life.

We pride ourselves on nurturing skilful and enthusiastic readers within school, providing children with memorable experiences such as exciting activities. Although we work diligently to promote reading within school, we value your support greatly in creating a positive reading culture at home; it is vital that children are encouraged to read high quality texts.

At the moment, we know that many of us are spending more time indoors than we normally would, providing our children with even more opportunities to read for pleasure in the comfort of their own home. For this reason, we have compiled a list of inspiring, excellent books for both you and your child to enjoy – both independently and as a shared reading book. On this list you will find some children’s classics, as well as some new bestselling books, and some award winning texts which have been celebrated widely within the reading community. We have selected these books to cater for a variety of reading tastes, and we have included books ranging from wild adventure stories, spooky ghost tales, books which celebrate diversity and difference, and those which promote kindness and emotional wellbeing.

Please click below to view your child's Winter Wish List. 

 
Autumn 2
 
Why Do Squirrels Hide Their Nuts?
 

Chestnut started the half term by going on an Autumn Walk around our school to see what seasonal changes we could observe. On our walk, we also collected a range of Autumn ingredients for our Autumn potions. The children thought it smelt "nice and fresh!" 

We have completed lots of learning within our areas focusing on all things Autumn. This included transient art, role playing in the pumpkin farm, using our senses to explore pumpkins and other Autumn vegetables, understanding how animals prepare for Winter, planting in our quad area and discussing harvest as part of our Talk for Writing story, The Little Red Hen. 

To complete our learning around Autumn, we made some Autumn smoothies. The first one included carrots, oranges and oats. This one did not go down well with the children who said "it tasted like rotten pumpkins" and "I only like carrots on my Sunday dinner". The second smoothie included apples, raspberrys and natural yoghurt. This smoothie had a much better reaction, the children said "that was yummy", "I like apples, they are my favourite fruit". 

We have then gone on to learn all about the Hindu celebration 'Diwali'. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the festival of light and carrying out some of the traditional diwali preparations and celebrations. This included: dressing up in traditional Hindu clothing, making Diva lamps out of clay, making and tasting Burfi sweets, creating colourful Rangoli patterns, cleaning and tidying the role-play home to prepare and learning a variety of Diwali songs. 

We have loved our learning this half term and can't wait to see what next half term's topics are! 

 
Autumn 1
  
 Do you want to be friends?
 
Chestnut class have had an AMAZING start to Birchwood. We have enjoyed getting to know all of the children and hearing all about their summer holidays. They have learned all about the routines and rules at school as well as all the Learning Areas they can explore. 
 
As part of our hook into our topic, we went on a special tour of the school, meeting some adults that help us and seeing where they do their jobs. 
 
We can't wait to have lots more fun at school.