We had a brilliant time at Belton House!
Everyone had such a great time at Belton House! We played on the outside play equipment and went on a leaf hunt in the grounds (we even saw a deer!). Then we used all the leaves and other treasures we had found to make nature pictures in the formal gardens.
Diamond class enjoyed learning about The Creation story with Mrs Dickins in Godly Play. They then made their own worlds thinking carefully about what they would like to include in them..
Diamond class had such a fantastic time getting ready for our class birthday party. We made birthday badges, party hats and posters to tell everyone we were having a party! We even wrote birthday cards to our friends. Everyone enjoyed our party: we had a great time! What a fantastic week, Diamond class.
Diamonds class have been making huge beanstalks! They have used their problem solving skills to make beanstalks out of straws (super team work too!) and using their fine motor skills to make beanstalks out of hoop shaped cereal. Great work everyone!
Jack and the beanstalk inspired counting!
How many cubes long are the giant's footsteps? The children carefully counted the cubes and even had a go at writing the number down! Fantastic work, Diamond Class.
The children have had a fantastic start to their first year of school! They have made lots of new friends and enjoyed all of the activities both inside and outside the classroom. The children have especially enjoyed making glittery potions and building homes for all of the mini beasts which they have found in our Nature Area. They have been learning all of the school rules and routines too.
Welcome to 2017 Diamond Class.
Welcome to Diamonds!
Our children have the opportunity to explore and have 'hands on' experiences daily. The children share their interests which we then incorporate in to their learning. Our Year 1 children learn through activities such as role play and Hot Seating during English and investigating Mathematical concepts through a wide range of practical activities. All children have access to a wide range of art materials and love being creative! Currently, I feel we have a class of engineers as our Construction Area is full of towers, cars and hairdryers!
Play along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet.
Diamonds have had a very exciting start to the Summer term. We have diving deep into the ocean in our topic, 'Under The Sea.' Everyone has enjoyed learning about lots of different sea creatures including sharks, jellyfish and sea turtles. The children have learnt lots of interesting facts about the sea creatures and have even made their very own jellyfish! We have been doing lots of amazing writing and have created sea wands and beware signs (for all of the dangerous animals!). Diamonds have made and tested boats to see which materials would be the best out on the open water. In Maths, the children have been exploring patterns, numbers and some tricky sums!
It has been a super term!
Carefully planting the seeds
We have been learning about what plants need to grow. All of the children very carefully planted seeds and were amazed when tiny shoots began to appear! They have looked after the plants so well. Well done everyone!
The children loved listening to the story of the Gruffalo. So much so that they even retold the story themselves and then made the Gruffalo's forest in our mud kitchen. Look out for those terrible teeth and terrible claws everyone!