Mrs Humpleby teaches Foxes on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs Griffiths teaches on Wednesdays, as well as Thursdays and Fridays, and will often be around earlier in the week too. Mrs Hoyle is our teaching assistant and works with us every day.
24.10.19 Please find below a copy of the Autumn 2 newsletter which will be sent home, and our planning for the remainder of the term.
23.10.19 Foxes have had a busy few afternoons this week. The children have looked at firework packaging, designed their own and then made models. They used staplers, tape dispensers and plentiful craft materials! We are excited to see the finished products.
17.10.19 Foxes were actors this week when they performed with the 'Open the Book' group in assembly. Brilliant improvisation and expression - well done everyone!
16.10.19 This week the children have continued learning about the Seasons, have explored rhyme and practised their puzzle skills!
Well done to our Celebration Assembly stars this week!
11.10.19 Foxes have been artists this week. Look at our amazing portraits in the style of Picasso! In Science we investigated features of animals and classified and sorted them into groups.
2.10.19 We have had a busy few weeks in Foxes. The children have explored body parts, created colourful paint washes for silhouette art and learned about making choices. Ask them what they chose to eat, wear and travel on.
Foxes have been finding out about changes that happen in Autumn. They created an 'Autumn Mood Board' using colours and textures inspired by their observations.
Help us to win £20,000.00 by collecting the Aldi vouchers. Every £30 you spend in store gains school a sticker to add to our chart which is displayed opposite Mrs Allin's office.
16.7.19 Thank you so much for all the visitors to our Art Exhibition this morning. The children felt very proud being able to show off their work, and we really enjoyed sharing refreshments with our visitors.
15.7.19 We had a wonderful Sports Day. The children really impressed us with their team spirit and sportsmanship.
Foxes are busy getting ready for the Year 1 Art Exhibition. We visited the Green Man Gallery in Buxton and explored work by local artists. Thank you to our wonderful parent helpers who came with us! Back in class we have been inspired to create our own masterpieces - look at the concentration!!! We look forward to seeing you at the Exhibition.
Our last spelling test will be on the 12th July and includes words we will use when writing letters:
dear to love please come our
26.6.19 We are visiting the Green Man Gallery next Friday (4th July). Please make sure your child has a coat and sensible shoes for the walk. Many thanks.
Foxes had a special visitor this week. Sheldon is only 2 months old but he could live until he is 90! We were fascinated to find out about what he eats and how he needs to be looked after and all the children enjoyed having a hold and watching him 'race' around the carpet!
26.6.19 It was lovely to see so many of you at our Class Assembly yesterday. The children were so proud of themselves, and we hope their performance made everyone feel HAPPY! Please see below a copy of the letter recently sent out regarding the opportunity to meet the Year 2 teachers, on Tuesday 16th July at 9am.
18.6.19 It's our Assembly next Tuesday (25th June). We really hope you can come along and see us.
18.6.19 The weather didn't spoil our fun yesterday. The children were amazing, walking a really long way right up to Corbar Cross. We used a map to spot local landmarks, and then spent some time in the woods looking for wildlife. In the afternoon we visited a local garden. What a fantastic day!
Year 1 had a great time on our trip to Pavilion Gardens. We identified trees, used our maps to find different locations and drew some of the features we observed in the park. Foxes were fascinated by the fish!
4.6.19 Foxes had a fantastic time today, learning about places of worship. They worked as a team to make large scale collages, designed their own shrine and even made a shrine for the class!
4.7.19 This Thursday, 6th June, Year 1 will be visiting Pavilion Gardens. This letter has been sent home.
17.5.19 Year 1 had an amazing morning learning cricket skills at Buxton Cricket Ground. The coaches were really impressed with the way the children participated and are hoping some of them may become regulars at the club! It was a long walk so we had our lunch in the park followed by a play on the playground. Well done Foxes, you were a credit to our school!
13.5.19 Thank you to Buxton Infant School for hosting a great orienteering event, run by High Peak School & Sport Partnership. The children really impressed us with their ability to work together, and learned about using maps and symbols at the same time!
7.5.19 Here are our spellings for the next few weeks, to be tested on 25.5.19.
Thank you to all those that were able to attend our information sessions today about the Year 1 Phonics Screening, which will take place in June. All children have been given a few helpful handouts this afternoon if their parents/careers were unable to join us. If you have any further questions please ask a memher of staff. Any practise over the Easter holidays will really benefit your child, but remember to have fun and eat lots of chocolate too!
Foxes enjoyed their Pyjama Party on Friday as a reward for a full marble jar!
1.4.19 - These are the spellings for Friday 5th April.
Fractions - we are learning about half of amounts, shapes and objects. Next we will find out about quarters.
Well done to these Foxes girls for completing the 5 mile challenge at lunchtimes! 10 miles next!!
It's Safer Internet Day today. Please talk to your child about keeping safe online, and have a look at these links:
It's British Science Week! The children are enjoying learning more about life cycles and the different habitats of different animals, and on Thursday will be taking part in an outdoor exploration using their scientific skills.
To find out more have a look at https://www.britishscienceweek.org/
World Book Day! - Foxes had a great day! Everyone dressed up as a character from a book and we enjoyed book related activities all day. We collected data and our favourite book as a class was The Cat in the Hat. We had a quiet reading time where we chose a book and cuddled up with a soft toy 'reading buddy'. After reading lots of books, we designed our own book covers with a title, author and illustrations.
Year 1 had a CRACKING day at Peak Wildlife Park! It was sunny nearly all day and animals (including children!!) behaved brilliantly. We found out a lot more about classifying animals and what they all eat. Super science Year 1!!
Science - Foxes have been finding out about how animals are classified and grouped. We are really looking forward to our trip tomorrow to the Peak Wildlife Park where we will find out which animals are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. Please remember to send your child with warm clothing and sturdy footwear.
4.3.19 Please see this week's spellings (to be tested on 8.3.19)
Dragon dancing, painting pigs and paper dragons - Foxes had great fun finding out about the Chinese New Year celebration! They were very impressed that the children helped clean the house to get ready for the New Year festivities! They also wrote about the Chinese Zodiac story and found out why this year is the year of the pig.
4.2.19 Foxes enjoyed their Gymnastics session today, using the floor and apparatus to find balancing positions.
Golden Mile! Foxes ran for 3 minutes around a course to see how fit they are. It was great fun! Later in the year the activity will be repeated to see how their fitness has improved. A couple of future Olympians spotted in Foxes!!!
Year 1 had a fantastic morning today. They kept busy exploring old toys, making their own versions, and learning from a local visitor.
We start our History topic of TOYS this week. If you have any old toys at home we would love to have a look at them so that we can compare them to our new toys and talk about the similarities and differences.
English - Using adjectives to describe toys. Reading and learning our Talk 4 Writing story 'Toys in Space'. Spelling test on Friday.
Maths - Place Value to 20. Partitioning numbers into 10's and 1's and saying what is 1 more/less than a given number eg: 13 + 1 = ? 16 = ? + 1 ? = 14 - 1
ICT - We are learning how to write algorithms and code using the Scratch programme on the i-pads.
Year 1 had a great time at the Infant Sports Festival. Medals were given to some of the children who had tried their very best and others who had won events. Well done everyone for being GOOD SPORTS!!
7.1.19 Please remember Forest School starts tomorrow, so make sure you come to school with warm clothing.
Welcome back and a Happy New Year. Attached below is our latest newsletter, and planning for the half term ahead.
Can you remember the Nativity story? Reverend Carl read us a story and we saw all the Christmas decorations at church today.
17.12.18 Foxes are getting very excited about Christmas! Last week we had our Christmas performances and enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner wearing our party hats! This week we will have lessons as normal as well as visiting a local church and having fun at our Christmas party on Thursday! Term finishes on Friday at 3:15 and we wish you all a very happy Christmas and a great 2019!
Christmas dinner in party hats!
Dear Santa.........Christmas letter performance.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town...performance dance.
Partitioning 2 digit numbers into 10's and 1's.
10.12.18 Please practise the spellings from the group you are in.
Foxes have been exploring materials in order to find which are waterproof and which are not. They worked in s team to build shelter for Stickman‘s friend Lucy. Once they were happy with their choices we poured water onto the shelter to test it. As you can see from the pictures some of the shelters didn’t which allowed us to discuss reasons why.
This week's spellings are...
the, into, no, go
today, where, why, who
love, house, school, to
We are learning how to write a letter, use a question mark and write an address.
In Maths we are continuing our work on addition and subtraction, finding missing numbers and number patterns.
This afternoon Foxes have written an algorithm and used it to plant daffodils.
Foxes wrote letters to Stick Man today. We have posted them at our local postbox. I wonder if we will get a reply?
Thankyou for your support with helping your child practise their spellings this week. The new words for next week (19-23.11.18) are as follows:
to, it, in, is
have, this, good, from
have, house, school, from
We were proud of our Foxes on Children in Need Day.......as well as dressing up, making hats and raising money, they were able to explain really thoughtfully why we need to help some children and to realise how lucky they are in comparison. Well done Foxes!
As part of friendship week, Foxes worked together to thing of positive ways to describe the adults in school along with each other.
12.11.18 To start our Friendship week the children have spent some time discussing what makes a good friend.
Healthy Living Week - Forest School, Zumba, Healthy Smoothie and PDSA visit - we had fun and learnt a lot!!
6. 11. 18 Healthy Living week started yesterday with a session developing Rugby skills, led by Rugger Ed. Today the children have learned more about staying healthy, and taken part in a run with the whole school.
This afternoon Foxes have been learning about their 5 senses. The children talked about each sense and used their senses to explore the different materials. They also had a great time reading the story ‘sniff sniff’ by Julia Donaldson.
English - We are writing an Autumn poem, creating rhyming strings and writing a thankful Harvest sentence.
Maths - We are investigating addition and subtraction stories and learning to use part-part-whole models.
Spelling - little there
HARVEST FESTIVAL Thursday 25th October - Thank you for your contributions.
School is closed on Friday 26th October.
In English we read and sequenced instructions for making soup. We then followed the instructions to make the soup. Everyone helped chop the vegetables, then in the afternoon we ate the soup. It was very tasty and very healthy!!! Yum!
It was pouring outside, but inside Foxes enjoyed an Autumn-tastic time. They made leaf hedgehogs, clay hedgehogs and leaf wax relief paintings.
English - This week we are writing and illustrating a non-fiction class book about Autumn and reading and ordering instructions about how to make vegetable soup.
Maths - Addition and subtraction within 10.
Spellings - he she we me be out when one
Parents Evening - Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th 3:30-6:30
Foxes all look forward to taking Foxy home! They write and put pictures in his diary then read it to the class so we can find out what adventures they had.
Foxes worked collaboratively in small groups to create dances representing the weather. They included different shapes, levels and formations in their dances which they then performed to an audience. Super work Foxes!
In PE the children have been learning to throw, catch and kick a bean bag with coordination and control.
In PSHE this week we have been naming male and female body parts and discussing which parts we consider private.
We have introduced some new Learning Behaviour characters, to help pupils consider how best they learn. Please see the attached document. Perhaps you could talk to your children about the characters and their qualities.
This week we are learning to read the tricky words so, do and come.
In English we are planning, and then writing, our own journey stories. Our whole class focus is using capital letters and full stops. Come and have a look at our working wall to see what else we have been working on,
In Maths we are practising using the phrase "equal to" to discuss numbers. We are continuing to explore other vocabulary, including more and less, and counting in 2's.
The children will be designing and making their own bookmarks, and also looking at the design of book covers. Please have a look at books at home and talk about the information they show.
This week we are practising the tricky words are and said.
We are thinking about weather patterns and the seasons. Can you tell someone about how animals and plants change through the seasons?
In Maths we are using the words more and less to talk about number sequences.
Have you used the story map you took home to tell a grown up the Stick Man story?
Oh my goodness! Stick Man is lost. Foxes rushed to help but we couldn't find him anywhere. Have you seen him? Please let us know if you do.
We searched everywhere for Stick Man.
We decided we needed Stick friends to help us.
We watched the Stick Man film.
We took our new friends outside to search.
Please use this link to have a look at Buxton from above. Can you find your home? Can you find our school?
This week we are practising using ng, th and sh in our reading and writing.
We are learning to read and write the tricky word all, as well as using a, do, the, go, no and into correctly.
We are exploring numbers to 10, and working hard at spelling number words.
10.9.18 - This week Foxes investigated natural resources, wrote a Friendly Foxes Charter, ordered the months of the year, found different ways of representing numbers to 10, practised forming numerals correctly and identified lots of body parts in dance! What a busy week - Well done Foxes!!!
Here's our plan for the year ahead. Please ask if there is anything you are unsure about, and let us know if you would like to be involved if any of our topic work.
As part of the transition process from Reception we look forward to spending the next couple of weeks sharing activities to help us continue get to know our new children. Our topics for Autumn 1 are 'Pleased to Meet You' and 'Books are Brilliant!'. Please have a read of the newsletter to check for useful information about Year 1. Also, please feel free to talk to any of the Foxes staff if you have any questions or anxieties about your child or the class.
We are looking forward to a great year in Year 1! Watch this space for photographs of the children as they have fun and learn with us.