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Magpie

Welcome to Magpie Class

Teachers in Magpie are Mrs Manoharan and Mrs Ford

Teaching assistant Miss Seymour.

PE days are Monday and Friday.

Please ensure PE kit is in school every day.

This half term we are learning about Castles. The children really enjoyed their hook day where they came dressed up and enjoyed the introduction to life in a castle. They made shields, a class dragon and decorated the role play as a castle.  We also learnt a medieval dance and how to bow and curtsey like Lords and Ladies!

Please make sure you read with your child every night and record in the reading diary. This means your child can climb the reading ladder and win a prize!

 

Please practise the tasks on the maths challenge as often as you can so your child can become a confident mathematician.

Thank you to all the parents who attended the parents meetings about expectations in Year 1. If you were unable to attend and you would like more information please ask the teachers.
This week we introduce our new walk to school initiative to encourage more families to walk to school or leave their car and walk part of the way. Children will be encouraged to walk and their daily travel to school will be recorded. They work towards badges every term. Please talk to your children about the importance of walking to improve your healthy life style.
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Don't forget out year group trip on Wednesday. We will leave school straight after registration so please be on time to school!

Portchester castle on Wednesday- Hopefully the weather will be warm and sunny. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriatly.

Portchester castle on Wednesday- Hopefully the weather will be warm and sunny. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriatly.   1
Today we walked to the church to celebrate our harvest festival. We really enjoyed listening about harvest festivals and singing our songs. Ask us to sing Five a day- we are amazing!

Thursday is our banquet celebration. Please remember to wear clothes fit for a king or queen! At the start of the term we had amazing costumes with princesses, knights and kings. The day will involve a banquet celebration with food and dancing.

Today in school we are making bread rolls to eat at our banquet!

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We have had a fantastic week in Magpie class learning about Brazil and making some art connected with Brazil. We learnt some carnival dancing, made rain shakers, made Brazilian masks and painted the flag of Brazil.  We have learnt so much about a famous Brazilian artist  Romaro Britto and we reproduced his pop art style in some amazing paintings.

This half term we are learning about the important jobs of postmen and post women who deliver our parcels and letters. Hope fully by now you have all received your postcard that we wrote and posted to you.

We had a visit from a postman who explained his job and what he wears.

 

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Posting our letter

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This week year 1 completed their scooter training to help them to scooter safely to school. They learnt how to stop at a main road, listen to their parents, be polite to other pavement users and to have healthy fun on the way to school!
Please remember to bring in your cowboy/girl costumes for the Christmas performance next week!

Thank you for all providing costumes for our performance Prickly Hay. We have been busy learning the songs and practising our dancing!

 

We are looking forward to you all coming to celebrate our successes and watch our performance! 

 

Today we are going to enjoy our Christmas lunch served by all the adults in our school!

 

Merry Christmas

Happy new year to all parents and children in Magpie Class.

 

Thank you for all the wonderful gifts. We all had an amazing Christmas and we are looking forward to some exciting learning in 2019!

 

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This term our topic is Poles Apart.

We will be focusing on Geography and looking at the two polar regions - The North and South Pole.

We will be reading a book about a polar bear who travels to the South pole with his friends, some penguins !

 

Please ask your children about what they already know about polar bears and what they would like to find out more!

 

We were very excited about the snow in Weyford. We thought Mr White the polar bear would have loved to play outside with us. We played out in the snow with our friends and really enjoyed ourselves.

We went on a winter walk to look at the changes in our school area. The trees have lost their leaves and we couldn't find any sign of animal life. We looked up above and could see some birds flying and looking for food. We hope they enjoyed eating our bird feeders we made last week just in time for the snowy weather!

Chinese new year

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Challenge ::: Does the person in the class with the biggest hands also have the biggest feet?

Challenge  :::   Does the person in the class with the biggest hands also have the biggest feet? 1
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Challenge  :::   Does the person in the class with the biggest hands also have the biggest feet? 3
Challenge  :::   Does the person in the class with the biggest hands also have the biggest feet? 4
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We have been really busy in year 1. We visited the Winchester science centre to inspire our new topic. We have lift off!  We will be learning about the Moon landing and Neil Armstrong. We will also learn about Tim Peake's amazing contribution to space exploration.

 

At the science centre we tested rockets and explored the space area to learn about planets and stars. Our highlight was visiting the planetarium and learning about star constellations.

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Last week it was World Book Day.

We looked at books by Roald Dahl and in Year 1 we read The Magic Finger. We all wore some amazing costumes and enjoyed our day visiting other classes and learning about different Roald Dahl books.

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This week we are planning an experiment to test force. 

Does a car move further if we push it harder and with more force?  We all agreed it would travel further but how can we prove it?

 

 

Magpie class designing an experiemnt

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Ask your child what we found out.
This week we have been making Moon buggies that can move. Come into our classroom to see the moon buggies!

We hope you have a relaxing and restful Easter holiday.

We look forward to seeing you after the Easter break.

Welcome back for the Summer Term.

This term we will be asking the question 

  Is It alive?

Today we will be exploring our school grounds to find a perfect home for stick man! Ask your children what they found out!

We found out that plants need to water, air , soil and light to survive.

We also discovered that plants need to grow and distribute new seeds to grow new plants. We made helicopters and used them outside. We saw how the wind can carry seeds to new places !

 

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This week in Maths we have been learning about Capacity and volume.

Capacity is how much the container can hold. The volume is how much is in the container.

We loved using the water to fill a full container, half full, half empty, nearly full, nearly empty and empty. Luckily the weather was really warm so we could measure outside.

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Have a wonderful half term holiday.

 

Please look after your sunflower and bring in a picture when the sunflower grows bigger!!

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