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Orford CEVA Primary School


CEVA Primary School

Class 1 News

Wednesday 18th May

This week we have been continuing our 'transport' theme. Our book of the week is 'The Little Red Train to the Rescue', so we have been focusing on trains and boats. Nursery children have been using 2D shapes to make boats, singing songs such as Row, row, row the boat and playing outside in the water. The older children have been retelling the story using small world, writing about story events using time connectives and learning about trains past and present. In maths this week Reception and Year 1 children have been subtracting using different methods.

Wednesday 16th March 

It's science week! We've had a very busy week undertaking fun experiments. This year's science week theme is 'growth'. On Monday we observed two different kinds of plants, making lists of similarities and differences that we found. The children then did some observational drawings of the two plants. This morning we grew our own rainbows. This was a really fun experiment where we used kitchen towel, felt pens and water. The kitchen towel was cut out to resemble a shape of a rainbow, children then coloured the bottom 2 cm's of the towel in rainbow colours. We then put the towels in water and watched the rainbow growing in front of our eyes. You are invited to the Science week assembly on Friday where the children will tell you more about the experiments undertaken this week. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday 16th February

The children in Class 1 have had another couple of busy weeks taking part in lots of fun activities. Our focus story this week has been Guess How Much I Love You. Year 1's have been writing letters to Big Nut Brown Hare telling him how much they love him., Reception and Nursery children have been acting the story out using story props. In maths this week Nursery and Reception have been looking at and making their own repeating patterns. Year 1 have been learning to count in 2's, 5's and 10's.

Wednesday 17th January

Wow! What a busy few days we've had. It's been another Gruffalo kind of week here in Class 1. This week Year 1  have been reading and writing recipes, Reception and Nursery children have been busy in the kitchen making the Gruffalo's favourite food - Scrambled Snake, Roasted Fox and Owl ice cream.


Wednesday 12th January

Another packed few days in class 1. This week we have been reading and acting out the story of 'The Gruffalo'. The children have made Gruffalo faces out of paper plates and have written Gruffalo descriptions using 'and' as a joining word. We have made a Gruffalo habitat in the tuff tray, which the children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring. We have lots more Gruffalo activities planned for the end of the week, which we are very excited about.

Great work Class 1!

Wednesday 23rd September 

It's been another busy few days in Class 1. We have been thinking about ourselves and our families. In science, we have been finding out about how we are different. We have painted self-portraits and talked about our emotions. The outdoor area has been very popular this week with children building obstacle courses and using the wheeled toys. 

Friday 3rd September 

Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Friday 19th March

Another packed week for Class 1 this week. We learnt about Christopher Columbus' fleet of sailing ships and made our own out of paper. We 'waterproofed' our ships using wax crayons and sailed them in races in the water tray. All children loved seeing their ships sail and float on the water. This week class one have also been learning different methods to represent 2-digit numbers in Maths and have written some truly revolting recipes like Roald Dahl in Literacy.

Well done Class 1!

Friday 12th March

Welcome back to all of the children and well done to all families for supporting them during home learning. 

The children are so pleased to be back together and have settled back in really well. We have had a busy first week back in school and have participated in lots of activities to give the children a chance to talk about their experiences during lockdown and share their feelings and emotions. These have included Thrive activities such as; discussing and drawing things that make me happy and creating a string 'spider web' of to show that even though we were apart we were all 'connected' by the activities and experiences we had whilst we were learning at home e.g. cooking, playing at the park, helping mummy and daddy and playing in the snow.

We were very lucky to all make it back to school in time for Science Week which was fantastic fun. Class 1 thoroughly enjoyed being virtual spectators of  Class 3's science fair and we all had our own personal favourites, well done Class 3! Meanwhile in Class 1 we became scientists ourselves and explored sieves; what they are and how they can be used. Miss Cannon challenged us to create a sieve which would separate rice from pasta. All children had fantastic ideas and worked well together as a group. On Friday afternoon we grew our own rainbows and made raisins dance. We are very proud of our little scientists who were not only able to conduct the experiments but could use scientific vocabulary to explain what they noticed.

Great work Class 1. Enjoy your well-earned weekend :)

Friday 18th December 

The children in Class 1 have had a fantastically busy couple of weeks but have had lots of fun too. They put the finishing touches to their nativity and we hope you enjoy watching it with them. We have created Christmas pictures out of shapes in Maths and played lots of games of musical statues where the children were DJs on the last day. 

We wish you all a very Merry  Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in January.

Friday 4th December

Another fantastic week in Class 1. We had amazing fun creating reindeer out of sticks and Christmas trees out of wool  for our Christmas craft afternoon on Monday. The children were great at selecting the best materials to make sturdy bridges for the three Billy goats gruff. We have been adding by counting on and subtracting by counting back in Maths. All children have been fantastic during rehearsals for the Nativity so we just wanted to say a big thank you to parents for helping your children to learn their lines. They all spoke clearly and loudly. 
Have a lovely weekend.

Friday 20th November 

Class 1 have had a great week this week. We have been learning about Travel and Transport in History and created a timeline for when the first vehicles were invented.

This week we have been reading 'Can't you sleep Little Bear?' and the children made paper lanterns to help Little Bear sleep. We also received a letter from Big Bear asking us to write him a set of step-by-step instructions so that he could make his own lantern.

Please could you help your child to practice the words to 'Away in a manger' and 'We wish you a merry Christmas' for our nativity?

Thank you.

Have  a great weekend everyone.


Friday 13th November 

This week Class 1 have been thinking about Remembrance Day. On Tuesday we shared a Remembrance assembly with Reverend Giles. All children listened very carefully and were still and respectful during the two minute silence. After this we created some fantastic poppy pictures using pastels to represent what peace feels like. 

We have started our new story about light and dark called 'Night Monkey, Day Monkey' and the children have enjoyed learning about speech bubbles and nouns. 

This week we have also started our Nativity. You will receive song words home to learn with your children next week and hopefully rehearsals will progress nicely over the next couple of weeks. 
Have a great weekend.


Friday 23rd October

Well done everyone for making it to the end of your first half term in the new school year. Thank you for all of your hard work. We have certainly been busy bees over the past 8 weeks and you have really impressed us with your effort and attitude to learning. We have learnt about fairytales and autobiographies in Literacy and have even written our own. We have been learning place value and addition and subtraction in Maths. We have learnt about the seasons and weather in Science and Geography and even become weather forecasters using a script and props (videos to follow!) In Computing we have become experts in using Beebots and we have competed in virtual cross country and cricket events with other schools during PE! Phew what a lot of information has been learnt this term already.  Have a fantastic, well-deserved  half term holiday and come back rested and ready to learn in November.

5th October 2020 

Today, we visited the local church as part of our RE learning!

We got to see the fantastic harvest pictures we painted last week up on display and Rev Giles (along with Reggie the dog and Benedict the vicar bear) very kindly showed us around all the parts of the church including the lectern, the font and the altar. Can you spot George?!


We were fantastic at spotting crosses and pictures of Jesus, and asked some very interesting questions about the secret doors and windows in the old part of the building.

Overall a super trip to enhance our RE learning! Thank you to Claire (George and Isla's mum) for coming with us!

Friday 18th September 

Another busy week in Class 1 this week. We have been learning about Jack and the Beanstalk. We have created story maps and used the story maps to write our own stories. We also looked at an alternative version 'Jack and the baked beanstalk'. The children compared and contrasted this version with the original. Reception children have had lots of fun measuring with giants feet whilst the rest of the children have been busy counting in twos! The outdoor construction area has been very popular this week and a large number of the class have chosen to spend lots of their learning time here, making planes, boats and cars. Enjoy the sunshine.

Friday 11th September 

We have had a great first full week in school and the children have already been incredibly busy bees. We have been thinking a lot about ourselves and our families this week and about what makes us all unique and special. We have been talking and writing about a time we remember whilst not at school and all children shared fun and positive memories. Class 1 have created houses and filled them with drawings of their favourite people and they used black pens to draw self portraits which have been made into a display for our wall (photo to follow). Phew what a busy week! Have a great weekend.

Friday 4th September 

Welcome back to a brand new school year in Class 1 and a huge welcome to all of our new children and their families. We are so happy to have you all in the classroom again. All of the children are settling well and have enjoyed exploring our new learning areas over the past couple of days. Have a relaxing weekend.