Camel (2015-16)

Daya’s visit

Today we had an Indian visitor, who came to teach us about her culture and religion because this term we are learning about Hinduism. First we dressed up in Indian clothes, then we did some dancing. After that Daya wrote our names in Hindu, and told us to draw around our hands and create henna patterns.

In the afternoon we learnt about the food they eat and cooked some chapatis, which we then tasted with potato curry. We had an amazing day!!

Newquay Zoo | Launch Day

Camel Class all dressed up as explorers or animals to visit Newquay Zoo. During the day we learnt about the different animals and their habitat. We watched the different animals being fed, and had an amazing day exploring the Zoo.

At the workshop Pippa taught us all about the different animal habitats: Polar Regions, Savannah, and the Rain-forest.

Summer Term Information

Welcome back to Camel class. We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter and are as excited as we are at the start of the summer term.

The Camel Class team is as follows:
Mrs Jones – Class Teacher
Mrs Osmond – HLTA
Miss Harvey
– TA
Mrs Allen
– Thursday afternoon
Mrs Rowe
– Monday afternoon

Our project this term is animals with the key question, Would you be an explorer?

We will be looking at a range of animal stories, including :-

  • Rumble in the Jungle
  • Handa’s Hen
  • Rainbow fish
  • Commotion in the Ocean

We will be visiting Newquay Zoo and Sea life centre.

At the end of the project the class will be producing a book to display at Newquay Zoo for the public to purchase.

Our first trip will be to Newquay Zoo and if possible the children are to dress up as animals, details of dates of the trip will follow shortly.

Within our project we will be also be covering various aspects of learning

  • For science, we will learn how to care for different animals
  • For Art we will be creating animal masks.
  • For Geography we will be learning about the rainforest and the jungle
  • For Design and Technology we will be making animal puppets.

Be sure to check Camel Class webpage or our school Facebook Feed @Tregolls regularly to see examples of our learning, details about our curriculum and photos of us at work and play.

Camel Class trip to Falmouth Maritime Museum

January 2016

Welcome back to Camel Class after the Christmas break. The long term plan and letter to parents is available for you to read on the website.

Autumn Term 2015

Hi and welcome back to Camel class. We hope you have all had a wonderful break. Please see below a copy of our Curriculum Autumn letter and overview.

Truro College – Jack and the Beanstalk

Thanks to everyone who came to watch the children in their production.

The production was a brilliant end to our first project and the children should all be extremely proud of their efforts!

St Michael’s Mount (2/10/15)

We had an amazing time at St Michael’s Mount and we learnt so much.

Autumn Term Information

Welcome back to Camel class (Year 1). We hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are as excited as we are at the start of a new year.

The Camel Class team is as follows:
Mrs Jones – Class Teacher
Mrs Osmond – HLTA
Miss Harvey
– TA
Mrs Allen – TA
Mr Price
 – TA
Mrs Grimes
 – HLTA

Our Project this term is entitled fairy tales with key question, Would you climb a Beanstalk?

We will be looking at a range of fairy tales, including :-

  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Jack the Giant Slayer.

Our first trip will be on Friday 11th September children are to dress up as kings, queens, etc…

We will be sending out further information nearer the time for the later activities.

Within our project we will be also be covering various aspects of learning.

  • For science, we will be learning to label parts of the body and growing our own beanstalks.
  • For Art & History we will exploring and making ‘Coats of Arms’. Creating our own Giant which the children will  be taking to put on display at Truro Library.
  • For Geography we will be looking at different castles and their locations.
  • For Design and Technology we will be learning to weave and making fairy gardens.

Be sure to check Camel Class webpage or our school Facebook Feed @Tregolls regularly to see examples of our learning, details about our curriculum and photos of us at work and play.

Home learning

In year 1 children are expected to complete approximately 20 minutes of homework every week.  Home learning is a core part of your child’s education. The learning that they do at home should reinforce their learning in class. This means, they should be able to explain to you what they have been learning and understand the nature of the task.

  • Literacy or Numeracy home learning will be set every Friday and needs to be handed in the following Wednesday.  Home learning that is handed in late will not be marked and if it is not completed children will miss a break time in order to complete it.
  • Reading: The reading scheme will be restarting in September and we therefore expect children to read every day at home. If your child does not read for 2 days in a row they will spend break time reading with the ‘reading detectives’
  • BugClub: Please ensure that your child uses these excellent internet based programme if you have the internet and a computer at home.

(Please come and talk to a member of the class team if you need help with any of this)

PE

We will be using PE kits for drama and PE so it would be beneficial to bring kits on Monday take home on Friday.

Headlice

Unfortunately, they are a recurring issue in any school so please can you check your child’s hair regularly.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at school should you have any queries or concerns you wish to discuss.

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