Class 1 have had a fantastic day at Tree Top Nets!
Reception and Year 1 are learning lots of new skills baking with Mrs J every Monday morning. We are REALLY enjoying baking our own pudding; delicious! Today we even surprised Miss Ward with a birthday cake!
Black Combe Beagles
This afternoon Class 1 spent an amazing afternoon in the company of some VERY sweet hound puppies. We learnt a lot about the hounds and how the kennels operate and got to make friends with lots of beagles. We would all like to thank Michael, Miss Dixon, everyone at the kennels and all of the hounds for making us feel so welcome and for a brilliant afternoon.
(Our friend Squirrel now wants a hound puppy! We've said 'no' but we promised to take him to visit the kennels again soon.)
Key Stage 1 are studying weather in different seasons. We were able to use our knowledge of the countries in the United Kingdom (and their capital cities) to draw our own map and discussed the most likely weather in Spring time!
Our Very Own Royal Wedding
Thumbs up for our Gardening!
For some more pictures of our horticultural antics please have a look at the 'Gardening Page'.
Parachute Games With Miss Dixon
Baking Fairy Cakes
Reception and Year 1 were very excited that it was their turn to bake this morning. We baked some fairy cakes (we thought our fairy might like them)! The children were all fantastic at encouraging and supporting each other. Some of us in the class are expert bakers so we were able to pass on our expertise and assist others in cracking eggs and spooning mixture into cake cases etc... a real team effort! Mrs J kindly helped us to add some icing and sprinkles and has kindly offered to bake with Class 1 every Monday after half-term. Class 1 are VERY excited as will be helping Mrs J make our own pudding to eat at dinnertime!
Our amazing recipes will be put in our very own Waberthwaite Recipe Book...how exciting!
Making Chocolate Crispy Cakes
Today the Nursery children made some delicious cakes to have for pudding at lunch time. The bakers each got to take some home as well.
Well done tadpoles!
Burgundy jumpers all round for the tadpoles! After a tremendous effort they have done it.... we have oodles of froglets! It's just about time for the little frogs to return to the great outdoors.
We've enjoyed having the frogspawn in the classroom and have learnt lots as we've watched it transform and develop.
Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants!!!
We had a brilliant time at The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven this morning visiting the Nick Sharratt exhibition. It was a really great hands-on exhibition.
Our Trip to the Forest
We had a fabulous time this afternoon! Our Classroom Fairy had overheard us talk in class about going for a nature walk to the forest to look for signs of Spring. The Classroom Fairy spoke to her friend The Woodland Fairy about our plans. We were so excited when we got to the forest because the The Woodland Fairy had left us a note AND set up an Easter Egg hunt for us! We had a great time getting covered in sticky mud and yummy chocolate. Thank you to both the Fairies for organising such a great treat for us.
Developing our fine motor skills for handwriting
In Class 1 we practise our fine motor skills and letter formation (pre-cursive for year 1) daily whilst listening to music.
Spring has Sprung in Class 1!
The 2018 frogspawn is in situ and it's developing particularly fast this year; if it carries on changing this fast we'll have wriggly tadpoles next week. We have been busy filling bird feeders and putting them on the NEW bird feeding station in the nature area AND we have been busy planting our PRIZE WINNING potatoes! We have decided that Class 1 is definitely going to win the inter-class potato growing competition this year. Our growing secrets are closely guarded; Class 2 have already been spying on us and we have been trying our best to see what they're up to with their potatoes. It's getting rather competitive!!
David Pickering from the United Reform Church visited us with Reverend Hart.
David had some knitted characters from the bible. He had Jesus and 12 other characters.
These 12 individuals were Jesus's disciples. We learnt that Jesus had a big job to do and so he asked for help. The 12 disciples who helped him were called Peter ( a fisherman), Andrew, Thomas, Matthew (sometimes known as Levi), Judas, Simon, James the Greater, James the Lesser, John, Bartholemew, Thaddeus and Philip. Jesus said to them to come and follow him, they learnt the stories of Jesus and helped Jesus by telling others.
We concluded that however old you are you sometimes need help so you work in a group, as a team, just like Jesus and his disciples did.
World Book Day
Mrs Cummings was so impressed that all of Class 1 had made such an effort we ALL chose a book as a reward.
Every Friday we take part in Helicopter Stories, which involves story scribing. I will scribe word for word a child's story (unless they choose to write it themselves or help write it) and then in the afternoon each member of Class 1 helps to act out the stories. It is truly magical to watch their words come alive as part of their story... a firm favourite in Class 1.
We have had a fantastic afternoon drumming with Zozo. We are learning so many new songs and our rhythm is improving!
A HUGE thank you to our most recent Secret Readers! We just love guessing who is going to be behind the door.
I wonder who will be next?
Class 1 have started creating some yummy food using Phunky Foods recipes... Year 1 will soon be coming up with their own ideas about what they would like to create.
Our school is taking part in the Phunky Foods Programme
The PhunkyFoods mission is to improve the dietary and physical activity habits of young children (aged 2-11 years) across the UK. Rapid increases in childhood obesity prevalence means that we must help empower children, alongside their families and communities, to take control over their wellbeing to enable them to live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives.
The PhunkyFoods Programme aims to help early years settings and primary schools to deliver a whole-school approach to healthy lifestyles and to engage with all pupils, and their families, in promoting tangible health behaviour changes in a fun, lively and positive manner.
Take a look at our pictures showing how much we concentrated whilst chopping, scooping and cutting! We REALLY enjoyed eating our delicious strawberry cheesecakes!
This week we have had some more fantastic Secret Readers... Thank you to Maisie's Mum and Mrs Kirky (Esmae's Mummy).
Thank you to Mrs Kirky who left us the book she read.
We thought it was great fun having extra visitors in and when they sneezed and sparkly tinsel went everywhere we giggled and giggled!
It's sooo much fun having secret readers in Class 1!
Today we went on the Santa Express! We all had the BEST time and even met Father Christmas.
Thank you so much to all of our Secret Readers so far... Class 1 are thoroughly enjoying our visitors at the end of the day and are so pleased to shout out:
"There's my Mum" "It's Mrs J" "It might be Mrs Cummings"
Thank you to our first Secret Reader... Olivia and Taylor's Mummy!
We loved listening to you read "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and hope that you will come and read to us again soon.
I wonder who will be our next Secret Reader?
What will you wear in Antarctica?
This morning a little bit of Antarctica arrived in our classroom. We were absolutely freezing in Antarctica so made a list of everything that we are going to wear in Antarctica!
Baking to raise money towards Mrs Kirky's Big Pink Charity Fundraiser
We had sooo much fun baking cakes on Thursday ready to sell today! I'm sure all children and staff will agree that they tasted just as scrumptious as they look. Year 1 helped to count all of the money raised and we are thrilled to have raised over £45! Thank you to everybody who bought one of our delicious cakes.
In Class 1 we all take part in phonics activities from Phase 1 to Phase 5. We have so much fun learning different phonemes and graphemes as well as trying to read and spell tricky words.
Show and Tell
Lacey was able to show us a map of the world and the UK in the planner she had brought in for Show and Tell... We were amazed that Waberthwaite is sooo small and there are so many other places to visit. If you visit anywhere please send us a postcard (especially if you visit somewhere in the UK) so that we can add it to our board.
Votes for our Class 1 school council members have been counted... Thank you to our Chair, Secretary and Vice-Chair who organised a smooth voting process... Congratulations to our new school councillors in Class 1- Max and Maisie!
What a fantastic year we have had in Class 1!
Thank you so much to our children, staff and parents who have all worked so hard to create a thoroughly amazing, enjoyable year. I have updated our timetable and added our new planning overview for Autumn (see Curriculum Overview tab). Have a lovely Summer!
One of the best things about working in Class 1 is being able to encourage children to take risks and learn through their own ideas.
A box of dressing up items has recently been found with a lovely white dress being rather popular. One of the girls asked if we could have a wedding... in the blink of an eye we had children designing and writing invitations, making flowers, discussing how to set up the hall like a church, including symbolic items such as the bible. We, of course, had to have an after party! Devon wrote a playlist and Max amazed us with break dancing skills!
Another memorable, learning in the moment session in Class 1!
Our Trip to Beatrix Potter World
Monday 19th June 2017
Class 1 were very excited to receive a letter from Captain Goodwill this morning! We have to protect his treasure all week because Captain Evil is going to try and steal it. The children had amazing ideas such as creating traps, a flag, writing signs, building pens and using clocks and crocodiles to try and scare
Captain Evil away!
All grown up!
Our chicks have really grown. They are getting a little bit big for class one now and so they are moving house and will spend some time at Miss Ward's house.
Once they are big enough to be outside we are hoping that some of them will come back to school to live in our outside chicken coop.
5th May, 2017
Quick chick update...we now have 8 beautiful little chicks. All of them are eating well, drinking well, sleeping well and they've all had a great day at school!
Class 1 are very proud of all of them.
4th May, 2017
Outdoor Learning in the Sunshine
4th May, 2017
Yesterday the eggs in our incubator started to hatch. We now have 5 healthy little chicks! We have all really enjoyed watching them hatch and are looking forward to taking care of them and watching them grow up.
We will add more photographs to our webpage over the next few days.
3rd May, 2017
This afternoon we spent some time in the garden planting lots of seeds. Class 1 have their own raised bed this year and we are going to grow lots of beautiful flowers that attract pollinating insects such as bees to the school garden.
We used hoops to help us mark out where we were going to plant the various seeds.
Nursery Open Afternoon
Thank you all for coming. We had a great time. The play dough proved to be very popular - it's 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of water and a splash of food colouring if you fancy making some at home.
See you all next time!
Tuesday 28th March
What are fabulous time we are having outside. We have been using the tyres to create cars, buses and all sorts of wonderful transport! We really make a fabulous feast in the mud kitchen, come and join us for a wormy ice-cream or a daffodil cake sometime! A race car rally was held in the sand pit this afternoon and we were able to write down the names of our cars and judge who was 1st, 2nd and 3rd; a super afternoon.
Happy Mother's Day!
Friday 17th of March 2017
Thank you so much to all of our lovely adults who were able to join us today. I hope you found our phonics information session useful this morning. We have had so much fun showing off our phonics activities from Dough Disco to using our phonics sound mats to write about tadpoles! A big thank you to you all for engaging so much with the morning!
Tuesday 14th of March 2017
Class 1 have been taking part in Kidsafe sessions with Mrs Geer and KS. We have really enjoyed taking part in them and have learnt so much about what we can do if we have yukky feelings.
A Phonics Information Session is being held at school on Friday 17th of March.
A brief information session will be held in the hall followed by a phonics based "stay and play" session in Class 1. This will start at 9:15 straight after our praise assembly.
The children and staff are really looking forward to sharing our fantastic phonics sessions with you!
Friday 10th of March 2017
This week we have had some rather tiny, wriggly guests!
We are really enjoying watching them grow and change every single day!
Thursday 2nd of March 2017
World Book Day
We loved dressing up for World Book Day and lots of different characters entered our classroom! Well done especially to Max, who was able to name every single nursery rhyme (members of staff dressed up as a nursery rhyme character) and Bethany and Elsie who used their fabulous phase 5 phonics to write the names down! Lots of photographs of the children/staff but somehow forgot to take any of Miss Ward and Miss Sharp...
Thursday 16th February
Our Trip to The Dock Museum
What an amazing time we have had at the Dock Museum! We had a fantastic time playing outside, a tour of the Dock Museum and the thoroughly enjoyable Boat Builders Workshop. We were able to identify submarines, make some boats, play with the small world pirate area and loads more!
A huge thank you to class 1 who joined us this afternoon to make some fierce dinosaur collages! We all worked really hard and had lots of fun - take a look at the photos on our class page! Not only was it a little bit fiddly at times, it was also a bit messy! Please join us again soon for more fun!
Thursday 12th January
Another fantastic Drumming Session with ZoZo....smiles all round!
Thursday 12th January
Thank you to our class 3 ICT experts. You did a fantastic job of explaining to us how to programme our Bee-Bots. Miss Sharp and Miss Ward could not have put it better themselves!
(also a special thank you to Ethan who was able to shed light on the pronunciation of some of the more challenging names of the dinosaurs in our non-fiction books)
Wednesday 11th January
This afternoon we explored the fleece of one of Mrs Jenkinson's Jacob sheep. We managed to work out which were the front legs, which were the back legs and we also found the tail. This sheep had a long tail but Devon told us all about why other sheep have their tails docked to keep them healthy. Richard knew straight away that the fleece was from a Jacob and told us all about the electric clippers that the sheep shearer would have used. We discovered that the fleece was greasy and worked out that this must keep the sheep waterproof; just like a waxed jacket! Bethany commented that the fleece smelt a bit like hand cream which led us nicely into talking about what the lanolin is used for! Maisie told us why we shear sheep in summer when the weather gets hot and we also learnt why some of the black splodges on the fleece had turned a gingery colour - they had bleached in the sun just like our hair does. We each had a handful of wool and noticed that when we screw it up in our fist and then let go it BOINGS back into shape again. Max said that when a sheep lies down it must spring back into shape when it stands back up again. We talked about how air gets trapped within the fleece and this air is heated up by the sheep's warm body and this forms layer of warm insulation to keep the sheep cosy a bit like a duvet. We noticed that the fleece was made up of tiny little hairs. Bethany and Jake were particularly good at gently teasing out a small section of the fleece and spinning it into yarn with their fingers. THERE IS MUCH MORE TO SHEEP THAN MEETS THE EYE! We have now started turning a washed fleece into felt so that we can use it for an art project.
Friday 6th January 2017
Class 1 were very excited to welcome some visitors into our classroom this afternoon. As we are focusing on telling stories this term we invited Class 2 in to help start us off by creating our own stories and performing them to both classes. Each group planned their story, including characters, so that wonderful stories were created with fantastic dialogue and narrative. We had all sorts of stories that included funny cows to magical fairies to terrifying dinosaurs!
Thursday 5th January 2017
STOMP AND ROAR! LET'S TALK DINOSAURS!
Welcome back after the Christmas break. I hope that you are all well-rested for our Spring Term, we have lots of fun activities in store for you!
Have a look below to see what we will be getting up to for this term and an updated timetable so you can see what we plan to be doing each day.
Please encourage your children to bring in any books/ items etc that are related to our Dinosaur topic, this will be greatly appreciated!
Mamma Mia Phonics
Thursday 15th December
Oranges for Everyone!
For 150 years the pupil's of Waberthwaite School have been presented with oranges at Christmas by Woodall's shop. This year was no exception. Thank you Mrs Woodall and Mrs Hadwin for visiting us this morning.
This morning we worked with willow weavers Steve and Simone to create some willow fish, magic star wands and a wonderful whole school wishing tree.
Thursday 8th December
Today we went on the Santa Express. We all had a really great time!
Friday 2nd December
Waberthwaite and St Begas Christingle Service at Muncaster Church
Friday 18th November
Shout 'PUDSEY' everyone!!
Thursday 10th November 2016
We had great fun this afternoon singing and drumming with Zozo.
Monday 7th of November- Friday 11th of November
Class 1 will be taking part in...
Wednesday 26th October
We hope that you are all enjoying a lovely week off.
Have a look below to see what we will be getting up to for this half-term and an updated timetable so you can see what we plan to be doing each day!
Just a reminder that PE has now changed to a Wednesday afternoon, instead of Tuesday morning.
Friday 21st October
This afternoon the sun was shining so we had a great time outside.
Thank you to Lorna for showing us all how to wash all the germs off our hands. We may need to keep practising; the germ detector found some germs on our hands even after we had washed them!
Wednesday 19th October
We had such a busy day. First of all we went on a maths trip to the Brown Cow. We focused on the value of each coin and learnt how to select the correct coins to pay for some tasty crisps. We even got some change. A really big thank you to Natasha for helping us with our maths, putting our favourite tunes on the juke box AND giving us all a cup of juice!
We picked some tomatoes. Mrs Jenkinson is going to use the red ones to make a tasty pizza topping and the green ones are going to be made into green tomato chutney to sell at the PTA Christmas fayre. Thank you to the tomato sorting team who sorted the red ones from the green one.
Sunday 16th October
Our classroom has undergone many changes already this half term and now we are beginning to develop our outside area. Our new mud kitchen looks amazing thanks to Travis Perkins donating a load of chunky wood and screws. We still have wood left AND lots more great ideas so keep an eye on our class webpage for outdoor updates.
Thursday 13th October
Today we really enjoyed archery. Everyone had a go; it was great fun!
Class 3 have been writing bedtime stories. This morning Ben and Joe came into our class to share what they had written. Both stories were absolutely brilliant and we thoroughly enjoyed listening to them. Thank you boys!
Wednesday 12th October
In Maths we met our new friend Crispin and helped him to solve a problem...
Crispin is terrible at forgetting birthdays and needed to buy some presents. This morning in Class One we helped Crispin by showing him some items in our classroom and writing down how much they were worth, so he could go to the shops and buy them. Crispin is now full of lots of ideas!
Friday 7th October
This afternoon we had a very special visitor in class 1. Billie Jo had an amazing time reading us stories, telling us all about herself and building the most amazing house with the boys!
Thanks for coming; see you again soon!
Thursday 6th October
We made a beautiful harvest wheatsheaf loaf in class 1 this week. Our fantastic sunflower artwork and harvest loaf looked fantastic in the church for our harvest festival service.
Wednesday 28th September
Today we baked some cakes with Mrs Jenkinson!
Thank you Mrs J, all the extra things you do for us are the icing on our cake!
Thursday 22nd September
Drumming with Zozo
Wednesday 21st September
2,4,6,8 we think maths is really GREAT!!!
"Little pig, little pig! Let me come in!"...
..."Not by the hairs on my chinny chin chin!"
In literacy we have been focusing on the tale of the three little pigs. We've been memorising the story and retelling it using actions to help us. Today we worked in small groups to retell the story using our little knitted pigs. Miss Sharp and Miss Ward REALLY enjoyed watching the performances they were just perfect!
Tuesday 20th September
We are enjoying learning and consolidating our phonics knowledge during lots of fun activities.
Thank you for your support in helping the children at home, it is much appreciated.
Friday 16th September
Today we painted some beautiful sunflowers!
Wednesday 14th September
We are all settling in really well and enjoying a busy and exciting timetable in class 1.
This is us during one of our daily 'Dough Disco' sessions. I think you can see from the pictures how much fun we are having while we develop our upper body strength, gross motor skills AND develop our hand and finger strength which we need for writing!
Class 1 Information
Have a look below to see what we will be getting up to this term and a timetable so you can see what we plan to be doing each day!