Welcome to Mitchell Class!
Teacher: Miss Brook
TAs: Mrs Davies and Mrs Bourne
Please can children bring in book bags everyday.
Reading books will be changed on a Tuesday and a Thursday. The children will be choosing their own books from the boxes or the library.
PE is on a Wednesday and Friday.
Homework (Literacy, Maths, Spellings, Times Tables / Number bonds) will go out on a Wednesday and is due back on the following Monday. Spelling, times tables / number bonds test will be on Monday.
We had a lovely afternoon at our Christmas party today! The children all looked lovely in their party outfits and danced their hearts out! We all had a fantastic time with the rest of KS1!
The staff in Mitchell class would like to say a massive thank you for our lovely gifts and cards. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful break!
The Natural History Museum
We had a fantastic day exploring The Natural History Museum. We started off the adventure by visiting the dinosaur exhibition. We were greeted with a life-size model of a T-Rex, roaring and moving. We were all amazed by the size of the dinosaur. We carried on and saw lots of fossils and models of different dinosaurs, including lots of facts and questions. One fact we learnt is that no-one knows whether dinosaurs were cold or warm-blooded.
After the dinosaur exhibition we walked along to the marine fossil exhibition. We saw some of the fossils that Mary Anning found and this brought our learning to life. We measured one fossil using the children to see how long it was and we even saw Mary Anning!
We also visited the blue whale. While we were in the exhibition, we were able to speak to some of the volunteers of the museum and learnt some more about fossils and sea creatures. We then visited the volcano and earthquake section, as this links to some of the learning about how dinosaurs may have become extinct. We all experienced an earthquake, which was scary!
Overall, the children were excellently behaved and made me and the school very proud! Mitchell class would like to say a massive thank you to all the parents who kindly accompanied us on the trip! We had such a fantastic and enjoyable trip. Charlie described it as the best school trip ever!
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Grant Koper's Story Telling!
KS1 were delighted to be visited by children’s author Grant Koper today! Grant gave an inspiring reading of his playful story, 'The Day Granny's Knickers Blew Away!' which told the tale of how one day Granny Moon's knickers blew off the washing line and became part of an exciting and unexpected adventure!
After his story, Grant invited the children to ask questions. Children raised hands to ask questions such as ‘How long did it take to write the story?’, ‘How did you think of the story?’ and ‘What will your next story be about?’. Finally, Grant gifted each child with a souvenir certificate to certify they had attended his story telling!
KS1 would like to say a big thank you to Grant Koper for visiting Longlands Primary!
Please be advised, in an aim to improve phonics and spelling, we have stuck a word and sound mat into the front of everyone's English homework book, (it has also been stuck into their classwork book). Please encourage the children to use this on a regular basis, which will reinforced in school. The Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words (tricky words) need to be learnt in order to boost the children's confidence with spelling and writing sentences.
Thank you in advance.
The KS1 Team
Dear children, parents and carers,
The KS1 team wish you a very enjoyable break
Please can we ask that you put aside some time to do some fantastic reading, spelling and phonics work? Also, lets sharpen up our rapid addition and subtraction mental maths skills!
Many thanks in advance...
Mrs. Michie, Miss Black and Miss Brook.
A visit from Sidcup Fire Station
A sincere thank you to the parents and carers who have returned their voluntary contribution for the school fund. As a staff team, we felt it was important for you to know that the funds really will allow us the opportunity to make a positive impact on your child's learning.
Bright Lights, Big City... our learning stimulus for this half term.
Hop on board a big, red bus and head for England’s capital. Yes, that’s right, we’re on our way to London! This half term, we’ll take tea with the Queen and visit Buckingham Palace online. Using maps and research, we’ll locate Buckingham Palace, understand compass directions, plan routes around London and learn about the countries of the United Kingdom. Our research will take us back in time to the Great Fire of London and to famous London landmarks, as well as giving us an understanding of what it’s like to live in a big city. Help your child prepare for their project by visiting big cities- very exciting places! Why not visit a local city to spot interesting vehicles, buildings and landmarks? Alternatively, you could search the web for images, information and film clips about London and keep a scrapbook of your findings. You could also visit the local library to see if you can find some colourful books of nursery rhymes and traditional songs to enjoy together.