Canon Sharon has kindly created a beautiful Easter message for our wonderful St Chad’s school community If you would like to view the message, this can be achieved by visiting the ‘Collective Worship’ page in the ‘Learn Section’ of School Jotter. We hope you have a happy and safe Easter together with your families.
In December the children have been learning about the world. We began with a mind map to show the children’s current knowledge. We have begun Philosophy sessions in which the children talk about their thinking regarding different aspects. We had a great debate about Goldilocks. We met the ‘Posada’ and expressed our thoughts […]
We loved learning about different countries in Africa. The children loved sharing their fantastic learning during our Friday assembly, which they even presented themselves. Here, you can see a video of the presentation and see for yourself what a wonderful job the children did!
Everyone at St Chad’s came together this week to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. This was a fantastic learning opportunity for all of the school and each year group had their own unique way of commemorating it. Some classes made their own poppies in a number of different ways, as well as […]
Over the last two weeks all of Year One have had a fantastic opportunity to work together collaboratively and have grasped this opportunity with both hands! We have loved reciting poems and performing them. https://youtu.be/xY0iwzVMQcY Learning outdoors and sketching in the gorgeous sunshine. We have also enjoyed lots of painting! We have loved learning about […]
We have loved acting out the Indian folk tale ‘The Tiger Child’. [galery ids=”9881,9883,9882,9880″] https://youtu.be/8MBNwON2-mg https://youtu.be/2xt5bmRcS0I https://youtu.be/celdNDG_auQ https://youtu.be/00VYMnzk4Qk
This week we have started our new topic, the children had lots of fun guessing what this might be by looking at all the clues and were very excited to discover that it would be…India! We have really enjoyed playing in our role play area this week, here’s a picture of it before we started, […]
This week welcomes Sport Relief 2018 to school. To celebrate and support the good work of the Sport Relief team we will be taking part in the daily mile and feeding in our steps to the one billion steps a day challenge. We will also be raising money for the cause by selling wrist bands […]
What a lovely day we’ve had! Despite the wet weather, all of the Year One’s embraced the muddy terrain and got stuck in! We really showed our resilience and completed all our challenges, finding the Gruffalo at the end. We loved all of the activities involved, especially den making. Thanks to all family members who […]
What an exciting day we’ve had! We made our own story books. We recreated our favourite scenes and characters out of playdough! We recreated our favourite settings and made some new ones of our own using the help of technology! We then turned these 2D designs into 3D designs using Lego. We decorated gingerbread men! […]
We have really enjoyed listening to traditional tales throughout our topic. Most of all, we have loved retelling, acting out and putting on performances for the class! https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=XxkP6o31wRQ https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=VcSCR5OjQSs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRLX36l0g_Q
Happy New Year to everybody! It was fantastic to see so many happy, smiling faces back after the Christmas holidays. We have had such a busy start back to life at school and we have enjoyed starting our new topics across the curriculum. In Maths we have solved problems. In English we have started our […]
We went out to explore and play in our amazing outdoor classroom, but before we knew it this became a mini beast hunt! We found lots of different creatures but worms were by far the most popular! We discovered that many of them like to live in dark places and muddy conditions. We all really […]
Welcome back to St. Chad’s, I hope you are all well rested after your half-term holiday and have enjoyed the festivities. We started our new topic on key events and learnt some interesting facts about the gunpowder plot and have since started learning about remembrance day. This has given us chance to do lots of […]
Across the last two weeks we had a lot of fun exploring different types of fiction texts. In accordance with our topic, dinosaurs, we focused on Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. We sequenced the story, identifying the main parts, then we retold it verbally by acting it out. We identified that the stories followed […]
In English we worked on Non-Fiction texts and looked at different ways of organising information. In Maths we practised or counting skills – counting forwards and backwards from any given number using the aid of pictorial representations. We also developed our fine motor skills while working on number formation using different multi-sensory stimuli. In Science […]
What a busy start to the year! In Maths, We learned through lots of fun number games. We started our learning journeys within R.E (Who is Jesus?) and our exciting topic, Dinosaurs, by sharing what we already know and exploring what we want to find out. Not to mention all the fun we had in […]
Welcome to Key Stage One, all the teaching staff here at St. Chad’s are really excited to welcome everybody back and are looking forward to a wonderful year filled with learning. This year we will be focusing on our new outdoor classroom which will be used to enhance our learning and develop a wide range […]
What a fantastic topic it has been! We had so much fun playing in the role play area and linking our topic across the curriculum, especially in art and geography. We have learnt so much about both the human and physical features of seaside resorts across the UK and in Sri Lanka.
We had a fantastic day at the Castleshaw activity centre. We used our mind and body to successfully navigate and complete orienteering activities. We embraced the bad weather and persevered through the day, jumping in puddles as we went! We used our observational skills to look at stuffed animals and consider what they were called […]
We really are enjoying our wonderful topic, India! This week we even linked it to our PE lessons where we had a wonderful time learning how to play cricket (India’s national sport). We learnt the performance to the song ‘Jai Ho’ and practised it together; we even watched our previous performances and discussed strengths (WWW; […]
This week in Year 1, we have been focusing on mixing primary shades and tones. We started with our observational drawings of the Taj Mahal; we looked at lots of different pictures from different angles. Then we moved on to shading the background with watercolours using different tones. We even linked our writing to this […]
What an exciting assembly! We welcomed a wonderful guest, Michael from All-Star Cricket Club in Uppermill. He gave us a taster session to show us the kind of activities which they do at the Summer Cricket Club and some of us even got the opportunity to join in and practise our cricket skills. Thank you […]
Last week we received a letter from Mr. Gray to explain to us that he was currently in Pune, India. This was particularly fascinating for us as we’re learning all about India at the moment! We decided to write a letter in response to find out even more about India. We had so many questions […]
Welcome back to Year One, this term we are starting a fascinating new topic, all about India! We have already discovered some incredible information and even learned some Indian dancing. Stay tuned for some exciting pictures, videos and information of the life of Year Ones as we discover India.
Year 1 in their amazing world book day costumes! On Tuesday the children worked together, demonstrating their fantastic team work skills in order to create this wonderful world book day themed design for our classroom door. We used our wonderful costumes as inspiration to create a mind map about our chosen characters for the day. […]
While I was tidying up my parent’s beautiful, new house I came across a peculiar box and I decided to bring it in to explore with the children. Inside the box there was a medical kit and also outfits which belonged to a nurse and a soldier. We used our learning characteristics, exploration and critical […]
What a busy day we have had today dressing up as characters from traditional tales! We used our art and design skills to create wonderful Gingerbread men. Then we got really creative and designed brand new furniture to help the three bears replace the ones Goldilocks broke! Later, we used our writing skills to create […]
We became Street Detectives today and went on a local walk around the school to gain an awareness of where we are in relation to the local environment. Prior to our walk we looked at a map of our local area and familiarised ourselves with our surroundings, even discussing the aerial view and its purpose. […]
What a busy day we have had today! We counted in multiples of ten using a variety of methods (abstract, pictorial and concrete). First we explored patterns on the number square. Here are some of the fabulous ideas from the Year One children. “Multiples of 10 go down the column.” – Evelyn “We are adding […]
This term we have been looking at different ways of printing in Art and Design. Throughout the last few weeks we have printed using cotton buds and wooden blocks. We have also linked these skills to our Maths work on repeated patterns. This week, children explored and generated their own ideas of different printing methods. […]
Today, Year 1 had a fantastic time trying Karate during our wonderful taster session. The Sensei (instructors) taught us simple martial art techniques such as kicks and strikes along with the corresponding kiai (shout). They also helped us understand how martial arts could aid our concentration and focus. We all left the session eager for […]
Year One are all ready and excited for Christmas. We’ve had lots of wonderful events happening around school including Christmas jumper day, our production and the Christmas fair. We’ve even managed to link our Maths learning to Christmas by creating an estimation game for the Christmas fair, using the Tasc wheel to help us (see […]