Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Librarian visit

A visit from the librarian

In Class 1 the children are developing their love of reading. I thought it would be beneficial to the children to find out more about the opportunities that Hertfordshire libraries have to offer, especially in the holidays when the children don't have access to the books at school. 

Today we welcomed one of Hertfordshire librarians. She explained to the children that it is free for them to have a library card and they can take out up to 12 books at a time and keep them for 3 weeks before having to return them. They have come home with a registration form today so that if they are not already a member they can join immediately. 

There a variety of different books that the children can borrow, which include books for children learning to read. 

The librarian showed us a variety of different books that can be found in the library. There are a good range of books on offer to children to meet all their interests.

We had story time and found out about a new book. 
 The library in the centre of St Albans has a story time every Saturday at 2:15 for children up to 8 years old. So why not go along for a free trip out on a wet, cold Saturday afternoon. 

The children were pleased to receive a free wrist band too! 

Friday, 24 April 2015

Reading Buddies with Year 5

Friday 24th April 2015                     Reading Buddies with Year 5
We made the most of the warm weather this afternoon by reading outside! We enjoyed sharing some story books with Year 5 and finding out about the setting.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Bean planting Wednesday 22nd April

Bean Planting

The plant topic continued today by planting beans. 

We hope they will grow well! We will certainly be watching them. 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Summer term Plants topic

Welcome back for the Summer term
The children are enthusiastic about being  back in school and keen to share their knowledge of plants, which is our topic this half term.

Plant hunt
On Monday we went on a plant hunt. We found a variety of plants in the school grounds. The children were surprised that grass and trees were kinds of plants.

Art work
 Today, the children drew their own plants using oil pastels. They looked carefully at the plants and thought about the shapes and colours. All the art work is displayed in the classroom and looks great!

Learning from Year 3
As Year 3 learnt about plants last term we invited them to come and share some of their work with us.

 They took a flower apart and labelled all the different parts.
 Four children from Year 3 did a role play to show us how a bee pollinates a flower.

It's lovely to see children bring in work that they have done at home, that relates to our topic. This is the type of show and tell that we would like to see because it gives the children an opportunity to learn from each other.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Fun Run Wednesday 1st April

Year 1 children were amazing! They ran and ran and ran.
Well done all of you, from Mrs Freer.