At Athersley South Primary School we are all ambasadors for kind words and keeping each other safe and happy. As part of anti-bullying week we all took part in odd socks day. We wore odd socks to show that we are determind to stamp out bullying and are working hard to spread kindness and happiness instead. This years moto is 'make a noise!' We all enjoyed danicing and singing along to the song and shared who we could 'make a noise to' if someone was being unkind to us.
This week in class 1 we have been developing our understanding of numbers and looking at the biggest and smallest numbers in the group. We have also been using symbols to show more than >, less than < or equal to = and using them to create a number sentence.
Oscar has been practising this independently in our provision areas using the stem sentence '___is greater than ____', ' ___ is less than___' or '____ is equal to ____'. He proudly went to show his work to Mrs Sanderson and Mrs Belfield (the maths leader).
We are all very poud of your hard work and perseverance when it comes to your maths work, well done and keep up the hard work!
As part of our geography topic 'My World and Me' we have been looking at the variety of features of the earth. We can identify the continents of the world from biggest to smallest (thanks to the continents song that we love to sing!)
We are also learning about the differences in climate of different countries and how this relates to their location on the globe. We can identify and label the equator and the North and South Poles.
We have looked closely at the climate, geographical features and animals that live in the UK and compared these to those of Equador (that sits on the equator.)
We have really enjoyed broadening our knowledge and are enjoying discussing and questioning each other.
We have had a busy first few weeks we have been exploring our new environment and getting to know each other a little better, we have created our very own class rules to keep us safe and have been introduced to our brand new topics! We can't wait to learn and grow as we move through year 1!
We all had lots of fun taking part in sports day competing as a team with our fellow team houses. We all tried our best and were so proud of ourselves and our team. We celebrated with a delicious, cool ice pop afterwards.
Today KS1 enjoyed a day learning lots about animals from around the world at Ponderosa Zoo. We got up close to the lemurs in their enclosure, they were very friendly and not afraid of us at all! We met nocturnal animals in the nocturnal house, animals that we never usually get to see because they are awake while we are asleep.
Even though it rained a lot it didn't put a dampener on the fun we all had. We can't wait to share our favourite parts with each other (and the rest of the school) tomorrow.
In Key Stage One this week we have been leaning all about healthy choices and making fruit kebabs as part of 'Healthy Eating Week'.
We first thought about a variety of foods and considered which were healthy and which were unhealthy choices. We then thought carefully about fruit and vegetables that we had identified as 'healthy choices.' How do we know which is a fruit and which is a vegetable? We looked carefully at each and tasted a variety. We came to the conclusion that fruits are usually sweeter than vegetables and that fruits have seeds, we catergorised each that we had tasted.
After tasting lots of fruits we chose our favourite and designed and made (and most importantly ate) fruit kebabs.
We loved talking to our friends and telling them which is our favourite and why, class one's most popular fruit was a strawberry.
This half term we had to say goodbye to the fabulous Mrs Illingsworth. She has worked with us in class 1 all year and has been at Athersley south working in both KS1 and foundation stage for years before.
She will be greatly missed and we wish her all the best in her new job, we had a party and cake for her on her last day and will always remember her fondly. We miss you already Mrs Illingsworth
The week before the school holidays KS1 have been getting arty! We have been creating lots of pirate themed work including; treasure maps, pirate treasure, making ourselves into pirates with our own pirate names and making our own feathery friends.
We have based all of this around the book 'The Pirates Next Door' written by Jonny Duddle. The story takes place in a seaside town and pirates move in and cause chaos whilst fixing their broken ship. We really enjoyed reading about the adventures they had and the mischief they got into. We gave it 5 stars! We also wrote a message in a bottle back to a scurvy seadog called Jim Lad and designed and made a boat that would float to help the Jolly Rodger family, we really enjoyed testing and adapting them to make sure they worked.
We had so much fun being creative and can't wait to see some of our hard work displayed when the KS2 children perform 'The Pirates of the Curry Bean.' ooohhh arrrr!!
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