Year 1 Christmas Nativity 2018

This Tuesday, Class 3 and 4 put on an incredible performance for their Christmas Nativity! We retold the traditional Christmas Story with Mary, Joseph, 3 wise men, angels and shepherds whilst singing a lot of traditional Christmas songs. It was filled with joy, enthusiasm and a lot of unexpected humour, too! Me and Miss Holtham were so proud! Xx

Rudolph Toothpaste & Snow Patterns

This week, Green Shift came in to do some Science experiments with Year 1. The ladies spoke to the class about how important it is to brush our teeth and why we do it – afterwards we thought it would be a great idea to make toothpaste for Rudolph! Of course it needed to be red to match his shiny red nose! We also made colourful snow patterns. We made our own snow then used different colourings to change the colour. What a fun morning! Miss Wilson x

Road Safety!

Class 3 put on a brilliant assembly on Friday – all about the very important topic of ‘Road Safety’. This week it was Road Safety week and each class got given their own journals. We spoke about the different road signs and crossings that make it easier for us to cross the road. We learnt how to cross using the Green Cross Code! We need to…
  • Think
  • Stop
  • Look and Listen
  • Wait
  • Look and Listen Again
  • Arrive Safely!

Our assembly told everyone at Monkton Infants about the different crossings. We had our own Lollipop Lady – Lydia! She helped Harry to cross the road. Grace and George explained how to keep safe crossing a road too, they held hands and waited for the green man. We know never, ever to cross if the red man is still on! Thank you so much to our grown ups for coming to see us.

Miss Wilson x

Pudsey Day in C3!

We had a fantastic Friday doing lots of Pudsey activities in C3 after watching C4’s brilliant Children in Need assembly. We all looked so colourful!

This week, we have been continuing to focus on capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We read the story of Little Red Riding Hood and thought of adjectives to describe the mean wolf. We came up with a huge variety – naughty, fierce, scary, fluffy, nasty, brown, creepy, horrifying. We came up with adjectives to describe his appearance… like pointy claws, sharp teeth and a bushy tail! We are superb at identifying adjectives now! We used these adjectives in our own character descriptions of the wolf on Wednesday.

Miss Wilson x

Superstar Acting!

This week, Class 3 got into groups and were given a script of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ to read through. They each had a part to play – Goldilocks, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear and very important narrators who told the story. Each group learnt their lines then performed to the class; we used our voice according to the part we were playing and added actions. I am so proud of the confidence that Class 3 are developing! They all absolutely loved performing to the class! Miss Wilson x


This week, we read the traditional tale ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We retold the story in our own words on Thursday – starting first with a 3 box plan. Our 3 box plan helps us to remember the beginning, middle and end of the story when we come to write it so that we don’t get all jumbled up! We have also be focusing on using capital letters and full stops. We used adjectives to make some simple sentences more interesting.

Below is an example of our retelling of the story this week!

Miss Wilson x

Blissful Autumn Walks

Class 3 had a fab time exploring Temple Park fields, it was lovely to get some fresh air outdoors and do some walking among the Autumn leaves. We made our own little animal habitats amidst the rabbit holes (unfortunately didn’t see any of the adorable rabbits themselves!). With all the walking, we were just SO excited for our dinner when we got back! We drew and wrote about our trip when we got back to the class.

Miss Wilson x

Funky Fruit Salads!

Class 3 were introduced to the story of ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’ and we thought… What better than to make our OWN fruit salads in class! We followed a simple set of instructions to help us make it. Throughout the week, we also learnt about imperatives, time connectives and used bullet points in our own lists. Fabulous instruction work this week, Class 3! Here are some photos of our fruity creations…


Deeeelicious! We are going to be writing out our steps to make a fruit salad on Monday so that we can tell everyone how we made it!

Miss Wilson x

Assemble the Minions

Class 3 had their very first class assembly this week – invaded by minions! Class 3 taught Dave, Stuart, Jerry and Minion Layla all about Autumn as they had no idea! We picked out our favourite things…

  • Walks in the leaves
  • Hot chocolates
  • Apple and blackberry picking
  • Halloween
  • Bonfire Night
  • Remembrance Day

Autumn is FULL of so many exciting events and we all can’t wait for it. Autumn is an amazing time of the year. It starts to get colder, the nights get darker and the leaves get crunchier. Let’s get the marshmallows out! (Class 3 even had a sneaky giant marshmallow each for doing such a super job in their assembly!)

Miss Wilson x

Scarily Good Growth Mindsets!

In Class 3, we have been thinking about our own mindsets and how they can affect our view of work, mistakes and challenges we face everyday in class. We have started to develop our growth mindsets and have learned that…

  • Mistakes help us learn and are all part of the journey! 
  • Challenges help our brains grow.
  • We should try, try and try again!
  • We can do anything if we keep trying and never give up.

We all mistakes and they are all part of the wonderful journey that is learning! We designed our own Monsters Inc doors for our new class display which is reminding us everyday to never give up and to not be disheartened when we can’t do something right away. We wrote some class sayings which we will use everyday!

This week, we also made super hedgehogs from leaves we collected at home and on the way to school. Check some of them out!


Miss Wilson x