Welcome to Selby Class!
We will be sharing all our exciting learning experiences with you on this page, check back regularly to see what we have been up to.
Forky and His New Friends!
In Selby class we are looking at toys and we even have our own workshop in our role play area, to make toys which we can sell in our shop. We had a surprise visitor on Wednesday and it was a well known character from Toy Story, called Forky. He wanted us to make some new friends for him and we did just that! Take a look:
Lost and Found
We read a book called Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers and learnt all about Antarctica.
We learnt all about chocolate, we read the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and learnt all about Ghana.
We learnt a traditional African dance!
When we looked at how the cocoa pods we harvested in Ghana, we saw how people carried the pods in baskets on their heads. We found out that the people in Ghana start doing this from a really young age so they get really good at it! We thought that we would have a go at it too, it took a lot of concentration and balance!
We also learnt all about Ghana, when we looked at chocolate, we learnt it is one of the biggest places which produce cocoa. We looked where Ghana was on the world map and talked about the equator and what effect it had on the weather there.
In our chocolate topic, Willy Wonka set us a challenge to design a new gobstopper on the computers, it had to have 14 spots on it! That was the number of the week. We used the mouse pad to control the 2simple paint program to make circles.
Athlete in School
Jenny Wall work came into school to do exercise circuits with us, we all worked so hard and showed great team work cheering all our friend on. What a great afternoon!
We joined in The Big Morning Move with Joe Wicks for Children in Need. It was hard work but we did it!
We made poppy biscuits for Remembrance Day.
This week we have been learning all about animals which hibernate, Project Wild brought in some animals to show us too! We were so brave holding all the different creatures.
In Selby Class we have been thinking about Bonfire Night, we learnt all about Guy Fawkes, learnt a bonfire poem with actions and made edible sparklers.
Making edible sparklers!
Today we had a fun day, full of learning all about relationships. First of all, we learnt that there are so many different types of relationships and we all decided want to have relationships that are good for us.
We all showed pictures of our families and talked about who they were and soon realised that not one of us had the same family! It was fun to hear about cousins, grandparents and aunties and uncles - there were some funny stories shared too!
We then talked about emotions and played a game to explore the different types of feelings we can have as we grow up. When our families came in the afternoon, some of us played the game with them.
It is important to keep safe and we talked about people we can trust - we call them trusted adults. We talked about who are trusted adults to us and know they are here to help us and keep us safe.
In the afternoon, after we made all our families dance with us, we made a giant friendship paper chain, with hand prints on telling us how to be a good friend. We also made friendship bugs and they looked really cute!
We love having our families come and spend time in our classroom and we can show what we have learnt!
Our Very First Class Assembly
We have had a wonderful week in Selby class and have really tried especially hard because we had something special at the end of the week. We had our very first class assembly. We decided to tell everyone about what we had learnt about harvest and the local farmers in Wistow. We then showed photos of our Autumn walk and showed everyone our wonderful artwork. We sang a song about tractors and we all remembered our lines and spoke clearly. We did our best and Mrs Cox, Mrs Nicholson and Mrs Legg were all very proud of us.
In Selby class this week, we are learning about the season 'Autumn'. We started in maths by taking a walk around our school and collecting things that showed us that Autumn has begun. We found lots of things from golden leaves that had fallen from the trees, to shiny conkers that had not been picked up yet!
We have then used our Autumn collection in maths to help us make groups of 6 and we have created some super art work too! We will be showing our parents this in our first class assembly on Friday. We are all very excited about it!
Selby class have had a busy week, looking at all types of trains and travel, whilst doing some great number work in and out side. This afternoon, the children worked together to make a fantastic train, with all sorts of facilities on board. The train was going over a bridge, with a river below. Luckily for us, we had some expert drivers on board and we all enjoyed our train ride.
Some strange eggs arrived in our classroom, we observed them closely and predicted what we thought was inside. We all had lots of great ideas!
We have been reading our new class book this week, The Kiss That Missed by David Melling - we went on a picture hunt and ordered the story then we independently created our own story maps!
Someone had made a cosy den in our outdoor area......we thought the Big Bad Wolf has been back! We investigated and some of us even came up with ways we could make a trap to capture the wolf and other made their own shelters!
In the Mud Kitchen we made potions to make the Big Bad Wolf sleep!
We have been busy in the writing area this week, calling our favourite characters on our telephones. We carefully inputted the correct numbers and then wrote a message!
We made paper plate pigs in the creative area!
We came into the classroom to find straw and footprints all over it! We followed the trail and found something had left a huge mess of wood, bricks and straw. Who could it have been?
We used magnifying glasses to look for more clues and wrote them down! We all thought the Big Bad Wolf had been here.........We were right!
World Ocean Day
We celebrated World Ocean Day by learning all about the plastic pollution in our seas and the things we can do to help stop it. We had a fun day designing our own ocean creatures and making a huge octopus for our school scarecrow and participating in lots of ocean activities. Have a look at our pictures below;
Year 1 followed the full design process to make their own ocean creatures for the school scarecrow, their design specification said it had to be waterproof, colourful and be easily tied to a fence. They then designed their creatures and wrote how they would make it and finally they made and evaluated their designs.
30 Days Wild Challenge
We have started the 30 Days Wild Challenge from The Wildlife Trust, we are trying to fit in one of the challenges each day. We have walked on grass and looked at clouds so far. We loved looking at the clouds and we saw so many things in them - a dinosaur, a train, a face and a camel to name a few!
Look at our pictures!
The Gruffalo has built his cave in our classroom! He left his delicious picnic all over the grass for us to find. We have been thinking about light and dark and using the torches to read books in the cave!
Our caterpillars have now turned into chrysalis's! We are having fun observing them, in 2 weeks or less they will be beautiful butterflies!
We had a great time with all the parents who joined us at our PSHCEE day, we were learning how to be active citizens. One of our tasks was to follow rules, so we played group games with rules that we had to follow to ensure we completed the tasks/games correctly. Everyone had great fun!
Caterpillars have come to stay!
After looking at the life cycle of a butterfly some caterpillars came to visit us. They will be staying in our classroom and we will be observing them changing throughout their life cycle.
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and learnt all about the life cycle of a butterfly, then we had fun making the life cycle out of pasta and labelled each stage correctly.
Tidy Cloakroom Winners
Selby class have been working hard to keep their cloakroom tidy and have won the award for last term! They enjoyed their reward from Miss White today in the garden, in the sun. Well done Selby class.
We talked about the characters in our story Once Upon a Time Online and then drew pictures of them on the computers after we learnt how to select different colours.
First of all we remembered how to log on to our computers and find the paint program.
20/3/2019 - This week it is our ICT week, we will be learning to use the 2simple paint program, learning about different artists and re-creating their famous paintings on our computers. We will also be learning about online safety and reading the book Once Upon a Time Online.
15/03/2019 - Red Nose Day! We had an Upside Down Day, we wore our pyjamas to school had a cooked breakfast for lunch and learnt all about why we were raising money!
We took it in turn to tell the class about our pyjamas!
14/03/2019 - What a busy week we have had! We have been looking at our story Meerkat Mail, learning about deserts and the animals and people which live there. In maths reception have been halving and sharing and Year 1 started to look at place value. We also started our new PE topic called making shapes, this week we were moving across the mat in straight shapes.
7/3/2019 - Everyone looked fantastic on World Book Day dressed up as characters from their favourite books!
Everyone loved sharing their favourite books with the rest of the class.
Then we made bookmarks inspired by our favourite books, wrote book reviews, completed a book treasure hunt and enjoyed looking at books with our friends.
We had a great PSHCEE Day thinking about keeping our bodies and minds healthy.
We watched some clips from the film Inside Out to help us think about the different feelings we have and what makes us feel this way. Then we wrote about our different feelings.
We explored keeping our bodies healthy in the classroom. We looked at how we could keep our teeth and bodies clean and we could say what was healthy food to eat.
To end our exciting day we made healthy fruit kebabs - we all agreed they were very yummy!
We have been enjoying our outdoor area exploring our WOW words from the story The Kiss That Missed. Our WOW words were soaring, soothing, fearsome and capture.