Welcome to Joss Bay
We were visited by Wildwood and had an amazing morning.
We learned about nocturnal animals and found out that owls have mirrors in the back of their eyes to help them see at night.
Did you know that badgers have poor eyesight so they rely on their sense of smell?
We found out that bats love to eat insects.
We created our own nocturnal animal which had big eyes, big ears and nose and a furry coat.
KS1 Transformation Project
The programme has been run in our Early Years and other settings across the UK. During the project the schools involved discovered:
As a result of its success St Gregory's aims to bring this approach to its KS1 classes and we will aim to implement these Principles of Best Practice:
Please see Jude Twani's (from Early Excellence) power point below for more information.
Welcome to Joss Bay's class page.
Here I will share with you some of the fabulous things the children have been doing in school.
Joss bay have had a very busy start to the school year. We have begun our IPC topic 'A Day in the Life'. The children really enjoyed playing a game which named as many different jobs as they could think. I was amazed with their knowledge as such a wide variety or jobs were discussed. The children then considered what they would like to do when they are grown up and drew pictures of themselves at work.
After a whole school assembly where Joseph Hopkins read one of his books he visited year 1 and 2 to talk to us about a day in the life of an author and illustrator. He showed the children how a book makes the journey from his imagination to being published, giving the children a preview of a book that will be published for the charity Demelza House next year. He then showed the children how, as an illustrator, he brings his characters to life.
Mathletics homelearning will be set every Friday. The children will have until the 9am on the following Friday to complete this.
Spellings will also be set on a Friday. These can be found on our class page. The children will be tested on these the following Friday morning.
Home Learning Books
Home Learning books have now been sent home with the children. Please can they be returned to school on Wednesday 11th October so that I can look at the children's fabulous work.
Suggested home learning tasks can be found on our curriculum newsletter which you can download at the bottom of our class page.