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Welcome to Amazon Class!

We love learning and growing together and would like to share that with you here on our blog.

We hope you enjoy our class blog.

With happy smiles from Amazon Class :)

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  • Rekenreks!

    Published 18/01/22

    Today Year 1 have been exploring our new Rekenreks in maths. Rekenreks help children to develop early number sense and addition and subtraction strategies.

    We're very lucky to have a new class set to support the teaching of maths in KS1.

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  • Ripped Paper Penguin Art

    Published 10/01/22

    Amazon Class welcome you to take a look round our ripped paper penguin art gallery.

    We had to use our observation skills to look carefully at the details on an Emperor penguin and use our fine motor skills to carefully control the shape we tore out of the paper. 

    If you look really carefully, you will see information about how penguins habitats are becoming endangered. This term we shall be learning more about this and finding out what we can do to help protect these wonderful creatures. 

    We hope you enjoy our gallery!

     

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  • Learning new vocabulary

    Published 10/01/22

    This week, our Word of the Week in Amazon Class comes from our book, 'One Day on Our Blue Planet in the Antarctic'. Our word this week is 'vast'.

    Today we found this word in our story, talked about the meaning of this word, found synonyms, made word pairs, verbally used our word in a sentence and then used our new word in our writing.

    Here are some of the super sentences we created;

    Avalanches fall from the vast Antarctic mountains.

    All I can see for miles in the vast Antarctic, is icy cold mountains.

    Huge orcas live in the vast Antarctic ocean.

    Polar bears live and eat seals in the vast Antarctic.

    Penguins keep warm in the vast and bitter Antarctic. 🐧

    Try using this word at home with your child in day to day conversation.

     

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  • 'I'm a Little Penguin' performed by Amazon Class

    Published 07/01/22

    We welcome you to enjoy, 'I'm a Little Penguin' performed by Amazon Class. Enjoy!

     

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  • Polar Mission #1

    Published 05/01/22

    It's Term 3, and we are straight back in to our exciting learning in Amazon Class. Today we have started to explore our new topic; Polar Explorers!

    We started the day by playing 'reveal the book cover', slowly revealing a little bit of a front cover at a time and predicting what it may be about. We predicted that this week's story is set in a cold climate, as we spotted snow, icicles and what we thought to be a penguin's tail. 

    Our predictions were correct, as we followed the journey of an Adelie penguin in the Antarctic in the story; One Day on our Blue Planet in the Antarctic by Ella Bailey.

    We learnt about the different penguins found in the Antarctic at the bottom of the globe and the conditions in which they survive. We learnt that penguins sleep on floating ice and agreed that this is not something that we would like to do! 

    Next, so that we could feel just how cold it can be in the Antarctic, Mrs Anderson set us our first Polar Mission; to work in groups to try to free 9 letters from 9 blocks of ice. We used different tools to tirelessly chip away at the ice, not giving up on our very important mission. We described the ice as frozen, bitter, slippery, icy, smooth and solid.

    Once the letters were free, we worked as a whole class to order the sounds to make a word and crack the code. After lots of discussion and working together as a team, we made the word:

    Here are some photos of our mission:

    Polar mission #1 complete!

    Finally, we learnt a song about penguins and tried our hand at some penguin ripped paper art. Check back here soon for our penguin art gallery.

    We're very excited about this term's topic and can't wait to learn lots more about the polar regions and the incredible animals that inhabit these parts of the world. Who knows, we may even have some snow!

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