Easter Egg carriers - as part of our science learning some of the children have designed Easter egg carriers for the Easter bunny that hopefully won't let the eggs break!
Art - Mindfulness Mandala colouring. To help still our thoughts we took some time out to relax and just focus on our colouring.
Science - Material investigation. We have begun our topic on materials by investigating and discussing whether we thought things were objects or materials and why.
Sports Relief 2020
Time - to the hour and half past. We have been learning about time in class this week and the children decided they wanted to practise drawing clocks outside. Please do ask your children what the time is on the hour and half past to help them practise.
Spellings - we took full advantage of the lovely weather and the children practised this week's spellings outside using chalk.
Science - Looking at the seasons - our Spring walk.
World Book Day PE - The children used the story of Peter Pan and acted it out in the lesson.
World Book Day - What fantastic costumes the children came in today. They were so excited to tell each other what book their characters came from.
RE - Islam - We looked at pictures of Mosques and then tried to make them out of lego and wooden blocks.
RE - Islam. Today we started a new RE topic and had some interesting objects we had never seen before. We went around the room in groups looking at them and discussing what these objects might be. We wrote down our ideas then came back as a class and discussed them.
Geography - Our new world map. We were given a new map of the whole world today - one of the things we learnt is that Russia lies within two continents - Europe and Asia - did you know that? BUT - we also noticed that this map had lots of missing capital letters for proper nouns. So... we fixed it!!
In PE this week we used our imagination to pretend we were cooking pancakes.
Pancake Day!! We had so much fun in Year One on Pancake day. First, we learnt how to make pancakes - right from washing our hands, to weighing ingredients and cracking eggs! Then the best part - eating them!! Yum, yum.
In Music we have been learning songs about The Great Fire of London, This week we have used instruments whilst singing to help keep the beat.
In maths this week we are looking at numbers between 20 - 50. In pairs, the children chose a number then went around the classroom making that number with different resources like threading beads, numicon, base ten, counters and tens frames or finding their number in different places around the classroom.
Half Term projects - look at some of the amazing things our children got up to during the half term! Visits to the library and cinema and making fantastic puppet theatres!
Internet Safety Week. Year One and Two joined together to listen to an assembly on what makes up the internet and how we can stay safe online. We discussed how to do this and what sort of personal information we should NEVER give out!
After their visit to London one of our excited children shared their photographs with us linking to our history topic The Great Fire of London
Stage 4 - we used our designs to complete our Fire engines.
Stage 3 - building the chassis. We all sat in a circle and carefully followed Mrs Harris-Ravens's lead, it was a little bit tricky but we all persevered and got the job done.
Making our fire engines independently - look at the concentration on our faces!
Stage Two - We all independently then painted our tissue box red to form the body of our fire engine, a tube silver to help with our ladder and made our ladders from art straws. This was the fiddliest bit where we really had to use our fine motor skills!
Staqe one - Before shot
DT Project - Designing our fire engines. First, we investigated different types of axles on vehicles by exploring them with our hands. Then we each designed our fire engine - thinking about what we would need to use to help us make it too.
Independent writing about the Great Fire of London
Recommended Reads :- Year One have been busy working their way through the recommended reading list.
Coin amounts - we are practising daily using our coins to make different amounts. We are then challenged to make the same amount but with as few as coins as possible.
Firefighter obstacle course
Visit from Steve the fireman. Steve showed us all the uniform and equipment that fire fighters have to wear and then made Mrs Bell and Mrs Spence do an obstacle course wearing it all! We also had a go on the fire extinguishers.
Watch out London!
This is a song we learnt about the Great Fire of London.
Introducing the Great Fire of London topic - the children worked in groups deciding on questions they would like to learn the answers to during our topic.
Spelling practice : We have been practising our spellings today by pinching and checking using our 'Fred fists' like we do in Read Write Inc.
Our Number bond song in maths
Learning our number bonds to 20 - in pairs we helped each other remember our facts for our number bonds to 20
Christmas week - we have had lots of fun making Christmas cards and wreaths for our trees.
RE - We have been learning about the Christian story of Christmas and the birth of Jesus
Learning to tell the time to the hour and half past. We have been learning about time and it is the children's job to tell us when it is o'clock or half past.
Decorating the school Christmas Tree - we had a wonderful time each placing a bauble on the tree.
Mindfulness- This week we have looked at different techniques to focus our mind.
In Art, we have been learning about Andy Goldsworthy who is a sculptor from Scotland. We looked at where Scotland is on the map and talked about how it would take 7 hours in a car to get to Aberdeen! That is a long way away! Andy makes ephemeral art – that means it is temporary and can be taken away. So we went out into the playground to make our own ephemeral art.
Talk 4 Writing
Talk 4 Writing - Peace at Last
This week the children have been doing Talk 4 Writing and using the story 'Peace at Last'. We read the story together then discussed all the problems Mr Bear faced. Then we made a story map and learnt two of the problems. We then thought of all the different problems we could use in our version of the story.
Once we had decided this we made our own story maps and then wrote out our own versions of 'Peace at Last'.
Children in Need - Pudsey work out with Joe Wicks.
Children in Need - Pennies for Pudsey
Police visit - Today we had a visit from some 'real life heroes' and the children got to talk to the police about what their job involves and what equipment they use. The children got the chance to look inside the police van and car.
Ambulance visit - Today the children got to look around an Ambulance, We have talked about what number you would need to ring if you needed an ambulance and what you would say. The children had lots of fun role playing being a paramedic and looking at the different equipment that gets used.
In Music we have started to learn our songs for this years nativity.
Autumn nature walk and collecting resources
Trick or Treating safety talk and road crossing practice
Paired Reading with Year Five
Harvest Festival - Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley grow
Year one had a visit from Ice the Guide dog and her owner Lynne explained how Ice is a hero to her and helps her do lots of everyday tasks.
Sight - this week we have been thinking about what it would be like if we couldn't see.
Fitter Future - helps us get active when we need a brain break
Touch - the children were blindfolded and had to describe how the objects they touched felt.
Science - learning about our five senses
Maths - lots of practical activities reinforcing number and shape
Story time - During our day we vote for the story we want to listen to at story time.
We have a new sand pit! The children have been exploring our new sand pit and have even written some rules on how to use it best.
Practising Our spellings
Sorting objects and counting to 10 in our outside area
Models and labelling
Whistles, space, spinners, flowers ....
Exploring the outside area in Year one
Our maths counting song
Settling into Year One
Junk Modelling - The best thing we did this summer was...