Summer 1 - 2019
Summer 1 – English – Out And About
Our English work has been based around this fantastic first book of poems by Shirley Hughes. The book is divided into four sections – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, and each poem focuses upon something different. It has also helped us with our work in Science, this term!
First, we listened to a poem and we sketched a picture of what we imagined the illustration be like. Next, we went 'out and about' in the playground, using our five senses to write adjectives and phrases which could describe our surroundings and how it felt to be playing on the equipment. Then, we started to learn about the different elements of poetry, such as rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia and metaphor. We practised using these techniques, before writing our own poems about the four seasons!
Sketching. Using our five senses to describe being 'out and about', ..... .... while exploring the playground!
We chose our favourite poems and learned them together, Our English Working Wall.
before reading them to the rest of the class!
Summer 1 – Maths – Multiplication and Division; Halves and Quarters; Position and Direction; Numbers to 100
We have been working very hard on our Maths skills, this term. We have practised counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, and we have started to use the words 'multiply' and 'divide'! We can use arrays to help us, and we are now becoming confident at sharing and grouping numbers! Our work on division has helped us to find halves and quarters of shapes and numbers, and we now know the meaning of the word 'fraction'. We have continued to use equipment to help us, such as Tens Frames, Base 10, counters and bead strings, and we are thinking carefully about the questions in our 'Power Maths' books!
During the last few weeks, we have enjoyed learning about Position and Direction. We have used the words 'left', 'right', 'quarter turn', 'half turn' and 'whole turn', and we now know the four main compass points! This has helped us to follow instructions to move to different areas in the classroom. Just before Half-Term, we started looking at Numbers to 100. We can now say what is 1 more and 1 less than any number to 100, and we are becoming more confident at saying what is 10 more and 10 less than any number to 100!
Summer 1 – Topic – Superheroes
Through this topic, we have learned all about the history of superheroes. We have designed our own superheroes and made superhero masks! We also made our own cartoons and then developed them into more extended stories! In our PE lessons, we created superhero moves to form dance steps. In computing, we used '2Create A Story' to type sentences and draw pictures, creating our own superhero mini books. Towards the end of the topic, we started to learn about super foods. We thought about healthy, balanced diets, and we wrote a one-day menu for a superhero. We ended our topic by putting on our superhero masks and eating our own super fruit salads!
Making super fruit salads.
Summer 1 – Science – The Seasons
In Science, we have learned about changes to the environment, during each of the four seasons. We have thought about different clothes that are worn during the seasons, how the seasons affect wildlife, and what happens in nature. We also thought about different events within the four seasons. We linked our Science work with Art and created pictures of a tree as it might appear in spring, summer, autumn and winter. We planted seeds, watered them and watched them grow. Finally, we went onto the playground and collected natural materials to make our own seasonal pictures!
Planting seeds. Our pictures, created using natural materials:
leaves, flowers, sand, twigs and grass.
Spring 2 - 2019
Spring 2 – English - The Robot and The Bluebird
Our English work has been based around this wonderful book by David Lucas. It tells the story of a poor robot whose mechanical heart is broken. His friends can't mend it, so they send him to a scrap heap. There he sits, among all the old machines, going rusty in the cold and rain until, one day, a lonely bluebird lands near him. She has been flying south for the winter, but she is too tired to fly any further. The robot makes a nest for the bluebird in the space where his heart used to be. Then, he carries her the rest of the way.
We have learned so much through this amazing story and we have produced some fantastic work. First, we practised robot movements through Role Play. Then, we thought about the similarities and differences between robots and humans. After that, we pretended to be the robot and we wrote about how he might have felt when he had been sent to the scrap heap. Then, we researched information about bluebirds and created our own fact files. Next, we wrote recipes about how to make bird cakes! Finally, we re-told the story of 'The Robot and The Bluebird'!
Being like a robot....
.... with robot movements!
Our English Working Wall.
Spring 2 – Maths – Addition and Subtraction, Comparing Numbers, and Counting
We have been using different written methods to add and subtract two numbers up to 20. To help us do this, we have used Number Tracks, Tens Frames and Base 10 equipment. We are now feeling confident about partitioning 2-digit numbers! We have also compared numbers and number sentences, using the Greater Than, Less Than and Equals signs. All our work with numbers, this term, has helped us to start grouping them and counting in 2s and 5s. This has made our counting much quicker!
Spring 2 – Topic – Dinosaur Planet
Our Topic work has helped us to learn lots of very long dinosaur names! We know that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago, and we have used adjectives to describe them. We have also learned about dinosaur diets, and looked at bones and fossils.
Our Topic Homework Wall.
Spring 2 – Science – Materials
In Science, we have described and tested a range of materials. We have learned that some materials are suitable for making certain objects and other materials are not. We have started to group materials and we have discovered which are magnetic and which are absorbent. One of our favourite activities was choosing the outline of a robot we liked, then decorating it to make a collage of different materials!
Robots that we decorated, ....
.... using a variety of materials.
Year 1 went to Forest school on Wednesday 3rd October. We all had such an amazing time.
Please look at the photos to see what we did!
Welcome to year 1
Class of 2018 to 2019
This term, Year 1 and Year 2 are working together to transform our playground. We will be painting some existing planters, making and painting a bug hotel, creating and making wonderful flower arrangements in tubs and hanging baskets and designing and making our own planters by recycling old car tyres and painting them as a family of Minions!
We will also be planting seeds of various kinds to help us with our investigations and observations about what plants need to grow best.
We had fun in Maths learning about fractions of shapes and fractions of numbers!
We made some beautiful Mother's Day cards using buttons as flowers petals.
Happy Mother's Day!
In English our new focus book was The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. We did lots of work around this story!
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Year 1 work in RE through the topic, 'Why do Christians give gifts at Christmas?'
First we looked at what it feels like to give and receive gifts. You can see just how much fun they had!
Then Year 1 went on a visit to St. Thomas & St. John's Church to learn about the Christmas Story.
Year 1 have been learning about shape.
Year 1 science topic - Animals Including Humans!
We explored the places where bugs might live.
Some of us screamed just a little bit when we found some unexpected insects!!!
Multicultural Day at Cams Lane. Year 1 learned about the story of Rama and Sita and experienced some Diwali dancing.
Year 1 went to Event City to see 'Dinosaurs in the Wild' as part of their topic work on dinosaurs.
What a fabulous time everyone had!
Children in Year 1 made dinosaur masks as part of their homework task and then performed some dinosaur songs and dances in the hall for all their family and friends to watch. A fantastic time was had by all!. Thank you parents for all your help and support!
What brilliant masks!
We have had an exciting start to the new term! Our topic is The Enchanted Woodland and the children are very excited about all the magical things that are happening around us! We have even had a visit from some fairies and pixies! They have left a magical fairy door on our class wishing well......can you believe it?
In English we have been reading the story of Peter Rabbit and the children are really enjoying writing letters to Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor.
In Maths we are looking at money and we have our own class wishing well full of wishes and money!
We have made Mr McGregor's garden in the classroom and have planted tomato plants that we will be bringing home very soon.
The children (and teachers!) are very excited about the next few weeks and are looking forward to seeing what other magical things might happen in our Enchanted Woodland!
Welcome to Year 1!
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We have had an exciting half term in Year 1 with our topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'.
First we had a visit from Rosie, Mrs Graves' 5 month old puppy. She was as pleased to see us as we were her.
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