Owls and Swans
Summer 1 2018
In maths we have been learning to; estimate, measure and talk about capacity.
Nell Bank 2018
When we returned from Nell Bank we went on a minibeast hunt around our school look what we found...
This half term our theme has been 'Underground.'We have been learning about what lives underground.
An envelope arrived, we talked about what we could see.
Can you guess what the book is about?
It didn't take us long to guess it was the book 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson.
We have enjoyed reading the story and creating our own wormery. Did you name a worm?
Spring 2 2018
Anna Hibiscus' Song.
Following the interests of the children this week we have been learning about Africa. We read the story Anna Hibiscus' Song. In the story the characters talk about what they do when they are happy. We wrote about what makes us happy.
Can you remember what makes you happy?
We enjoyed looking at non-fiction texts about animals in Africa. We created our own animal masks using different materials.
Can you guess what we are?
Celebrating World Book Day 2018
To celebrate World Book day we dressed up as our favourite book character. We painted pictures of our costumes, enjoyed sharing our stories in the library and making gingerbread people.
We used Fairtrade ingredients to make our gingerbread people.
Can you guess who we were?
Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin...
We have enjoyed reading the story Rapunzel. We created our own pictures of Rapunzel and other characters from the story.
In the story by Bethan Woollvin, Rapunzel wants to defeat the witches. We created our own wanted posters to help Rapunzel.
Have you seen them?
This half term we have also been learning about castles. We have enjoyed reading non-fiction texts about castles.
We used the information to help us to build our own castles.
Can you see the Moat?
We have been learning about time. We used a 1 minute timer to time ourselves doing different activities.
Can you remember which was your favourite?
We have also been learning to use a stop watch. We timed ourselves completing different activities outside.
Can you see what challenges we set ourselves?
Can you remember how long it took to climb over the climbing frame?
How many laps did you complete in 2 minutes?
This half term our key story is 'Rapunzel.' A sealed envelope arrived in our new reading area and said 'DO NOT OPEN.'. We talked about what we thought was inside and wrote our own predictions.
Take a look inside a book...
This half term we have been learning to use tens frames. We began placing counters on to a board. We enjoyed making patterns with our counters.
We have been using our tens frames to help us develop our understanding of more and less.
How many aliens would the children have if they had one more?
How many would they have if they had one less/one fewer?
This half term we are learning about space. We began by talking about what we wanted to learn about space.
To help us to learn more about space we have been exploring non-fiction books.
We used a selection of books and the internet to gather information about the solar system.
Together we created our own solar system.
Can you remember the names of all the planets?
Can you remember which planet is the largest?
Which planet has a raging storm?
Which planet is the coldest?
We have been learning to read recipes. This week we followed the instructions to create our own pizza.
How many toppings did you have on yours?
Year 1 Class Newsletter Spring Term 1
Spring Term 1
This half term we have been reading the story Little Red by Bethan Woollvin. We listened to a piece of music and discussed how it made us feel. Can you remember what we thought was happening?
A parcel then arrived with a note that said 'DO NOT OPEN!' We had to think about what might be inside. Next we watched a media clip and talked about what we could see. Can you remember what you saw?
Eventually we were able to open the envelope and read the story inside. We enjoyed talking about the pictures and sequencing the story.
We drew and labelled characters from the story. Can you guess who we drew?
Autumn Term 1 2017
This half term we have enjoyed making friends in our class and learning all about ourselves and our families. We read the story Peepo! and talked about family. We drew pictures of our family. We made food for our family in the woodland kitchen outside. We went on a shape hunt, learnt to count 1-1 and recognise numbers. Plus lots more! Look at our pictures.