As well as Harvest we have been learning about the Jewish Festival of Sukkot. The children found it really interesting. We have built our own little model of a Sukkah too.
The clay animals are dry and ready to go home. Can you spot the turtle, fish and elephant?
Been busy practicing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
National Poetry Day - we loved Oi Frog and guessed some of the rhyming words correctly too!
We have been busy practising counting in twos using lots of different ways. Do you know the pattern and can you recite it up to 100? 2,4,6,8,10,12,14.......Keep,practicing at home year one.
Art & Design mixed with Science
Year one have been twisting, stretching, squeezing, pulling and squashing clay. They have been experimenting with rolling it into different shapes using their hands, palms and fingers. They then twisted and pulled out shapes to created animals making sure they included all the body parts such as gills, trunks, tails and legs. Good job everyone. Knowones fell to pieces either.
Year one have been looking at food packaging to find out where our food actually comes from. They were quite surprised at some of the places. They have used google earth to locate the places and mark them on a map. They have also enjoyed tasting some of the amazing foods that God has provided for us on this earth.
We have been enjoying listening to poems about animals and joining in with saying them. Watch this space for our own animal poems that we are going to plan and write. We have found some interesting words we like from poems we have read e.g stalk and pounce.
Maths Facts!!!! Year one are trying hard to learn and remember all the important maths facts on their Space Mission journey. Who will complete mission one?
Year one have been learning about all the different ways you can represent numbers 1-20. They have used straws, tens and ones, tens frames, numberlines and squares, beadstrings, counters, words and much more.
We have been focusing on our drawing skills using different mediums to draw lines and shapes with. We have experimented with graphite, charcoal and ball point pen. We then had a go at drawing animals looking at the different shades and tones.
Art & Design - drawing skills
We really enjoyed the winner of the 'Book World Cup' as voted by us. The Great Dog Bottom Swap made us laugh so much. Have a read for yourself if you fancy the sound of it. There is a reason the dogs had to take off their bottoms and why they got swapped. 10 out of 10.
As part of our Science work we observed the horse chestnut tree in the church yard. We looked at the trunk, bark, branches, leaves and it's colours. The pictures show what the tree is like in the summer season. We are going to observe any changes to the tree as we move into winter. We used our sketch books to record our findings.
The children have been gaining colours for their rainbows by working hard and being super pupils. Who can make their full rainbow for a reward?
The children came up with their own classroom rules and assigned jobs to keep our classroom safe, tidy, organised and a fun place to learn.
Rules and taking responsibility for our classroom (PSHE).
We have some super readers in class already. Year ones super powers are definitely reading. Keep up the reading everyone!
Well the new year ones have settled in really well and have been working so hard since the beginning of term. It's going to be a great year full of learning and lots of fun.