Year one have been learning about being baptisum. We have learnt it is an occasion when promises are made to God and people are welcomed into the church. People of any age can be baptised in a font, pool or a river. We have even re-enacted a baptisum in class with a vicar, parents, God parents, guests using a 'font', holly water, a special dress, a candle, certificate, we said special prayers and promises. We have also learnt about the story of when John baptised Jesus in the river Jorden.
Art & Design
We have been learning about and practicing many art skills....
-large scale and small scale art
-different materials and media - large brushes, small brushes, water colours, chalks, pastels, pencil.
-hot and cold colours
-mixing colours to make dark and light colours
-using artists work as inspiration - Eye Candy Bruce Gray and Yellow, Red and Blue by Wassily Kandinsky
Year One have been working really hard to blend and segment CVCC and CCVC words for reading and spelling. They have been building words using their sounds knowledge and enjoyed taking part in a connect four style game to create words. It got quite competitive but the children really enjoyed practicing their phonics skills. Fantastic work!!!
Science - Which season is it and how do we know?
Year One are being weather watchers. We have been keeping a weather diary to track the weather and see what the weather is like in Autumn. We have been measuring the rainfall, temperature, wind direction and wind speed. We have been observing what is going on around us and we have been and will continue to observe the changes of a large oak tree outside through out the year.
Year One have explored the Jewish festival of Sukkot
PSHE - Relationships
What is the same and different about us?
Year One have explored the correct names for the main parts of the body. We also learnt other vocabulary like the shin, sole of the foot, thigh, palm of the hand, shoulder blade, jaw and ear lobe.
Worship - An artists eye on creation
Year One explored the art work of Janet Wright-Reed. The beauty of her surroundings inspired her to create some art work for her local church. Year One explored her work and noticed her favourite parts of creation. We also explored other paintings of creation and disussed how thankful we are.
We created some of her artwork using water colours, paying particular attention to the colours she used.
Science - Everyday materials and their properties
Year one have learnt the difference between an objects, the material is is made from and it properties. They are able to describe different materials and their properties and have carried out an investigation to find out the best material to mop up a spill and why.