Let the Carnival Begin
Our Carnival topic is going from strength to strength.
Week 1: The children have enjoyed learning about carnivals, making masks and exploring movement and music.
Week 2: We looked at animals in science- sorting them into different groups.
Week 3: We continued sorting the animals- this time into mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and birds. In Maths we are counting in 2's and 5's and studied the art work of Eric Carle.
Week 4: In science, we learned about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. In Maths we counted in 10's and in English we started our Dear WWF stories.
Week 5: We learned about UK mammals and the class of Rodents. In English we finished our Dear WWF stories and in Maths we were learning the basics of multiplication, by looking at equal groups, arrays and repeated addition. We finished our Eric Carle artwork, and have them up. All looking very impressive.
Week 6: In English, we read the story of The Snail and the Whale and drew a story map of the story. In Phonics, we used the story to identify the various phonemes that make the 'ay' sound. There are 9 altogether can your child name all 9? In Maths, we've been studying money and in science we looked at Australian animals, and the class of marsupials.
It has been very busy and the children are enjoying every minute. Next half term, promises to be even busier.
On Tuesday afternoon 20/04/2021, Year One learnt about plants and how to grow our own sunflowers. We are looking forward to see our success rate!
Year One enjoyed a great day of designing a boat for Max (a rubber egg) from "Where the Wild Things Are" and a tower for him. Through their investigations of whether their boats would sink or float, they learnt about the need for a ballast or keel if they are to add a weight into the boat. While they found the creation of the towers quite challenging, they discovered the importance of strength in the structures if they are to hold a weight.
A lot of fun was had by all and I'm looking forward to seeing the boats created at home as a result.
It's been a busy and fun few weeks back in the classroom together. The Year One's have enjoyed reading 'Where the Wild Things Are' and have written a sequel where the Wild Thing comes to visit!
In Maths, we have been focusing on addition and subtraction and it is so exciting seeing the children grasp the concepts being taught.
In science, we have been learning about plants with the primary focus about close observations so we have drawn a large variety of plants and their parts. Their artwork is super!
Christmas Run Up
It's been a busy couple of weeks, with final nativity practices and the filming, but that's all out of the way and is currently being edited by Mr Wolfe. We've continued with our learning with the focus being on shapes and their properties in Maths and in English we have been looking at rhyming words. Next week, we are writing our Christmas couplets, which we will share on here.
Not too many photos to show for it- but we had a super day creating a variety of Christmas crafts.
Linking to our topic of Bright Lights, Big City, we looked at the history of Bonfire Night and how it all began. On Friday 6 November, we enjoyed our own celebration. We made fireworks, in various forms with the main activity of the day was to make, bake and decorate our own firework biscuits.
What a super way to finish off our half term- a day filled with pumpkins, witches, spells and spiders. Great fun and creativity was had by all!
It's been a busy few weeks, settling in to the routines and structures of Year One- but like the little stars that they are- Year One have shone! With a start like this- it promises to be an awesome year!