Look at us learning
In PSHE we have been learning about the emotion jealousy. We have been recognising our own strengths and comparing them with our partners.
We have been enjoying our P.E. lessons outdoors in the lovely spring weather!
In maths we have been learning about fractions. We have been discovering halves and quarters of shapes and amounts.
We had a fantastic trip to Hoghton Tower this week. We had a tour of the castle, including the underground tunnels, took part in a knighting ceremony and learnt about the Tower's famous visitors, including the Duke of Edinburgh.
We have identified the four countries of the UK, named the capital cities plus located four famous castles.
Creating a map with symbols and a key.
We have learning about direction and using the compass to locate North,South,East and West.
In Music, we have learnt to sing a song called In the Groove. We have listened to different styles of Music, played the glockenspiels, enjoyed warm-up games, improvised and composed Music too.
We have started to learn the song called Your Imagination.
Our computing unit this half term is iData. We have been making digital pictograms.
World Book Day
We designed our own computer models and recreated them using 'Paintz'.
We have learnt about the artist Claude Monet and painted our own poppies in his style.
We have been learning about plants. We followed instructions to plant our seeds and enjoyed watching our cress grow.
We have learnt the names of the parts of a flowering plant. We used our magnifying glasses to look at the petals, stem, leaves and roots of garden plants.
For our "Fabulous Finish" in Science, we went on a walk to spot wild and garden plants, deciduous and evergreen trees. We found all of them and had a great time too!
We have been recreating Van Gogh's famous 'Sunflowers'.
We have been using software called 'Paintz' to create digital drawings of The Enormous Turnip.
We have been using non-standard units of measurement such as paper clips, rubbers and our hands to measure items around the classroom.
We are becoming confident, independent writers!
We love our relaxation session at the end of our P.E lessons, using our deep breathing and stillness techniques.
Our computing unit this half term has been 'iModel'. We have been enjoying learning about computer models, using them to make choices during games and then creating our own models.
This term our topic is 'Growth and Green Fingers'. We have been enjoying reading and retelling the story of The Enormous Turnip.
The children have been exploring the UK countries and capitals. Next week we will meet Barnaby Bear who enjoys travelling around the UK.
Barnaby Bear has travelled to all 4 capitals of the UK. During the next few weeks he will be travelling to the 7 continents around the world.
Messy Maps - Map of the classroom.
Messy Maps - Map of the playground.
We devise a simple map of the playground and used directional language ( near, next to, left and right).
DT - Gardening
We planted garlic and spring bulbs ready for next year.
Year 1 enjoyed a tasting and sorting activity to decide whether a certain food was fruit or vegetable.
We have started spring gardening and hopefully we will have a crop of homegrown fruit and vegetables .This has helped the children understand where fruit and vegetables are grown whether underground, above ground or on trees or vines.
Thank you Jo (Asda Community Champion) who visited Year 1 and provided a range fruit and vegetable ingredients for Smoothies.
We all had a fantastic time at our Christmas party and Christmas dinner.
In art we have been studying the work of Modigliani. We have recreated his famous portrait 'Jeanne'.
We enjoy using the iPads in our computing lessons. We have learnt what an algorithm is and have been using them in our programming lessons.
We have been retelling our innovated stories based on our class book, 'Lost and Found' in preparation for writing our new stories.
In history we have been sorting toys in to old and new. We looked at what they were made of and how they worked.
Letters and sounds
In letters and sounds we have been using our new sounds in sentences.
Outdoor Education - There’s No ‘I’ In Team
We have enjoyed learning about the different senses. We used our senses to touch, hear, smell, see and taste a variety of objects.
We enjoyed moving to the pulse, in our warm-up game.
We enjoyed learning a new dance on Monday with the coach.
We have been looking at a range of non-chronological reports in preparation for writing our own. The children found lots of interesting facts during their research, including that a shark can have 300 teeth!
We created algorithms for building a Lego tower. We then worked in groups to test and debug our algorithms.
We have been learning and performing traditional rhymes!
We enjoyed a toy museum as part of our history lessons. We looked at the differences between old and new toys, some of the toys were 100 years old!
The children have been fully immersed in the story of The Gingerbread Man. Here they were retelling the story using drama and props before preparing to plan and write their own versions of the story.
We have been working hard in P.E. this week.
We have been exploring numbers to 10, including 0.
Design and Technology
We have been exploring mechanisms ready to make a moving book.
We have been looking at the local area and where we live.
We have been learning about hot countries around the world.
We have been locating the North and South Pole and the Equator.
Our first week in Year 1
This week we have been exploring our new classroom.