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Maths - Finding Fractions - 13.05.22

In Maths, we have been finding half of a shape, object and quantity. We had great fun working with a partner to find half of a quantity using different maths equipment and hoops!

Maths - Position and Direction - 04.05.22

In Maths, we have been learning about position and direction. This maths learning has also helped us in Geography with our mapping and in Computing with our coding and programming. Lots of useful skills to have and use!

National Space Centre - 28.04.22

A fantastic day at the National Space Centre, Leicester. We experienced what it would feel like to be in space in the Planetarium, climbed 144 steps to reach the top of the rocket tower, explored the solar system and learned about the significant event that Neil Armstrong was part of. Lots of great fun and incredible learning!

British Value Display on Service!

Year 1 Class Assembly - 08.04.22

Year 1 were amazing in their first ever class assembly! Thank you for coming to watch and I hope that you learned lots of things on Florence Nightingale, measuring, the Easter story and the oceans!

Special Visitor - 07.04.22

On Thursday, Mrs Treweek's daughter, Lydia came into school to talk to us about modern day nursing. She told us about what hospitals and hospital care is like now and compared this to what we know about Florence's first experiences of nursing during the Crimean War. She showed us some of her modern day equipment and we even had a little go too!

Science - 06.04.22

In Science, we have been learning about the senses. This week, we learned about the inventor, Alexander Graham Bell and how he invented the first telephone. We then used paper cups and string to make our own string telephones.

P.E - Balancing and Moving - 01.04.22

In P.E, we have been using the large apparatus to move and balance with a partner. We had great fun and helped each other too!

Easter Experience - 31.03.22

On Thursday, Year 1 walked up to the Friendship Hall for the Easter Experience with Liz and David and their volunteers. They did lots of exciting activities based around the Easter story including palm leaves of hope, discussing the last supper, decorating a cross and a stone and working on making new words with resurrection! A great morning had by all!

Maths - Measuring - 30.02.22

In our measuring unit in Maths, we have been measuring length and height using non-standard and standard units of measurement. Great fun and incredible use of Maths equipment too!

Capacity - Maths - 22.03.22

This week in Maths, we have been learning about capacity. We have described and compared capacity and had a go at measuring capacity using non-standard units.

Food Technology and Science - 18.03.22

We had great fun chopping, cutting and preparing our own fruit salads for our senses taste test! We shared the safety knives and peelers and enjoyed making our fruit salads but we enjoyed eating them more!

Maths - Weighing - Week 3

In Maths this week, we have been starting on our measurement unit of work by investigating weighing using balancing scales, non-standard units and lots of different objects. The children have also used different vocabulary to describe and compare weight including heavy, heavier, heaviest, light, lighter, lightest and equal to.

 

Florence Nightingale Senses Poems - Experience Day!

To help us write our own Florence Nightingale senses poems, we had an experience day looking at and smelling some objects that Florence might have experienced in the hospital including soiled bandages, some dry and wet blood (it was only fake blood), mouldy, dry bread, some medicine, some scissors and a candle. Some children preferred it more than others!

Gymnastics - Large Apparatus - 04.03.22

In gymnastics this term, we are doing some gymnastics using the large apparatus. We will be doing lots of balancing, jumping, climbing and rolling! Here our a few photographs from our first session!

World Book Day - 03.03.22

For World Book Day, Year 1 did lots of reading activities including story sacks, scavenger hunts, phonics games, partner reading and 1:1 reading. We have done loads of reading throughout the week for our sponsored read too! We completed a Battle of the Books challenge and ended up with our top 5 books from 30 books which we will be reading next week. A great World Book Day!

Toy Dress Up Day - 18.02.22

To end our topic on toys and their materials, we had a toy dress up day. We recorded a video showcasing our learning this half-term and showed off our toy designs and facts that we did in small groups (video to be uploaded separately!) We brought our favourite toys in to showcase and play with. We ended the day watching Toy Story! A great day and a fantastic selection of toy costumes!

Thursday 17th February - D & T Homework!

For our final piece of homework for Spring Term 1, the children were asked to design and make a toy using recyclable materials. We had some great toys including snakes and ladders, rockets, trains, rocking horses, boats, caterpillars, string puppets, rollercoasters, marble run, lava lamps, robots plus many more! Have a look for yourself!

Maths - 08.02.22

In Maths this week, we have been extending our place value knowledge to 50 using tens and ones place value charts and different concrete objects. We even did some outdoor learning focusing on ordering numbers using place value knowledge!

R.E - Shabbat - 04.02.22

In R.E this week, we have been learning about the Jewish celebration Shabbat and how they celebrate it and what it means. We then made some Jewish bread called Challah. We worked together to make it and we even got to taste it on Friday!

Chinese New Year - 01.02.22

The children have been celebrating Chinese New Year with a lion dance, a retelling of the Chinese Zodiac story and some Chinese New Year artwork including concertina dragons and tiger art!

Character Description Writing - 28.01.22

In English this week, we have been planning and writing a short character description on Woody the Cowboy from Toy Story. This has been heavily modelled but the adjectives, verbs and emotions are from the shared discussions with the children. An excellent start to this unit of writing!

R.E - 22.01.22

This week in R.E, we had a special visitor in school. Eva came into school to talk to us about her religion, Judaism. We had an opportunity to try on some kippah and tallits (prayer hats and shawls) and try some Jewish bread and grape juice. We also looked at some of the artefacts and features that are found in a Synagogue including a look at Hebrew writing and how it is read (right to left.) A great morning!

History - 21.01.22

This week, we had our Toys through the Ages box delivered with lots of toys from the past to the present. We had a go at timelining the toys in chronological order (it was really tricky!) Two groups of children then had the opportunity to explore the toys in the toy box. The other groups will have a turn over the next few weeks to play and explore the different toys and games.

Fresh Air Friday - 14.01.22

Our first Fresh Air Friday was incredible! It felt so good to be back outside on a Friday afternoon. We did some outdoor yoga and cloud relaxation, as well as, a 3 stage challenge! First challenge was to find a deciduous tree. Second challenge to find an evergreen tree. Third challenge to spot some wildlife (a brave squirrel must have known because it ran across the grass just at a right time!) Great fun and Jaxon H's story for story time!