This week we 'planted' some beans in a plastic cup. We will observe what happens to the bean over the next few weeks then write about and draw what we see.
We have just started to share this story. So far Flora, the mouse, has started to learn to read. Can your child tell you the first word she learnt?
After a couple of weeks working on length and height, the children used balance scales today to compare two objects, using the terms 'lighter than' and 'heavier than'.
On Thursday morning, we all went up to the computing room and started to investigate algorithms.
We drew story maps to help plan our own stories based on 'Handa's Surprise'.
Class 1 are basing their written work around this story set in Kenya.
Barnaby finally made it to the North Pole this week. The children were excited to receive photos of him on an iceberg and visiting a town in the Arctic Circle.
The children all had a hand in making this!
After listening to Winter from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Class 1 composed some winter music of their own using different instruments.
This week the children used different ways to represent a number.
On Tuesday afternoons, the children in Class 1 have been enjoying football training.
Class 1 used tissue paper to create their polar bear. I wonder what they will be able to find out about them?
This morning, the children used different number lines to help them add by counting on.
Today the children received an e-mail from Barnaby Bear. He explained that he was off to explore the Arctic Circle but didn't really know where it was, what it was like or even what to take! Barnaby asked the children to find out all about it for him and produce an information poster or guide book for him. He is going to pop in soon to find out how the children are getting on.
For the next two weeks, Class1 will base their writing around this story.
The children will be encouraged to use the prefix un-, as well as using and to join clauses in sentences.
As part of our 'Let There Be Light' day, the children cut out masks and then acted out the story of Rama and Sita in groups.
The children were surprised to see what happened to the 'Mars dust' in some clear shower gel.
As part of DT, the children are investigating simple mechanisms. They will soon design and make a moving picture on the theme of space using these mechanisms.
This week, the children have been working scientifically. They observed and described what happened to 'Mars dust' when it was put into plastic cups filled with still and sparkling water.
The children's work in English for the next few weeks will be based around this funny story.
Class 1 have been thinking about and observing the changes that happen around them at this time of year.
The children worked together and had a lot of fun making their space rockets.
This half term we will be sharing the adventures of Flat Stanley in class story time.
Class 1 won the lunchtime lining up award this week. Congratulations!
Bev and Badger
Class 1 were visited by Bev and Badger, the guinea-pigs, this week.
The children are listening to 'The Tales of Olga da Polga' by Michael Bond which recounts the adventures of a little guinea-pig.
This week, the children have enjoyed listening to the adventures of Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam.
In Science, we have been thinking about materials. Class 1 had great fun going round school labelling objects with the materials they were made out of!
After reading 'Leonardo and the Flying Boy', Class 1 did their own pencil self-portraits in the style of Leonardo da Vinci. First of all, they investigated different grades of pencils. Here are some of the portraits.
The children have enjoyed listening to 'Pigs Might Fly!' this week which told the story of Pintsize Piglet and his attempts to fly!
As an entry point for our class theme of 'Up, Up and Away', Captain Rigden, an airline pilot, visited our class. The day before his visit, we tracked his progress on a flight from Spain. Unfortunately, Captain Rigden was unable to land his plane on the school field as many of the children had hoped! He was, however, able to answer our many questions and tell us lots of interesting facts. The children all remembered to give him a big 'Thank you!' for giving up his time.
Have fun making a colourful picture with Bing and Flop.