As part of our topic this term, we have been just started learning about the Galapagos Islands.
We worked with a partner to research and find the answers to different questions using the ipad.
We found the answers to these questions...
Where are the Galapagos Islands?
What animals will you find there?
What is the weather like there?
How were the Galapagos Islands formed?
Can you find anything else out at home?
At the end of the lesson, we decided we might quite like a school trip to the Galapagos Islands!!! It looks rather lovely there!
Over the last 2 weeks, we have been learning about nocturnal animals. We have been reading lots of non-fiction books and identifying their features such as contents page, index, glossary, headings, pictures and captions.
We feel really grown up as we are now officially real life authors!! We have made our own class non-fiction book all about owls! It stands proudly in our book corner.
In maths, we played a really fun game. It is helping us to develop our fast recall of number facts. We had to roll 3 dice on to a plate. We then had to race against our partner to see who could find the answer first by adding all of the numbers together.
We used our knowledge of number bonds and doubles to help. For example...
6 + 4 + 2 =
I know that 6+4 is 10 because that's a number bond. So I just have to add the 2. 10 + 2 = 12!
We also practised showing this on an empty number line.
See if you can play this game at home - I wonder who will be the quickest??
This week, we have really enjoyed singing.
Below are links to our favourite songs.
I thought you'd enjoy hearing your child having a sing-a-long at home!
Our topic this term is all about animals! So far, the children have found out about animals on safari in Africa and animals in Australia.
Today we are going to look at animals from the Polar Regions.... we can't wait to find out about how they keep warm in all that snow!!
Below is a copy of the homework tasks you can do with your child at home... Remember to bring any completed tasks in so we can celebrate. They will also be displayed in our topic zone!
We have a new tradition in 1A. When the children come in to school, they begin work straight away practising addition and subtraction whilst Mrs Aristidou does the register.
It gives the children 10 extra minutes of learning time and this regular practise is really improving their arithmetic skills!!
Their brains just keep on growing!!
In English this week, we have been reading the book Billy's Bucket. To help us really understand the story, we worked hard in pairs to read it. We had to help each other and look carefully in the text.
Welcome back... The children have come back to school after the Christmas holidays with big smiles on their faces. They are ready to learn and extremely grown up and motivated!
In our science lesson this week we became explorers. We travelled to the Arctic with a BIG backpack. We thought about the items we would need to stay warm, dry and safe. We learnt about different properties including waterproof, warm, hard wearing and flexible.
Just a quick note to say ... Well done children! You are all working so hard and showing determination and perseverance in your learning!
You might be feeling rather tired as we near the end of term - just remember to keep going and TRY YOUR BEST!!
Your brains are growing more and more every day and I could not be more proud!!!
This week, we have had a whole day of Design Technology.
As part of our English unit on the book 'Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas Present' we made moving pictures to show Father Christmas travelling across a snowy scene!
We had to work very carefully to make these masterpieces!
Today we were very lucky. We had a visit from Mr and Mrs Gudgin as part of our learning about the past in our History lessons.
They own a small village shop in Coddenham and were kind enough to bring us items they used to use and sell in their shop. We now know that shops have changed greatly over the last 50 or so years... Tesco has not always been there!!
We now know how they used to sell milk, tea, butter and sugar. We also looked at old irons, shoes and clothes.
It was very interesting - Thank you Mr and Mrs Gudgin!
Wow...What a lovely morning the children have had! Thank you for your support ...it was lovely to welcome so many of you in to our classroom! The children have produced some wonderful crafts and should be very proud of themselves!
Remember to come and buy them at the Christmas Fair on Friday 8th December after school.
Mr Aristidou was kind enough to make us some 3D snowmen with his special new printer... Scroll down to watch the video of them being made!