We have come to the end of a very short half term. It has been a busy one!
This term the class started swimming. This has gone really well and everyone has been brave and been in the swimming pool. Mrs Darroch is very impressed by their listening skills but also how they want to challenge themselves.
In Science, we have been learning about plants. We learnt one new words such as photosynthesis and nutrients. We know what photosynthesis is how plants make their food and that nutrients are the food that is needed the help the plant grow. We know that the petals are designed to attract different pollinators. That's why flowers have different shapes, sizes and colours. We created our own making them really colourful and interesting shapes.
In English, we have been writing our own stories about Mr Grindling's son. We used lots of interesting adjectives to describe things in our story. For example, the wavy, blue sea or spongy cakes. Whilst looking at our non-fiction book - Seaside Holidays Then and Now, we discussed how some seaside resorts have rides. Today we created our own rides which were water themed. We labelled the different features and named our rides.
In Maths, we have been learning to create arrays. Have a look around your house to see if you can spot any arrays? Take some pictures and bring them in!
We also have been learning how to group and share different items. Try this one at home and bring in on Monday 3rd June.
If I had 24 sweets and I wanted to share them between 4 friends. How many sweets would they get each?
Have a lovely relaxing half term holiday!
Thank you to everyone who came to our class assembly last Friday. If you missed it, here are some of the things we have been learning over these last few weeks.
Next Friday morning we have got our class assembly at 9:10. Head to the reception, where you will be shown into the school hall. Come along to find out what we have been learning about!
It was lovely to see everyone back after the Easter holidays. We got straight into our learning and had a busy few days.
We started some of our topic work, thinking about holidays. We wrote some statements which were either things we thought were true, know are true, or wondered whether they were true about holidays. We discussed different types of holiday and some of the different places you can go.
In English, we started to look at the story Dear Greenpeace. We wrote our own stories about a whale. Each of us had some different pictures telling us what to include in our story. Once we had written them, we read our stories to someone in the class. We really enjoyed writing these and Miss Bullock was very impressed with the descriptive vocabulary and the conjunctions we used!
In PSHE we looked at how to wash our hands. We read the story 'I don't want to wash my hands!' We had a long discussion about germs and how we can prevent germs getting into our bodies. We had a go at washing our hands, making sure we rub in between our fingers as well as all over our hands. We all smelt really clean afterwards!
There will be no more show and tell for the rest of this year. This will be part of the transition into Year 2. The children will need to focus more on the homework tasks which will be displayed in our Year 1 Topic area and reading at home.
Another term completed! The children have loved our animal topic this term. We have learnt so many new facts about different animals and their habitats.
When asked what facts they learnt these were some of their replies...
Jude 'A walrus digs it's tusks into the ice to pull itself out of the water.'
Taylor 'A crocodile can see through their eye lids.'
Azariah 'Dolphins sleep with one eye open and one eye closed.'
Isla 'A parrot is the only bird that eats with it's feet.'
On our last day we were exploring how to make small amounts of change different ways. Eg. 15p = 5p + 5p + 5p or 10p + 5p
The Easter Bunny also paid us a visit and we had to solve some problems in order to find the golden egg he had lost. Because we found it after solving the problems, the Easter Bunny left us a treat.
Thank you to all the children for working hard this term. Just 1 term left now! Have a relaxing Easter break and will see you all in a few weeks.
On Friday we had a fantastic animal day. We started the day by parading into assembly and then showing our hats to the rest of KS1 and year 3. We were able to choose different activities in different classrooms up until lunchtime. Some of these activities were butterfly symmetry, animal code breaking, creating a snakes and ladders game, animal riddles and creating animal patterns.
After lunch we created animal pictures using brusho. First we had to cut out our animal. Then we blue-taced the animal to our card. We then used long strokes of brusho to brush over the top of our animals and to create a background. For the background we blended the different colours together.
In Maths this week we have been learning about capacity and volume. Today we measured the capacity of different containers using cup fulls of water. We discovered that we needed to make sure there was a full cup of water being poured into the container otherwise the measuring wouldn't be accurate. Most of us were accurate with our measuring but we had to make sure we counted the correct amount of cups we had put in.
Well done to everyone who took part in the cross country run yesterday! Everyone took part whether they ran or walked or did a bit of both. There was a great atmosphere as the children ran round. Each child should be proud of themselves for the way they represented their house. The results of which house completed the most laps will be announced in next Friday's assembly.
On Wednesday this week we will be doing a cross country run around the school field. This will be a house competition and they will be racing to see which house can get the most number of laps combined.
If the children want to bring trainers to wear instead of their plimsolls for this run, then please bring them in on Wednesday morning.
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