Today we created some artwork inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. He created different patterns out of natural objects. Take a look at our creations.
During our English lessons yesterday and today we watched and then created our own Punch and Judy puppet shows. First we had to create the puppets and decided which characters we would have in each group. Then we rehearsed thinking carefully about the story line and when we each needed to talk. There were some fantastic ideas which made the audience laugh. We used different voices and interesting props.
There will be one final session of swimming this week.
We had a fantastic time on our trip to Felixstowe last week. We started our day by travelling on a double decker bus. It was very exciting. When we got there we were dropped off near to the arcade and pier. We then walked along the promenade talking about all the different things we could see. Along the way we saw some life rings, ships on the horizon and telescopes as well as lots more. Once we got to the beach we sat down and ate our lunch. We then played on the beach. Some of the things we could choose to do were to paddle with an adult, build sandcastles, read a book or decorate a stone. After a while groups of us went to the toilets and then on to the park. We really enjoyed playing on the different equipment. Afterwards we chose an ice cream from the ice cream hut. They were really yummy!! Before we boarded the bus to go home we played a few games on the grassland. We all had a fantastic day!
This week we have been learning about refugees, who they are, where they might have come from and what we can do to make them feel welcome. We read the story 'The Day War Came'. Although it was a sad story, it had a happy ending. We thought about what it must have been like to be the little girl and how she was feeling. We wrote some of our thoughts down. Take a look at what we wrote in the pictures.
We also thought of different ways to make a refugee feel welcome. Some of our ideas included - Showing them where their peg and tray is, learning to say hello in their language and letting them join in on the play ground.
The class have been really grown up when discussing refugees and what they have gone through. I have been very impressed with the way they have been engaged into the topic.
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.
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