As part of our maths curriculum, this half term we have been looking at measuring. We have learned how to use a ruler and have been comparing different lengths. We went to the Orchard and measured a range of items in the environment including leaves, logs and the grass. We have also been measuring and recording different lengths in our Independent Learning. We have also enjoyed learning about weight and capacity. We have discovered how to use a set of scales to weigh and compare different objects.
As part of our Summer Project, "Should Animals Be Kept in an Enclosure?" We have been exploring different animal types. We went on a mini-beast hunt around our Nature Area. We found lots of different minibeasts and amphibians including a frog, tadpole, water snails and centipedes.
This week we have been inspired by our new story "There's a Snake in my School" by David Walliams to create missing snake posters, research and write fact files about snakes and we have even designed new schools for pets, where every pet is welcome! As part of our project, we have been learning about vertebrates and invertebrate animals and also how to classify animal groups. We have also been consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and 2D shapes.
We enjoyed a cricket session with Chloe. She taught us how to bowl a ball and to aim at the stumps and wickets. We had a great time learning how to play cricket!
We've had a great week this week, we have been busy designing and creating our own zoos, imagining if we were an animal what we would do and practicing our phase 3 phonics by playing "I spy with my little eye something beginning with the phoneme..." We have also been discussing the benefits and the disadvantages of zoos, safari parks and aquariums in our project lessons. In Maths this week, we have been learning how to add 10 to a singe-digit number and how to measure capacity. In English, we have written a re-tell of our story "There's a snake in my school!"
We've had another busy week in Year 1. We have been focusing on our handwriting and writing sentences. We have written about animals who have escaped from the zoo and thank you letters to the zoo for sending us pets. In phonics this week, we have been learning split digraphs and we have been applying our knowledge to our reading and writing. In maths, we have been learning about money and have used the story Milo's Money to help.
We have been reading the story 'There's a Snake in my School' by David Walliams. From this story, Mrs Richardson brought in her pet snake Sunday. We have had to learn how to take care of Sunday and have written a set of instructions. We were fortune enough to see Sunday shed his skin and to give him a friendly stroke!
We've had a lovely week back after half term. We have learnt how to take pictures on the iPads and use the app 'Pic Collage'. In Maths, we have been learning how to double numbers within 10 and we have been counting in 2s and 10s. Our story this week is "You're Called What?!" by Kes Gray and have designed our own animals. We painted these animals by mixing paints. We have been using our phonics knowledge to read questions about different animals. In PSHE we have read the story Milo's Money and have been thinking about how to look after money.
We had an amazing Sports Day. From running races to long jump, we did it all! All the children loved completing different activities like, spud and spoon race, sack race, target throw and under and over game. They even loved watching the teachers compete in a spud and spoon race!
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