This week in English we have been writing creative stories, inspired by Michael Rosen's 'I am Hungry!' We worked so hard on these through the week and enjoyed sharing them with each other at the end. In maths, we have been learning all about fractions! We can now split shapes and numbers into halves and quarters! In science, we have been learning all about summer time! We made posters to teach other children how to stay safe in the sunshine. We have been working especially hard in geography this week, making our own leaflets all about Kenya! We have learned so much this term about Africa - it was great to see all the things we can remember!
In P.E this week we worked on our batting skills with Mr. Day on the field which was great fun! We completed our Gakonga pictures in art this week and are just so impressed with the final result and how hard the children have worked on these.
In D.T, we have been learning about Maasai jewellery. We painted some pasta using squirty paint, a zip-lock bag and lots of shaking! We only had one casualty where Marla thought I had closed the bag, and I thought Marla had closed the bag... bright green pasta went flying but we persevered and got the job done!
We had a great day on Friday threading our necklaces and enjoyed our class treat which was a visit to the park!
Have a lovely half term everyone. See you for term 6 next Tuesday!
This week in English we have been helping the hungry squirrel from 'I am Hungry' to make a jam sandwich! We have been writing instructions, using clear language and numbers in a list. We had a go at following our instructions on Friday and making a delicious sandwich of our own! In maths, we have been learning about fractions! We've learned to recognise and find half of shapes. We have also been learning to half even numbers using practical resources.
In R.E this week, we discussed why prayer is so important for lots of people. We used jelly bean characters to help us write prayers of our own - considering how we can show praise, say sorry, say thank you and what we would like to ask for. In geography, we compared the capital cities of the UK and Kenya - finding similarities and differences between the two! We created our wash backgrounds in art to complete our Gakonga pictures, and in P.S.H.E we were learning to recognise our qualities as a person and as a friend. We had great fun on Wednesday at our Olympic roadshow with a full morning of P.E and enjoyed our tag day on Friday too!
Have a super, sunny weekend!
This week in maths we have been learning to make equal groups by grouping and sharing.
In English, we have been reading 'I am Hungry' by Michael Rosen and using amazing adjectives to describe different foods. We have started writing our own menus for the hungry squirrel to enjoy!
We visited Windsor Woods during our science lesson this week and identified signs of spring around us. We completed a scavenger hunt searching for nests, daffodils, blossom, insects, bluebells and more!
We continued to work on drawing in the style of Gakonga in art this week and did such a fantastic job. We started with a faint outline, then used our pencils and crayons to add thicker lines - showing dance and movement just like Gakonga! We are looking forward to completing these next week with some colourful backgrounds! In P.S.H.E this week, we talked about who can help us in and outside of school. We worked in groups to role-play different scenarios and who we would seek to help us. We had lots of fun in computing this week, learning to format texts with colours which Year One found very exciting indeed! We have also been working on our mouse control and using our 'click' function. On Friday, we worked on our batting skills with Hi-5, having lots of fun in the hall after our morning P.E was rained off!
School photos are here Monday and Tuesday next week. We also have an exciting visit on Wednesday from the Olympic Roadshow to do some P.E with us. Friday next week is tag day for the Rainbow Centre.
Have a lovely weekend!
This week in maths we have been consolidating our learning of arrays. We used paint and practical resources in grids to help us see columns and rows more clearly. It was tricky at first, but we did really well in the end! We have also been working on our written number sentences this week and have done an amazing job with our presentation skills! In English, we completed our postcards from Africa! We worked really hard to use adjectives to describe our chosen setting. Hedgehogs class worked SO hard on these - I can quite confidently say it's our best writing so far! Awesome effort! We even learned to use 'purple polishing pens' for the first time to edit and improve our writing - spotting missing capital letters, punctuation and adding in our amazing adjectives.
We are working hard to revise our Phase 5 sounds in phonics. You can practice them at home by singing our song here! Phonics screening will take place during the week commencing 12th June. You don't need to do anything in preparation for this, but do let me know if you have any questions.
In geography this week we sorted the physical and human geography of Europe and Africa - we were fantastic at this and worked really well in partners to complete our task!
In art, we have been learning about an artist called Gakonga from Kenya. We experimented with drawing in his style and did a super job! We have been learning to format text in computing, this week learning to use the bold, italic and underline buttons which was very exciting indeed! We've been working on our skipping skills in P.E and learning to bowl in cricket.
Friday was full of excitement as our class was full of royal princesses, kings, queens, a knight, a ninja, a footballer player and so on! We had a great day and enjoyed being together as a whole school for celebrations.
Have a lovely long weekend everyone!
This week in English we have been learning all about postcards! We received a special postcard from our class hedgehog all the way from Kenya! We identified different parts of a postcard and have been doing some amazing learning about adjectives to improve our sentences. In maths we have been learning about equal groups, repeated addition and arrays! We used mini cookies to make our own arrays, identifying the number of rows and columns in each array.
In science this week we learned about predicting the weather! We looked at weather symbols, temperature and wind speed and had a go at being weather men and women ourselves! In geography, we learned more about Europe and Africa. We compared some of the geographical features of these two continents. In R.E, we spoke about why parents are special, and why Christians see God as a father. We considered why our families are so special to us and all the amazing things they do. We had fun painting houses like Esther Mahlangu in art and discussed the importance of friendship and being kind in PSHE with Miss Glenister. We have been working on our typing in computing and this week enjoyed designing menus for hedgehog who is opening a cafe! Some interesting choices on the menu but we did very well! A copy has been sent home for you to see! We've been working on our underarm throws in cricket this week and had lots of fun in busy learning on Friday afternoon. Rupert requested that this photo makes the newsletter - so here you go!
Enjoy the bank holiday weekend everyone!
This term we are learning all about Africa! In English, we have been reading a West African tale - 'The Leopard's Drum' by Jessica Souhami. We have been writing descriptive sentences and writing from the perspective of characters we have read about. In maths, we have been been learning to count in groups of 2 and 10. We have got so good at these, we can even go backwards now too!
In geography we have been learning about human and physical features. We have also been learning the names of countries in Africa - all 54 of them!
We have been learning about the artist Esther Mahlangu in art this week. We were inspired by her artwork and created our own using shape stencils and colour. In science this term we are learning about the changing seasons in spring and summer. This week, we identified signs of spring and explored how the hours of daylight changes this season. In R.E, we learned about the story of the lost son and what the parable teaches us about forgiveness. In P.E, we have begun our cricket skills - focusing this week on rolling and stopping. We are learning about relationships this term in P.S.H.E with Miss Glenister; this week we discussed how all families are different and why our family is so special. In computing this term, we are working on our typing! We identified vowels on the keyboard and worked on writing simple sentences about ourselves.
Have a lovely weekend everybody!