Welcome to Class 1
Find out what we will be learning about by viewing the Our Curriculum Map .
Jack and the Beanstalk
Class 1 have enjoyed reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The children have written about the story and planted their own beans. During their science lesson the children have made predictions on how high their own beans will grow.
No pen day
Class 1 learnt about 2D shapes on ‘No Pen Day’ and created their own 2D shape creatures. The children also re-told the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ using lots of drama and exciting language.
In Class 1 they are all busy working on their number bonds.
In RE this term we have been learning about Judaism, to finish of our topic we learnt about Shabbat and how this is an important day for Jewish people as this is the day of rest in a week. Shabbat is celebrated by drinking fruit juice and eating Challah a plaited bread. Class 1 showed great enthusiasm and enjoyed tasting the juice and bread.
Class 1 came into maths to find some dinosaur and giant (from Jack and the Beanstalk) footprints! The children were set the task of using non-standard units (cubes) to measure and compare the lengths of the footprints. We found out that the Giant’s footprint was 27 cubes long and we compared this to our own feet. Some of the children’s feet were only 6 or 7 cubes long!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Class 1 decorating their Christmas tree.
Class 1 have been reading the Naughty Bus and finding out about his travels around the country. Today the Naughty Bus had hidden in the school, he left clues for the children to find a map to show where he was hiding.
The children used their map reading skills to successfully find the Naughty Bus hiding outside the classroom!
The class hid the Naughty bus again and created their own map to show where the Naughty buses new hiding place is.
Class 1 using tens frames to solve missing number bond problems!
Class 1 are learning about materials this term. This week they have been sorting materials according to their properties. The class were given a range of different materials. In these pictures they sorted them into hoops using the criteria ‘soft‘ and ‘hard‘. They then thought of their own criteria to sort the materials into later in the lesson for example rough, smooth, shiny and bumpy.
What’s the time Mr Wolf?
Class 1 have enjoyed telling the time to the hour and half past the hour. The children have worked hard in identifying the minute hand and hour hand and understanding the difference between these.
Billie Bears New Umbrella
Our five senses
Class 1 took part in a dance/gymnastic festival with other schools in the area. The children worked hard on their gymnastic skills and incorporated different stretches, rolls and ways of travel that they have learnt this term into a great routine.
In Science Year 1 are learning about classifying animals. Class 1 had a visit from Martin from Animal stories. Martin brought, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and a bird. We all had the chance to hold each animal even the snake! We had a great afternoon!
DT – Making Castles
This term our topic in History has been Castles. We linked this topic to our DT project which was making structures and each child made a Castle. They included a lot of the features of a castle.
Class 1 exploring textures through rubbing a range of surfaces in the playground.
Class 1 measuring the weight of objects in the classroom using uniform non-standard units (cubes).
Class 1 using cups to compare how much containers can hold as well as fill different containers to match to labels given e.g. half full, nearly empty, full and nearly empty.
In Class 1 we have loved having 6 little chicks in class! The children have enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a hen and have used lots of descriptive language to describe the chicks.
Each child held a chick and were surprised at how fluffy and small they were. After the weekend we were shocked to see how big they had grown in three days!
The children helped to feed and make sure there was enough water for the chicks throughout the school day and made sure they worked very quietly so we didn’t disturb their naps!
Class 1’s Assembly – The Animal Kingdom
This term class 1 have been learning all about different animal types. The children performed the ‘Animal Kingdom’ assembly to the rest of the school and parents to share lots of interesting facts. The children danced and sang to different animal songs and ended with a class dance to the circle of life.