Welcome to Class 1
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In Science this term Class 1 are learning about plants. During our Nature walk, we spotted different mini-beasts and plants. We also spent time looking at the vegetables that were planted last year. The pupils found beans, potatoes, pumpkins, tomatoes and beetroots.
Numbers to 10
Class 1 had their first math’s lesson today and have been showing their understanding of numbers to 10 through threading beads to match the number given. Miss Spenceley & Mrs Wells have been really impressed with maths work this week.
Counting to 100
Class 1 enjoying learning to count to 100 and exercise at the same time.
Last year in reception, Class 1 pupils planted different vegetables. When we came back to school on Wednesday, we were excited to find that these vegetables had grown and Mr Hardy had picked them ready for us. Class 1 tried the beetroot on Friday afternoon and decided they wanted to do some printing with the potatoes.
As part of learning about plants this term, everyone in Class 1 has planted a runner bean. Class 1 discussed what plants need to grow as well as start their bean diary which is where we will record the beans growth overtime.
In Art Class 1 are looking at French artist Henri Rousseau. On Friday we spent time looking at his painting ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm’ and ‘Monkeys in the Jungle’. Pupils spent time looking at how the majority of the picture is taken up by the plants and how many different plants we could see before practising drawing their own.
The Surprised Tiger!
Class 1 have been learning all about the artist Henri Rosseau and his painting ‘The surprised Tiger’. We have really enjoyed looking at his paintings and noticing how much detail he has put into the plants and trees as well as at the tiger. Pupils used oil pastel colours to create their own surprised tiger and a collage of leaves around using tissue paper. Our artwork is now on display in the school hall. A number of pupils also received head teachers award this week for their brilliant work.
Where in the world are we?
Class 1 have been using Google maps to locate the United Kingdom, Bishop Auckland, West Auckland and Copeland Road Primary. Class 1 used their knowledge of the North East and reading skills to help identify these locations. We are going to continue to look at our locality for the rest of our Geography topic.
Class 1 could not believe how quickly and how tall their beans had grown over the last 3 weeks. One of the bean plants was nearly as tall as one member of our class. We have really enjoyed looking after our beans in class this term and having them helping us learn about plants.
This week we have been looking at how our emotions can be shown on our face. In circle time we discussed how facial expressions can communicate feelings with one another. Pupils then gave different scenarios and practiced putting their feelings on their faces. Can you guess what the pupils of Class 1 are feeling?
Today Class 1 carried out a leaf survey. Pupils collected 5 leaves each and brought them back to class. In class pupils discussed the type of leaves they had and created a pictogram to show their findings.
Creating a rain gauge
Today Class 1 learnt about how we can measure rainfall. The class made their own rain gauge to measure the rainfall over the week.
Songs & stories
Pupils at songs and stories enjoyed reading and listening to superhero stories. Pupils created their own superhero mask and came up with their own superhero name.
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Using map skills to find Billie Bear
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