Welcome to Class 1
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Visit to St Helen’s Church
Class 1 visited St Helen’s Church as part of our RE topic ‘What can we learn from visiting a church?’. Father McTeer showed us around the church and the different features that a church has. Everyone had the opportunity to ask questions and even ring the church bells.
In Science this term Class 1 have been learning about plants, their functions and what a plant needs to grow. Every member of the class planted a bean and watered their bean each day.
These pictures show how tall the bean plants were after 7 weeks! Some of them were nearly as tall as some members of our class!
This week in Maths we have been looking at position and direction including full turns, half turns and quarter turns. The children showed these different directions individually then worked in pairs to direct each other using this terminology.
The Naughty Bus
In Geography we have been reading the ‘Naugthy Bus’ who loves to hide. This week he left clues to find him hiding in the school yard and a birds eye map for the children to find him. The children then drew their own birds eye view map of the classroom and where they would hide the Naughty Bus.
Class 1 really enjoyed our visit from Chris Bostock who is a story teller. The children learned how to retell a story using actions. In class we are making a story map with the actions so we can retell the story individually.
Senses – Taste
This term we are exploring our different senses. Today we looked at our sense of taste and tried different foods. The class were given the different tastes, sour, sweet, bitter and salty and had to match these to the different foods. Our favourite tastes were sweet and salty.
Art one have been experimenting with paint this week and creating movement with colour by blowing through straws.
Place value in teen numbers
Class 1 using multilink to support their understanding of how many tens and ones make a teen number.
The First Christmas
Class 1 dressed in their nativity costumes for Key Stage 1’s production of ‘The First Christmas’.
Number bonds to 20
This week we have been looking at our bonds to 20 and how using our knowledge of our bonds to 10 helps us find our bonds to 20. Class 1 were set the task of finding different bonds to 20 to help a pirate find which treasure is from which treasure chest.
In Art Class 1 have been looking at printing, in this lesson we focused on finger printing to form patterns and sponge printing on leaves. The Class have made pictures of animals and plants seen in the jungle. This is linked with our writing this term which is based around the story ‘Grandad’s Island’.
This term we have been looking at number bonds Class 1 created a number bond to 20 display to help this pirate.
Class 1 have also been thinking about their targets this term and made their own personal targets.
Class 1 spending time looking through their favourite books and sharing these with the rest of the class.
Designing Billie Bear’s Umbrella
Class 1 have carried out an experiment to find which material would be most suitable for Billie Bear’s umbrella. The children made predictions before creating their umbrellas in groups. The class tested, paper, cardboard, tin foil and cling film. They found that cling film and tin foil were the two materials which kept Billie dry.
Science Week – How far can a sneeze travel?
During Science week Class 1 took part in the sneeze zone activity. The children used a spray bottle to use as the nose and then measured how far the water droplets travelled. The class were surprised to see how far germs can travel when you sneeze and how this can infect other people.
Class 1’s Castle Assembly
Class 1 shared what they have been learning about Castles this term with the rest of the school and families. This included drama, singing and dancing. Well done Class 1 for your hard work.
Raby Castle Visit
As part of our history topic ‘Castles’ Class 1 visited Raby Castle and enjoyed a tour of the Castle and its surroundings. The pupils impressed the tour guides with their knowledge of Castles and were able to spot defences features as well as talk about the roles of those who lived or worked in a Castle.
Pupils worked in groups to solve a range of multiplication problems. Pupils placed their counters on sheets then grouped into either 2s or 5s, then counted in 2s or 5s to find the answers.
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