It has been a busy week exploring capacity in class 1. We explored different sized containers and sorted them based on whether they held more or less than 1 litre. We made estimates of how many buckets of water it would take to fill a paddling pool, and how many cups 1 jug of water would fill. We ended the week by measuring capacity using non-standard measures, in cubes and spoonfuls of rice!
Stars of the Week: Funmi and Charles
This week, Class 1 wrote their own fairytale stories including character descriptions, setting descriptions, a problem and resolution. Well done to Funmi and Charles who wrote excellent stories that were exciting and fun to read!
We were also lucky enough to visit the 6 chicks that nursery have hatched! The children were so confident and gentle with them, it was truly lovely to see!
Art lessons this half term are focusing on ‘Art in the Church.’ We’ve reviewed different art in churches such as sculptures, tapestries and stained glass windows. Yesterday, we began decorating our stained glass windows. We used tissue paper and PVA glue so that the sun will shine through our artwork once it’s completed and placed on the window – just like the stained glass windows at the cathedral!
In Class 1 this week we began a science experiment for our new topic, Plants. We are growing cress under 3 different conditions – one with both water and sunlight, one with no sunlight and one with no water. The children made predictions that the seeds given both water and sunlight will grow well, the seeds with just water will grow a little bit and the seeds with just sunlight won’t grow at all. Both Saraea and Funmi showed great enthusiasm and gave thoughtful predictions – Well Done! We will now be watching closely to see what happens!
We have had an extremely busy end to a lovely spring term with Science Week, the Easter cathedral service and our trip to the Toy Museum.
During Science Week, the children enjoyed learning about the solar system in the inflatable planetarium in the school hall! We also enjoyed a morning in Redcross Gardens looking for signs of spring and the travelling water experiment. Thank you again to Mr Adeko (Nifemi’s Dad) who visited our class and showed the children some scientific magic!
Today was our trip to the Toy Museum and the children really enjoyed looking at and playing with toys from past to present. Their behaviour was exceptional throughout as highlighted by staff at the museum. Well Done Class 1, very proud as always!
Finally, I hope you enjoy looking through all the pictures from the last couple of weeks and I hope you have a wonderful, restful Easter holidays! Miss Keohane
Last week we had a great time celebrating Book Week! The focus was setting descriptions so we thought about where our favourite stories are set, as well as the setting descriptions in our class text, The Wizard of Oz. The children wrote their own setting descriptions of either Munchkin Land or The Wicked Witch’s castle and did a fantastic job! Well done!
A very well done to Class 1 for their fantastic collective worship performance yesterday. You were confident, clear and did the whole performance with a smile on your faces! Miss Keohane, Maggie & Margaret are super proud of you all!
This week celebrated Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes. The children worked in groups to measure out the flour, crack the eggs, add the milk and mix it altogether! Once the mixture was ready, the grown ups cooked the pancakes and we all got to enjoy them with lemon and sugar on the top. We then thought about Lent and if there are any behaviours we will be changing. It was great to hear that lots of the children plan to give up chocolate or watching TV for 40 days!