Class 1 have worked hard this week and have enjoyed making clay tiles inspired by the artist Monet. We shaped our tiles and used leaves and flowers to imprint on the wet clay. We are looking forward to painting them this afternoon. Check back next week for our finished art work!
Class 1 have enjoyed the first lesson of our new Geography unit where we are focusing on mapping skills. The class identified and labelled some aerial photographs of the local area such as London Bridge Station, Tower Bridge and some local parks and playgrounds. We learned that the word aerial means from above. We then constructed a small town and imagined what a bird would see if they flew over our towns. Have a look at our interesting constructions!
Next week the class are looking forward to practising more skills in PE for Sports Day. We enjoyed learning how to throw a javelin this week as well as showing off our speedy sprinting in our relay races!
We have had a wonderful week in Class 1 learning lots of new poems and writing our own. We have learnt about rhyming, acrostic and shape poems. Have a look at some of these great examples from Ava, Albert and Malique.
Class 1 are excited to perform a poem this afternoon to a special visitor.
Well done for all your hard work this half term, Class 1!
Well done on another week of hard work, Class 1. This week Class 1 have been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s during our multiplication and division maths unit. We have also been working on showing equal groups. We know that for a group to be equal, it must have the same amount in each group.
Class 1 had an exciting afternoon on Wednesday when some experts visited us to do some computing programming using Scratch Junior. All the children participated enthusiastically and worked on creating characters as well as programming their characters to speak and move in different ways. We all learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Class 1 have been working on capacity and volume in maths this week. They have enjoyed investigating how many smaller containers it takes to fill a larger container. We have also been comparing the capacity using the language ‘less than’ ‘more than’ and ‘equal to’ as well as putting containers in order from greatest to smallest.
Next week we are looking forward to doing some more work on coding using Scratch Junior on our ipads.
In computing this week we have been learning about algorithms. Phoebe and Maxwell explained clearly why we would need a clear set of instructions to programme our Beebots! We practised giving our partners clear instructions in the right order to see if they could make a matching Lego structure without them seeing what ours looked like. Next week we are looking forward to giving the Beebots some steps to follow.
Class 1 worked hard in gymnastics to move gracefully on their tiptoes along a balance beam. They discovered it was much easier to balance with outstretched arms and careful movements. We will keep working on landing softly with bent knees when jumping off the balance beam.
On Tuesday we enjoyed visiting Redcross Gardens to go on a wild plant hunt. We found out that dandelions and daisies are the most common wild plant in our local area. Class 1 are looking forward to planting beans next week!
We will be starting weekly spelling tests in Class 1 from Friday 30th April. The children will have ten new words to learn each week, these will be sent home a week in advance so there is plenty of time for the children to learn them. The new spelling books will be sent home in your child’s reading folder this afternoon.
Josephine and Rory have done some brilliant writing in their non chronological reports about Polar Bears. They remembered lots of interesting facts!
We have had a great start to the summer term in Class 1. In Maths we began our new unit on length and height and have been exploring non standard units of measure. We measured things in our classroom using hands, feet, straws and cubes. Have a look at the photos below to see us measuring carefully. We practised using the key language, for example ‘the book is 8 cubes long’.
Our racket skills are improving in PE, we have been working on hitting the ball to our partners and have been getting much more confident with our hand eye coordination.
Next week we are looking forward to starting our new Science unit on plants and learning about Monet in Art.