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  • 24
    Sep

    Describing each other.

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We have moved onto fairy tales in literacy this week; with the link to our topic being the woods. We read Little Red Riding Hood and noticed that the version I had was different to the one some of them knew. We discussed how many years ago stories, such as Little Red Riding Hood, were passed down by people verbally rather than through a book causing there to be different versions. We then thought back to using those tricky describing words - adjectives! We spent time describing each other and later in the week we will go onto describing characters from our fairy tale stories beginning with Little Red Riding Hood.
  • 24
    Sep

    Greater or Less than Symbols!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We have been doing a lot of work on our numbers since coming back to school. We have spent a lot of time counting numbers and discussing greater than and less than. Today the children were set a challenge. Could they understand using symbols to represent greater than, less than and equal to. As with any mathmatical concept, or lesson for that matter, I like to include a song where possible and I think the visual of a crocodile eating numbers was one to remember. I was astounded by the children's development by the end of the lesson. They were near enough all confidently and correctly using < = >. Great progress Year One!
  • 24
    Sep

    Arty Science

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This afternoon we mixed up and collaborated science with art. With our theme oozing into every area of the curriculum I thought it would be fantastic if we could learn about some of the nature around us whilst doing some art. We began by discussing what nature we have in England, then at home and finally at school. The children discussed the woodland animals that may live there including squirrels, hares and insects. We then thought about trees; as it is autumn the children have learnt that some trees loose their leaves. We thought about why trees need bark and I was blown away with the answers. They knew that bark protects trees. I then told the children we were going to go into the wood and do some tree rubbings which they could then make into artwork. They were all super eager to have a go and the art they made was incredible.
  • 23
    Sep

    Woodland Antics

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    All being well weather wise tomorrow I am hoping to take the children down to the woods for some time in the afternoon, please can you provide wellies or some other suitable shoes for them to change into. Many thanks, Miss Fitzgerald.
  • 21
    Sep

    Lists!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week the children have spent lots of time learning what a list is and why they are useful. I had to make a few confession about needing lists to help me remember, I am very forgetful! We began by thinking about what we may want to buy from the supermarket. The children were very confident in saying that they would be happy with plenty of sweets, but many also put oranges and apples on their lists. We also thought about the many different types of pets which we have. To round it all off and link in with our theme the children thought bout what they would like to take if they went on a 'Teddy Bears' Picnic'. It's a shame to have to leave the area labels, captions and lists, but on we must go! To our next woodland adventure...
  • 21
    Sep

    Place Value

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week in maths we have been looking at something called one-to-one correspondence. In basic terms, its just matching objects together and seeing if there is enough. One question really stumped the children. There was a picture of 4 buckets and 3 spades. I asked them if 4 children were going to the beach would they all be able to have a bucket and a spade. The children were so keen to answer and many of them said very simply 'just buy another spade' 'what about if they shared' 'what about if one went swimming'. Whilst I loved their enthusiasm for being kind and sharing, the question wasn't looking for kind and helpful children. After much deliberation, we got there! The children understood that they could all have a bucket but not a spade. We then went away and threw some dice/picked a card and matched some counters to the number. I was so pleased with their progress!
  • 21
    Sep

    PE!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week in PE with myself the children moved onto practising throwing and catching. We began the lesson by having a warm up in which we practised our catching position - ask the children if you're not sure - we played a game where the children needed to catch a bean bag. If they did catch it then they were able to take one step back. The children were eager for the challenge and we had some children who were very far apart. We then played a second game where the children stood in a circle. One person stood in the middle and spun around choosing a person to catch the bean bag. They were very enthusiastic and very eager to have a go. *reminder swimming for the year has now stopped. The children will be having PE twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure all kit is in on these days, thank you*
  • 21
    Sep

    Greater or Less than

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Today in Numeracy the children were thinking about if numbers were greater than, less than or equal to each other. Another tricky concept! To begin with the children struggled with the idea but by the end of the lesson they were all able to tell me or show me numbers which were greater than and less than, and we had fun along the way too! A great end to our numeracy for the week.
  • 21
    Sep

    Enrichment

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    The children started their enrichment this week; they were lucky to have mindfulness, yoga, cooking, outdoor activities and the newsroom. My activity was cooking - something which I love to do. All children will have the opportunity to do each of the activities! I chose to do Mexican Beanburgers. The children were all quite enthusiastic and eager to get going with it. I teamed the children up, older children with younger, and it was lovely to see some of the Year Fives (my old class) again. I think that the children all enjoyed themselves and managed in the end to get a burger (or plenty of mini burgers) out of it! If the children forget to mention the burgers do need cooking!
  • 19
    Sep

    Our Creations

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In RE over the past few weeks we have spent time creating works of art. We created our woodland art and then in another session the children were able to create their own works of art from a range of materials from pipe cleaners and googly eyes to coloured card and string. Since making our creations we have talked about how we should look after things we make and the things around us too. We thought about who we could help us too. We said that our friends, our families and our teachers are all people who can help us look after the environment around us. This discussion will lead us into good stead for learning about the the Creation Story within Christianity.