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  • 02
    Nov

    The senses!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We have been going a bit science crazy this week. We have linked our literacy work with another area of science - the senses. We discussed and learnt what the 5 senses are and then spent three days exploring a three different senses - sight, sound and touch. For sight the children had a picture of a troll, they had to describe what they saw. For sound the children listened to a range of sound clips from farm animals to woodland sounds, they had to describe what they heard. Today we explored the sense of touch. The children were given a tray filled with a range of items from lolly-pop sticks to plastic cups. The tray was covered with a tea-towel. They had to use those nerves in their fingers to describe what they saw. It was so tempting to have a sneaky peak at what was in the tray, but they all tried really hard! We will use this knowledge to write a poem all about the woods and the seasons.
  • 02
    Nov

    Tricky Subtraction

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    My word we have been pushing ourselves this week in numeracy. We have started looking at taking away. We thought about how we can break a whole number into its parts and, how we can find how many are left. We then looked at something really tricky. We tried to reverse our sums (e.g. 6 = 4 - 2). This is not an easy idea to get your head around but I have to say, I am so impressed by their perseverance and resilience. They just kept on going! Well done Year One, a proud moment!
  • 02
    Nov

    Who was Guy Fawkes?

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    That was our question to start our History topic. I asked the children if any of them had heard of Guy Fawkes and not many put their hands up. 'Have you heard of Bonfire Night?' was my next question and there wasn't a hand that was not up. We started today to build on our knowledge of Bonfire Night and discussed very simply its origins. We discussed how Guy Fawkes didn't like King James I and decided that he needed to get rid of him and decided to use gunpowder as his choice of weapon. I informed the children that they were discovered before any damage could be done - much to the relief of the class. We then thought about how Guy Fawkes was born around 500 years ago and the differences in his life he had - like not having electricity or mobile or cars. A great buzz was in the classroom! I can't wait to explore this topic further.
  • 02
    Nov

    Compass Points

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In PE this term we are looking at orienteering and using maps and fittingly in Geography we are exploring maps of our local area. To start us off we thought about directions and what explorers use. We looked at a compass and learnt the different directions NESW - we also learnt NE, NW, SE and SW. We were on fire! We thought about how we may remember the compass points from Never Eat Shredded Wheat to Naughty Elephants Squirt Water. The children were all engaged and all able to put the points on a compass. An amazing afternoon from Year One!
  • 30
    Oct

    Bertie the Bus is ready for action!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Well what a fun filled day the children had today! They all looked fantastic in their rainbow colours to celebrate the much anticipated opening of Bertie, our school library. This space has been designed and is totally unique. All of the classes were able to spend around 20 minutes today in the bus exploring the snug area - with its bean-bags and slippers - and the wide variety of books that make up the library. The bus will be used regularly as an extra learning space and I know that the Year Ones are just as excited about it as I am.
  • 30
    Oct

    Rainbow!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    All of the year groups had their own specific colour to wear and boy we were not disappointed with the effort that had gone into the children's clothes. They all looked spectacular and when the school was put together they made a beautiful rainbow.
  • 26
    Oct

    Nature Walk

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    If any of you happen to go on a walk over the next few days, please could you pick up any nature items you find on the floor - conkers, twigs and thicker sticks, leaves, pine cones. We are going to make a nature mobile on Monday afternoon and need as many nature items as we can get! Many thanks in advance.
  • 15
    Oct

    A Treat from Y5

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    I taught the current year fives last academic year and many of them still come up to me and ask me how I am, which is lovely. I was very shocked when one of them asked for homework! I initially asked him if he could do some research into something a bit silly and he said no. When I asked what about doing a play for year 1, he was intrigued. To add to our Little Red Riding Hood theme within Literacy I asked if he could possibly do a play of Little Red Riding Hood. So off he went and came back a few days later with a play. I must say it was highly entertaining and the children loved it. Thank you so much Year 5!
  • 15
    Oct

    How to treat the environment

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In RE we have been looking at the Christian point of view on how the Earth was created. We read a story which told us all about God making the world within a week. We then looked at things we created ourselves and thought how would we want our own creation to be treated? All of the children were able to recognise different things that we could do to help our environment from recycling and reusing to understanding the purpose of solar panels. We looked at some pictures showing what happens with the plastic bottles which are not recycled and all of the children were shocked. It's safe to say that they all showed a fantastic understanding of how we should be treating and looking after our environment.
  • 15
    Oct

    Only One You Art

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    To go along with our Big Write that the children did a few weeks ago we also created pieces of art. We were tasked with doing some fish art work and I thought Year One would love finger painting, and they sure did! Some of the children were delicate with their art and others were heavy handed, bu it did not matter. They were all fantastic! Once the children had finished their initial fish many were inspired to create their own fish pictures this time going completely free hand. They were really creative and original; good work all around Year 1!