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  • 18
    Sep

    Maths - Ordering Numbers

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week in maths we have been focusing once again on our numbers between 0 and 30. At the end of the week we specifically thought about the numbers 0 to 20. We counted between 0 and 20 forwards and backwards. In groups, we then created a number line which we were able to put together ourselves. The children loved this hands-on maths learning and learnt a lot! Children were spotting errors in the numbers and estimating numbers too! Good work Year One!
  • 18
    Sep

    PSHE and Music - Learning Together

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In PSHE and Music we were thinking about how we can learn together. In PSHE we focused on the act of helping each other. The children came up with lots of good ideas such as giving someone a pen or pencil, helping a friend if they are stuck, being kind to each other. The children have been putting these skills to practise all week, but especially in Music. We carried on learning 'Hey You!' then we thought about body percussion. We used our mouths, feet, knees, arms and hands to create beats. Working in a team the children had to think of 6 different beats, draw it down, practise and then perform. It was tough, but with amazing teamwork they all succeeded!
  • 17
    Sep

    Maths - Writing numbers as words

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week we had a massive challenge. Write numbers as words! The children were all up for the challenge and used their phonics well to work out the number (when written as a word) and to have a go at writing the word too. Super effort Year One!
  • 15
    Sep

    RE - Investigating Our Surroundings

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In RE this week we investigated the school grounds. We were tasked with working in teams to find 5 things (something green, small, long, unusual and soft). The children worked well and by the end of the session, we had an abundance of items. Afterwards, we talked about who Christians believe created these things. Again, working as a class we discovered that Christians believe God made those things. It was reiterated that some children in class may also believe that God created the things we found and everything else, but we also discussed that there may be some children who don't believe that. We discussed that it is okay to believe in God and likewise okay to not believe in God.
  • 14
    Sep

    Maths - Counting Backwards

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Today we were counting backwards within 30 from one number to another. We did lots of practise of this using 100 squares, and movement to help us remember the numbers. We then broke into smaller groups to help us really focus on our numbers. Some of us got a bit confused between our teen numbers and twenty something numbers, but with lots of practise we all did great counting!
  • 14
    Sep

    Computing - Saving

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Today in computing we once again practised our basic computing skills. We thought carefully about why we have usernames and passwords and discussed keeping these as private as we can. We then had a go at logging in. With a bit of patience and perseverance most of us managed to log in successfully independently. We then drew a picture and discovered how to save that picture. Our next step is to find saved items, but we shall save that for next week!
  • 10
    Sep

    RE - Creating Something Special

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week in RE we were thinking about something special to us. We had a go at creating something special for ourselves or someone else using very few items. The children were able to use pipe cleaners, coloured card, stamps, glue and sellotape. It was great fun! We then talked about how we should treat things which are special to us and others. We all agreed then that we should be kind to things which are special, and those that are not. We also said that we should think about others and their feelings too. Overall, we agreed that everything in this world is important in one way or another and therefore should be cared for.
  • 10
    Sep

    Art - Mark Making

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week during Art, we were looking at bees. We were figuring out why bees are so important. We found out that they take pollen from one plant to another before turning it into honey. We also talked about how bees only sting if they are scared, and that unfortunately they die if they do sting. We used pastels to create a beautiful bee garden. We then gave it a wash with a watercolour. Some children were practising different types of mark making too, and some of the children created fabulous work using these techniques.
  • 03
    Sep

    Welcome Back!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Welcome back to the new school term and year! It was so lovely to see so many excited children today. Lots of you have missed school! I cannot wait to explore this new year with you. Lots of fun things are in store, keep an eye on the blog for regular updates of what we get up to!
  • 09
    Jul

    Rainbow Fish Paper Plates

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    One of your tasks this week was to create 'Rainbow Fish' using a paper plate. I said that you could use paints, coloured pencils, felt tips or fabrics to create your fish. I know that the bubbles in school had a brilliant time making their fish and George has made his own King Fish. Well done to everyone for their brilliant efforts.