Class 1 Blog

Class 1 Blog

  • 18
    Mar

    Welcome to the Jungle

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This morning was so delightful. Watching the children come in and seeing their eyes light up as they noticed our classroom has turned into a jungle! We have so much greenery! Today marked the start of our new epic topic. As a whole school we are using 'Wonderful Earth' by Nick Butterworth to look at different areas of our world - we are going to be thinking about, over the next six weeks, how we can look after our Earth and in Years One and Two we are thinking in particular about how we can look after our rainforests and jungles and how we can protect the animals, plants and trees. I am looking forward to seeing where our topic takes us!
  • 14
    Mar

    Goodbye Space

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Well the end of this week unfortunately marks the end of our space mission. I for one am going to miss our space expeditions - we have learnt so much! We flew to the moon, ventured to Mars and the other various planets. We learnt about astronauts and space adventures - we wrote poems, information texts and descriptive pieces of work. We have ventured far and wide and now we are going to - starting next week - stay a little closer to home.
  • 12
    Mar

    Recycled Rockets!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Firstly, a big thank you to anyone who donated some recycled materials to us so that we could create our recycled rockets. Yesterday we spent the whole afternoon creating our rockets using materials that you may just ordinarily throw away. We had a great time creating our fabulous designs. The children were so creative and some were using ideas which we'd looked at together whilst others were thinking about what items they had and how they could put them together to create a rocket - even though we had designed them. I cannot wait to see the final products when we finish them off tomorrow.
  • 07
    Mar

    World Book Day!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    WOW what a fabulous day we had dressed up as our book characters. We had 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', 'Matilda', 'Harry Potter' and 'Peter Rabbit' to name a few. We spent the day looking at illustrators with our focus being Quentin Blake. We learned how to draw like him and recreated Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa. We then got out some watercolours and painted our amazing pictures. The next task was to transfer our Quentin Blake skills and try and draw ourselves. This was a bit trickier, but I can honestly say I was amazed by their determination and perseverance. Well done year 1!
  • 06
    Mar

    Time

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    The children have been learning all about time with Mrs Lanceley. They had great fun yesterday making clocks on the playground. I am gutted that I missed it. We might have to recreate it another time.
  • 04
    Mar

    Story Maps

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week we have been looking at story maps. We have used the story 'Aliens Love Underpants' as our inspiration. Story maps are pictures and actions to help retell a story - but they can be used for anything. They have been great fun creating. We are going to use our 'Aliens Love Underpants' story knowledge to create poems next week.
  • 27
    Feb

    Recycled Crafts

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Our DT project this term is to make rockets out of recycled materials - foil, boxes, egg cartons, bottles (you name it we'll use it!). We began by having a look at some rockets which have already been made using recycled materials and used these as inspiration. The children came up with some fabulous designs. They had to think about how they were going to join all of their items together. It took us a while but the children came up with some amazing ideas. If you have any items at home such as boxes, bottles, bottle lids, foil, yoghurt pots, fabric, lollypop sticks then please please please can your child bring it in so we can fulfill our rocket dreams.
  • 27
    Feb

    Waterproof Materials

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We thought about materials today and we were thinking about the properties of materials. We turned into scientists and decided that the best thing to do would be to put water on these materials to see if they would let water through or not. We discovered that materials like newspaper and tissue were not waterproof whilst tin foil and cling film were waterproof.
  • 27
    Feb

    Special People

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In RE today we thought about special people and how they are welcomed. We spent a lot of time thinking about the Queen. We watched videos of her greeting former president Barack Obama as well as being greeted in Ireland surrounded by soldiers. We then did a bit of acting! We created our own drama piece thinking about greeting someone special at home - we thought about using special cutlery and crockery. It was great fun. We also watched a video of Prince Harry being greeted in New Zealand with a performance of the Haka - we discussed that this is how the Maori's nowadays greet people who are special in their community or special to the country.
  • 25
    Feb

    Welcome Back!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a fun filled, relaxing break ~ wasn't the weather lovely for it. This term we are going to carry on with our Space Topic for the first few weeks! I hope the children are as excited as I am - I know that they enjoyed the last half term.