This week we have started our new science topic 'The Weather'. Over this half term we will learning about how the weather changes over the four seasons and make simple observations. To start our topic we made our own weather instruments. The children made their own wind socks. We discussed how a wind sock shows the strength of the wind and what direction the wind is blowing. We took them outside to see if they worked!
Week Beginning 1st January 2018
This week we have focussed on computing. We reflected on our Christmas holidays and used the software 'Tizzies Tools' to record our favourite Christmas presents. We learnt how to save our work and retrieve it at a later date. Also, we have been practising logging on to the laptops, using the touch pad mouse and navigating the keyboard.
Week Beginning 27th November
As part of our learning in Humanities this week, we researched the 'Man on the Moon'. We discovered many facts about the Apollo 11 moon landing and as a result made rockets of our own! The children used recycled materials to create a rocket structure and experimented with ways of joining.
Week Beginning 20th November 2017
This week we have been looking at standard and non standard measures. We have been comparing heights, measuring our heads with a range of resources and we have also made a bed for a teddy using our hands as a method of measuring.
As part of our Time Travellers topic we have been learning about key events throughout History to help gain an understanding of time and chronological orders. To help pupils to gain a better understanding of this concept we considered and discussed key events from their own lives. Thank you for sending in your photos and special objects for the class to look at. The children really enjoyed sharing their special memories and being history detectives to find clues from the photos or object.
Week beginning 30th October 2017
As part of our new Humanities topic 'Time Travellers' the children planned a party for Jack, our year group jigsaw piece. They had to create a shopping list of what we would need and discussed parties that they had been to in the past. On Friday, the children participated in the celebration and had a lot of fun!
This week in Science we took part in an experiment to test materials for waterproof properties. We needed to choose a material that would be appropriate to make a coat out of, for the teddy. First we predicted what material would be best and then we discussed the features that a coat should have, such as the comfortable factor! Following our investigation, we decided that plastic would be best for the teddy.
This week in science we have been learning new scientific vocabulary such as 'transparent', 'opaque', 'rigid' and 'malleable'. We used a sorting board to group objects based on their properties. We have been using "rigid as a rock" and "moving malleable" to help us remember what the vocabulary means. To practice using these terms we made salt dough. We learnt that when we first added the ingredients together the dough was malleable as it could be pulled and stretched into any shape. We then learnt that as the salt dough dried it became rigid.
Week beginning 2nd October 2017
On Thursday we took part in our first 'Green Day' of the year. We learnt about the rainforest and the items it can provide us with, such as food, medicine, coffee etc. We created a venn diagram based on animals and plants that can be found in the rainforest or at home.
Week Beginning 25th September 2017
In Science we have carried out several experiments! We had lots of fun testing the strength of different types of paper and the stretchiness of every day objects. As a class we thought carefully about the equipment we needed and the method we needed to follow.
We have been doing lots of work based around number and in particular have discovered different ways in which numbers can be presented e.g. through digits, words, pictures and objects. Here some of the posters and activities we completed:
This week we were thinking about what makes us special as part of Jigsaw. One idea was that we all look different, making us all unique and special. We then decided to create some self portraits using paint and fabrics. We have displayed these next to our cloak room :)
We have been doing lots of work around number this week. We have practised some careful counting in maths, using a range of resources. We have then been matching up objects we have counted with the correct digits and words.
|Year 1 Homework|
|Subject||Day Set||Day Return|
|Spellings||Friday (to be tested the following Friday)||N/A|
|Comprehension / Phonics||Fortnightly / day varies||Day will be written on book|
|Reading||Varies||Books to be returned daily|
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