Animal expert

This week we started our new topic which is called 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'. We interviewed Miss Saxon, asking her questions about how she cares for her horse and puppy. We learnt lots about what they eat and how they get exercise. 

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Weather watchers

We have been recording the weather this week by looking at the temperature, rainfall, wind direction and observing what the weather looks and feels like. It has been very cold! We can tell it is nearly winter. Some of us thought it might snow soon. 

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Woodland Party

To celebrate the end of our topic we had  woodland party. The children put on their woodland crowns and animal masks they made and we went on a woodland hunt outside. We made comfy reading dens, some fruit kebabs, practised our animal sorting, made some Gruffalo crumble and created some leaf…

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Capacity

This week we have been learning about capacity in maths. We have learnt to use the words full, half full, quarter full and empty to describe the capacity of the container. We estimated which containers would hold the most and then tested them to find the result. We discovered that it isn't always…

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Bonfire Night

We learnt all about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night. Did you know that the Gunpowder Plot happened over 400 years ago?! 

We acted out the story, learnt about how to stay safe on Bonfire Night and made some firework crafts. 

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Tree boggarts!

In year 1, we keep finding enchanted things in our outdoor area but no one knows who is leaving them there!  We need an extra pair of eyes to help us try and spot what's going on.  Today, we made tree boggarts to help us; these are magical creatures that live in the trees and because their faces…

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Animal dens

We have been looking at woodland animals and their habitats within the woodland. We had a fun afternoon building some dens for the animals. We used our imagination to create them with natural resources, small world and materials. 

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Bee bots

This half term in computing we have been learning about algorithms. We have been putting into practise our instruction giving to direct Bee bots. 

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Reading

In year 1 we love reading! As well as listening to whole class stories we like to have time to share some stories with our friends or our class reading bears. 

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A fairy visited our class!

We found lots of tiny items and glittery footprints around our classroom today! After reading a letter which had been left for us we discovered it was from Fern the Fairy. She asked for our help with designing some enchanted animals and told us she will be checking that we are working hard in…

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Deciduous and evergreen trees

We have been learning all about deciduous and evergreen trees. Did you know that evergreen trees keep their leaves all year round and deciduous trees lose their leaves in the autumn? We have learnt how to identify if a tree is deciduous or evergreen and even identified the names of some trees in…

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Subtraction

We have been practising our subtraction skills using a variety of concrete objects and resources. We have played subtraction bowling, made cube towers and played subtraction splat to help us answer subtraction questions. We have also been working on writing a full number sentence. 

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