Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to Year 1's class page. Please have a look at what we have been getting up to in class!
Tullie House Toy Trip
The children all really enjoyed our trip to Tullie House today, where we learnt about old toys. First the children were shown some old toys by our guide. Then they got the chance to play with outside toys from the past and to explore toys from the past that require a push or a pull movement to work. The children also got the opportunity to play with dress up toys as well as creating some toys of their own.
Super Daisy Hot Seating
Today in class we have been reading ‘Super Daisy And the Peril of Planet Pea’. In pairs the children had to write questions that they would like to ask Super Daisy. Then some of the children sat in the hot seat and answered the questions in role as Super Daisy.
The Creation Story
Today the children learned about the Creation Story and how God created the world. Afterwards the children had to perform a freeze frame to show what happened on each day when the world was created.
Senses - Hearing
Today in class we have continued learning about senses and have been learning more about hearing. First the children had to use their listening skills to guess what sounds were being played to them. Then the children went on a sound walk around the school and identified different sources of sound. The children also learned that the further away something is the quieter it will sound.
Every week some of the children in class bake in the Rainbow Room with Mrs Morton and prepare food for the other class to eat on Friday afternoon. Every child in class will get the chance to bake several times during the year.
Traction Man's Sink
The children have been exploring the sink that Traction Man had to go in to rescue Scrubbing Brush. They were excited to discover all of the different objects in the sink. We spent time describing each item and thinking of adjectives the children could use when describing each item. Later in the week the children will be writing about the items that they could see in the sink
The children have been sorting shapes into Venn diagrams this week. It got gradually more tricky but the children did very well and really enjoyed this activity!
Today in class we have started reading, 'Traction Man is Here' and then the children took part in a conscience alley activity. They had to work in pairs to think of reasons for and against Traction Man going into the sink to rescue his friend Scrubbing Brush from Evil Cloth, using the word 'because' to support their ideas. In the end 'Traction Man' decided to rescue Scrubbing Brush because he wanted to save his friend.
Asking Questions to a Visitor
Today the children have been learning about toys from the past. They had to think of their own questions to ask our special visitor (Mrs Graham) about the toys she played with when she was their age. The children learnt lots of interesting facts and enjoyed listening to Mrs Graham's stories about when she was a child. They were shocked to learn that she didn't have a mobile phone and that she didn't have a TV when she was their age! They were also shocked to learn that their were no light switches and that she didn't have any toys with batteries in! Mrs Graham also brought in lots of toys from the past and showed children games that she played as a child.
Today in class we started our 'Toys' topic. The children has a range of different toys on their table and they had to work together to answer a range of questions. Each group had a different toy on their table and they had to try and work out: what their toy was made from, how it worked, what it can do and how they could play with it. The children then had to write about their favourite toy, explaining what it can do and what it is made from.
Does God want Christians to look after the world?
Today we started our new RE topic. We were discussing what the word 'creation' means and the children got the chance to go in the Rainbow Room and create something for themselves. The the children had to answer questions relating to their creation, such as: How did it feel to create it? How do I want my creation to be treated? Who would I
trust to look after it? How would I feel if it was disrespected/ damaged? After this we will go onto discussing the Creation Story and how God wants Christians to look after the world.
Today the children have started their gymnastics coaching with our PE coach, Mrs Mason. They started by practicing different balances and then practice performing forward rolls. They all tried very hard!
Counting to 20
This week the children have been practicing their counting skills and have been trying to count up to 20 objects reliably.