We have had a fantastic day today and the children look fabulous in their Victorian costumes. Thank you so much for all the effort that has gone into the costumes!!
The children have experienced a day in the life of a Victorian child at school. They have read bible stories and learnt to sing 'All Things Bright and Beautiful.' We have also practised our times tables and used a bead string to practise counting. The children have used chalks and black paper to do their handwriting and to record their times tables. In the afternoon the girls experienced sewing and the boys used saws to do some wood work!!
This term we have been learning..............
We started our topic by looking at the story 'Old Bear'. We discussed the problems in the story and had a challenge to create the tallest tower to help us climb up to the attic. We then looked at the properties of different materials in order to find the best material to use to make a parachute to rescue Old Bear from the attic. Once we had chosen our materials and made our parachutes we tested them by dropping them from the balcony outside.
Welcome to 1GP's class page, look regularly to see what we have been learning in class.
So far this term we have learnt about what our brains need to be healthy and about our senses. We have been thinking about our behaviour buddies and how they help us learn; they are helping the children understand that mistakes help us learn and that team work and perseverence are key elements to having fun and learning in school. In the next few weeks, (until the half term) the children will be thinking about what they want to be when they grow up. So far our list includes wrestlers, karate instructors, rollercoaster engineers, pilots, police officers and some one who just wants to be able to boss everyone else about. We are hopefully having visits from a dentist, fire officer and and police officer, if you or any family members would like to come and talk to the children about their work just let us know.
This week in Math's we have been learning our doubles to 10. We have used dominoes to help us find and understand what a double is. We have also used numicon tiles to make doubles to 10 and then write the calculation. Next week we are learning about 2D shapes.
We are also becoming architects with the ambitious task of making a building individually and then putting all our buildings together to build a small scale design project. Please send in any small boxes that the childen can use to help make their buildings at the start of the week.
This week in Year 1 we have had a visit from some paramedics and the children had the opportunity to explore
their ambulance. They had great fun having their hearts monitored and pretending they had broken legs; they asked lots of questions and found out about all the equipment that an ambulance carries and what it is for. We also made collages of different types of careers; we made, drivers, nurses, police oficers, teachers, carers and engineers.
This week we have been visited by two police officers. They took the time to come into classrooms and answer our questions, talk about their kit, and about their role working in the community. The children had great fun climbing in the police car, watching the flashing blue lights, and hearing the siren close up, it was very loud!
Next week we are going to be nutritionalists and cooks, we will be making healthy cookies to share with our adults on Friday at our share event.
To bring an end to our topic we finished the half term as nutritionalists and cooks. First we designed healthy plates of food using the 5 main food groups, and then we made healthy biscuits with porridge oats and sultanas. On the last afternoon we invited parents and carers in to share the cookies and to look at the town we had made with all our buildings we had made as architects in Year 1. We had time to share and enjoy some of the reading activities that the children do everyday in class, we all had a great time.
Keep visiting our class page during the next exciting half term to find out what we are doing in 1GP.
Sadly we said goodbye to Mrs. Hale and Pip: Mrs Hale has gone to embark on a new career and Pip has gone to stay somewhere warm for the Winter.
To finish our learning about dinosaurs we have retold stories, written poems and made clay ammonites and fossils. We had a lot of fun with the clay and enjoyed moulding, rolling, using tools to add detail and getting messy.
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