Annexe Christmas Party - December 2020
The children all had a fantastic time at the annexe Christmas party. We played lots of games and had not only one but 2 special visitors! First TomCat came to join in with our superb dancing and then we had a Zoom call from Father Christmas, all the way from the North Pole! Although he couldn't come and visit us in person, he sent us lovely presents! Our Christmas party was finished off with some party food.
Practical Maths - December 2020
As part of our Maths learning this half term we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes. The children did a fantastic job of recognising the different 3D shapes, learning about their properties and also making patterns with 2D shapes. Miss Bamber was super impressed with their shape knowledge and how hard they all tried with the tricky learning! Well done Year 1, keep it up!
Designing boats for Traction Man - December 2020
For our DT project, we had to design and make a boat for Traction Man. We had to think carefully about the materials we would use so that the boat would float. Miss Bamber wanted us to take extra care with our designs so that we could replicate them using the materials. After we had made our boats we tested them out in the water tray to see which would float and which would sink. Nearly all of them floated, marking our projects a huge success!
Wonderful Me - Healthy Eating - October 2020
As part of our recent topic on healthy eating we made fruit salads using a range of different fruits and pineapple juice. The children all thoroughly enjoyed making their own fruit salads and enjoyed tasting them even more! They had to very carefully pick the fruits with a little skewer and count out a set amount of each fruit. We discussed how important it is to eat fruits to keep a balanced diet and keep us nice and healthy too. This activity was a big hit with the children in Year 1! We also looked at some really unusual fruits too to see if we knew what they were.
Wonderful Me - The Human Body - October 2020
In our topic we have been looking at the human body. The children had a really tricky task to put together the jigsaw of a human skeleton. We talked about the different parts of the skeleton and how if we didn't have a skeleton we would be like jelly! The children all showed great investigation skills and all of the Y1 staff were very impressed with their knowledge on the skeleton. Once we had learnt about the skeleton, we attempted to recognise different major organs and where they go in the body. Apart from the intestines ending up in the skull, the children all did a fantastic job! They were all very shocked too that the heart is not in the shape of a love heart!
Taking Maths Outside - October 2020
During our time outside, we like to complete activities that show off how fantastic our maths knowledge is. In this activity, Miss Bamber hid all of the numbers around the outdoor area and we had to find them all and put them in order. At first we put them in order backwards so we discussed how we can count backwards but the order they need to go in to count forwards. All the children tried so hard and really enjoyed hunting for the hidden numbers!