Teacher: Miss Lovell
Year Group: 1
Class Parent Rep(s):
Mrs Crowley and Mrs Hall
Info and Children's Work
We had a visit from a puppy as part of our science topic Animals including humans. We found out that the puppy is learning to be part of the pack. The family need to show the dog who is the leader of the pack. The puppy is fed 3 times a day. The family need to show Ned how to socialise, bringing him in to our class was part of that. This puppy is a border terrier and comes from the English/Scottish border.
We walked around Eynsford and identified the important buildings. We added them to our maps. We found 2 churches, 2 pubs, a butchers shop, a general store and an estate agents.
We also spotted 2 bus stops, a river and a Ford! When we got back to school we worked in teams and drew our maps on the playground.
We played snap, we had to match the clock faces and the times, as a challenge we used the 1 minute egg timer to see if we could match the times in 60 seconds
We made dinosaurs with various materials.
We navigated a course. We balanced our eggs on spoons. Then we ate them!
We cut our hot cross buns into halves and then quarters. Finally we ate them.
Power of Reading
As part of our ‘Man on the Moon’ text we visited the woods & created our own aliens.
We learned that people used to think the world was flat. We learned about famous European explorers and what they discovered. We worked as a team to make the map jigsaws. We worked collaboratively to create our own maps using chalks.
World Book Day
To celebrate World Book Day Browne Class read one of their favorite stories to their Buddy from Rosen Class.
Here we are using Numicon to help us to learn about numbers bonds.
We had a go at speed stacking.
We addressed our envelopes, wrote messages to our Mums and walked to the post box to send them.
Harry Potter Day
We made glasses out of pipe cleaners, first we made a circle, next we joined the arms finally we tried them on. We collected a variety of ingredients in the woods to make potions. We chopped up some mysterious looking purple vegetable.
We created a rhyme:
We waved our magic wands and as if by magic we had chocolate…
In Rosen class this term we have been learning about pitch. We have been singing lots of songs and identifying high and low, telling stories by only using different pitches, practising making echoes in groups and creating musical patterns using the terms high, low and middle. Just ask us to sing you the high, low and middle song, we even know the actions!
We were inspired to make rockets. We worked as a team to construct and paint them.
We have been learning how to use addition and subtraction facts to 5 and 10. We used Numicon to help us.
Beegu- Our Power of Reading Text
We created a home for Beegu.
We did an experiment. We found out what would happen when we added water and air to washing up liquid.
Look at our amazing writing!
The NEW Christmas post box in use, made for the school by Mr Malone. And here we are on Christmas Jumper Day doing some activities in class.
Jolly Postman- Our Power of Reading Text
We drew maps and had a visit from a real postman!
We used rulers to measure in centimetres. We used the ipads to order length. We matched the snakes to see how long they were.
We went into the woods to look for 3D shapes. We used the ipads to take the photos ourselves.
Our artist to focus on this year is Kandinsky. We have created our own versions.
We have been using the computer suite to explore a range of programs.
Browne Class retold the story of ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne using story maps they produced in class.
We worked collaboratively to create settings for the different places the Snail and the Whale visited in our Power of Reading text.
Every child in Rosen Class has been given a ‘buddy’ from Browne Class. They will be there to look out for them and will also help out in class from time to time. They will meet often and join in many activities throughout the coming year.