This is our last term in year 1 together, it's seemed like such a quick year! Our topic this term is
'Bright Lights, Big City!'
We started the topic by preparing Afternoon Tea for the Royal Visit. We spent the week practising how to greet he Queen and learning all about her.
On Friday The Queen joined us for Afternoon Tea. We had sandwiches, fruit, cupcakes, flapjacks and fruit squash to drink. It was scrummy! A good time was had by all, the Queen looked like she had terrific fun! After Tea, she came into the classrooms and answered various questions from the children. These questions ranged from 'How many dogs do you have?' to 'Have you ever taken a selfie?'
Paws, Claws and Whiskers.
We are looking at animals this term and started with a trip to the zoo! We were so excited to be getting on the coach and going to Howletts. We saw so many beautiful animals, we had a talk about the lemurs, we saw a baby rhino and had a great play on the play area after lunch!
Watch out, it's a DINOSAUR!
This term we have been looking at dinosaurs. Very exciting! We started the term by finding some dinosaur eggs on the field and imagining what sort of dinosaur we thought they came from.
In English we have been looking at different dinosaur stories, leading up to writing our own story.
In science we have been focusing on carnivores, herbivores and omnivores; sorting and classifying animals.
In art we have been creating our own dinosaur model for the dinosaur museum. We chose to do this with clay or junk modelling. We really focused on the joining techniques used and how we can finish our dinosaurs so they look real.
In topic we have researched Mary Anning and her amazing fossil finds.
In maths we have been adding and subtracting numbers using diennes, concrete materials, hundred squares and number lines.
Our second term was 'Splendid Skies'. We looked at weather reports and wrote our own in our weather station role play areas. Our English focus was poems, we studied a wide variety of poems and learnt to recite one. We used this reciting to create our own poems based on weather.
Our topic this term is 'Memory Box'. This topic focuses on the individual child’s growth and development. There will be lots of discussion on what the children can remember from their earlier years and how experiences differ at different ages.
We have spent the first couple of weeks settling into our new classrooms and starting our topic; 'Memory Box'.
We have been really working on making sure we know our numbers to 20, matching numerals and quantities, practising writing the numbers and solving number problems!
We have also been using our phonic knowledge to read sentences, matching these to the correct pictures.