Class 1 Blog

Class 1 Blog

  • 13
    Feb

    Friendship

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This term in RE we have been thinking about and learning all about friendship. We have realised that we are pretty awesome at friendship - we an recognise why we are good friends and what being a good friend means to us. Our friends are nice to us, play games with us - sometimes argue, but always forgive. Yesterday the children worked with Mrs Soloman to and she used wool to roll between the children to show how we are all linked to each other and how we all have a responsibility to be friendly to each other.
  • 08
    Feb

    Time Travel Day

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Today has been very busy and very fun! The whole school traveled back in time with each class going to a different era. In Year One we went to the 'Swinging Sixties'. This links in with our work on Space ~ especially the recent work we have done on Neil Armstrong who was the first man on the moon and he landed in July 1969. We even had our own astronaut for the day. Unfortunately, my attempt at copying Twiggy's look wasn't as successful but that does not matter because we sure had fun.
  • 08
    Feb

    Rockets

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    The year is 1968. NASA have three men lined up and already undertaking rigorous exercise programmes to be fit and ready to fly to the moon the following year. The only thing NASA is missing is an epic design for their rocket. Never fear, Year One is here. We were tasked with designing a rocket - thinking about our audience and where it was going. We wanted to use our designs to inspire other people to maybe follow our lead and also go to the moon in the years to come.
  • 08
    Feb

    Construction

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Once we had designed our rocket it was time for construction - we used special cardboard imported all the way from NASA headquarters to use. Not every cardboard box can take you to space! We had to use some perseverance and a little bit of patience to get our models ready for painting. Once cut out the painting and decorating began - we had stars, planets, rainbows, aliens, doors, windows. The children put a lot of thought and effort into their work which was awesome to see. At the end of the day we were lucky enough to travel through the tardis and show the rest of the school just what we had been up to.
  • 08
    Feb

    Planets

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This afternoon we were lucky enough to buddy up with Year 5. We happen to both be doing some similar in our topic work and therefore Mr Chaffey and I both thought of making planet balloons - naturally it was decided that we should do it together. Each year 5 child had a year 1 buddy and together they started paper macheing balloons - it was definitely busy! All of the children managed to make a paper mache balloon and they are currently drying ready for the next stage painting. The children will be able to choose which planet they would like to recreate with their balloon.
  • 07
    Feb

    Information Text

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Over the past several weeks Year One have been fully submerged in Non-Fiction texts and Non-Fiction writing - they have learnt a lot! We have spent oodles of time learning about contents pages, index pages, glossaries, headings, subheadings - the lot. It all amalgamated into one final piece of writing. We wrote information texts to do with the sun, the moon and the Earth. Each child blew me away with their writing - I literally spent at least half an hour after school showing it off to the other teachers. I am so pleased with the outcome of their work and I know when you see it - your socks will most definitely be blown off!
  • 07
    Feb

    Alien Algorithms

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week in computing we were once again thinking about that tricky word 'algorithms'. We reminded ourselves that it just means instructions and watched a video on how algorithms help computers to do the right thing. We thought about when else we use instructions and discussed in recipes, when learning something and when giving or following directions. The last idea is the one we focused on. We went outside and using an alien mask we gave each other instructions for moving around the playground. It was very fun indeed. This idea of algorithms will follow us into computing next week.
  • 06
    Feb

    Friendship Drama.

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Our theme is RE this term has been friendship. We have been thinking about how Jesus was a good friend and what stories in the Bible tell us this. This week the children had some fun with Mrs Soloman. They were acting out the different stories we have learnt easily. It looks like they had a lot of fun.
  • 05
    Feb

    Classroom Yoga

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Unfortunately, the children were unable to use the hall for their PE session on Tuesday with Mrs Lanceley. The children enjoyed an impromptu yoga session within the class. Looks like they had fun to me!
  • 04
    Feb

    Clay Aliens

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week we started our new Art project. We were exploring clay and were wanting to make a clay sculpture of an alien - to link with our Space topic. We began by looking at the wonderful creations you can make with clay by exploring and discussing a variety of pictures. We then looked at some alien ones and we were inspired to make our own - we designed it first (so we knew what we were doing) and then we had to mould, roll and knead the clay to create our scultpture. The children were able to create whatever alien they wanted, I suggested it had a body, some eyes, a tail, legs, arms. Once our alien was designed we were able to use the clay to create our design. I cannot wait to finish them off once they are dry.