Class 1 Blog

Class 1 Blog

  • 25
    Mar

    Physical and Human Features

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We spent some time on Friday thinking about physical and human geographical features - WOW what a mouthful. The physical features are the ones which are natural - things like rivers, mountains, waterfalls, rain forests. Human features are the things which humans have built - all the buildings out there, reservoirs, landmarks that sort of thing. The children had fun working in groups cutting out images of various physical and human geographical features and organising them. Well done Year One.
  • 22
    Mar

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    As part of our new topic 'Welcome to the Jungle' Class One are looking into the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk - this also links nicely in with our bean growing experiment. We have completed a story map - drawing pictures for the story. We have sequenced the story, and our final task of the week was to act out scenes from the fairy tale. The children were grouped into 5s and each was tasked with a certain part of the story. The imagination was incredible ~ we had children being castles, and beanstalks. Children climbing up beanstalks. We even had 3 children grow into a beanstalk. They were all very inventive. Good job Year One!
  • 20
    Mar

    Beans

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    As part of our jungle topic we are looking into plants. Part of this has involved planted beans and watching them grow - very exciting indeed. Over the next few weeks we shall be writing a bit of a diary, drawing pictures of how our beans look and having a go at measuring the beans when they begin to grow.
  • 18
    Mar

    Welcome to the Jungle

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This morning was so delightful. Watching the children come in and seeing their eyes light up as they noticed our classroom has turned into a jungle! We have so much greenery! Today marked the start of our new epic topic. As a whole school we are using 'Wonderful Earth' by Nick Butterworth to look at different areas of our world - we are going to be thinking about, over the next six weeks, how we can look after our Earth and in Years One and Two we are thinking in particular about how we can look after our rainforests and jungles and how we can protect the animals, plants and trees. I am looking forward to seeing where our topic takes us!
  • 14
    Mar

    Goodbye Space

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Well the end of this week unfortunately marks the end of our space mission. I for one am going to miss our space expeditions - we have learnt so much! We flew to the moon, ventured to Mars and the other various planets. We learnt about astronauts and space adventures - we wrote poems, information texts and descriptive pieces of work. We have ventured far and wide and now we are going to - starting next week - stay a little closer to home.
  • 12
    Mar

    Recycled Rockets!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Firstly, a big thank you to anyone who donated some recycled materials to us so that we could create our recycled rockets. Yesterday we spent the whole afternoon creating our rockets using materials that you may just ordinarily throw away. We had a great time creating our fabulous designs. The children were so creative and some were using ideas which we'd looked at together whilst others were thinking about what items they had and how they could put them together to create a rocket - even though we had designed them. I cannot wait to see the final products when we finish them off tomorrow.
  • 07
    Mar

    World Book Day!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    WOW what a fabulous day we had dressed up as our book characters. We had 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', 'Matilda', 'Harry Potter' and 'Peter Rabbit' to name a few. We spent the day looking at illustrators with our focus being Quentin Blake. We learned how to draw like him and recreated Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa. We then got out some watercolours and painted our amazing pictures. The next task was to transfer our Quentin Blake skills and try and draw ourselves. This was a bit trickier, but I can honestly say I was amazed by their determination and perseverance. Well done year 1!
  • 06
    Mar

    Time

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    The children have been learning all about time with Mrs Lanceley. They had great fun yesterday making clocks on the playground. I am gutted that I missed it. We might have to recreate it another time.
  • 04
    Mar

    Story Maps

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week we have been looking at story maps. We have used the story 'Aliens Love Underpants' as our inspiration. Story maps are pictures and actions to help retell a story - but they can be used for anything. They have been great fun creating. We are going to use our 'Aliens Love Underpants' story knowledge to create poems next week.
  • 27
    Feb

    Recycled Crafts

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Our DT project this term is to make rockets out of recycled materials - foil, boxes, egg cartons, bottles (you name it we'll use it!). We began by having a look at some rockets which have already been made using recycled materials and used these as inspiration. The children came up with some fabulous designs. They had to think about how they were going to join all of their items together. It took us a while but the children came up with some amazing ideas. If you have any items at home such as boxes, bottles, bottle lids, foil, yoghurt pots, fabric, lollypop sticks then please please please can your child bring it in so we can fulfill our rocket dreams.