This half term we thought about the question:
'Why is the Wii more fun than Great Grandma and Grandad's old toys?'
Most of our work is based around objectives taken from the Year One Programme of Study in the National Curriculum; however we also covered other objectives from Art and Design, Design and Technology, Computing, Geography, Music.
In order to answer our question we:
Looked at our previous knowledge and what we would like to learn
Visited Sudbury Hall to find out more about old toys from Victorian times
Found answers to the questions we would like to know and researched other answers
Looked at our Birthday wish lists and compared them to our grown-ups at home
Investigated old objects and pictures of toys deciding what materials they are made from, how they were used and if we still play with them now
Played indoor and outdoor Victorian games and gain new skills
Made old fashioned toys like a dolly peg and a cup and ball.
Re-created art from the past by using Henri Matisse style.
Summer 1 2018
This half term we are thinking about the question
‘Which birds and plants would Little Red Riding Hood find at Sutton Lawn?’
Most of our work will be based around objectives taken from the Year One Programme of Study in the National Curriculum; however we will also be covering other objectives from Art and Design, Design and Technology, Computing, Geography and Music.
In order to answer our question we will be -
· Looking at our previous knowledge and deciding what we would like to learn.
· Exploring 8A’s garden and creating a map to show what is there.
· Visiting Sutton Lawn to sketch and name the plants/trees/ birds there.
· Growing a seed and learning what it needs to be strong and healthy and keeping a record of its progress each week.
· Identifying parts of a plant and their functions.
· Looking at birds that are around school by going on a bird hunt and recording in a tally chart.
· Listening for the differences in birdsongs.
· Answering the question where do baby birds come from and looking at the lifecycle of a Blue Tit.
· Attracting birds to our school and making bird feeders to feed them.
· Creating paintings of plants, birds and trees in the style of Mondrian.
We have enjoyed reading different traditional tales, like: Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We worked in small groups to act out parts of the story.
In English, we have been learning about instructions. We have been reading instructions to help us to clean teeth, make a jam sandwich and make a sandcastle. We have had lots of fun!
World Book Day 2018!
We read 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes' by Jan Fearnley, our star author for this half term. We dressed up as wolves and tasted pancakes. We also decorated our classroom door to look like the front cover of the book. We also enjoyed sharing our favourite books throughout the day. We had a fun reading day!
It is World Book Day on Thursday 1st March 2018. We are celebrating this by reading Mr Wolf’s Pancakes, written by this half terms star author, Jan Fearnley. We will be making wolf props such as ears etc. within school and ask that the children come dressed in brown, black or grey clothing on Thursday. We would also like to invite your child to bring in their own book that they enjoy from home. We hope to share some of these throughout the day or all stop and read our own books. Each child will be given a World Book Day token that can be used on books from Asda or other participating shops.
Spring 2 2018
What has changed since my Great Great Grandparents were young?
In order to answer our big question we...
Spring 1 2018
Where did the tracks go?
In order to answer our big question we...
As part of our RE curriculum we visited St Mary Magdalen's church to find out more about churches and to experience a church first hand.
Autumn Term 1 2017
We have had a busy term in Year 1. As part of our Learning Challenge Curriculum and the big question "Why aren't humans like tigers?" we went on a bug hunt in our school garden and explored the weather in Science. To help answer our Learning Challenge big question 'Why can't meerkats live in the North Pole?' Year One visited White Post Farm and saw sheep, mountain-goats, pigs, lizards, geese, lamas, ducks and also met Hero the bull. They went on a tractor ride and learnt about meerkats! We got 'spotty' for 'Children in need' day and celebrated Christmas.