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Summer 2 2018

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.

The Royal Wedding street party!

We celebrated the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle by holding a whole school street party in the playground. It was lots of fun!!

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.

 

Our walk to Sutton Lawn to find out what plants, trees and animals Little Red Riding Hood might find there.

Traditional Tales

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.

Instructions

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! smiley

We enjoyed dressing up as wolves!

We enjoyed dressing up as wolves!  1
We enjoyed dressing up as wolves!  2

Pancake tasting! Yummy!

We decorated our clasroom doors to look like the front cover of the book!

We decorated our clasroom doors to look like the front cover of the book! 1
We decorated our clasroom doors to look like the front cover of the book! 2

We enjoyed sharing our favourite books throughout the day!

We enjoyed sharing our favourite books throughout the day! 1

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...

  • had a visit from Helen Crowfoot who brought in a Victorian kitchen for us to use, Victorian clothes for us to wear and Victorian artefacts for us to investigate and draw
  • We identified old and modern items and were able to place them in an old or modern home
  • We compared the lives of rich and poor children in Victorian times and also compared the life of a Victorian chimney sweep to ourselves
  • We researched what school life was like in Victorian times
  • We took part in a Victorian school afternoon and had to stand up each time an adult entered the classroom!
  • We explored the differences in food and money
  • We used our investigation skills to discover the differences between technology now and then

 

Spring 1 2018

 

Where did the tracks go?

In order to answer our big question we...

  • Explored the area in which we live, and took photos of what we saw
  • Created our own map and highlighted the local features
  • looked at different forms of transport to help us discover what was popular in our local area by using a tally chart to create a pictogram of our findings
  • located Sutton-in-Ashfield on a map
  • discovered where we have travelled in the UK and which form of transport we have used to get there
  • Identified vehicles from the past and present and ordered them from old to new
  • Used charcoal to create pictures of vehicles from the past
  • Designed and made a vehicle that moves
  • To enrich our curriculum we went to Butterley Station and had a ride on a real train. It was great fun!

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.

 

Our trip to Midland Railway to ride on a train or two and learn more about them.

Our walk to see where the train lines used to go.

We enjoyed dressing up and performing our Christmas Nativity 'Little Angel gets her wings'.

 

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.

We also celebrated National Poetry day 2017 by reading poetry books, writing rhyming strings and writing our own poems. smiley

National Poetry Day 2017

We learnt about Diwalli in R.E. We tasted Diwalli food, made paper lanterns, drew mehndi patterns, wrote Diwalli cards and coloured rangoli patterns. It was lots of fun!

Diwalli afternoon!

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