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On this page you can have a look at all the fabulous work Year 1 have done!
This term our topic has been ‘Diggin for Dinos’. We looked at different dinosaurs and categorized them into herbivores, carnivores or omnivores based on their teeth and their features. We found out that herbivores had blunt teeth whereas carnivores had sharp teeth. In Maths we have been looking at multiplication and division. We have looked at making equal groups, sharing into equal groups and how to write the multiplication/division sentence for this. Our book this term has been ‘Elephant’ by Petr Horáček. We innovated the story in literacy and used dinosaurs instead of an elephant. The children thoroughly enjoyed making up their own dinosaur for the little boy to go on an adventure with. They looked at small worlds and made up their own adventure story, which they wrote independently.
This term, the children have been looking at transport in topic. We have explored the different forms of transport such as trains, planes, boats and space travel. We looked at significant people who have shaped our world of transport and what made them significant. We have also looked at numbers to 20 in Maths and used our knowledge to add and subtract 1 digit and 2 digit numbers. In literacy, we read ‘The way back home’ by Oliver Jeffers and innovated our own stories. We have also looked at instructions and wrote our own instructions on how to wake up somebody we knew after reading ‘How to wake up Lydia Lou’ by Julia Donaldson.
This term, the children have been studying China, Japan and India. We located the three countries on the map and were able to identify the three flags. Once we identified and matched the correct flags to the countries we then looked at the symbolic meanings of each flag. We discussed what the colours could represent and the children came up with their own symbolic meanings based on colours. In Maths we looked at addition and subtraction within 10. We looked at different methods we could use to help us work out the answer and applied our knowledge to word problems. In literacy, we studied ‘Meerkat Mail’ by Emily Gravett and wrote our own stories based on this book. We also looked at writing letters and postcards from the main character Sunny to his family, outlining the amazing adventures he went on.
This term, the children have been looking at World War 2. The children completed some fantastic homework over the half term and our display looked amazing with their work! For our WOW day we went to Portland Basin and learnt about what life was like as evacuees. The children dressed up in authentic clothes and got to try some of the delicacies evacuees had such as sugar butties! In PE, we were fortunate to have Sophie from Beth Tweedle's gymnastics to teach us balancing and rolling. We had a great time using apparatus and finding different ways to jump and roll. Have a look at all the amazing work we have been doing this half term!
This term, the children have settled in very well. They have been working well in the areas and have been creating some beautiful work in both Maths and English. Our topic this half term is ‘Passport to Africa’. We had an excellent WOW! day where the children made African masks and learnt an African dance. Have a look at all the amazing work we have been doing this half term!
We have been practising lots of skills in continuous provision such as cutting, sticking and joining materials. We have also been creating beautiful pieces of writing with cards to Handa and stories about Elmer and a giraffe.
We had an amazing day making African masks and learning an African dance. The children learnt about the different patterns and colours and used their fantastic masks in their dance.