Year 1 and Year 4 shared their favourite books and stories with one another.
They enjoyed looking at the pictures and talking about the different characters and settings.
For World Book Day, Year 1 explored the story, 'The Gruffalo'.
We used materials from the school grounds to create our own woodland creatures from the story.
We had so much fun!
We had images of families celebrating the Chinese New Year.
We labelled the different parts of the pictures using initial sounds, word building using our phonics and adding appropriate adjectives to describe.
We completed a taste tasting and evaluating activity, using thinking skills to make predictions.
Which Chinese foods do you know already?
Can you only eat Chinese food in China?
We followed verbal and written instructions on 'How to make a Chinese Paper Lantern'.
We made models of a Chinese landmark - The Great Wall of China.
We used a variety of construction materials.
The aim of the activity was to make the longest wall!
Y1 Performance Costumes
Roman Soldiers, Inn Keepers, Travellers, Census Takers and Citizens
We made a sequence of coloured shapes, changing one attribute at a time so that the sequence could end where it started, forming a circular sequence.
We realised that there was more than one solution!
Adding small numbers by counting on using a bead string.
Children used reasoning and logic to play ahead in playing a game on a 1-20 track.
We looked at the 5 senses and performed simple tests in the context of investigating each in detail.
We gathered information to solve a puzzle.
We marked tags on a beaded line and labelled numbers in between.
We read and wrote numbers to 20.
In English, we have been looking at the story, 'Not a Stick' by Antoinette Portis.
We let our imaginations run wild with this magical, fun-filled book!
We found sticks of our own and transported them into ...
We have been looking at boats within our topic on 'Transport'and decided to make some of our own.
We designed, made, tested and evaluated them.
It was so much fun!
We identified and named a variety of common wild and garden plants by exploring a range of sensory plants.
We gathered and recorded data by creating pictograms showing out most popular sensory plants.
We went on a 'Tree Hunt'.
We identified and named a variety of deciduous and evergreen trees by identifying trees by their leaves.
We matched leaves collected to pictures of a leaf.
We learnt lots of different skipping rhymes and chanted them as we skipped with a partner. Children in the past used to enjoy skipping too, for fun, as a past time.
Making Changes Happen
We had to make as many changes happen as we could by starting, stopping, twisting, turning, changing shape, slowing down and going fast etc...
Are all changes quick and easy?
We considered what plants need to grow.
We planted some broad beans, watered them and placed them in a sunny place. We each labelled our pots.
Over the next few weeks, we will measure their growth weekly with a ruler and fill in our 'Bean Plant Diaries'.
Look at how well our broad beans have grown over the last few weeks.
What is the Easter Story?
We found out that the story of Jesus' death and resurrection is the focus for the celebration of Easter. It is a time of different emotions.
We even had time to try some 'Hot Cross Buns'. Do you think we liked them?
We used simple fieldwork and observation skills to explore our school environment.
We identified different areas by using an aerial plan.
With a partner, we used our senses to observe different things.
'Speak Out and Stay Safe'
We looked at the compass directions - North, South, East and West and the purpose of a compass.
We took turns using a compass to find different directions.
We created 'Messy Maps' of the classroom working in mixed ability groups.
A 'Messy Map' is a 3D representation of a place/area using a variety of art and junk modelling materials.
We compared weights by direct comparison and measured weights using non-standard uniform units.
We explored the physical properties of a variety of everyday materials by testing different objects.
We tested materials to see how they behave.
We performed basic balances using gymnastic shapes.
We gained in confidence in performing balances on and off the apparatus.
BALANCE CONTROL TENSION SHAPES
Imagine a school day with no pens at all - would it be wonderful or impossible?
In Class I on Thursday 15th February, we didn't use any pens or pencils all day. We explored learning through lots of listening and speaking. We had lots of fun with practical Maths!
We looked at the story of 'The Good Samaritan' and identified the many acts of kindness shown within the story by the helpful stranger. We explored the reasons why 'The Good Samaritan' was helpful and kind, generous and considerate.
We had fun acting out scenes from the story using stick puppets.
Catherine Hollies from Dudley Performing Arts worked with us in PE to create a detailed dance based upon the weather and the different seasons.
We performed individually, with partners and in groups, as well as together as a class.
There was so much to remember!
We explored how the prefix 'un' changes the meaning of verbs and adjectives.
We matched words with 'un' to their root words.
How many 'un' words can you make? Make a list!
We made timelines for a historical figure in history - MARY SEACOLE.
We worked together in teams to sequence events in order by date.
Y1 and Y2 DT Project: Measuring and Recording the Weather
We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU! for all the contributions brought in this week towards our DT project. Much appreciated! From all the KS1 Staff.
KS1 Visit to the Wyre Forest
'Animals in the Forest'
KS1 Visit to Dingle Woods