Autumn 1-Changes

20th October 2017

What an exciting week! Miss Rhone won a pumpkin at the Harvest Festival and thought Year 1 would like to see it…it was enormous! Mrs Sanders brought in some more pumpkins and we used them to explore wow words in Literacy and colour in Art.  We read the story Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper about a group of friends who needed to be caring to each other.  We had an idea…we decided we would learn how to make pumpkin soup and wrote instructions to guide us.  In the afternoon we invited Reception class to join us to share our pumpkin soup and we told them the Pumpkin Soup story.

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13th October 2017

The children in Year 1 have worked so hard recently, rehearsing their assembly and learning new songs. They were all amazing on the day and thoroughly enjoyed the morning…we hope you did too!

 

 

6th October 2017

Today we met a visitor called Sam, who taught us lots about acting. We enjoyed taking part in an acting workshop all about hospitals during Florence Nightingale’s time.

This week we have been busy learning about Florence Nightingale.  We enjoyed talking to our visitor (Fri 29th Sept) who was a nurse.  She told us what it is like to be a nurse today.  We looked at the equipment that she always carries in her bag, and discovered what it all does.  We compared being a nurse today, with what it would have been like to be a nurse in the ‘old days’.

September 2017

Please click here for the letter on our first homework.      Un-homework September 17

…and here is our finished work.  We all talked about what and how we did our learning, and presented it to the rest of the class.  We also have an amazing display of everyone’s unhomework.  Well done, you are amazing!

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This half term we will look at changes as we have now grown into wonderful Year 1 children.  In our topic work we will look at timelines and learn about some key characters in history that made amazing changes.  Children will research facts about Mother Teresa, Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. 

In RE we will be looking at some parables and bible stories and trying to retell these through writing, acting and art activities.  We have several class collective worship sessions each week and children are encouraged to write their own prayers to read out.  Alternatively, they may wish to bring in their own prayer book or bible story book.

We currently have a nature table to inspire the children and stimulate their curiosity of the changing season.  The table is for the children to add things to and is for them to manage.  Recently, they have added conkers and acorns that they discovered during their forest school sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have enjoyed our first music lessons with Mr Lister.  We feel very grown up because we have shown we are fantastic at listening.

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