We started our first day in Horse Chestnut class full of smiles and happiness. We spoke about our expectations for the year and what it means to be in Horse Chestnut class. It was lots of fun and we can't wait to start our learning journey together.
During our English lessons, we focused our learning round the famous fable 'The Hare and The Tortoise'. Using our story maps we had created in a previous lesson, we practised re-telling our own version of the story. We used actions and expressions to captivate our audience and bring the story to life. It was lots of fun being a story teller and can't wait to share the story with you at home.
In Year 1, we learnt about greater than >, less than < and equal to =. We used physical resources to build numbers and then placed the symbols in the correct place. We had lots of fun with this activity and we can now explain if a number is >, < or = to another number.
In English, we listened to a poem called 'It's Harvest Time'. We were put in to different groups and worked together to create actions for the poem, which would help us perform it to the class. It was great listening to all the amazing ideas and supporting our friends with their performances.
We were singing one of our favourite songs for the Harvest Festival 'Mr Scarecrow'. We enjoyed learning the actions and learning all the words. We hope you enjoy watching it.
In Year 1, we used physical resources to help us write out our number bonds for numbers within 10. We put cubes on butterflies and then counted how many were on each wing. This helped us write our number bonds systematically.
For our Harvest Festival, we wrote a class poem about vegetables and food during Harvest time. We thought of our own actions and performed the poem to our parents and guardians in the school hall. We hope you enjoy listen to it.
In maths, we used a range of manipulatives to help us find part of a number using part/whole models. We found many different ways to make the whole number some of us work in pairs to figure out the part that was missing.
In History, we learnt about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot. First. After listening to why it happened, we next ordered a series of events of when they happened and then, we freeze framed the events and showed them to the class.
In PE, we learnt about safety on the apparatus. We learnt what we could do and how to use it safely. Using the apparatus was great fun and we can't wait to practise our balances and movements on them.
During our English lesson, we learnt about the differences between fiction and non fiction books. Once we discussed the key features, we split into our table groups and read a selection of different books. We enjoyed finding the key features of different fiction and non fiction books and it was fun to discuss the new books we had read with our friends.
In class, we learnt about 2D shapes and how they are all around us in the world. Half of us created shape pictures, using a range of 2D shapes, whilst the half went on a shape hunt around the school. Once finished, we swapped over and completed the other activity.
In Science, our topic is plants. We learnt about the different parts of the plant and how plants grow. Then, we planted our seeds into a special pot, watered them and we are now waiting for them to grow.
In PE, we focused on our body tension and how if we squeeze our muscles tighter, we can hold our shape balances better. Once we held our shapes for 5 seconds, we travelled to the next balance in many different ways such as walking, hopping and skipping. We showed the class our amazing balances and travelling.
In D.T, we learnt about different ways we can join two or more materials together. We used a range of different techniques such as a flange, tab, slot and brace to build some free standing structures.
In English, we listened to a performance of the famous poem 'T'was The Night Before Christmas'. We enjoyed listening to the poem then, we split into groups and learnt a verse from the famous poem. We thought of some actions to help us remember the words and then we performed our verse to the class.