Welcome to Class 1's page!
Welcome to Class 1. Our teacher is Mrs Pooley and she is helped by Mrs Everett, Miss Hills, Mrs Webb and Miss Tilley.
This term our topic has been called 'Location, Location, Location'. We had a visit from Harrison Murray estate agents and they told us all about their job selling houses. We had a walk around the village and drew observational drawings of our houses.
In English, we read the story of 'The Jolly Postman'. We wrote letters to Miss Garner and had great fun walking to the postbox to post them. They only took two days to arrive! We love reading and really enjoy listening to traditional tales. We particularly enjoyed the story of 'The Princess and the Pea'. We used our imagination to write our own versions which resulted in stories about the Princess and a range of vegetables!
Our topic this term has been a royal adventure. We have been learning about the Queen and the Royal family. Our topic began with a 'Red, White and Blue' tea party. We decorated the classroom with union jack bunting, made cakes and learnt the national anthem. We have also learnt about Queen Victoria and used charcoal to create a portrait for our portrait gallery. The Royal Family all need a beautiful carriage to transport them to their special events. So, in Design Technology we designed and made our own carriages. We explored how to join materials and added moving wheels and axels to our models. We are now looking forward to our visit to Sandringham House for our end of topic finale!
Miss Mee is the class teacher and is very proud of how we have settled into the routines of Year 1 this term.
In our English work, we read the story "Peace At Last". We used Talk for Writing to retell the story. In different story books, we went on a punctuation hunt looking for full stops and exclamation marks! Then we practised how we can use these to write our own exciting sentences!
We wrote about different story settings.
In our next English unit, we learnt some poems by heart and performed them to the whole class. We even wrote our own poems based on "My Senses".
This term in English Class 1 are exploring traditional tales, focusing on Jack and the Beanstalk. We had fun thinking about different adjectives to describe the characters and using the story sack to help re-tell the story.
As part of our science topic of 'everyday materials' we have been outside to find materials and discuss if they are natural or man-made.
In Maths, we have been practising our counting, using larger numbers. We are very good at using different resources to help us with our counting. We can use them to add and subtract numbers too!
We have also been finding, describing and drawing different shapes. We used the BeeBots to make algorithms (a sequence of instructions) to draw shapes.
We have also been looking out for shapes in PE and trying to make lots of different shapes with our bodies!
We've also been talking about naughty elephants. No, we haven't been to the zoo lately! "Naughty Elephants Squirt Water" is how we remember the four compass points: North, East, South, West! We used compasses in the classroom to get around!
In Science we have been labelling different parts of the body.
Thank you to Mrs Everett who set up a fantastic construction area for us to use in the courtyard!
Don't forget to come back soon and see what else we have been up to!