Nothing could dampen our spirit!

Year 1 had a fantastic time on their trip to the Ruislip Lido. We wanted to explore the weather and we certainly got to…Bright sunshine, grey skies and then strong down pours of heavy rain. However, nothing could dampen our spirits! We enjoyed exploring summer activities in the differing weather conditions instead: riding the steam train, playing on the beach, having a picnic and even enjoying the treat of an ice cream. A beautiful day in the beautiful British weather!

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Which way do I go?

This week Year 1 have been exploring directional language. They have focused on left and right and have now started to explore types of turns. They greatly enjoyed their collaborative outdoor learning on Monday and loved to write their own directional instruction map. If you see any Year 1 students, ask them to show you and explain about their direction hands!

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Jam tart shopping list

 

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This week Year 1 have been reading a non- fiction book called ‘Jam tarts’. It explains how to go on a shopping trip and buy different food items. Year 1 loved reading about the trip and decided that they would like to go on a trip to the shops themselves. This morning they have been working collaboratively to create a shopping list of the ingredients needed to make Jam tarts. They numbered each item and used their sound mats and Fred talk to sound out. Some children even managed to spell their red words correctly! They are very excited to bring their shopping lists with them after break and can’t wait to work out the money they need to spend 😊

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Christingle creativity

This morning, during our Religious Education lesson, Year 1 learnt about the Christian tradition of making christingles. They learnt about what each part represented in the Christian faith and were very respectful and understanding of differing religious viewpoints. They then worked systematically to create their very own christingles. If you see anyone from Year 1, ask them about what each part of the christingle stands for.

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Smoothie bar

As part of their ‘Who are you?’ Topic, Year 1 explored the healthy eating elements of the science curriculum. Firstly, they had to work collaboratively to name and identify the mystery fruit objectes displayed on the table. Then they had to also plan and design their own smoothie recipe using their own healthy fruit choices. Once designed they then used their communication skills to decide on 4 healthy fruit recipes to create and taste from Miss Crowley’s smoothie bar. Year 1 loved guessing the colours the mixed fruits would create and also found the whizzing noise of the blender rather hilarious! Once made, they shared out their chosen recipes and used their senses to explore and describe the smoothie flavours. Finally, each child reviewed their smoothie by communicating their smoothie verdict and rating to their partner.

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Who’s been eating my porridge?

Last week a mysterious suitcase appeared in the Year 1 classroom. Once we had used our green hats to generate ideas on what we should do with the suitcase, we decided that we should unpack and explore its contents. Year 1 were very excited as each clue was revealed and soon pieced the clues together to reveal the hidden story- Goldilocks and the three Bears! Throughout the week year one acted out the story, generated adjectives, planned the beginning of the story through a story map and also retold the beginning of the story in full sentences. Next week we will continue planning and writing the middle and ending to the story and expand our adjective washing line.

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Home learning- treats galore!

As part of their new topic, Christmas, Year 1 have been enjoying completing their topic home learning tasks. Last week the class were treated to some delicious home learning baking treats: Christmas cookies from Finley, Reindeer cake pops from Thomas and vanilla shortbread stars from Harvey. The class very much enjoyed tasting the scrumptious goodies and asking the boys some in depth questions about their work, using their communication skills during some conference style learning.

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