We have had a great start to the term with everyone adjusting to the new routines and the new ways of learning. The children have been fantastic and have settled quickly into life in Year One.
Our theme this term is ‘On the Move’ and the children have been busy exploring how things move. The children have used different equipment to see how they could make things move by pushing or pulling . We all enjoyed the ‘Wheelie day’ when the children explored how to make their bikes, scooters and skateboards move. They have worked in groups to test vehicles on different surfaces and have found different objects to measure how far the vehicles travelled.
As well as working hard in Science the children have also been busy in Art. They have been exploring mark making using crayons, chalks, felt pens and paint. We went outside to find various examples of different lines in the natural world and the children used them to make their own sculptures.
Class One have been very busy finding out about the Great Fire of London. They all took part in a brilliant workshop about the fire and found out about how the fire started and why it spread so quickly. The children took part using actions, rhymes, song and dance to find out all about the fire, the people and how they put out the fire. Please have a look at the photos to see how busy we all were.
All the children have been very busy learning about life in Class One. All the activities this term are based around our theme ‘All About Me’. We had great fun learning the words and the actions to a song about skeletons. We have made skeletons using art straws and are learning to name the different parts of the body.
Our book this term is called ‘Funnybones’ and we are learning to retell the story using lots of actions. We were very surprised when a parcel arrived at school with a skeleton inside!
Class One had a brilliant day at Copsegrove Farm. They were all very enthusiastic and participated in a wide range of activities. On our walk down to the wood the children learnt how to identify evergreen and deciduous trees. They also found out about what plants need to grow, acted out the life cycle of a seed and became a living tree. Once in the wood they listened carefully as Kate explained how to keep safe by the fire and about the different places in the wood. The rest of the morning was spent identifying different trees, looking for human and physical features and setting a trail for the different teams. After lunch the children worked in groups to make clay troll faces, dens, a boat as well as making and eating wraps.
Class One have been busy finding out what it is like to live on an island! They have looked at maps and used atlases to find out about the United Kingdom. The children have also been busy exploring our school grounds looking for human and physical features.
All the children in Class One worked very hard when exploring how to make a winding mechanism. The children had to work together and they had to solve lots of problems to make sure that the drawbridge went up and down.
Class One had a very exciting time visiting Sudeley Castle with Class Two. Everyone enjoyed finding out about the castle and the chapel. The children were able to use their knowledge about castles when answering questions and were keen to identify the different parts of the castle. Everyone especially enjoyed the maze and the wooden castle!
Everyone in Class One enjoyed taking part in the workshop about castles. The children found out about how castles were built and who lived in the castles. The children enjoyed meeting the knights and they asked lots of questions. We are all busy finding out about how castles were made and are using different resources to help us learn about the different parts of the castles.