This week in Year 1 we have been innovating our class story of The Disgusting Sandwich into our very own stories about other, truly disgusting, foods. We also explored our school grounds, mapping as we went, to think about what could happen and where in our stories. then we moved on to writing our stories and becoming authors once again!
This week Year 1 planted spinach, rocket, radishes and cress. We looked at the different types of seeds and thought about what seeds need to germinate. Then we discussed how to look after the plants to make sure they grow. We will need to be careful gardeners over the next few weeks to make sure that the plants are healthy. At the end of term we will harvest the plants to make a salad to eat at our class picnic.
This week we have been innovating the story of the Lazy Lion and changing some key parts of the story. We learned our new version and then wrote the story ourselves. This was the innovation phase of our unit on Talk 4 Writing in Year 1 and we have had so much fun learning the stories!
This week we had the first round of our Spelling Bee in Year 1. It was very intense as so many children score 20 out of 20 and we entered eliminations to find our one boy and one girl for each class. After Easter, the winners will compete against other Year 1 classes to narrow our champion spellers to 1 boy and 1 girl per year group.
A huge congratulations to:
1C – Iqra and Hashir
1M – Cameron and Amber
1E – JJ and Maryam
The new words will be given to these children soon and the classes will need to be very encouraging to these children.
A huge well done to everybody who took part, it was very impressive to see such impressive competitive spelling!
This week in our English lessons we have been learning to retell the story of the Lazy Lion. The rain is coming but he is so lazy he tries to make all the other animals build a house for him. Unfortunately, none of the houses they build are up to his high standards… and then the rain comes!
Today we have had great fun celebrating red nose day. We started the day by telling jokes to each other. We then made posters of some jokes and displayed these in the window. We were very pleased to hear year 6 reading them and laughing.
As part of Science week, Year 1 had a virtual zoo session with a zookeeper from Chester Zoo. We learnt all about nocturnal animals and discovered the different ways that the animals were suited to moving around and finding food at night. Building on our previous learning about senses, we noticed different features such as large eyes, to give us a clue as to how the animal is adapted to life in the dark.
We have also been learning about lions, writing our own non-chronological reports full of interesting facts. Here are some great examples:
World Book Day has been very different this year, with many of our young learners at home. However, this wasn’t enough to stop Year 1 celebrating some of our favourite stories! We challenged the Year 1 children to create some of their favourite book characters out of a potato… take a look at some of the amazing creations we had!
At school we have been noticing some changes to our school grounds. We found some crocuses outside and some buds starting to grow on the trees. We were also very excited to see the sun shinning and feeling the warmth on our faces!