We hope you enjoy this video all about the adventures 1C have been on during our Arts Fortnight, all about The Disgusting Sandwich!
This week we have started to learn our new story, The Disgusting Sandwich, and have done some work to deepen our understanding of what we are reading.
First we looked at the settings in the story and made some 3D maps using paper manpulation skills.
Then we went into the cafe and made some beautiful sandwiches… which we then dropped in the sand pit, dipped in the pond, rode over them on scooters and more! Just like in the story.
We then took a walk in our local area, learning some key features of Alwoodley and road safety, as we walked to the… park!
This afternoon, Year 1 were given the task of building a house as a group that needed to withstand ‘the huff and the puff’ of a hairdryer! Engaging their team ant skills, they worked together to select from a variety of materials to create their own free standing houses. They used straws, paper, card, lollipop sticks, pipe-cleaners, masking tape and glue, to build some very imaginative houses. The final test was to see if they would stand up against the hairdryer! Most of the houses proved to be very sturdy and survived the test.
Next week we will be learning the story of the Three Little Pigs through T4W, discovering which of the pigs houses managed to survive against the wolf’s huffing and puffing.
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.
To end our Spring 1 half term, the Year 1 team wanted to create a bit of a showcase of some of the amazing work that has been going on at home.
We are incredibly proud of the effort and engagement that has been going on over the last six weeks.
We’ve had Tough Tortoises when the work was tricky and we persevered through, we’ve had Team Ants working with our adults or brothers and sisters at home, Helpful Hens have been pausing videos and using their previous learning to help them in new activities and I’ve even noticed some Beautiful Butterflies editing and improving their work!
In English we have been working around the story Samson’s Titanic Journey by Laura Graham. We thought about how the different classes and used this story to help us with our descriptive writing, as well as post cards and letters.
Week 2: Noticing and wondering about the front cover
Week 3: Using verbs and adjectives to to explain what Samson was doing
Week 4: Using new vocabulary and adjectives to describe the first class dining room
Week 5: Thinking about how Samson was feeling and using “and” to join ideas together
Week 6: Writing letters to Samson’s family
For our Maths home learning we have been using White Rose Maths Hub videos and our usual Flashback 4s. This half term we have covered shape, addition and subtraction within 20 and numbers to 50. Take a look at some of our Maths work.
During our Spring 1 home learning we have continued with our Sound of the Week, daily Read Write Inc Phonics lessons, weekly Read Write Inc books, Goldilocks words from our story and some retrieval tasks.
Sound of the Week
Week 2: ir – whirl and twirl
Week 3: ou – shout it out
Week 4: oy – toy for a boy
Week 5: ea – cup of tea
Week 6: oi – spoil the boy
Our theme for this half term was a history focus as we based the majority of our learning about the Titanic. Take a look at some of the learning taking place at home based on the Titanic.
As always, we have continued to offer our wide and broad curriculum and the children have responded brilliantly. In Science, we started the half term by observing the changes in the seasons and then moved on to learning about the human body. We learned about our body parts and the five main senses. Our RE unit started with learning about the parable of the lost son. This guided our thoughts towards forgiveness and we considered this value in the story as well as when we have shown forgiveness. Then we learned about 4 types of prayer and wrote our own prayers. In PE we have been keeping healthy by taking part in Joe Wicks’ weekly exercise sessions. Linked to the Titanic, in Music we have reflected on the music played in both the first and third class dining rooms and then learned to perform the waltz and the Irish jig. Finally, as part of our PHSE, we consider real life lifesavers and what they do to help make the word a better place.
This week 1C have become bakers, just like Thomas Farriner, and we worked collaboratively, to bake scones.
We followed a recipe, and noticed imperative verbs such as mix, pour, rub and roll.
This morning we spent our time using different resources to show our learning about the Titanic. We used the iPads to research, Lego to build 20 lifeboats for our Titanic small world, wrote facts that we know in the writing area, looked at our senses and what we can hear, see and smell and wrote postcards from Samson from our class book, Samson’s Titanic Journey.
This week we thought about what we had learned about different materials and then designed and made rescue boats to help people escape from the great fire of London! The children used their learning partners to talk about what materials they could use and why. We then made the boats and tested to see if they floated in some water outside!
In our final week of this half term we have had some brilliant home learning. Including a snail made from bread! Well done, Maddie for the fantastic idea.