We have been learning about Grace Darling and why she is famous. We did some drama to act out the shipwreck. In the video you will hear the sounds of the stormy sea and thunder made from percussion instruments. We used ribbons pretending to be the powerful waves. The people jumping and waving are the crew lost at sea. In the boat is Grace Darling, her father and somebody they managed to save.
We have been writing fact files about Lighthouses. We have been researchers and we had to collect facts about Lighthouses before we presented our facts into a fact file.
Did you know that the first lighthouse was built 2000 years ago in Egypt?
In Picture News this week we have been talking about the problems with wearing plastic face masks. We have been talking about the issues that this causes to the environment. We have decided to make posters to stop people littering plastic facemasks and to make sure that they are recycling the masks in special bins. We felt shocked and upset to find out that 129bn plastic facemasks are being worn every month world wide. A lorry load of plastic reaches our oceans every day and this includes plastic facemasks.
We have put our posters up in our classroom window. Please come and have a look.
This week in English we have been writing letters pretending to be the character Matilda writing to her pirate friend Jim Lad. This is based on the story The Pirates Next Door. We tried hard to include question sentences, subordinating conjunctions and expanded noun phrases.
We have been running relays in Mini Kixx.
In Maths our learning objective has been to add 3 one digit numbers together. Our Wonder Time challenge was to find out if it was always, sometimes or never true that when adding 3 odd number together the answer will always be odd.
This week in English we have been learning about the conjunctions 'but' and 'because'. We applied what we have learnt to our writing. We have been writing story introductions. Lots of Owls remembered what we had learnt in the previous week and they included expanded noun phrases in their writing too.
In Computing we have been learning to code.
In Mini Kixx this week we have doing running relays. Here are some action pictures.
In English, we have been learning what an expanded noun phrase is. Here are some examples of short descriptions of a tropical island. You can see in the examples that we have tried hard to include expanded noun phrases.
Here is the final episode of Mr Steve's gardening programme. Look what has happened to the sweertcorn over the summer holidays!
Thank you Mr Steve love from Owls class
This week in Mini Kixx we practised our throwing and catching skills. We also practised long jumping to see how far we could jump.
We have created digital art work based on the art style, Impressionism. We looked at the artist Monet and created pictures using the programme 2paint. We thought carefully about light and the tone of colours.
We loved our first session of mini kicks today. Everyone worked as a team during the team games. Everyone tried their best too!
We have been learning how to partition a 2digit number using base ten equipment.
Year 1 in Owls class 20/21
We celebrated the opening ceremony of the Olympic games by making Olympic torches, crowns and medals.
This afternoon we did an origami activity. We had to use our Big Brain Bill and peserverance because it was quite tricky in parts. However, we kept going and we was so proud of ourselves when we had finished.
This week in Maths we have been focusing on Number and Place value. We have been using dienes to practically partition numbers into tens and ones (units).
Hapa Zome is a Japanese word meaning ‘leaf dye’ and is given to the process of transferring the natural pigments from leaves and flowers onto fabric or paper to create a botanical image. We did this today by finding petals, leaves and a flat pebble.
It is National Sports Week. Below are pictures taken from our daily sports activities.
Here are some picture of us practising our dribbling skills using hockey sticks and balls. We also had a relay race to see which team could be the quickest to dribble their hockey balls around the cones.
Mr Steve and Eva have been busy in the garden again this weekend. Here is episode two of their gardening programme. They show us how the sweetcorn has grown since episode one. They show us how they have planted the sweetcorn into the ground.
Thank you Mr Steve and Eva!
We have been busy in Maths. Our learning objective has been to find half and quarter of shapes and amounts. Here are some examples of some of our work. We used our Big Brain Bill to have a go at some of the chilly challenges too.
This week we have been writing our own rhyming poems. Here are some of the poems.
Mr Steve and Eva have been very busy in the garden. Below is a video of their gardening programme explaining what they have done to the Sweetcorn to help it to grow.
Thank you Mr Steve and Eva! We are looking forward to your next gardening video.
In Science this term we have been investigating materials and their properties. We have investigated the best material for a dog's bedding and the best material for an umbrella. We have played material games. Our favorite game was Guess The Material. In this game we had to guess the material that out partner was holding behind their back by asking them questions about the material's properties.
In Computing we have been making animated story books. We learnt how to create a picture on the computer and how to add animation and sound. We have learnt how to add a new page to our storybooks. We also talked about the importance of saving work, overwriting saved files and retrieving saved work.
Here are some examples of our work:
We have been writing non-fiction fact files about Ichthyosaurs. We have been reading non-fiction texts to find out facts. Here are some examples of our non - ficion texts.
We have been learning about Mary Anning. Below are some pictures of our writing. We have been writing recounts about Mary Anning's life. We all worked hard to try and include 'ed' verbs within our writing.
Mrs Smith heard that we have been learning about Mary Anning so she brought in her fossil collection for us to have a look at. We all really enjoyed looking at the fossils.
We have fun in Owls class. Here are some pictures of us enjoying our outdoor playtime.
We have been busy writing letters to Queen Elizabeth to wish her a happy birthday. We worked hard to include questions and exclamation sentences. We hope the Queen will be impressed with our writing. Here are some pictures of some of the letters.
We have planted sunflower seeds. We listened and followed the instructions. We also talked about what seeds need to grow.
In computing, we have started creating our own animated story books. In this lesson we had to create a character and type a description about the character.
We have been busy making Easter crafts. Take a look at some of our pictures.
This week we have been writing stories about Elmer the patch work Elephant. Every Owl did a brilliant job and worked so hard! Here are some pictures.
We have decorated our classroom window with colourful flowers to spread happiness. We did this on the National Reflection Day.
Some of the Owls have enjoyed reading instructions in their guided reading this week. They had to follow the instructions to make a paper aeroplane.
We had a Big Brain Bill challenge to complete in our Wondertime this week. Using the small 9 triangles we had to join them to make one big triangle but we could only put sides together that added to 10. Every Owl tried their best and they were resilient learners.
We love to paint. Here are some pictures from our afternoon painting activity.
Here are some pictures of our writing from this week. We have been authors and we created our own story based on The Queen's Handbag by Steve Antony.
Here are pictures from our sponsored nose and spoon Red Nose Day. Owls did so well balancing their red nose on their spoon.
We have had a great first week back. It has been lovely to see everyone again. Everyone has worked so hard. This week, we have been learning about 3d shapes. We played a Maths game. We closed our eyes and our partner put the shape into our hands and we had to guess which 3d shape it was.
We also had a hunt for 3d shapes in the environment.
We had fun following directions. (forwards, backwards, left and right)
One of our Owls has drawn a rainbow.
We celebrated Christmas jumper day. Here are our pictures looking festive.
We loved Christmas dinner day.
We have been learning how to sew. We have made hand puppets. Here are some of our pictures.
We have revisited shape in maths. We recapped the properties of shapes. We also focused on patterns. We have problem solved about missing shapes in repeated patterns. We also had a go making our own repeated patterns using shapes and colours. Here are some of our pictures.
We have found that the weather has been against us! We planned to go outside and scavenge natural materials to make Stickman. However, we have had lots of rain this week and so the ground has been too wet. Hopefully, the weather will improve soon. So, we came inside and we used what we could find in the craft cupboard. We made Stickman using art straws.
This week we have been writing descriptions. We have been learning that an adjective describes a noun. Here are some pictures of our work describing the setting from the story Stickman by Julia Donaldson.
In Design and Technology we have been designing our own Stickman based on the story Stickman by Julia Donaldson. We have labelled our drawing with the materials we are going to use. We are looking forward to the next step when we are going to be making Stickman.
On Wednesday afternoon we ended the day by doing some quick drawing. We had to follow the step by step instructions. Can you guess what we have drawn?
Yes it's an Owl! Here are some of our pictures.
Some of us have been historians. We have been reading facts about The Great Fire of London. When we read a sentence we had to see if we could match this to a picture. We then shared the facts we had read to the rest of the class.
We have made split pin poppies to put in our class window for Remembrance day. Here are some pictures of us making the poppies.
We used oil pastels to make firework pictures. We focused on the skill of blending colours together to make our pictures darker or lighter. We really enjoyed this activity.
In Maths we have been working on the objective: to reason about numbers in the number system. We have been using the more than, less than and equal to signs when comparing numbers. We enjoyed playing a game when we rolled two dice and had to write the numbers in the two boxes. We then had to make the correct signs to show if a number was more than, less than or equal to.
We have investigated our sense of smell. We had to smell four pots and predict what was in each pot. We then discussed which smells we thought were pleasant and unpleasant. Most of us did not like the smell of garlic but we did like the smell of lemon. We then shared our ideas of why our sense of smell is useful.
We have been practising measuring with a ruler. We did some practical activities in the week and here are some pictures from our lesson when we consolidated our learning.
In Maths we have been learning about properties of shapes. We have been talking about shapes that have straight and curved sides. We have been finding out about how many corners and sides some shapes have. We played a shape game when we had to describe a shape to our partner and our partner had to guess what the shape was.
In Science we have been learning about our five senses. Today we investigated sound. We went outside on a sound walk and discussed what we could hear. We then investigated what happens when you moved closer and further away from sound.
This week we have looked at the artist Picasso. We looked at the painting of the Weeping Woman. We had a go at making a portrait in the style of Picasso. We learnt that colour reflect emotions so when colouring our pictures we tried hard to colour half in dark colours to show sadness and the other half in bright colours to show happiness.
In Art we have been learning about the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. We looked at some of his pictures and we were inspired that he made his portraits using fruit and vegetables. So we had a go at making our own fruit faces.
We have been reading the story Funny Bones. We made skeletons using art straws.
In Maths we have been practising counting on from a given number. We have also been practising adding two numbers together.
In history we have been looking at old toys and comparing them to toys that we play with now. We also sorted out pictures of toys and decided if they were old or new.