This week, the children had a visit from Open Box! They had an amazing day exploring life as a Victorian child. They learnt about what life as a child would have been like during this Era and acted out working in a mine, being a chimney sweep, going on a train to the beach and building sandcastles for competitions to name just a few.
This week the children shared their homework projects with their class friends. They had lots of new knowledge to share from the era they had chosen to research! We were so impressed! Well done you super Turtles! 😃
In history this week, the children sorted lots of images about food, transport, housing and the clothes worn during each queen’s reign. They used their deduction skills to decide which group of pictures belonged to which reign. This helped then to think again about our enquiry question, ‘Which Queen reigned at the best time?’. The children then created a thought diagram of the best things about each era. After this, lots of the children came to the conclusion that Queen Elizabeth II’s era was the best because of the food and toys in particular! They also thought that being able to fly in a plane and visit other countries for holidays made it a great era to live in.
The children have produced some really impressive art over the last few weeks and today’s portraits were amazing! The children carefully sketched the face and shoulders of their chosen Queen from their photograph/painting and then carefully mixed the watercolours to create these beautiful pictures. Very well done Turtle class 🌟🌟🌟
Well done super Turtles! You were AMAZING in your Year 1 show. We are so proud of you! Thank you for all the effort you gave and to your families at home who provided you with the costumes and helped you practise your lines. We know we will be seeing you on broadway one day! 👏👏🎬🎬
Today, we practised saying our sentences out loud. We have drawn maps from Little Red Riding Hood’s house to Grandma’s cottage. We have thought about the vocabulary, time words and prepositions we could use in our instructions and today we said them out loud to a partner. This will help us when we write them down! 🪵🐺👧
Today, we started our RE learning journey called, ‘Happy and sad’. It focuses on the happiness and sadness which surrounds the Easter story. We started off by exploring the field area for signs of Spring. We found lots of flowers and new buds waiting to open. We then listening to two pieces of music and thought about the emotions they made us feel (one was happy and the other sad). The children then shared times when they remember feeling both of these emotions.
In writing this week, the children write their final piece! They worked hard to produce a clear and detailed set of instructions which was structured correctly. They did some wonderful writing and here are just a few examples of their work.
Rock steady was amazing! The children were so courageous and had so much fun! Some children were even inspired to carry on the music into the afternoon break! 🎸🥁🌟
In writing this week, we sorted verbs to help us think about the difference between past tense verbs and imperative verbs. We will use some of these imperative verbs in our instructions!
This week in writing, we practised making plurals using the suffixes ‘s’ and ‘es’. The children learnt the rules for when to add each one and then added the correct suffix to each word.
This week we looked at how we look after things. We talked about responsibility and what it meant to look after something. The Turtles had mini turtles that they looked after for the afternoon and we also brought a class plant. The Turtles will be responsible of watering and making sure it is in the best spot for sunlight. Helpers will have this class job!🌻
This term in music, we are learning about timbre. We are using percussion instruments to explore different sounds. This week we imagined a castle and played instruments to portray the sounds we could hear. 🎶
This week in science, we continued our learning about materials by labelling the objects around our classroom. We used scientific language to describe the different objects.
In history this week, the children were learning facts about each of the three queens. They also learnt about a key event from each of these eras! They were given these pieces of knowledge and asked to sort them.
This week in writing, we started our new learning journey driven by the classics tale of, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. The children started the week by listening to the story and acting it out, and then they ordered the main events of the story on a story map and thought about how traditional tales, like this one, start and finish. We also talked about the repeated phrases within this story and the children enjoyed joining in with these when reading the story together.
The children then thought about adjectives! They used some new vocabulary linked to the story as well as their own fabulous contributions to describe things in the story. The children recorded their adjectives on post-it notes and stuck them onto the pictures from the book. They then used them in sentences and recorded their adjectives in their books.
In gymnastics this week, we learnt about bouncing and jumping. The children learnt how to safely land and the difference between a bounce and a jump. We even did a bit of log rolling too! The children used their ways of travelling to move around the room and used the space in the hall well. The children worked really hard and were amazed at how exhausted they felt at the end of the lesson! Their hearts were beating super fast!
In computing this week, the children were learning about the importance of labels and how a search engine will use these labels attached to images to find what you have searched for. The children grouped different pictures and physical objects from around the classroom under given labels. They did a great job and worked really well in small groups.
On Friday, the children enjoyed a bit of Jumpstart Jonny - Freeze! They loved it!