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Year 1 - Foxes

Week commencing 23.1.23

In science we are learning about materials. We looked at a collection of items from the classroom and sorted them according to the material they were made from - glass, plastic, wood, fabric, paper or metal. 

Week commencing  16.1.23

In Literacy this week, we have begun to learn about instructions. We have read some of the recipes from Gruffalo Crumble, a cookbook based on Julia Donaldson's famous character. We have been learning about 'bossy' verbs which give us instructions or commands, and have written some for the classroom. Here are some of our signs.

Week commencing 9.1.23

In maths this week, we have been comparing length and height. We ordered strips of ribbon from shortest to longest, taking care to line them up carefully. Then we worked in groups to order ourselves from shortest to tallest. We are going on to find things longer and shorter than a ruler, and then to compare the weights of objects asking which is heavier and which is lighter.

Week commencing 5.12.22

In science, we have already learned that you can group animals into different classes, or families. This week, we've learned that you can also group them according to what they eat and that  these groups are called carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

Week commencing 28.11.22

This week in gym lessons we have been practising making straight and star shapes in the air. 

Week commencing 21.11.22

In art this week, we made a slab relief block from clay and used it to make prints. First we flattened our clay, then we made marks in it. Finally we put paint on and placed our paper to top to take a print. We were really pleased with the results. You could try it at home too.

Week commencing 14.11.22

In science, we have been learning about the different animal classes (groups) - mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, amphibians and invertebrates. We sorted pictures of animals into the correct animal class.

In RE, we learned about the Hindu festival of Diwali, including the story of Rama and Sita and the importance of light in the story. We decorated our own Rangoli pattern and tried very hard to make them symmetrical.

Week commencing 7.11.22

In gym lessons we have be learning different positions such as tuck and straight. Then we learned how to combine them to do a forward roll.

On Wednesday the children really enjoyed a drama workshop all about magic! 

Week commencing 31st October

This week we have begun our printmaking topic in Art. We learned about primary colours and experimented with printing with junk.

Week commencing 17th October

The gardening club picked these lovely dahlias from our school garden.

The children were really excited about making and eating their fruit kebabs in design technology lessons this week. They were delicious!

Week commencing 10th October

In science, we are learning about our senses. This week, we investigated whether we could identify an item just from it's smell. In our mystery beakers were coffee, lemon, shower gel, herbs and garlic. 

Trip to College Lake

Our trip to College Lake took place this week. We had a lovely time using our senses to make potions and to listen to the sounds around us. We learned that all living things need shelter, water, air and food (SWAF). We explored, played games and built dens. It was a great day which the children really enjoyed.

Week commencing 3rd October

In Design Technology this half term, we are learning how to prepare fruit and will be making a fruit kebab during the last week before the holiday. This week, we've practised holding a knife and cutting with it. We used playdough to practise with.

Week commencing 26th September

In music with Miss Wray, the children have been listening to and copying short rhythms using the claves. 

Week commencing 19th September

In PE this week, we have been working on throwing, catching and aiming with Mr Morgan.

Meet the teacher presentation

Phase 2 sounds.mp4

This is "Phase 2' sounds pronunciation video to support with phonics at home

Wednesday 14th September

In history this half-term, we are learning about toys in the past. Yesterday, we all took part in a Toys Workshop where we had the chance to play with and learn about many, many old toys. In the afternoon, we were able to make lots of toys such as a little boat, a cup and ball or a peg doll. The whole day was great fun and the children learned a lot. Thank you to our parents who came to help us.

Welcome back to the Spring Term at St Peter's