We started our new Project “Senses” with a special senses day. The children completed a range of English based activities about each sense including a bit of food tasting to experience a range of sensations on the tongue…the grapefruit got the best reaction! This week we have started a senses poetry unit so the senses walks in and out of school will support this. We began the unit overloading our senses with a scented classroom filled with textures, sounds and tastes.
We have started to think about multiplication and division through lots of practical tasks involving making groups of and sharing. In multiplication we consider how many groups of something there are e.g there are 3 groups of 10 which makes 30. In division we had to share objects between a given number e.g 12 things shared between 4 gives 3.
Did you hear the news? Addie the penguin left his egg with us for safe keeping! We researched how he should build his nest, as unfortunately he did not know! After a letter written with explanations of what to do, we then researched how to feed and protect his chick.
After completing our money project, we have begun to investigate division through sharing and grouping. Next week we will begin to use the symbol for division.
Following our trip to Marwell Zoo the children have written lots of descriptive pieces about different animals and a recount of their trip.
We have read Handa’s Hen and written our own counting sentences using a the simple three word format: number/adjective/noun e.g. one fat hippo, two tall giraffes, three climbing monkeys….
During week one we looked at the fractions half and quarter. We had to remember the very important fact that each part had to be equal especially if we share cake or chocolate!
This week we have been using addition partition facts e.g. 5+2=7, 3+4=7 and then using these facts to write subtraction sentences i.e if 2+5=7 then 7-2=5 and 7-5=2. We have done this practically and then recorded.
To start our new project on plants, Year 1 have been reading ‘Oliver’s Garden’ by Vivian French. It helped to teach us the days of the week and we spent some time learning some of the tricky spellings. We also thought of lots of adjectives to describe vegetables so that we could write our own ‘Oliver’s Garden’ stories. We have recently found out about exclamation marks and tried to include them in our writing!
During the last two weeks we have explored how to make arrays! We have decided they are everywhere! They help us to count in groups of numbers and we even used the ‘X’ sign in our calculations. Finally, to finish the unit, we made a plan for Oliver’s new garden. All the vegetables had to be planted in arrays so that Granddad could keep his garden neat and tidy.
We have been learning how to describe nouns (objects in Autumn) and creating some windy weather poems. We word processed our poems in the ICT suite for a final copy to decorate and display.
We have been learning how to subtract by crossing out and jumping back on a number line. We have even solved some subtraction word problems too.
This week in English we have become familiar with a range of traditional fairy tale stories. We have focused on the repeated language and the contrast of good and bad characters.
This week in Maths we have been learning to write our numbers in words, looking at the tricky spellings and trying to remember them. We have also been adding 1 more to numbers and even solving some challenging word problems! We have been encouraging the children to count on from any given number too.
We have been learning about people who made a great difference around the Victorian period. We planned and carried out a scientific experiment with paper aeroplanes and wrote compound sentences in our planning/reviewing of this.
This week we have been looking into the history of Florence Nightingale and writing questions that we can find the answer to.
We have been focusing on our number skills with numbers to 20, looking at the inverse operation and all related number stories.
This week we have been finding out and writing about the Victorian Era. We used photographs of the Victorian classrooms and buildings and compared it to our experience at school now. Did you know….? We have Victorian classrooms at Swanmore Primary!
To link with our Victorian topic, we have been learning about time. We first looked at a timeline of events in History and Queen Victoria’s reign. We then considered our own daily timeline and used the vocabulary to describe different times of the day – morning, midday, afternoon, evening, night time.
We also had a brilliant time on our school trip to Manor Farm, we learnt so many things about the life of a Victorian! Thank you for the lovely costumes provided and to our wonderful parent helpers. We look forward to seeing you at the Victorian tea party on Wednesday afternoon next week at 3pm (in the hall).
Have a great weekend in the sunshine! Y1 Team 🙂
In Maths we are learning about 2 digit numbers and how to place the tens and ones digits.
In English we read a story called Sniffer’s Walk and wrote our own improved version.
As part of our Senses project Year 1 were tasting fruit today!
We made lots of yummy kebabs.
Thank you for our fruit money! 🙂