This week in Year One, we have been focusing on measurement. We have been using various resources to measure and compare length and height. We have also been measuring outside! We used metre sticks to measure a 10m track and then timed each other running the track.
Yesterday, we spent the afternoon exploring our new topic which is all about animals. We discussed pets that we had and created bar charts to reflect pets in Year One. Those of us with pets completed a descriptive piece of writing about them. We also discussed what we would like to learn in the new topic and what we already know about animals. Some of us also had a go at sorting animals into groups.
Last Friday, we held our Staff vs Pupils football matches, all in aid of Sport Relief. We had a fantastic turnout of players (both pupils and staff) and amazing support from pupil and parents.
We managed to raise just over £420!! Thank you so much for everyone’s support, it was a very enjoyable evening for staff and pupils alike (as well as lots of sore teachers over the weekend!)
SPORT RELIEF FUNDRAISING:
- £1 for trainers all week (this is also to enable us to be active more often and quicker!)
- £1 Staff vs Pupils Football Match on Friday (we have 51 children so far!)
- £1 Raffle (the prizes are sports related)
Thank you for all of your support so far – it is all for a great cause!
There are also in school competitions and break/lunch time competitions going on all week. We are going to revel who has completed the most miles and challenges on Friday!
Here is a glimpse of the start of Year One’s Sport Relief activities – our mile a day run and supermovers challenges.
This week, we have been focusing on the British Royal Family. We watched the Queen’s coronation and compared it to Elsa’s from Frozen! We then thought about and used ICT resources to find the answers to our questions about the Royal Family. We have also been using atlases to map the 4 countries of the UK.
This afternoon we focused on India. We talked about the difference between English and Indian weddings, with one of our class telling us all about an Indian wedding they went to. We also looked at the Taj Mahal, the different religions in India, where India is in the world and how much bigger it is than England. We then worked in talk partners to draw the Indian flag and write 3 interesting facts we had learnt over the afternoon. We then had a go at making our very own vegetable samosas and also tried poppadoms!
Year One had a very big shock today when we returned from break time! Sunny the Meerkat was… GONE! We walked into the room to find chairs up-turned, paper and lunch bands thrown across the floor and huge footprints across the room! We then found a letter labelled ‘Year One’, this provided us with the evidence to confirm our suspicions; Sunny had been taken by a jackal!
We received a letter from ‘Mr Jackal’ explaining that he was taking Sunny back to the Kalahari desert. We are pretty sure Sunny didn’t want to go though, so we discussed the rights and wrongs about people making others do things they don’t want to. Mr Jackal’s letter explained that there was only one way to get Sunny back – we had to leave him biscuits and write a letter to him explaining why he should return Sunny!
We then found a map in the classroom, scratched off on the map was the UK. We then located the Kalahari desert in Africa to work out the route Mr Jackal would take to get back there with Sunny. We worked out he would pass through many different countries and made our own route using arrows. We then each took it in turns to located somewhere we had been on holiday, making great use of our map and reading skills.
Year One turned into real detectives and came up with some fantastic solutions! One of the class suggested setting a trap to capture him. Miss Carter has ensured that there are biscuits left for Mr Jackal over the weekend and Year One will begin their letter of reasoning on Monday, for the safe return of Sunny. Wish us luck!
In Science today, we dissected a flower in our pairs. We discussed the structure of the flower, what it was called and where it can be found. We then peeled back various part of the flower, identifying the stem, petals, leaves and discussing pollen and the smell associated with different flowers. We all loved investigating!