Maths, storytelling and fun at the park for the Royal Wedding!
Yesterday, Year One took on the role of news reporters. We began by watching Prince William and Princess Kate’s exit from the hospital, as well as the visit by the Royal couple’s other children. We then discussed the setting and scene from what we had scene, generating a list of useful words and facts. All of us wrote our own version of events.
We also predicted baby names for the new prince and watched the salute to mark the prince’s birth live in the afternoon!
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!