The Year 1 children have had a very busy week. They began the week with Mrs de Klerk working on a Science experiment. The children have been predicting how much rain fall we are likely to have this month. They placed rain gauges in different areas around the school to find out which position would collect the most rain. This is an ongoing experiment that the children will be observing regularly.
On Tuesday the children had a wonderful morning with the author Alice Hemming. They enjoyed listening to her story, Bibble and the Bubbles in assembly. Afterwards, the children created a bubble poem on a paper plate. The poem was called 30 uses for a bubble and as you can imagine there were many exciting uses for a bubble:
“You can make a bubble tree” (Eoin)
“A bubble hair band” (Niamh)
“You can make bubble candy floss” (Katie)
“Make a cute bubble guinea pig” (Benji)
“Make a bubble microphone and sing along” (Carys)
“Make a tennis bubble racquet” (Hope)
“You can make a bubble clock” (Xavier)
In Geography the children have been thinking about how they travel to school and the route they take from home to school. They looked at a map of the area and then created a map themselves discussing the different landmarks that they might see on their journey.
In Art the children have enlarged the autumn items that they have drawn and used collage to represent the different colours that we see in autumn. I am sure you will agree they are pretty amazing!
In English the children have been thinking about the structure of fairy tales. They listened to the Princess and the Pea story and then were asked to discuss what happened at the beginning, middle and end. Some of the children used role-play to act out the story and some were asked to think of questions they would ask a princess if she visited our classroom. Luckily, we had our own Princess Diana on hand who was only too pleased to answer the children’s questions!
In Maths we have been working on addition and subtraction calculations. Many of the children are now confident saying their number bonds to 10/20 and we are focussing now on using them to solve word problems. This will be continued next week as well.
We began our new RE topic on Waiting. The children were asked to think about how it feels to wait for something special and we had some wonderful responses from the children. Afterwards, the children had to experience ‘waiting’ themselves. A parcel had arrived all wrapped up and the children had to wait a whole minute to open it. The children were very excited about this as our star of the day ‘Bobby’ the bear was unwrapped. He is looking forward to going home each day with a different child on an adventure. I am sure you will all get to meet him!
This week you will see that your child has homework related to our new RE topic as we will be learning about the annunciation next week.
On Monday in English the children will be thinking about different settings so will be going for a walk in the school wooded area. Please ensure your child has wellies/change of shoes and a coat.
Enjoy the weekend!