Our science topic is all about humans and animals. We have learned to classify animals into groups. We learned that humans are mammals. We have also looks at other groups and learned that animals with wings and feathers are called birds. We looked at birds that you could find in the U.K. and thought about their features.
‘Birds live in nests in the trees’ – Sky
‘Birds lay eggs and keep their nests high so predators don’t eat them’ – Rayyan
‘Birds need wings so they can fly to their nests’ – Mahir
We took advantage of the lovely Spring weather and went outside to spot some birds nests. We thought about bird’s habitats and what materials they used to build their nests. We used the materials on the field to build our own nests.
Well done year 1R. What kinds of animals are predators to birds?
This half term one of our topic lessons in about holidays in the past. We know that we can look in books to find out information about the past. We also know that we can use the internet to find out things we want to know. We followed our safe internet rules and did some research on the computers.
We found out lots about past holidays.
‘People in the past liked to ride on donkeys’ – Jason
‘People in the past made sandcastles like us’ – Penny
‘People in the past liked to swim in the sea’ – Layla
‘People in the past brought parasols to protect them from the sun’ – Jasmine
Brilliant computing year 1. Can you think of any other things people did on holiday in the past.
In 1R we have been learning all about traditional tales. We have read the story of Hansel and Gretel and have been thinking about the gingerbread house.
We thought about what it would feel like to visit the house and what all the treats and sweets would taste like. We shared our ideas and came up with lots of adjectives that we could use in our writing to describe the setting in the story.
Well done Year 1R great writing!
On Wednesday we had a visit from James Naughton an artist who lives in Bolton. He showed us some of his paintings and we got the chance to paint a picture of our own.
We had fun creating a forest picture using paint, rags and paintbrushes. We had to think about light and the order of the background and foreground.
‘I liked painting the trees’ – Franciszek
‘ I liked wiping off the paint with the rag’ – Jasmine
‘ I liked using the brush to paint the trees ‘ – Ucena
‘ My favourite part was painting the leaves on my tree’ – Mahir
Yesterday was International Women’s day and in year 1 we celebrated by learning all about Florence Nightingale. Florence Nightingale was a special lady because she cleaned up the hospital where poorly soldiers were being looked after. She bought them new clothes, fruit and bandages to help them get better. Hospitals were changed because of Florence Nightingale.
Today is world book day and we have been talking about reading and sharing our favourite books. Miss Roscoe’s favourite book is Aliens Love Underpants all about some aliens who come to earth to steal our pants! She likes it because of all the rhyming words and she thinks it is also very funny.
What’s your favourite book year 1? Can you tell me about it?
On Fridays we have our Music lessons with Mrs Hudson. We have been learning about beats and rhythms. We have learned to use the tap sticks to tap out the rhythm to a song called ‘sticks’. Next half term we will combine our rhythm with a steady beat to play the whole chant, it will be very tricky but Miss Roscoe thinks we will be great!