This week lots of children in our school have been celebrating Eid. Eid is a Muslim celebration which come at the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting.
We learned about Eid and compared it with celebrations from other religions, then we made Eid cards for all our friends who are celebrating.
In our History lessons we have been learning all about the seaside and how holidays have changed over time. We used the computers to research and though of some questions we might ask about holidays in the past. Then one of our governors Mrs Worsley came in and answered some of them for us.
What did Mrs Worsley tell us about holidays from the past year 1?
In our music lessons we are building on our recent transport topic by learning a song all about transport!
We are learning how to keep a beat and we are using instruments to add our own rhythms to the music.
Well done Year 1.
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.