Design and Technology
We have been practising our skills, ready to make our theatre after half term. Today we looked at making spring tabs.
We were trying to test different materials to see which material would be best for teddy’s umbrella.
We have been learning a poem called ‘We are six’ by A.A.Milne.
In Maths this week we have been learning about the part-part whole model.
We have been putting our skills into practise from the half term. We planned our route from one place to another, then we put our instructions into our Bee Bot to see if we had used the correct instructions. If our Bee Bot went somewhere else we debugged it and chose the correct way to go.
In school now on a Friday afternoon all classes take part in a STEAM activity. In KS1 we do ours during Choosing Time. This half term we have been looking at ‘dancing raisins’. Take a look what happens when raisins are dropped into lemonade. Why do you think the raisins go up and down?
We have been working on our throwing skills in PE! The children have been practising bending their legs and pushing their bodies up while following through with their throw! Why don’t you have a practise with your children at home!
We have been adding more instructions to our algorithms and trying to get our Bee-Bots to a particular square.
We have been looking at greater than, less than and equal to using the symbols < > =
We have been using new vocabulary this week in Maths. We have looked at showing the same as a given amount, showing fewer than a given number and more than a given number.
Local Area Walk
The children had a lovely time on our walk identifying different places in our local area. We are going to use this knowledge to create a map next week!
In Computing, we have been learning how to use the Bee Bots. Last week we were learning how to give instructions to each other and making sure we only followed what our friends told us! This week we have been programming the Bee Bots to move forwards and backwards.
Today we have been learning one less than a number. We practised one less using different activities.
We have been practising reading numbers 1-10 as written words. We read words and found that amount, matched amounts with words and had a go at writing the words.
We took a journey around our playground and created a map to show our journey and what we saw in the playground.
The children have been looking at the names of different materials and had a go at sorting them.
Our first story in English is called ‘How to Catch a Rainbow’. We have been learning about nouns and we went on our own rainbow noun walk.
In Maths, we have been looking at grouping and counting how many are in a group! Look at some of the groups the children made.
The first week back after half term is always art week. Each year group looks at a different artist and their style. In year one we looked at Pablo Picasso. We made different faces and used oil pastels to create our final piece! Look at their amazing lead up to their final piece - I’ll save those photos for after the art exhibition (don’t want to spoil the surprise!).