Year 1 - Owls Class
During term 1 we were learning all about houses and toys now and in the past. As part of our learning we enjoyed a workshop about washing clothes in the Victorian times. As part of our science work we have been hunting and describing different materials in our school environment. We also investigated which materials are waterproof. In Maths we have completed lots of work on place value, making and comparing two digit numbers.
We also showcased our home learning, bringing in lots of information about toys that had been played with in the past of our own families. Some of us also built our own houses.
Term 2 started with a snow storm in our classroom. We came back in from playtime to find snow all of the room. Within the snow we also found our new text, One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth and some frozen animals. We decided to investigate which frozen animal would melt first by placing them all in different areas. We all made predictions about which area would melt the frozen block the quickest and found that by our heater was very quick.
In Maths we started to learn about measuring length, we began by finding out how many cubes long an object was and then moved onto using rulers to measure. As part of our art work we have been learning about Andy Goldsworthy and have had a go at creating our own images with natural objects in our outdoor area.
In term 3 we were learning all about space. We were lucky enough to have the explorer dome come to visit us where we learnt all about the stars. In Literacy we read the story Man on the Moon, a day in the life of Bob. We used this text to write our own stories about Billy from Mars. In computing we worked with a partner to create our own alien. We had to use a variety of shapes to make the alien and the filling tool to colour our aliens in. We named our alien and then in Literacy created our own fact files all about the alien. We had to think about the alien's appearance, diet and habitat.
When we arrived back at school after the half term holiday we found some objects in our classroom. We had a big discussion about what the objects were and tried to guess what our new topic might be. We discovered that we would be learning all about planting and growing and that our new text would be Jim and the beanstalk. We all then planted our own bean, to help us understand what plants need we have started an experiment. Our beans all have daylight, soil and regular watering. We have a bean that has water and daylight but no soil and one that has soil and water but no daylight. We have all made predictions about what we think will happen and will regularly record our findings over the term. We also have art week in Term 4. We started by using old newspapers and watercolours to make flowers.