This week we have had fun doing lots of creative activities related to this half term's topic. After reading the story we made our own gingerbread men from scratch. Everyone had a part to play in this complicated process. Unlike the story, our gingerbread men did not attempt to run away.
We have been learning about castles and comparing these to our own homes. This week we drew a castle and then experimented with colour mixing paints to create the most appropriate colour for the castle. Once happy with the mixed colours we used these to paint the clay castles we had made last week.
This year we have been learning about three artists and their different styles.
We have looked at the work of Manchester born L.S. Lowry and created our own city, factory and school landscapes based on Lowry's style.
This week (25th March) so far...
We have been making clocks and using these to help us to learn to tell the time to the hour and half hour.
St Anne's Food Bank
Today the children in Year 1 helped to sort out the donated food ready to take to the food bank. First we sorted the food into groups of food types and then we made a tally chart recording how many of each types there were. Once we'd done this we all helped to bag the food ready for distribution.
World Book Day
We had a lovely day today. All the children looked amazing in their costumes. We did some great work on the book Tuesday which was all pictures and no words. Year 4 came down to share books with us and in the afternoon we made bouncy frogs on lily pads to remind us of the story Tuesday.
Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day
We had great fun today learning about how to make pancakes and why this special day is celebrated. Everyone had a turn at cooking and tossing a pancake before choosing the toppings they wanted. They were delicious.
Thank you Mrs Palfreman!
We have an amazing addition to the classroom. It is a magical small world 'fairy garden' as part of the new topic which is based around traditional fairy tales.
Year 1 have been looking at poems over the last few weeks. We have been reading a selection of rhymes and poems and even had a go at writing our own. We based our Competition entry poems around the senses and thought about the things we can see, hear, smell, taste and feel. We tried to use lots of descriptive language (adjectives) in our writing. We are sending the entries off soon so fingers crossed!
Story Stop Tuesday
Fire Safety Talk for Year 1
Today we had a visit from Nuneaton Fire Service to talk to us about the importance of keeping safe around fire. We looked at safe and unsafe fires. We looked at the clothes fire fighters wear before going near a fire and we learnt a technique to help if our clothes accidently caught on fire. STOP-DROP-ROLL and we learnt a rhyme to remind us to never play with mathches.
Matches and lighters never touch
They might hurt you very much.
Internet Safety Day
We had an assembly and time in class, learning about how to stay safe on the internet. We designed a poster to help us remember some of the important rules.
This week we have been experimenting with writing the 'Victorian way' using dip pens and slate and chalk. We had great fun but decided that using pencils is much easier.
This term we are looking at schools over the past 100 years. We have created a small Victorian role pay area in the classroom with an abacus, easel and slates to write on. The children have experienced some traditional old fashioned games in P.E
Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend our reading session today. It was great to see you all and the children really enjoyed sharing some books with you.
Autumn 1 Term the children in Year 1 enjoyed the Superheroes topic. They engaged in small world and role play activities and made and designed their own superheroes. We read lots of stories related to this topic and learnt about the real life superhero Grace Darling and what her life was like in Victorian times.