Today we had an exciting lesson looking at different ways we could group and sort flowers based on their properties, such as number of leaves, colour and the length of the stem.
Our topic this half term in Growth and Green Fingers. To start our topic, we used magnifying glasses to explore the different parts of plants.
For our design and technology work, we made moving pictures for the story Zog which we have been reading in our English lessons. We designed a picture for a scene from the story and used a lever or slider mechanism to make it move.
This half term, 5 children from year 1 competed in a key stage 1 kurling competition with lots of other schools. They tried their very best and had lots of fun learning to play a new game. Well done!
In maths, we have been busy learning about fractions. We made fraction pizzas to show halves and quarters.
We found out that the Great Fire of London started in a bakery on Pudding Lane. So for our homework we made lovely houses as part of our classroom display.
As we found out that Zog lives in the forest, we had an adventure to the woodlands in the immersion room where we did some superb writing about where he lives.
When we came back to school after half term, we found some mysterious footprints by our door! We became detectives and wrote about where we thought they came from. We discovered that they were the footprints of a friendly dragon called Zog! So we wrote him a letter to find out all about him, and he wrote one back to us answering all of our questions.
In Autumn 1, we enjoyed learning about hot and cold countries. At the end of our topic, we made penguins using clay and painted them to make brilliant 3D models.
As part of European day of languages, we had a french themed afternoon. We built and painted the Eiffel Tower, made french flags and created art work inspired by the artist Matisse.
Last week, we went on an adventure! We had to pack a big bag and visited hot and cold places in the immersion room.
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