This week Jane and Michael from Mary Poppins needed our help. They are very proud that their mum is a suffragette and they decided that they, and their teddies wanted to show their support. They wanted sashes to be made for their teddies.
Year 1 used their D and T skills to investigate different techniques for joining material together. We tried and tested using tape, staples, glue, paper clips and sewing. We talked about the positives and negatives of each and decided that sewing was the best option.
We have all then been learning and practicing how to do a running stitch to make sashes for the teddies. We then decorated our sashes with a 'Vote for Women' banner.
This week we had an exciting delivery in year 1. Mary Poppins sent of one of her favourite books 'Dear Zoo'. We read the story, listened to the song and joined in with the repeated phrases. We then worked in groups to act out the story. We had lots of fun being different animals and all recalling the repetative phrases.
Welcome back, I hope you had a wonderful half term break.
This week we have started our work around our new focus text Mary Poppins. We have been thinking about and creating lots of different fabulous inventions for all of the different characters. We have made food factories, magical farm and castles. we a re really excite to see where our Mary Poppins adventure takes us.
This week we have been learning about compass points. We have learnt a song to help us remember all 4 compass points. We have also been sharing some of the rhymes we know to help us remember
Never Eat Shredded Wheat
Naughty Elephants Squirt Water
We even tried to make up our own - Never Eat Socks and Wellies :)
Well done on a great half term Year 1 and have a lovely week break :)
This week we have been really challenging ourselves to solve a mixture of addition and subtraction number sentences. We haven't let Miss Denton trick us as we have been taking our time to read the number sentences and think about how to answer it. We used number lines to help us.
Wow year 1 SUPER MATHS WORK!!!
THE BIG REVEAL. Well now that our tie dyes are all dry it was time for us to reveal the patterns we had made and discuss the changes we could see. The children noticed different colour changes and notices some shapes and patterns in our designs.
We have also been busy in literacy writing captions about things we have been challenging ourselves with during busy learning, and in maths we have been learning how to use number lines and counters to solve subtraction problems.
Wow tie dying is great fun!!... this week we have been tie dying as part of our whole school art project.
Firstly we used fruit and vegetables to make dye. We observed and hypothesized what we though would happen when we added water to blueberries and beetroot, and talked about what differences we noticed between using hot and cold water.
We then looked at different tie dye patterns and the different ways that we could knot our material.
Next was the fun bit... we dyed our material.
WATCH THIS SPACE... the big reveal will happen next week... We cant wait to see the wonderful patterns that we have made.
This week in our literacy we have been learning about how to write lists. We created lists of all of our favourite things in our all about me boxes, and then we created lists of all of the new 'Super fruit and veggies' that we wanted to create to join Supertato on all of his adventures.
In our maths work we have been learning to count in tens all the way to 100 ... WOW!!
In our maths work this week, year 1 have been learning about how to make number bonds to ten. We have been using numicon to help us find lots of number pairs that bond together to make ten. We have also discovered a top tip... We have 10 fingers so they can help us with our number bonds to 10.
In literacy we have been writing labels for the objects in our 'All about me' boxes and all of the different resources in our classroom.
GREAT WORK YEAR 1!!
Welcome back year 1!! I hope you have had a wonderful summer break. We have had a super start to year 1, and have spent some of this week sharing our 'All about me' boxes with our friends. We have shared our favourite toys, places, people and things to do.