This week we have been really busy making sure our Nativity is squeaky clean for when you come and watch us next week.
In Science this week, we have been learning about everyday materials and their properties. We found lots of different items in the classroom and put them into the right group depending on their properties. We then spent some time looking at the items in each group and decided that they could go in more than one group.
In Maths this week, we have looking at Flashback 4s. These are 4 quick fire questions ro recap the unit of work that we have completed.
In Jigsaw we have talked a lot of bullying and what this ACTUALLY means! We used the acronym “STOP” Several Times On Purpose. Bullying is not someone saying something unkind or pulling a funny face at them. This happens on a number of occasions and is built up over and over. We talked about what to do if this is happening to them or any of the friends and the people that they can talk to about it.
We have started reading The Magic Finger, making predications about what we think might happen next at certain points in the story. The children are really enjoying it.
This week we have been looking at the book, 'Man on the moon' we looked at the front cover and have predicted what we thought might happen throughout the story using the clues and things that we already know. We then read the book to see if our predictions were right.
Throughout the week, we have looked at using speech and thought bubbles and what we put in them. We wrote our own bubbles with things that Bob (the man on the moon) might have said and thought.
In maths this week, we have been learning about 'fact families' and flipping number sentences using the inverse, if 2+3=5 therefore 3+2=5 and then 5=2+3 and 5=3+2.
In music we listened to lots of different space sounds and talked about making music with different things, our voice, our bodies, instruments and things from the classroom.
We have created aliens using different modelling techniques with playdoh - we added some crazy eyes and gave them a name.
This week we have been investigating what happened with the crash scene left from Friday. We took pictures and gathered the evidence and put this into a report of what we thought had happened. We interviewed Miss Guest and Mrs Carter to see what they saw and heard. From this information, we wrote a report using 'First, Next and Then'. We created 'WANTED' posters for the alien, discussing the important features and what is needed on the posters.
In Maths this week, we have been learning about the part-part-whole method and turning it into number sentences. We have started to look at flipping these number sentences too. We still have lots of work to do on this so we will continue this next week.
In Science this week, we learnt about everyday materials and what they are used for. We did an experiment of touching different materials (including jelly) and then we each wrote an adjective to best describe how it felt.
In D&T this week, we have designed our very own space rockets. We talked about the design process and how to make them stronger and where possible when back to their design to make the changes.
We started gymnastics in our PE lessons, learning about 'point balances' for example - 3 point balance means that 3 parts of your body touching the floor.
We have started our new Topic, Moon Zoom this week and the children are really loving it. We had an amazing morning on Wednesday when had the Planetarium in. We went inside and watched a film about Neil Armstrong and how he got to the moon. We have been learning about our Solar System which we will go into more detail as the weeks go on.
Today, something terrible happened! We weren’t allowed into our classroom when we first arrived, we had to go to the hall. Mr Bardsby has put some, ‘KEEP OUT’ tape on our door. When we were finally allowed in, it was a MESS. There were tables and chairs upside down, toys on the floor, green footprints on our carpet and what looks to be like a spaceship crashed into our pipes! We put our investigation hats on and began to unpick what had happened. We have written some questions to ask other teachers on Monday to try solve the mystery.
In Maths this week, we have been learning about number bonds and turning them into number sentences. We then have looked at fact families and flipping number sentences around. We will be doing more work on this next week,
In Music we have started our new topic, timbre. Our new piece in jigsaw is all about celebrating differences and we have also been very busy decorating poppies for our whole school display. A very busy week has been had by all.
WOW! Can you believe that we have completed our first half term already?
We have come to the end of our Topic Childhood and the children have really enjoyed it and have been fantastic over the last 6 weeks. They have taken on so much and have (hopefully) learnt a lot new interesting facts about what life was like in the 1950s.
In Maths this week we have been learning about, 'one more and one less'. We have been identifying numbers then finding one more and one less.
It was our final football lesson this week, next half term we will be doing dance/gymnastics. So I am really looking forward to that.
In RE this week, we have been learning about the Jewish celebration – Hanukkah. The Hanukkah is celebrated by Jewish people and recalls an event which happened a very long time ago.
Next term, our Topic will be Moon Zoom.
This week we have been learning about non-chronolgical reports, the features of them and how to set them out. We have then written our own thinking about 'Life in the 1950s'. We have learnt that there weren't such things as Tesco, Asda and Argos back in the 1950 and that they had to go to the butchers for their meat, the bakery for their bread and travelled on trains and buses not in cars like we have.
In Maths, we have been using numicon to makes number bonds to 10 to find the missing part. We will be working on this some more next week too.
In Art, we have been doing self-portraits. We looked at the work of the French artist Henri Matisse. We know that he liked doing line drawings and we even did our own looking at printed off pictures of ourselves.
In Topic, we have continued with our Topic, Childhood and learnt about the Queens Coronation in 1953. We looked in detail at lots of different stages of this and talked about a picture on Seesaw.
Another busy week, well done Mighty Moles.
This week in Mighty Moles, we have been learning all about 'autobiographies'. We learnt what information is in them and we even started to write our own. We read an autobiography and drew William's family using the text as information.
In Maths, we have been turning grouping objects into number sentences. We talked a lot about what operations mean and other words we can use for them (e.g. + could be 'add' or 'plus').
During our Topic (History) lessons we have been remembering important events in our life. We talked about why they are important, who was there and what happened. We have also created our family tree. and talked about the people in our family.
We were really lucky to have Premier Sport in to deliver our football sessions, we really enjoyed this and we have certainly got some football stars in the making.
This week in Mighty Moles we have been learning about different stages of life, how we start as a baby, then a toddler and finally a child. We talked lots about what happens at each stage and how they are different.
In Maths, we have been sorting objects together looking at how we can do this in different ways. We have also been counting two different groups of objects and how we write this in a number sentence.
We have been 'colour mixing' in Art, learning about Primary Colours, what they are and what it means for it to be a Primary Colour compared to a Secondary Colour. We have done some colour mixing with paints on a colour wheel too - these have made a fantastic display.
In PE, we had Premier Sport in to deliver our sessions. We were in the hall this week as it was raining so we went to that hall and played lots of different team games.
We have been thinking about what makes us calm when we feel upset or angry in our Jigsaw lessons and how to calm down when we are 'up'. We came up with lots of different things to do to keep calm.
Can you believe we have finished our first week already? It has been an amazing start to what I just know is going to be an amazing year.
I am really proud of all the Mighty Moles for the way they adapted to life in Year One, with lots of new routines to learn, including what has been described as, 'Super hard' work. They have all taken it in their stride as though they have been doing it for years! Well done team!
Our Topic for this term is, 'Childhood' and the children are already excited about what we have got planned.
Thank you for your continued support, I am looking forward to a great year.