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.