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2023/2024

 

 

In maths, we have been looking at our near doubles! We used counters and a tens frame to find our double, then added one more!

 

 

Science Experiment! In our Learning Experience we have been looking at the importance of hygiene and washing our hands. We conducted a science experiment using bread!

We split into 4 groups, where Group 1 touched a slice of bread with their unwashed hands.

Group 2 touched a slice of bread after washing their hands with just water.

Group 3 touched a slice of bread after washing their hands with water and soap.

Group 4 wiped a slice of bread over our class iPads


We also had a fresh untouched piece of bread, so we could compare the differences! Each piece of bread was placed in a Ziploc bag and left in a cool, dry place. We have been observing our bread to see how it changes!

 

 

In maths, we have been looking at adding and subtracting.  We have been using the manipulatives to try and solve problems around adding and subtracting 1 or 2.

We had a look at 3 different abstract artists and picked out some shapes in their work.  We then tried drawing the shapes and used the colours from the artists' work to paint them.

Amazing Artists! We have been doing some art in our Learning Experience. We have looked at primary and secondary colours and then spoken about how different colours can demonstrate different emotions.  We had a go at using the paint to express different emotions.

We have been doing music to kick off term 2! We have compared two inspirational artists (Lewis Capaldi and Taylor Swift), appraised their music and then learnt about a beat.  We learnt how to clap out a beat, listened for the beat in Shake it Off by Taylor Swift before having a go at creating the beat with instruments.

In English we have started to think about adjectives and practiced writing descriptive words about the characters from our story, Look Up! before turning these into full sentences!

We attended a special online book event where Julia Donaldson and her illustrator Victoria Sandoy launched their new book, The Oak Tree! We got to hear Julia read the story and watch Victoria draw some of the pictures. We then had a go at drawing our own oak trees!

As part of our topic, we started looking at habitats and went on a bug hunt to investigate what habitats we could find around the school!

We had so much fun during our teacher dress up day! Everyone looked amazing!

 

We have continued to practice using maths manipulatives, this time to help us find 1 more or less.


We have also been looking at numbers as words and played a matching memory game!


We have been looking at similarities and differences between the UK and China for our topic this week and had a go at using chopsticks and painting Chinese characters.

 

This week we have been practising using our maths manipulatives to help us count.

We have been learning about how a sentence needs a subject and an action to make sense and worked together to come up with some silly sentences!

During our topic lessons we have been thinking about the difference between natural and human features of the world around us and went on a walk around the school grounds to see what we could spot that was man-made or from nature! We then had a go at sorting some of these features.

We have also been thinking about what climate means and the four seasons we experience in the UK. We created some beautiful artwork to show our understanding!

 

We have had a fabulous first week of Year 1, and I am so proud of how well Lime Trees have settled into a new class environment!

We have been recapping our phonics knowledge.

We have been exploring different ways of sorting a range of items in maths.

We have started our Amazing World topic and enjoyed exploring maps, atlases and globes and went on a 'trip' around the different continents through looking at pictures of their key landmarks, animals and important cultural items.