During spring term 2019, we will have a brand new learning challenge. Our learning challenge will be “Why are human no like tigers?” and “Why do you think a meerkat cannot live in the North Pole?” We will be looking at different animals and their characteristics that make them suitable for their habitats.
In English we will be looking at fairy tales, we will even be writing our own. We will also be using non-fiction texts to help us create our own guide on animals. In art we will be experimenting with colours and seeing which colours work together, while in computing we will be learning how to add sounds to a story. Lastly we will be using our dancing skills to create an animal themed dance with Ashleigh.
Spotting signs of spring
21st March 2019
Article 13: you have the right to share what you have found.
We used our 5 senses to spot lots of signs that spring is coming. We also used a checklist as research to check off what was in our grounds.
Some of us used a pencil and drew a representation of all the things we have seen. We compared what we have found in spring to what we have found in winter! It was very different.
Chicks and flicks
21st March 2019
Article 12: You have the right to find out things and share what you think by drawing.
After noticing that some of the children in our class can’t draw very well, Miss Roe came to the rescue and made brought the eggs form Reception class for us to build! We spent a long time observing and making detailed sketches and accurate colours of the chicks! We had lots of questions “Where do you think the ears are?” “How do you think the chicks poo?” “How does a chicken talk to his friends?” We loved spending some quality time enquiry and observing! If you can take a look at our art books for our drawings.
Rock buns and playground games
Article 31: You have the right to play.
We have spent the afternoon as if we were in the past. We made rock buns as we found out that children did not get to eat muffins or anything like that. Then Josh took us outside and we played old playground games! We loved hopscotch!
Article 30: You have the right to practice your own cultures.
We discussed who we could send a Valentine’s Day card to. We spoke about how we can love whoever we choose and that it is okay to love anyone.
We used lots of crafty bits to make our cards special and unique.
Lunchin’ and learnin’
Article 24: You have the right to nutritious food.
We have had so much fun hosting our animal tea party. We learned how to greet and ask lots of questions. We even explained to Mrs Gill about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
Posting our invitations
Article 15: I have the right to friends and to choose them.
We took our handwritten invitations to the post box on Thursday afternoon. We wanted to make sure they got to our guests in time so we popped a stamp on them. Then we followed Miss Roe on our adventure to the post box. We past lots of our houses and were eager to point them out.
Learning about our Rights!
Article 1: Everyone under 18 has these rights.
We started a discussion about Ronnie the Rights Respecting Rhino. We talked about what Rights we see in school and identified how those are met. We liked learning about how our school provides equal opportunities for all children to have their Rights met.
Finding bundles of 5
Article 29: Your education should help you protect and live peacefully.
We went on a search for bundles of 5 things. We found 5 sticks, 5 toys and many more! We then counted in 5s to see exactly how many bundles we have found!
Winter stroll around the grounds
Article 29: Your education should help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect others.
We have been using our 5 senses to look around our outdoor grounds. We were looking for signs of winter. Then we talked about how we can protect the environment by not pulling things down from trees.
During the first term in Year 1 we will be learning about materials through our enquiry “What materials do the three little pigs need to build a house?” and we will begin to observe the weather around us. We will also spend some time delving into our past and looking at famous people from the past and why they were famous. We are very fortunate to have Ashleigh Ross to come and teach dance to us on a Friday afternoon for the term and will look forward to learning from her. Lastly, we will be exploring some of the key values in Christian’s lives and investigating the Escomb church.
Article 19: You have the right to be protected from being hurt, in body or mind.
Article 24: You have the right to the best health care possible.
Article 39: You have the right to help if you have been hurt.
This morning, Helen Dent (Oscars Mam) came in and taught us all about First Aid.
We have learned lots, first we learned how to call 999 if we needed help.
Then we talked about DR ABC, he tells us what to do if we think someone is hurt.
Next Helen showed us how to put our friends and family into the recovery position.
Lastly, Helen very kindly demonstrated what to do it we fell over, had a nose bleed or needed an icepack!
Baking and decorating December 2018!
Article 6: You have the right to be alive.
We spoke about how everyone has the right to be alive. Even a gingerbread man. We thought about making gingerbread men and discussed what they might do.
We had to weigh out the ingredients, mix it together. Before this we had wash our hands to make sure we don’t spread germs.
We then decorated them to how ever we needed or wanted as we have the choice.
Run, Run as fast as you can!
Article 35: No one is allowed to kidnap you or sell you.
Oh no! Miss Roe’s gingerbread man had gone missing! We became detectives and searched for it!
We hunted for clues and we discussed how we are not allowed to be kidnapped as it is wrong! We found a hook, a foot and a tentacle! We are searching for the thief!
Christmas Party 2018
Article 31: You have the right to play and rest.
We have loved dancing, playing pass the parcel and musical statues! We got a prize each time.
We enjoyed a hot dog, cupcake and some crisps. Santa came to visit us and left us with a fantastic little gift!
Christmas jumper day 2018
Article 31: You have the right to play and rest
We have put on our jazziest, prettiest and most spectacular Christmas jumpers. We did this and ate a delicious Christmas dinner that our fantastic dinner staff prepared for us. YUM!
Changing our snack!
Article 27: You have the right to food.
Article 26:You have the right to help from the government.
Article 24: You have the right to nutritious food.
We have recently changed the way we do snack in Year 1. We now have to pay for our snack. We have to pay using our number bonds to 10. Mr Cox was our shop keeper would tell us a number to make. We used the numicon to solve the problem. We spoke about where the fruit we get comes from, who pays for it and why we need it.
We have learned all about Rosa Parks. We learned how she stood up by sitting down! We used role play to experience it first-hand. We talked about our feelings and why it was not okay or fair. We then spoke about what the impact of this was.
Article 19: You have the right to be protected from being hurt in body or mind.
Article 2: ALL CHILDREN have these rights no matter their differences.
Sharing our learning
Year 6 children shared their knowledge of slavery with Year 1. Year 1 children taught Year 6 everything they had learned about Rosa Parks and equality.
They then joined together and protested against slavery.
We have a right to be protected from type of exploitation. (Article 36)
18th September 2018
Science: Hunting for materials
We have been using our senses to discover what our school was made from.
We have a right to good, quality education. (Article 28)