Welcome to the Spring Term 2017
Butterflies class have started back and already are working hard. Mrs How will be working on Monday, Thursday and Friday and Mrs Hirst will be working on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Our topic is Africa.
Here are some of our activities so far this term.
We did careful drawings using pastels of the fruit in Handa's Surprise.
We loved making our Tinga art.
We loved making fruit smoothies and drinking them.
We made spiders that add ten on the hundred square.
We used our spiders to add ten.
Here are some of the exciting activities we have been doing in class this Autumn term.
We enjoyed making festive star biscuits. We loved cooking and we loved eating them even more!
We have been thinking about time in our maths lessons. We went outside and timed ourselves doing different challenges.
We used clapping to measure time but we decided that wasn't very accurate.
We have enjoyed doing our time challenges.
As part of our learning about the first moon landing, we used Purple Mash to make these animated rockets.
We enjoyed painting our hands for our rockets.
This is us painting our rockets.
We collected sticks and tried to order them in length for our nature detectives.
This is us playing in our Invention station.
We enjoyed making swirls for the night sky.
This is our new play zone.
We have been painting our own art based on Van Gogh's Starry Night.
Welcome back to the Autumn Term in Butterfly Class.
Our overall topic this term is called ‘Firsts’. We will be using this to learn about real life events and real people who achieved significant accomplishments for the first time. We shall begin the term looking at the first moon landing and reading stories about the moon. We shall also be using our topic to look at many other firsts.
In class, we will have a very special board for ‘firsts’ so if your child has achieved something for the first time they will be able to come and put that achievement up on the board. It can be an achievement at school or something they have managed to do for the first time at home.
Treasure Box is a time in class when the children are able to bring in something from home to talk about in class. Each child will have a designated day. They will then have the chance to talk and ‘present’ their treasure to the class. The rest of the class will be able to ask questions. We hope this will help develop their speaking and listening skills as well as their questioning ability.
The most important form of homework in year one is daily reading at home. You will already be familiar with how the reading scheme works. Please do pop in and have a chat if you are concerned at all about anything to do with the reading books.
We are very much looking forward to an exciting term and we hope your child will be too.
Thank you for your continuing support.
We are having a special 'Computing' fortnight. We have been learning about repeating patterns in maths. We have also been learning some important words and meanings to do with computing: algorithms, codes and bugs. Here are some of the fish we programmed to move across the screen. We used Purple Mash. Don't forget - you can use your logins at home and try some of the other coding games.