Welcome to Year 1.
The class teacher is Miss Margrie and the teaching assistants are Mrs Finch and Mrs Clarke.
Year 1 have been working hard to develop their number sentence writing, number facts and number bonds. Using a tens frame, counters and a whiteboard and pen, they were challenged with finding as many number bonds to 7 as possible. Year 1 wrote many number sentences during the session and applied the 'Commutative Law'.
Today Year 1 began their topic on Shelters. Over the next six weeks they will be designing, making and evaluating a shelter for Beegu. Beegu is a small alien that has crashed landed on Earth. She is lost and has no roof for her cardboard box shelter.
Today Year 1 explored different types of shelters (umbrellas, rabbit hutches, bus stops and houses). They evaluated these shelters and answered the following questions: 1. What is the shelter for? 2. Who would use this shelter? 3. What is this shelter made out of?
Monday 19th October 2020
Recently, Year 1 have been thinking about different ways we can help to keep our planet healthy. One of the ways we have looked at helping our planet is by feeding the birds in the winter. So, today they made Bird Feeders. We used bird seed and lard to make our feeders. They really enjoyed the experience, if a little slimy and MESSY!!!
Tuesday 13th October 2020
In art, Year 1 have been studying the artwork of local artist Anna Lorimer. They have spent a lot of time learning the necessary skills in order to eventually create their own painting. Today, they were challenged with putting one of Anna Lorimer's paintings back together like a jigsaw puzzle. As they completed the task, they engaged in discussion about the colours, tints and shades they could see. They also discussed what they liked and disliked about the painting.