Welcome to Clown Fish Class!
We printed using the tiles we made last week to create waves. In mathematics we have been adding and subtracting numbers up to 100. We loved wearing red, white and blue clothes to celebrate England playing football in the final.
We have drawn beautiful designs for our prints we created based on the artist Hokusai. We concentrated hard and made unique designs. We etched our designs into small polystyrene tiles and printed them onto paper.
In English this week we have written our own adventure space stories based on the book ‘The way back home’. In science we have investigated which material would be the most suitable for sunglasses. We have also been learning about ‘Amy Johnson’ the famous explorer who flew an aeroplane to Australia 90 years ago and we made little aeroplanes.
This week has been such a fun week! We have continued to learn about dividing in Mathematics and started to get ideas for own space story in English. We loved our visit to Year 6 Enterprise Challenge and bought lots of goodies.
We are learning about explorers and listened to Mrs Moons sisters expedition near the north of Norway on zoom. We also listened to Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon for the first time using the ear phones. In science we have been learning about seasonal changes.
This week we have been printing using a variety of objects found in the classroom. In history we have been learning about Ranulph Fiennes who is one of the most famous living explores. In Maths we have been learning about halves and quarters.
Clownfish loved the farm animal visit from ‘J and C Party Pets’ on Tuesday. They enjoyed learning about the various animals, feeding them and holding them. They wrote a leaflet in English to advertise Clownfish’s farm.
We love our weekly yoga sessions in the hall and meditating quietly. In science we created our own 3-D plant and labelled it. In English we have been looking at the features of a leaflet.
We have been learning about trees in science. We sorted trees which are deciduous or evergreen. In English we have been learning about diaries and wrote a diary entry based on ‘Handa’s Surprise’. In Power Maths we have been counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s to solve mathematical problems.
Clownfish are working so hard. In English we have been learning how to write a diary and in mathematics we have been learning about capacity. We have also been practising our cursive handwriting.
We have had a lovely week painting wild flowers in science, tasting different fruit and describing them. In English we wrote acrostic poems about fruit.
This week we have been looking for wild flowers outside in science. We have learning about acrostic poems. We have been revising sounds in our daily phonic sessions and enjoying phonic games.
Week beginning 12th April 2021
We have had an exciting week back at school. We have learnt about growth mindsets, friendships, growing plants and exploring ‘Now press play’ about plants. We had a fantastic sports day and participated in many fun races.
Week Beginning 22nd March 2021
The children have worked super hard on their stories this week. They planned their own story based on ‘Fidgety Fish’ and wrote their own stories. They all had a clear beginning, middle and end to their amazing stories.
We looked for signs of spring in the playground and gardens. We saw buds, blossom, daffodils, bluebells and dandelions. We wrote about what we saw when we were back in the classroom.
Clownfish loved Science week and participated in many investigations. They made a cloud in a jar, built the tallest tower using cups, built bridges and made a rainbow using skittle sweets.
Clownfish have had a festive week making Christmas decorations, making Christmas hats, eating Christmas dinner and writing instructions how to wrap a Christmas present for the elves.
In English we have been listening and reading instructions. In Maths we have been learning addition and subtraction number facts. Every Friday we enjoy our yoga and meditation.
In Clownfish class we have been learning about the sessions in science. We worked collaboratively as a team and produced some amazing work. We were super proud of ourselves.
We have worked super hard in our phonic sessions this week. In Maths we have been recognising and describing 2D shapes. In English we have been learning about prepositions including behind, under, beside, in and below.
This week in design and technology we have designed a den for a little teddy bear. We have talked about ‘Remembrance Day’ and made poppies. We remembered the brave soldiers at 11am on 11th November 2020.
Clownfish class went for an Autumn walk around the school and described what they saw. They then wrote an Autumn poem using many adjectives.
Clownfish have been working hard in phonics and writing words containing ‘ur’ and ‘er’. They have created self portraits in art and written stories based on ‘Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you see’.
We have had a lovely week. We have labelled animal body parts in science and discussed the qualities of a good friend in PSHE. In yoga we have worked on our breathing technique and practised stretching our bodies.
Clownfish spoke to a doctor via zoom this week who helped Olaf who wasn’t feeling well. We then wrote letters to Olaf telling him what advice the doctor gave. In science we were sorting animals into different categories. In art we were mixing paint to match to different skin tones.
Clownfish have explored their senses in science and colour mixing in art. We also wrote questions for the fire fighter on zoom and wrote down his answers in sentences. We have been developing our love for writing and using different resources.
This week we have used a ICT programme about `People who help us’. We had an exciting zoom meeting with a police officer who explained how he helps people and about the equipment he uses in his job. We also loved playing music using various musical instruments.
We have had a great week sorting objects and writing numbers in Mathematics. We have been practising forming our letter correctly and writing lists in English. In art we have been looking at famous artists work and drawing eyes in our sketch book.
The children have settled into Year 1 quickly and have adapted to the new school routines well. We saw lots of happy faces on Thursday and we look forward to working with you all this year.
Year 1 team
The children have settled into Clownfish class quickly and have adapted to the new school routines well. The children have been agreeing on the classroom rules and learning about the school values.
We saw lots of happy faces on Thursday and we look forward to working with you all this year.
We have had a fantastic week filled with exciting things. We have started swimming this week in school, did some yoga, written about our holidays, learnt about rock pools, practised using our phonics in both reading and writing.