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Autumn term 2015 - Extreme survivors

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Week commencing 30.11.15

This week in class one we have all been extremely excited as we know that Christmas is quickly approaching!

In topic this week we have begun to learn all about climate change and how this is affecting the polar bears habitat.

In literacy the children we have stated to learn all about writing to persuade and creating an argument to change someone’s actions or opinions.

But most of all this week the children have been working extremely hard all in preparation for the big performance of the Christmas play! We are all very excited to show everyone how brilliant we are!

Week commencing 23.11.15

 

In literacy this week we have been learning all about the key features of a recount. The children have worked hard to write their very own recount all about the materials investigation we completed last week.

 

The children have continued to get to grips with multiplication this week and have been tackling some challenging multiplication number investigations and word problems.

Week commencing 16.11.15

We have had a very busy week this week in class one.

We have been investigating materials which float and sink. The children worked in groups investigate which materials they thought would float or sink. It was extremely exciting because the children got to drop lots of different objects into the water and see what happened!

After we completed our experiment, the children discussed which material they thought would be the best material to make a boat. This is because we needed to make a boat to get a penguin all the way back to the South Pole!

Some of the children decided that plasticine would be a good material to make the boat from and others decided to make the boat out of tinfoil.

The children worked in groups to make the perfect boat and then we tested them out! 

 

Week beginning Monday 9th November 2015 

 

It has been another very busy week in class one. In literacy we have been learning all about the story lost and found. The children were quick to notice that the story does not contain any dialogue. So we have been busy leaning about how to write speech and use speech marks accurately. We have been re-writing parts of the story adding in what we think the characters might be saying to one another. The children have done extremely well with this, as using speech marks accurately is definitely a tricky skill to master. 

 

In maths this week we have been mastering the art of multiplication. The children have been working hard to use repeated addition and arrays to help them with solving multiplication number sentences.  

 

 

Here are some pictures of our learning in maths this week.

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Class one visited Tiny Town in foundation!

 

We had so much fun when we visited Tiny Town for foundation stage's WOW event this week. We got to play fair ground games and have a look at the children's fantastic work!

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Week beginning 2nd November 2015

 

It had been a fantastic start to the term and the children have been so enthusiastic to learn. They also love their new learning environment! We’ve transformed one end of our classroom into a winter wonderland all in preparation to learn about the polar regions as part of our extreme survivor’s topic. The children have had so much fun learning inside their very own igloo!

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As it has been the first week back after half term we have hit the road running with the children keen to learn all about the polar regions. We started the week learning about where the polar regions are and how they are different to the hot climate we have previously been learning about during the topic.

 

In literacy the children have been busy applying all they have learnt about information texts last term to write their own information text about the polar regions and all their wonderful inhabitants.

 

The children have had great fun collecting and recording data this week in maths. We carried out a survey of the children favourite polar animals and recorded our findings on to tally charts, pictograms and bar chats. This helped us to build great relationships, taking turns and talking to each other.

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Class one WOW event 

As part of our extreme survivors topic this term the children took part in an 'extreme survival day experience'. We had a visit from Mr Westaway, who taught us all we needed to know about survival in the rainforest. As part of the day the children got to work in teams to build their own rainforest survival shelters. 

 
The next day the children were extremely excited to invite their grown ups to come and look at their fantastic shelters and all their hard work over the term. The children really enjoyed showing off and I think their grown ups were very proud. Myself and Mrs Smart definitely were. 

Take a look at the fantastic parents feedback from the WOW event.

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Here are some pictures from the WOW event.

19.10.15

 

The children have had fantastic time today learning about surviving in the rainforest and building their very own survival shelters. The children designed their shelters before making them, taking into consideration that they needed to be sheltered from the wind, rain and sun. The children then went on to decorate their shelters to make sure that they were camouflaged amongst the rainforest greenery. Here are some pictures of them busy working hard. 

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11.10.15

 

This week the children have continued to work hard on number investigations in maths. We have spent lots of time remembering to careful count and using our addition and subtraction knowledge to investigate numbers. 

 

In literacy the children have all been extremely resilient when writing their alternative version of a traditional tale. The children have worked especially hard to ensure that they have included lots of adjectives and WOW words in their stories and they really do make for fantastic reading! 

 

The most exciting part of the week had to be getting invited to a birthday party in foundation stage! Class one were all very excited to attend the mayors wife's birthday party and share some choosing time with foundation stage. It was lovely to see the children building great relationships smiley

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4.10.15

This week in maths we have been working hard on addition and subtraction. We have been adding and subtracting using cubes, number lines and blank number lines. Some of us even began to use the inverse operation!

 

In literacy we have been reading The Three Little Javelinas. This is an alternative version of the three little pigs. We have identified the similarities and differences between the original story and the alternative version and have now planned our own alternative version ready to begin writing next week!

 

 

In topic we have been learning all about people who live in the rainforest and how they survive. We learnt about a tribe called the kayapo tribe and how they live in the rainforest. We learnt that their houses are made from wood and leaves and they sleep in hammocks.

We also learnt that they wear  headdresses on special occasions. So we decided that it would be nice to create our own tribal headdresses. We have designed our headdresses using a repeating pattern ready to make our headdresses next week J

We have been investigating lots of different objects and the materials they are made from. The children worked in groups to sort materials by their properties. 

28.09.15

This week in maths we have been learning all about measuring capacity and different volumes. The children have worked really hard to measure the volume of different amounts. Here are some pictures of the children busy learning :) 

Practising our balancing ready for dance!

During PE this term the children have been learning all about invasion games. Here are some pictures of them enjoying learning about the skills needed to play tag rugby. 

Look up, look down, look all around!

come and take a look at our amazing learning environment! 

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We have been busy learning about the different layers of the rainforest. Here are some pictures of the children creating a collage of the different layers to go in our classroom rainforest. 
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Developing maths skills

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