This term our project is called "The Lost World" and we are going to be learning all about dinosaurs! During the transition weeks the children thought about all of the things they want to learn about dinosaurs throughout our learning journey.
Wow what a busy first week of the term we have had! The children have all returned to school with a fantastic attitude to learning and it is wonderful to see.
In literacy we have been practising creative writing techniques. We have been using adjectives to describe the lost world (a fictional dinosaur world) and using these adjectives to create super sentences!
In math we have been learning all about place values and the children can now successfully order numbers, add numbers to a number line or add numbers to a number line using jumps of 10!
In topic we have been identifying and classifying dinosaurs and learning about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.
The children were also extremely excited when they received a letter from Mr Horner the paleontologist asking them to invent their very own dinosaurs!
We have had yet again another busy week in class one.
In literacy the children have been learning all about Harry and the bucket full of dinosaur’s stories. We have been improving the story by adding in super adjectives and we have even been adding in our own speech!
The children have worked in groups to role play the story and focused on creating a dialogue between their characters.
In maths the children have been working hard to master not only addition but subtraction as well!
In topic we have been leaning about the three theories behind why the dinosaurs became extinct and have begun to create our very own volcano silhouette paintings.
We have been using our voices expressively in music to create own very own dinosaur rap! Watch this space for the finished article!
This week in literacy we have continued to learn about Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs. We have been using adjectives to describe settings and we have begun to plan our own dinosaur story.
In maths we have been learning all about problem solving and reasoning. We have been detectives looking for the important words and numbers to find out if we need to add or subtract.
We have also spent time learning about more or less than and we have been number detectives to identify more or less than a given number.
In topic we have been learning all about volcanoes and the two different types of eruptions. We create a volcano dance to simulate these eruptions.
We have also been learning about directional language and using a compass role to navigate around the lost world map!
WOW! What a busy week!
This week in literacy we have been learning about story writing. We have discussed all of the things that help to make an exciting story and have planned and written our very own stories.
In maths we have been learning about data handling. We collected some data from our classmates and recorded this data into tally charts. We then used this data to create pictograms and bar graphs.
We have continued our work on maps this week and created our very own aerial maps of the classroom. These were really tricky because sometimes it’s hard to imagine what thongs look like from the sky! However the children were very resilient and did a fantastic job. These maps were made especially for our imaginary dinosaurs to allow them to see what our classroom looks like!
The anticipation has been building all week as our WOW event came closer and closer. The children had a great time working alongside adult helpers to make their volcano models.
WOW! We had a fantastic start to the week with our Africa day and it is safe to say that all the children had an amazing time!
This week in literacy we have been learning all about instruction writing. We have learnt all about the key features of instructions and even practiced following instructions carefully.
In mats the children have been learning all about multiplication and used pictures, blocks and arrays to solve multiplication number sentences.
In topic the children were extremely excited to receive another letter from Jack the palaeontologist asking them to make him some dinosaur bones! The children worked in groups to follow some instructions to make their very own dinosaur bones to send to Jack!
We have also been busy painting our volcanoes ready for the big eruptions next week!
We have all been working extremely hard again this week in class one.
The children have been busy finishing writing their own set of instructions explaining how to make dinosaur bones.
In maths the children have been working hard to master methods of division using arrays and number lines.
In topic we have been experimenting with different recipes to determine which ingredients would create the best reaction for our volcano eruptions on Thursday!
In science the children have been learning about animal habitats. The children have also been learning about the different places the dinosaurs used to like and why they lived there.
This week we have been learning about non-chronological reports.
The children have used ICT to research lots of facts about dinosaurs and have created their very own fact leaflets all about dinosaurs.
In maths the children have been applying their knowledge of multiplication and division to solve some tricky problems. The children have learnt to look for the important numbers and the important words when problem solving.
We have also been very lucky this week as class one were invited to not 1, but 3 WOW events in the school! We have been to a camp out with reception; we have looked at some wonderful Trojan Horses in class 2 and took a trip on GBA airlines with class 3!
Overall it’s been a super end to a great half term!
WOW! What a busy start to the new term. The children have all returned to school enthusiastic to continue learning about dinosaurs and have been working incredibly hard.
In literacy we have begun writing a fictional recount about being lost in the Lost World. The children have been working hard to use adjectives, expanded noun phrases and conjunctions within their writing.
In literacy we have been learning about measuring length and the children have investigated some tricky length problems.
We have also been busy in science learning about vertebrate and invertebrate animals and grouping them accordingly.
This week in maths the children have continued to write their recounts about being lost in the lost world. They have worked practically hard to include expanded noun phrases, time connective and conjunctions. Their hard work certainly paid off as they produced some super recounts!
In maths we have continued to learn about measuring but this week we have been focusing on weight! The children have been identifying heaviest and lightest and the year two children have been measuring using grams and kilograms.
In topic we have been busy learning about significant historical events and we were excited to learn all about the first fish eating dinosaur to be discovered!
We had lots of excitement in class one this week as the anticipation for the parents’ maths afternoon grew and grew!
The children spent time recapping their knowledge of addition and subtraction methods and then shared their knowledge with the grownups that came to visit.
The children have also been working incredibly hard this week completing some very tricky assessments and everyone in class one should be extremely proud of themselves as they have all done a super job!
This week in literacy the children have been reporting for the class 1 newspaper. They have been learning all about writing newspaper articles and have begun writing their very own newspaper article all about William Walkers dinosaur discovery.
In maths we have begun to learn about fractions. The children have worked hard to find fractions of shapes and amounts.
In topic the children have worked in pairs to design their very own shoe box dinosaur habitat. The children have followed a design brief and included a food source and water source within their designs.
The children were also extremely excited to have a visit form the dinosaur dome this week! They learnt all about fossils and discovered lots more amazing facts about dinosaurs. They really are dinosaur experts now!
This week in literacy we have been working hard to finish our newspaper articles. We have edited and improved our writing and produced some lovely finished copies!
In maths the children have continued to learn about fractions and have been finding fractions on groups of objects and solving tricky fractions problems.
We have spent lots of time practising for the Christmas play this week as our first performance has loomed closer and closer! The children have all worked incredibly hard to remember all of their lines and the words to all of the songs.
We have also spent some time learning about our partnership school in Lebanon and the children have even made Christmas cards for the children at Jarjoua school in Lebanon.
WOW! What a busy week!
This week has been an extremely exciting week in class one. Christmas spirit has filled the air and the children have had lots of fun getting festive and completing lots of Christmas crafts.
The children were also very excited to have some special visitors in class one on Thursday morning ... however they did cause lots of mischief!