Blog February 2017

1st February
This week we have begun looking at a new story from a different culture. The story is called The Catch. We watched a little bit of the story and then we had to write about what we thought would happen next in the story. We had lots of great ideas but we particularly enjoyed finding out what actually happened in the story.
In maths we have been working on multiplying and dividing using lots of apparatus to support our learning. It was quite tricky to begin with but once we started using counters and number squares we understood what we needed to do.
In Science we went for a walk around the school grounds to see if we could see any animals or any signs of animals. We managed to see a few birds and found a hole where a badger had been digging.
In RE we have been looking at the Good Samaritan story. We discussed it in lots of detail and thought about the message of the story and how important it is.
8th February
This week Year 1 have had a very exciting week.
In Literacy we have begun to write our own version of The Catch story and some of our ideas are very creative.
In maths we have been looking at fractions and how to split shapes in halves and quarters. This was really successful and the children really enjoyed seeing how the shapes were split using the different fractions.
We had Safer Internet Day on Tuesday this was very successful. The children were mixed into family groups for the day and worked with a variety of children from all year groups. Each teacher had a different activity on how to be safe online with particular focus on images that are shared online. We talked about the importance of keeping personal information private because lots of people may be able to see it. We also talked about images that are safe to share. We then had an assembly where the children shared what they had been doing for the day with parents. 
20th February
The children seem refreshed after the half term break and have come back to school ready to continue their learning for this term.
This week in Literacy we have begun looking at instructions. We started by following instructions to make a paper airplane and then we got to fly them in the playground. This was very fun. We then had to order instructions for washing our hands. 
In Maths we have started looking at time and telling the time to the hour and half hour. We started this by making our own clocks. This is really helping us to know different times of the day especially lunch time!
In PE we have started doing gymnastics and have begun balances. We were using beanbags to balance on different parts of our body. We then started to use a partner to make a joint balance. 
In Art this week the children have been learning about using sketching to draw animals. We concentrated really hard and the sketches look really good.