This term we have done some observational drawings of a poppy. Firstly, the children drew a sketch using 'lines', then they drew it again, but they used crayons to colour it in. After this, they drew another poppy and they used felt tip pens to help give their picture 'form'. We talked about how this helps to make the picture look 3D rather than 2D or flat. Lastly, they used charcoal to draw and shade their poppy. We used smudging to help us with this.
Today the children painted a poppy, holding a paintbrush in their hand (as normal). Then they tried to paint another poppy. This time they were only allowed use their feet to hold the paintbrush. The determination and perseverance was amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
During our Science Investigation. We introduced the terminology... predict/ prediction and explored what this means. The children were asked what they thought would happen to the pine cones when 1 was left in a jug of air, another placed in a container of cold water and the last one in a container of warm water. We had to use the conjunction 'because' to help us think about and explain why we thought our prediction would happen.
Once the predictions were completed, we did our experiment to find out. Checking the pine cones every 10 minutes and discussing any changes that we could see. We had some very good predictions ranging from ' it will melt because it is wet', 'they will lose their seeds because they are upside down' to 'it will grow because it is wet..
The children wrote some very detailed explanations of what happened as well. We are VERY proud of them because this is tricky and they all approached this activity with maturity and a natural curiosity. They genuinely were intrigued to find out what happened and why.
We found out that the ones in water closed up tight, with the pine cone in the cold water remaining closed for the longest afterwards.
This week we have been comparing groups of objects using the vocabulary 'greater than', 'less than' and 'equal to'.
Hello everyone and thank you for looking at our class page. I would like to welcome you and your child to our amazing class and school! I feel very lucky to be able to support your child through their learning journey, in Year 1. My name is Mrs Pellatt and I am supported by Mrs Freeston and Mrs Wroblewska. When I am out of class; preparing exciting learning opportunities for your child, Mrs Stones supports Mrs Wroblewska and this is on a Friday afternoon.
Our spelling day is a Wednesday. Each week, your child will bring home a folder with their spellings inside. Please encourage your child to practice their spellings every week as this really does have an amazing effect on their learning. They will also have a small yellow book inside their folder. This is for you to see how your child did in their test. Please do not allow your child to write in this book outside of school, as these are only for their spelling tests. Can the spelling folders be kept inside your child's book bag.
Our P.E. day is a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that all items of their P.E. kit is labelled. The P.E. kits will need to stay in school until the end of each small term. If your child has earrings in, we will carefully put tape around them during a P.E. lesson.
Reading books and Reading Records will need to come to school everyday. We value and read parental comments in the records. It allows us to understand how well your child is doing with their reading whilst at home. We place children on a book band, which is pitched to their phonic and reading comprehension ability. Reading is very important to children's development. Without this skill, they will find the rest of the curriculum difficult to access.
Thank you, please contact myself or the classes supporting staff, for any further information.