Class 3 and Class 4

Miss Morris is the Year 1 teacher in Class 3, with Mrs German, Mrs Rutter and Mrs McAnespie and Miss Wenn as her Teaching Assistants.  Mrs Turrell is the teacher in Class 4, with Mrs Poole as her Teaching Assistant. 

Year 1 have been learning about the Great Fire of London this term. We have re-enacted the events of the Great Fire using drama and role-play, created a scientific experiment to investigate why the fire spread so quickly and produced some fantastic pieces of artwork using hot and cold colours. The children have had a brilliant time learning about this historical event and this was evident in their wonderfully descriptive pieces of writing.

 

In our phonics sessions we have been learning about alternative spellings for sounds e.g. ai and ay. You can help your child to consolidate this learning by playing these interactive online games with them: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html http://bigbrownbear.co.uk/demo/count.htm

This term we have been developing our resources in our outside area. The children have been enjoying planting bulbs and flowers, setting up the cosy reading area and are awaiting crates, planks and tyres to create a new physical skills/problem solving area.

In Year 1 we have been learning about hot climates. We read the story Handa's Surprise and made rainsticks and clay mud huts. We have also been looking for signs of autumn and went out on a nature hunt and made hedgehog pictures with our findings. On Friday we made yummy vegetable soup and baked bread. Our adults even got to try some when they collected us from school! 
 
This week we are expecting a visit from the fire engine and a police woman who will be telling us all about how they help people in our community. Be sure to ask us how the emergency services help us! 
Next week a theatre company are coming to work with us to help us discover more about the Great Fire of London! Perhaps you could ask us about what Pudding Lane was like, or why the fire spread so quickly?
Year 1 2017-2018 academic year. 
Below are some examples of the learning that took place during the last academic year. 

This term Class 3 and 4’s topic has been Toys Then and Now. We have been looking at toys our grandparents and parents played with and compared them with toys we play with today. We enjoyed our first school trip to Ely Museum where we learnt about games and songs from long ago. We also had the opportunity to play with old toys such as a clockwork train and a Victorian dolls house.


In DT, Year 1 designed and made their very own finger puppets. The children did a really great job with their sewing! During Science Week, we learnt all about Captain James Cook and made our own HMS Endeavour ships out of tin foil. We made a prediction about how much treasure it would take to sink the ship. We then tested our predictions in the water tray! We were also treated to an Animal Experience afternoon where we handled creatures such as snakes, lizards and meerkats!

Class 3 have had an extra pair of arty hands today as Mrs Nosworthy joined them to make clay tractors. It all looked a bit tricky but lots of fun! We are loving the concentration on their faces! #concentratingcrocodiles