Class 3 and Class 4
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.
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!