Our book area has had a make over this week. We now have a reading den!
We love taking our shoes off, getting a blanket and a torch. We then snuggle up with a cuddly lion to read.
When we have read the books of the week we write our comments and recommendations on post-it notes and stick them up for everyone.
We have learnt that reading is FUN!
We also love our new 'Funky Fingers' area. We have got lots of different things in there to work on our fine motor skills.
With our Derby County coach this week we practised our gymnastic animal moves and then worked on our throwing and catching.
In Art, we continued to look at warm and cold colours. We used water colour paints to paint a tropical parrot with warm colours and a penguin in cold colours. We did a super job!.
We have enjoyed our PE this week. In our Dance lesson we thought about spiky, icy shapes and how snowflakes move.
Derby County coaches worked on our travelling skills. We moved like different animals and had fun races.
In Art this week we learnt that mixing primary colours makes secondary colours.
We then looked at warm and cold colours. We used watercolour paints, oil pastels and coloured pencils to colour the sun with warm colours and the moon using cold colours.
We had a WOW day on Friday 5th January. We moved around the three Year One classes. In Learning Lions we learnt about the countries in the United Kingdom and their flags. The animals that live in the Arctic, was our focus in the Fantastic Frogs. Then we looked at weather and seasons in the Marvellous Monkeys. We had a great time and made lots of different things.
Mrs Mansell and Mrs Cripps surprised us all with a challenge day!
We worked in our classes to design what the new Library could look like and what resources we wanted in it. We had some fantastic ideas and worked well together. Then every class reported back in a school assembly.
We enjoyed the Reading morning and had a visit from Primary Books.
This year we learnt about the Caribbean.
We have been very busy since we started in the
In Maths we have been learning about 2D and 3D shape.
We have had a go at addition and subtraction and done some work on place value. We have looked at what the digits in the numbers mean. For example, 14 is one ten and four ones and it is very different to 41.
We explored what Maths meant to us using Smarties and yes we did eat them afterwards!
In Religious Education we have been learning about celebrations. We wrote about a celebration that was special to us. We found out what Hindus do to celebrate Diwali.
We made Diva lamps out of play dough and coloured Rangoli patterns. We drew Mendhi patterns and learnt the Rama and Sita story.
In R.E. we have also been learning about Christian festivals. We worked together in groups to sort out the pictures for Harvest and Easter. We are definitely looking forward to Christmas!
In P.E. we are lucky to have Derby County coaches coming in to teach us Gymnastics.
We have also worked on our jumping skills and in Games we are practising our ball skills.
In Art we are learning about primary colours. We made pictures like Piet Mondrian.
We have also made fireworks pictures by blowing through a straw to move the paint on our paper. We used paint and collage to make a child for the Universal Children's Day display.
In computing, we have learnt about the keyboard and the mouse. Now we are using Espresso coding to design and run our own programs.
We love it when we get to use the instruments in Music
Our favourite time of the week though is always Sparkle Time on a Friday!
On 'Children in Need' day we thought about those children who need help for different reasons.
We also learnt about Universal Children's Day (November 20th). We talked about the rights of all children to have clean water, nutritious food, an education, etc. We sorted pictures into what we need and what we want. It made us think about how lucky we are! Especially at this time of the year.
'Tommy Top Hat' came to visit us for our Toy Wow day.
We loved using the old toys and learning about what they were made from and how they worked.
We looked at different toys and talked about the materials they were made from.
We went on an Autumn walk and spotted lots of signs of Autumn.
We really enjoyed the Literacy Open Morning. We had fun with our visitors.
Macmillan coffee morning. We hope that you liked your tiffin.
We were very sad when Mrs Dancer left!
We made her a card to say goodbye and wrote her name on the rainbow-she is still there!