Today we worked with Kyle from Durham cricket club. He brought in lots of equipment and we played games to help us practise controlling a ball, holding a cricket bat and working as a team. We cheered each other on and showed excellent sportsmanship!
Today we went outside to explore shadows! We have learned all about how shadows are made and we know that the object or our bodies block the sun from passing through. We have been learning about objects that are 'transparent' and 'opaque' and we can explain what these words mean.
We were able to say where the shadow would be as we know the sun is on the opposite side of the object.
We are learning to be designers!
Our brief is to design and make 'a moving picture'. We have started by looking at books that have 'moving components'. We talked about how they work, what happens and how effective they are.
Our next task was to learn about how we can make part of a picture move. We learned how to make a slider. We were fantastic at following the given instructions. We selected our resources when we needed them and worked really independently. Our next task will be to design our own picture and decide which part will move.
We are marvellous mathematicians! We have been learning about number bonds and how to find missing numbers...
...our teachers are so proud of how confident we are becoming when talking about how we work out our answers!
This week we have started to learn all about day, night, light and dark. We are able to talk about how we actually get day time and night time! We explored light sources and could explain the difference between natural and man-made light sources!
Year 1 are thoroughly enjoying working with our coach Arj, we have been practising our sporting skills and learning about controlled movements. We have shown that we have excellent listening skills and Arj is impressed with how our skills are developing!
It's been a busy week here in Year 1! In Maths we have been writing calculations and using resources to help work out the answers. We have had fun using the computers and iPads, and have made Rangoli patterns using shapes.
In PE we have been doing gymnastics using the large apparatus. We have been learning all about starting and finishing positions and how to use the equipment safely.
We had fun exploring our local environment on our Autumn scavenger hunt. Here are some of the things that we collected.
We have been learning about sculptures and how they are planned and designed. We looked carefully at local sculptures and made our own versions using different materials.
Welcome to our Year 1 blog!
We are looking forward to keeping you up to date with what we are doing in Year 1.
Everyone arrived back to school keen and eager to learn! We are getting to know our new teachers and making new friends. It was our first enrichment session today, with our coach, Arj! It was great fun and he said that our behaviour was amazing! We listened so carefully and enjoyed the games we played.
This term our theme is "What do we know about where we live?"
We will be learning about our local area, the well known landmarks nearby and the artists that made them. We will be exploring our environment by using our senses and will practise being scientists, by making predictions and investigating!
It's going to be a great term! Watch out for updates to our blog!
A little reminder...please make sure all uniform, PE kit and coats have names inside then they are easier to return to their owners if lost. This would really help us out.
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