Welcome to Year 1, this year finds us starting the National Curriculum.
Suddenly we are very busy with Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, D&T, Music, RE and PE.
We follow the letters and sounds approach for phonics and use Oxford Reading Tree Scheme for Reading.
Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like more information about the curriculum.
Piet Mondrian inspiration
In Computing, we learnt about the artist Piet Mondrian. He uses line, shape and colour to create his art. We used the iPads to create our own versions.
“Mr Big” by Ed Vere
We have been reading the story ‘Mr Big’ by Ed Vere. In the story, Mr Big plays the piano because he is feeling sad. We used role play to imagine how Mr Big is feeling!
This week, we have been looking at the artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo who uses flowers, leaves and fruit to create pictures. We had a go at creating our own versions.
In English we have been looking at recipes and instructions with the help of ‘Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes’. We worked in groups to listen to and follow the recipe instructions to make ‘Terrible Tusks’.
In Science this half term, we have been learning about materials. We went on a ‘Material Hunt’ around the classroom to find some objects made out of metal, plastic, wood, glass and fabric. We found that some objects are made from more than one material!
This week we have been busy bees learning all about how special bees are. The children have learnt about different type of bees and how they all work together. They have made their own paper mache bee, Eliott choosing to make a honey bee.
We have been reading Stanley’s Stick by John Hegley. The children used their imagination to think of different things the sticks could be. Cecilia used hers as a fishing rod.