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Making bracelets to raise money for the RNLI.

We had a special visitor come into school today from the Marine Conservation Society. Jenny talked about what you can find in rock pools and how to look after our beaches.

In science we learnt about the difference between evergreen trees and deciduous trees. We went outside and had a look at the different leaves.

Cress Investigation. In Science we have been thinking about what plants need in order to grow. We put four pots of cress in different areas of the classroom and will vary the amount of water and sunlight to check which cress grows the best.

We have recapped doubles and halves of numbers. We have used the laptops, played games and made double ice creams. Do you know your doubles?

We were very lucky to have Andy visit us today to teach us how to stay safe and keep away from danger. We had lots of fun.

This afternoon we had a very special visitor, Fraser Gunn, who is a volunteer for the RNLI. Fraser spoke to us about the importance of staying safe during holidays.

Mr and Mrs G had a problem and they asked for our help in maths today! They have more mice in the lighthouse but Hamish isn't very fast at catching them! We had to make a Potion for Hamish by measuring out the correct amount of liquids!

We really enjoyed our paired reading with Mr Munn's Year 4 class.

Look at what has happened to the flowers......

Perfect place value....... we have using our knowledge of place value to solve addition calculations.

We went on a plant walk to see what plants we could find.

We have been recapping the main parts of the plants and their functions. We were interested to find out how a stem is able to carry water up to the flower. We decided to undertake a small investigation to see how water travels up the stem by using carnations, roses and celery and placing them in food colour water. We are looking forward to seeing the results in the upcoming few weeks.

Fantastic PE ..... we have started to develop our skills so we can do the triple jump! We have loved using the field as the sun is coming out more!

WOW! I am so impressed with all your amazing projects! We loved looking at them all. Thank you so much.

The Easter Bunny visited school today! We went on a Easter Egg hunt in the hall!

Easter Experience. We went to church to learn about the Easter Story. It was a peaceful and reflective time.

Our amazing drumming day! We had so much fun with Alex and drummed our hearts out!

Fabulous weaving

Learning about life in Kenya. We carried out some weaving, made some bracelets, carried water outside in a bucket and made a Lego village.

This week we all went on a walk around Prestbury. We looked at the human and physical features in our local environment. We used the LearnPad's to follow the journey and worked together to create a journey map.

This term in Geography, we are learning about human and physical features in our local environment. We went on a journey around school to spot the different features.

Term 3 Topic Letter

A fruity surprise. Today we tried some of the fruits that Handa put in her basket. We tried a sweet smelling guava, a juicy pineapple, a ripe red mango, a creamy green avocado and a tangy purple passion fruit!

In Computing we have been using the LearnPads to learn all about coding. We have learnt to write a code to make some fish move around the screen.

Enjoying the jungle!

Fantastic Tennis. Today we have been learning how to balance a ball on a racket.

Go Wild in Africa....... What amazing projects we have seen today! Thank you all very much for your help and support.

Party Day........... I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for all your gifts and good wishes.

Getting ready for our Fairy Tale Ball. We made some lovely cakes!

The Christmas Story. We talked about the special gifts that the Wise Men gave to baby Jesus. We looked at Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

We had a special visitor come into school today to talk to the children about the Three Little Pigs. His name was Alan. He was the man that sold the materials to the three pigs. He answered lots of questions and we got to look in his van!

Reindeer's in Orange Class

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Christmas Craft Day! We also had a special visitor come into school during the night and left a trail and a half eaten carrot with a letter! We found out the reindeer's had come into our classroom! We saw a video of them dancing!

Story Box Theatre - the snow Queen

Born in a Barn! Thank you for all the wonderful costumes you have made or bought.

Science Investigation. Today we had to help Discovery Dog with a problem. He wanted to find out which material was best for mopping up some water. First we predicted , then carried out the investigations in our groups. Finally we talked to Discovery Dog and told him what we had found out.

Christmas Design and Technology. We have spent the past two mornings designing and creating a pop up Christmas decoration. We could choose between a Christmas tree, bauble, snowman or present. We thought carefully about the presentation of our design and once happy, we chose our template. We are now adding the finishing touches to our decorations. We think they look fantastic!

In preparation for our Fairytale Ball, we have been learning the steps to the Waltz and Jive. We were organised into partners where we practised our dancing hold. We danced beautifully and elegantly, Miss Angus was particularly impressed as it was our first practise!

Capacity ..... We have been looking at how much a container can hold in maths.

In History this term, we will be investigating the history of teddy bears. Children in Orange Class were asked to bring in a teddy bear belonging to either themselves or a family member. It has been so exciting meeting all of the teddies and we have even met some teddies who are over 60 years old! We will place them into a timeline to spot any similarities and differences between old and new teddy bears.

We have been using LearnPads and Laptops to explore Clicker Paint.

Science..... We went on a material walk around school looking at the objects and working out what the objects were made from.

Perfect patterns in maths

Super smoothies! After a busy week learning about what we can do to help make our bodies healthy, we decided to make a healthy smoothie! It was full of bananas, strawberries and apple juice. It was DELICIOUS!

Autumn WOW day! What an amazing day to end the term. We made hedgehogs and trees out of leaves, painted our clay toadstools and explore Autumn outside! We had so much fun!

In science this week, we have been exploring signs of Autumn as well as identifying different type of clouds. We had great fun spotting Cirrus clouds whilst playing in the fallen leaves!

In art we have been making clay toadstools to go in our forest.

Shapes shapes everywhere... this week we are learning about shapes. Today we made pictures using 2D shapes and then we labelled them.

In Geography, we have been learning about hot and cold countries. Little Red Riding Hood wrote to us explaining that she wanted to take her Grandma on holiday after her Big Bad Wolf experience but wasn't sure about where to take her. She wanted to go somewhere either very hot, or somewhere very cold. Today, we investigated Canada - a very COLD country! We tasted maple syrup and pancakes, which is famous in Canada, and they were so yummy! We used a weather report to dress a family for a day in Canada, we looked at photographs of different landmarks and we also located Canada on a world map. If you need to know anything about Canada, be sure to ask us!

In maths we have been thinking about measuring the weight of different objects.

In Maths we have been learning our Number bonds to 10 in a fun practical way!

In Geography, we have been learning about hot and cold countries. Little Red Riding Hood wrote to us explaining that she wanted to take her Grandma on holiday after her Big Bad Wolf experience but wasn't sure about where to take her. She wanted to go somewhere either very hot, or somewhere very cold. Today, we investigated Brazil - a very HOT country! We tasted different fruits grown in Brazil and they were so yummy! We used a weather report to dress a family for a day in Brazil, we looked at photographs of different landmarks and we also coloured in Brazil’s flag. If you need to know anything about Brazil, be sure to ask us!

In Art we have been looking at the work of Su Blackwell. She makes sculptures out of paper. In groups we made a forest using different types of paper. We twisted and joined pieces of paper together to make the sculpture. We also went outside to collect some leaves and added them to our sculpture. The finish sculptures looked amazing!

In RE we have been thinking about belonging. We discussed what a baptism is and then we acted one out.

Algorithm madness! As part of our computing topic this term, we have been looking at programmable toys. We know that we have to give these toys instructions in order for them to work; this is called an algorithm. Today, we each entered an algorithm into a BeeBot to instruct it to move from one place to another. We had great fun!

Welcome to Year One Powerpoint

Y1 Topic Letter - Term 1 2015-16

Programmable toys! In computing, we have been thinking about robots and how they work. We know that they need to be given instructions by somebody known as a programmer. We are looking forward to becoming programmers ourselves and programming robots in Orange Class.

In PE this term we are developing our hockey skills. Miss Angus was very impressed with the first lesson. We learnt how to hold the hockey stick correctly and travel with the ball.

Golden Time fun! We spent the afternoon exploring the classroom, dressing up in the enchanted forest, playing with the car, colouring in and lots of other fun activities!

Jumping stars! In PE we practised jumping safely off of small equipment. We had great fun!

Our amazing holiday projects. We really enjoyed talking about all the wonderful things that the children had been busy creating. Thank you all for your hard work.


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