Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 4:13pm
We have had a great time learning about writing computer programs for the BeeBots! We used directional language to describe where we wanted the BeeBot to move to: forwards, backwards, turn left and turn right. After that we had a go at predicting where it would move to following instructions we had been given. We know that a set of instructions for a computer is called an algorithm and that we must give each instruction clearly. If there is a problem with the instruction we must de-bug the program!
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 4:05pm
Today we shared our knowledge about Ramadan from last week – we had remembered a lot! We talked about the end of Ramadan being called Eid al-Fitr (the festival of the breaking of the fast). Then watched a video of a family celebrating Eid: they wear special clothes, visit the Mosque, read the Qu’ran, say prayers, have food with family and friends and share gifts.
At snack time we tried dates and fig rolls – these are foods which Muslims eat at the end of Ramadan to mark the end of fasting. We talked about how this might feel.
We all made star and moon decorations and wrote down what our good deed would be.
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 4:00pm
A HUGE thank you to our Eco Team who have met after school for the past three weeks to dig over the new planters, get rid of the weeds, clear leaves and pick up litter.
We are looking forward to the Spring when the crocus bulbs we have planted for The Rotary Club competition begin to bloom along with the daffodils, tulips and wild flowers we have planted.
Next week is National Tree Week - we are awaiting delivery of some fruit trees and hedgerows from The Tree Council. Our Eco Team will be leading an assembly in their classes to tell everyone all about it.
Mrs. Cribb will also talking about climate change in our other assemblies next week - about the importance of unity and working together to reduce our carbon foot print.
Date: 25th Nov 2020 @ 5:12pm
In our last few PATHs lessons we have been learning all about 'doing turtle'. Twiggle and his friends have helped us to understand that 'doing turtle' helps you to calm - when you are feeling mad or angry. You have to:-
* Count to 10
* Take a Deep Breath
* Say: The Problem Is ...
* Say: I am feeling ...
'Doing Turtle' can help you a lot.
In our provision area we have acted out when Twiggle was upset with Henrietta and some of us have completed a jigsaw all about 'Doing Turtle'.
Date: 25th Nov 2020 @ 5:06pm
In our Science lessons we have been learning all about the weather and the different seasons of the year. We know there are 4 seasons in the year - Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer. Today we have sang a song called: Seasons of the Year. Then we have worked together to put pictures into the different seasons.
Date: 24th Nov 2020 @ 3:46pm
We are thrilled with our finished dragon eyes.
Date: 24th Nov 2020 @ 10:07am
We are now experts in Dragonology!
We have enjoyed the role of becoming dragonologists in Year 6. We have been writing our own reports about dragons. We have linked our Art and English sessions together and have loved drawing and designing our own dragon eyes.
Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 4:52pm
We have been enjoying our DT sessions. During these lessons we have been designing and creating our own Viking Longships. Keep a look out for our final masterpieces.
Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 4:24pm
Today we have talked about another festival - Ramadan. We found out that Muslims do special things during this time: they fast (do not eat) in daylight hours, they pray 5 times a day and they do good deeds. We listened to a story about Rameena who opened her Ramadan calendar – the message said she should do something to help someone else. She helped her neighbour to tidy the garden, washed the dishes at the community centre and shared food with a friend.
Muslims decorate their homes at this time – we made lanterns and decorated them.
We know that at the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate another festival – Eid.
Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 2:29pm
We found out all about the number 8. We counted lots of objects to 8, we made spiders with 8 legs, 8 spots and 8 eyes. We used Numicon to explore different ways to make 8. We found out that an 8 sided shape is called an octagon and we made our own octagons using lolly sticks.
Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 5:00pm
In Year One, we have been learning lots through our PATHs lessons.
In our provision areas we have completed role-plays, made friendship flowers, completed feelings balloons and lots more - take a look at some of work.
Date: 16th Nov 2020 @ 8:37am
Today we have decorated our Diya lamps to make them sparkle for Diwali – it is called the festival of light. We will try and remember to turn our candles on tomorrow (Saturday 14th November) and think about people who will be celebrating.
We used the FANTASTICS to describe sights, sounds, feelings and what people might be saying at this time.
Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 9:37am
Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 3:20pm
Today thought about the story of Rama and Sita and why Hindus celebrate Diwali – we had remembered it all from before the holidays!
We watched a video about a Hindu family and what they do in their house at Diwali. We found out that they wear new clothes, give presents and invite family and friends around for a special meal. Hindus also decorate their homes with lights and Rangoli patterns. They might have fireworks displays because it is called ‘the festival of light’.
Using clay, we made Diya lamps – we talked about how the clay felt and how to use our hands and fingers to mould the clay, then we used a tool to make patterns.
Then we made Rangoli patterns using chalk. We thought about the number 6: we drew 6 petals on the flower and used 6 colours to decorate it.
Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 12:07pm
In Y1, we will be making moving pictures as our first Design Technology project. We have looked at lots of children's books which contain levers, sliders and flaps. Then we had a go at making our own sliders and levers - using as split pin as a pivot.
Date: 16th Oct 2020 @ 4:31pm
In RE this we week we talked about the Hindu festival of Diwali. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita, made our own puppets and retold the story. We know that Hindus celebrate Rama rescuing Sita from the evil Ravanna.
Date: 16th Oct 2020 @ 2:25pm
After reading the story The Little Red Hen we made our own bread. It was delicious!
Date: 13th Oct 2020 @ 8:51am
In RE, our BIG question for the year is: Why are some things special?
We have been talking about Harvest Festival and how Christians thank God for food and the world. On Friday, we went on a walk around school to find natural objects. We used them to make our own art work.
Date: 2nd Oct 2020 @ 10:32am
The children are enjoying developing their fine motor skills during our Funky Fingers sessions.
Date: 2nd Oct 2020 @ 9:42am
We had lots of fun making shape pictures using circles and triangles. Can you guess what we made?
Date: 16th Sep 2020 @ 12:51pm
Maths Fun – It’s All About The Sorting
In Year One we have been thinking about how we could sort objects / items and people into different groups. This morning we worked outside to sort ourselves into different groups:-
* Boys and Girls
* Cardigans or Jumpers
* Dresses or Trousers or Shorts or Pinafores or Skirts
* Tights or Socks
* Different Hair Colours
Then, we worked in smaller groups with our friends to sort lots of objects – into different colour groups and some of us even sorted our objects into different animal groups.
It was super fun 😊!
Date: 11th Sep 2020 @ 7:00pm
We are all really enjoying being at school!
Date: 15th May 2020 @ 3:33pm
Date: 4th May 2020 @ 12:30pm
Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 12:53pm
This week in school we've been very busy as you can see! From finishing off the fantastic bottle top rainbows started before; adding more tadpoles to our pond; setting up some chain reactions using different objects; making some short stop motion videos as well as some very important reading and online learning!