Here are a few pictures from Forest School.
This week we have been learning to write the days of the week. Our song has helped us! Ask your child to sing it to you.
We have written a diary for every day of the week for the wolf Whiffy Wilson. Practise writing the days of the week at home.
We are learning to use the part - whole model. We have used objects to help us.
4 is a part
2 is a part
6 is the whole
After learning about mammals last week, we have been learning about reptiles this week.
We know reptiles lay eggs, have scales and are cold blooded.
On Wednesday this week our parents/carers came into school in the afternoon. We told them all about the wolf facts we know and then made information books with them.
Here are some pictures from last weeks Forest school. We had great fun making dens.
This week we have been learning the story "Whiffy Wilson" by Carly Hart. We have written sentences about what is happening in the pictures, really focusing on perfecting our letter formation.
We hot seated Wilson the wolf and spoke to him about how to keep clean.
In Maths we have been learning about more than and less than. We are now experts at using the symbols more than >, Less than >.
We continue to learn about the seasons and this week we focused on Spring.
In RE we have been learning about the christian story. we have learnt what happened on each day.
We have been very lucky and some ladies came into visit us from Chartwells Catering. They brought with them the story of the hungry caterpillar. After they had read this to us we were able to crate our own characters out of different fruit and vegetables. Then we got to eat our characters and start all over again.
At forest school Mrs Parker told us a story about a creature that had too many legs. Then we got to go and create our own creatures using clay, twigs, berries, petals and grass. Then we worked in groups to go on a hunt to find different objects.
We have also had a skateboarding workshop. We put on protective helmets, knee pads and elbow pads. Then we practiced jumping from a standing position on to the skateboard in a forward and backwards direction. We ended by working in small groups helping each other to move.
This week we have been very busy in year 1 working with money. We started the week by working out what all the coins are and how much they are worth. Then we worked in small groups using pennies. We brought different objects from the shop. The following day we used 1p's, 2p's and 5p's to buy items from the shop. We practised putting the coins in order and we used Numicon to help us.
We have also learnt lots of wolf facts this week. We have started writing these facts into our non fiction books all about wolves. Here are some of our facts.
Wolves eat meat because they are carnivores.
Wolves have sharp teeth.
Wolves have fur.
These are our wolf pictures. We used chalk and charcoal to create the images of the wolf.
This week we have received more letters from the Big Bad Wolf. He has told us that he is still hungry. We wrote letters back to him and asked what his favourite meat is.
We decided to make the wolf some chicken nuggets. We tried the chicken nuggets as well.
We took the chicken nuggets and left them out in the playground for the wolf to find. To help him out we made some signs so he would be able to find them.
The following day we went out to see if the wolf had been to eat the chicken nuggets. When we got there the nuggets were gone and there was a letter waiting for us.
This week at forest school we made our own birds nests. We had to pretend to be birds and work with tweezers as beaks.
We have started looking at a new book this week 'Little Red Riding Hood.' Also we have drawn our own pictures of the wolf and labeled them.
As the wolf in our story lives in a forest we have thought about what we already know about a forest.
We received a letter from the wolf as he needs our help. He wrote that he's very hungry and can't stop his tummy rumbling and could we help him. Here are the ideas we came up with.
We have been working on our fabulous number formation and also been working with numicon. Then we used a track game working with a partner taking it in turns to throw the dice and take our turn.
Week 1 and 2
We have been extremely busy for the last 2 weeks in Year 1 getting to know our new teachers and friends. Also we have been learning all the new routines for Year 1 and have had fun doing this.
We have started learning all about recycling. After talking about recycling and what we already knew we had lots of different rubbish that we needed to sort. We sorted it into plastic, paper and cardboard and glass. When we had finished sorting we decided to reuse some of our rubbish and make our own models.
We have had our first Forest school session with Mrs Parker. We went out on the big play ground and went on a leaf hunt we had to look for different shape and size leaves.
Following on from the work we have been doing all about recycling we wrote letters to Mrs Pettifor to tell her all about it and to ask for more recycling bins.