Welcome to Berlin Class
Welcome to Year One! I hope you have a really fantastic holiday and feel ready for your new adventures in year one. I cannot wait to have you in my class to learn some wonderful new interesting things! This is our class page where we will post different pieces of your work/achievements from lots of different subjects. When you feel proud of something, please let me know so that I can post it onto our page. Remember to keep visiting throughout the year to explore some of the hard work that you have completed. On our page, you can also see what we are going to be learning about in our class newsletter. You can access this page at home so if you would like to, you will also be able to share your learning with your grown-ups.
In design technology, we have been planning a 'cold dish' and a 'hot dish'. For our 'cold dish' we had a choice of preparing a fruit salad, or a salad. We then planned our dish by deciding on the fruits or salad we would use and the utensils we would need. We also had to consider safety when
preparing food. It was great fun and some of us tried fruits that we had not tasted before. We would love to make a fruit salad at home, so let us impress you.
Berlin and Barcelona Class had a wonderful trip to Broadstairs. The sun shone for us and we had a great time splashing in the sea, making sand castles and burying each other. We also gained first hand experiences linked to a story we have been reading 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch', when the seagulls swooped down to eat our lunch! Mrs Wallace did a great job of scaring them away.
It is so lovely to see you all after the Easter break! We all worked really hard last term and I hope after a much deserved break we are all ready and keen to work very hard this term! Our new topic is a really fun one 'I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside' and the children already seem really enthusiastic about it- helping to create our new train book corners! With June fast approaching, when the phonics screening is taking place for your children, please make the most of your new Espresso log in and explore the phonics section in Key Stage 1 under the English section. It has video clips that show and say the sounds for you and games for the children to play to really develop their phonic skills, which in turn will help them with their reading and writing. Thank you for your continued support!
In English this term we have focused on the features of information texts and alliteration. We have enjoyed putting together our very own information book all about the seaside and creating our alliterative poems.
Our science learning continues to develop our knowledge of plants and seasons. We are excited to see the seeds we planted early in spring growing well in our garden area. We are taking care of them by watering regularly and taking out the weeds.
RE this term has introduced us to the ways in which other faiths and religions are celebrated and we have been learning about Moses.
In R.E. we learnt all about the story of Jesus Christ and why Easter is such an important time for Christians all over the world. We had great fun rolling our eggs in paint and we also created some beautiful art work to express our ideas about Easter and the meaning of new life that this time of year represents.
In science we have been learning about different materials and their properties. In one of our science experiments we investigated what happens when different materials are heated. We filled a bowl with hot water, covered it in cling film and then place different food items on top. We then observed carefully to see if our predictions were correct and recorded our results.
In maths we have learned to name various 2D and 3D shapes. We have used straws to construct 2d shapes and have begun to explore their properties.
In PE through our gymnastics, we have been learning how to balance and co-ordinate our movements.
In the autumn term we followed instructions to make fruit faces. Can you see what we used to make the eyes? The nose and the hair?
In maths we explored ordinal numbers by making the animals have a race. Can you see who came first? second? and last?
In English we read the story 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' and made tiger masks so that we could be very convincing when we became the tigers.