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East Bergholt CEVC Primary School
'I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full' John 10:10
Welcome to Year One - Badger class
In Year One we love investigating and learning new things! We really enjoy exploring inside and outside of the classroom when learning and are always willing to accept a challenge with a positive mind-set. Take a look at some of our fantastic work!
Today we have been inspired by our previous class book 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. We worked in groups to create our own marvellous medicine using our careful measuring skills. We loved watching as different ingredients changed our mixture and shared what we thought it might do if someone were to try some.
Today we have had a visit from a dental nurse. She taught us all about our teeth and how we can look after them. We estimated how much sugar was in some of our favourite food and drink and then showed us how much was in each.
Today during forest school we have been very busy! We have spent time using tools to create our own necklaces and decorating them. We have also continued to explore the area around forest school and have been tree climbing, den building and searching for insects.
Today we had our first session of Forest School. The children were all very excited as it wasn't something they had done before. They had a fantastic time building dens, looking for insects and climbing trees. They now cannot wait for next week to do some more exploring!
Today we have been to Old Hall to visit the farm animals. We had a fantastic time seeing piglets, chickens, turkeys, and lambs. We really enjoyed our close encounters and finding out more about the animals.
Today as part of circle time we designed and then made a healthy snack. Before we made our fruit yoghurt we learnt how yoghurt was made and then designed a brand name and packaging. Afterwards we took natural yoghurt and mixed it with some of our favourite fruit.
Today in Maths we have been making our own flapjacks through the use of our measuring skills. We each had to help to measure the correct amounts of ingredients so that we had the perfect mixture. We spoke about what the scales increased in and then identified the amount needed. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed our tasty treats!
Today as part of our learning we were investigating what it would be like to be astronauts in space. We then researched their day to day living and looked at the adaptations they have to make to suit living in a space station. We then made our own astronaut pudding. It was great fun but very messy! If you would like to have a try at making your own astronaut pudding at home please find the instructions attached in the file below.
This week in English we have been learning about instructions and imperative (bossy) verbs. We practiced using imperative verbs to give verbal instructions on how to complete an obstacle course. We learnt a lot but also had a great time!
Today in Science we have been exploring light and shadows. We started by asking questions such as ‘what materials make the best shadows?’ and ‘How can we change the size of a shadow?’ We then tested a range of translucent, transparent and opaque materials and used what we had learnt in order make the best shadow puppets. Once our shadow puppets were made we used them to explore ways we could change shadows to make them bigger or smaller.
We have been practicing some dance moves as part of our 'Talking Time' topic this half term. We have been enjoying moving to the Jackson 5. Take a look at some of our fun!
Today we have been detectives investigating the case of Guy Fawkes. We were set a challenge to see how much evidence we could explore and discuss. We were given lots of different activities which gave us clues about what Guy Fawkes had done. We enjoyed investigating and even managed to solve the case!
This week in Maths we are learning about positional and directional language. Today we have been following directional instructions using language such as left, right, forwards, backwards, quarter turn, half term, three quarter turn so that we could find the hidden treasure.
Today in Maths we have been using Cuisenaire rods to explore different ways to make the same length. We had lots of fun using the rods again and found lots of possibilities.
On Monday 25th September we were learning about plants in Science. We were identifying the different things plants need to grow and then planted our own Cress. We recorded instructions on how we planted our seeds.
Today we have been baking bread for part of our learning in English. In the morning we wrote a detailed shopping list for Miss Scott so she could collect everything we needed to bake our bread. In the afternoon we were then able to get stuck in to making our bread and enjoyed getting messy. The bread turned out brilliantly and smelt delicious so much so that Mary Berry might soon have some competition!