Welcome to Year One - Badger Class
Welcome to year one's class page. In year one we love to learn by exploring and investigating both inside and outside of the classroom. We are always up for a challenge and most of all, we have lots of fun! This year we will be working independently and learning in a positive and safe learning environment. On this page we will keep you updated with all of our current learning, so you can see what we have been up to.
Christmas hats ready for our Christmas dinner!- 10/12/2020
Today we are all very excited that it was Christmas dinner, so we thought why not add to the excitement and make Christmas hats! We enjoyed listening to Christmas music whilst we were making our hats and eating our Christmas dinner!
Science: Absorbent Materials- 23/11/2020
We have been learning about absorbent materials in Science. Today our challenge was to carry out an experiment, to find out which material could be used to make an umbrella with. We tested lots of different materials and then recorded our findings.
Maths: Shape hunt- 23/11/2020
Today we went on a shape hunt. We were looking for lots of different shapes that surround us. We practised naming and describing the properties of the different shapes we found.
In Science we have been learning about magnetic materials. Today we carried out our own experiment, using magnets to test different materials to see if they were magnetic or not. We made predictions first and then tested our predictions to see if we were right. This was great fun and we all loved using the magnets!
Children in Need Day 13.11.20
We made poppies to hold during our two minute silence today.
The Gunpowder plot and firework pictures- 05/11/2020
This week we have been learning about The Gunpowder Plot and why we celebrate Bonfire night. First we listened to the story and then, we sequenced the story by cutting and sticking different pictures. The next day we talked about Fireworks and how to keep safe around them. We looked at the different type of fireworks and had a go at creating our own firework display, using the oil pastels.
Computing: Creating topic pictures using paint- 21/10/2020
Today we took our Art session to the tablets! We used the tablets to paint our own representation of 'The Great Fire of London'. The children had lots of great ideas and thought carefully about what colours and brush size they needed to select. Here is a snapshot of some of our fantastic pictures.
Art: Using oil pastels to create 'The Great Fire of London'- 19/10/2020
In Art, we used the oil pastels to create our own picture of 'The Great Fire of London'. We took inspiration from other pieces of Art work and had a go at drawing our own pictures. Well done everyone, they look fabulous!
English: Story tellers- 13/10/2020
This week we have finished our class story and our first activity, was to sequence the story using pictures. Once we had done that, we used our work to help us retell the story to a partner. Lots of us used expression and different voices when retelling the story which was great to hear. Well done everyone, you make fantastic story tellers!
Science: Properties of materials- 05/10/2020
Today we were exploring properties of different materials. We used different adjectives to describe the textures of materials and then recorded our findings.
DT: Tudor Houses- 01/10/2020
Our DT project for this half term was to make paper Tudor houses. We used a range of skills and designed our houses very carefully. Once we had made them, we evaluated them and enjoyed making a Tudor village in the classroom with them.
Music: Hey you! 25/09/2020
We had a fun afternoon exploring our new piece of music called 'Hey you'. We listened and appraised the music then added our own dance moves! To finish, we went on to finding the beat of the music by pretending to be different animals. Everyone had lots of fun and we created some brilliant dance moves!
Art/DT: Paper skills and techniques- 23/09/2020
In preparation to make our Tudor style houses, today we experimented with using paper in lots of different ways. All these skills and techniques will help us, when it comes to designing our houses.
PSHE: Circle time- 21/09/2020
Today we played lots of circle time games and one of our favourite games was pass the smile :) We all had the opportunity to talk and we even learnt some new things about our fellow class mates!
Art: Charcoal Tudor houses- 17/09/2020
In Art we used charcoal to create a Tudor style house. We have been learning about Tudor houses in our topic work and today we had a go at creating our own. We took our time and followed step-by-step instructions about how to compose our houses. We started with the outline for our house, followed by the windows and then adding on the beams. We experimented with different ways of how to use the charcoal, in order to create different effects. Well done everyone your houses look great and will take pride of place on display.
Topic: Ordering events- 16/09/2020
Our history topic for this half term is the 'Great Fire of London'. To begin our session today, we ordered the different events that happened into a timeline. After this, we went on to look at London in the past and in the present day. We compared the different type of buildings, transport, jobs and clothes that people used to wear.
Come and ask us about our topic, we already know so much. We can't wait to see where our topic takes us next!
Science: Material hunt-14/09/2020
In Science we have been on a hunt, looking for different materials and what they have been used to make. We spoke about why those materials may have been used and their properties. We soon noticed that we are surrounded by many different materials and we were able to name so many! Everyone really enjoyed the hunt and we all had lots of great ideas.
Today we enjoyed our first PE lesson of year one in the sunshine! We focused on spatial awareness and ensuring we didn't bump into anyone else! One of our favourite activities was moving in different ways, especially as different animals. Can you guess what we are? A brilliant first session, well done year one! :)
Our first few days in year 1- 04/09/2020
We have really enjoyed our first few days in year 1. It's been very exciting exploring our new classroom and we love our new outdoor area! Here is just a few snapshots of some of the fun we have had.