Spring 2023

What an amazing end to our Spring Term in Year 1! We welcomed our parents and carers into school to help us make egg-cellent Easter bonnets. We have some very talented and artistic adults!
We also researched the lives of the Brothers Grimm and explained how their books have influenced us today. We discovered that they chose their favourite versions of traditional tales to write down, so we created story maps with our partners to create alternative versions!
We used lots of mathematical language during our 3D shapes game and took part in a whole school Easter liturgy. What a brilliant term. Well done, Year 1! 
Year 1 were excited to receive the amazing hats which Year 3 designed and made for us. We discussed the characters we would like on our hats and tried them on. They were amazing! Thank you, Year 3!  
This week we have also been learning about the events of Holy Week. We made beautiful cards with the message, 'Jesus is Risen!'.
We also practiced finding 1/4 of different amounts. Fantastic work!
We loved investigating what connects together in Science this week! We focused on the sense of smell, finding out some unusual ways animals smell the world around them and finding out about our preferences for different aromas!
We also acted out the story of Hansel and Gretel, reading lots of different versions and choosing our favourite.
We have loved trying out our new Trim Trail in the KS1 yard! We've also been busy learning the countries in the UK and naming their capital cities, solving word problems by finding half of a set of objects and playing the xylophones as part of our music lessons! What a busy week!
This week we have been thinking about connections and how our actions can affect other people either positively or negatively. We've also been learning about Traditional Tales and loved listening to different versions of 'Rumpelstiltskin' and choosing our favourite!
This week we have been investigating 3D shapes and learning the vocabulary to describe them. We have also been tasting different Chinese food!

It has been Safer Internet Week and we read the story of ‘Hanni and the Magic Window. We found out that if we see something online which makes us worried, then we need to tell an adult who we trust.

We also investigated capacity, finding out how much water each container holds.

We learned about the story of the Last Supper and acted out the events
Wow! What a busy week in Year 1! We have continued to practice colour mixing to create different shades of pink for our Chinese blossom pictures! We have been finding out about plants and learned that sometimes we can eat the roots. We used the root of a plant to print with - it was a carrot!
We also had a brilliant visit from Deacon John who told us all about his role in church.
It's been tricky learning how to tell the time, but we've worked really hard on improving our maths skills. Well done, everyone!
This week we have been all about Chinese New Year! We listened to the story and discussed the significant parts of a typical Chinese New Year's celebration. We also used our knowledge of materials to create fantastic shadow puppet theatres!
In art, we have been investigating colour mixing and discovering that there are 3 primary coloyurs.
We also had lots of fun investigating weight and ordering objects based on their weight. Fantastic!
We've had lots of fun measuring length using different units. We used small cubes to measure small objects and big long metre sticks to measure parts of the yard!
We've also been investigating the different materials we will need to make a shadow puppet theatre. We found out that materials can be transparent, translucent or opaque.
What a busy week we've had! this week we have started our topic all about 'China'. We've been acting out the story of Mulan and completing lots of exciting activities. We've also begun our topic on measurement, starting with money.
We thought about the fact that Mulan had to pretend to be a boy so that she could join the army. We discussed the expectations for girls and boys and sorted toys into different categories depending on who we thought we could play with them. After looking at a range of photos showing men and women doing the same jobs, we had a rethink and discovered that everybody can choose any of the toys. There are no such things as toys for girls and toys for girls.

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