Summer 2023

We have had a reading-tastic week in Year 1, enjoying the Reading Cafe with our grown ups and reading instructions to make a mystery craft! We've also enjoyed investigating shapes, sorting them based on their properties, describing them to a friend and even drawing the different faces to create our own nets! Fantastic!
We loved making and testing our lighthouses! Those prototypes really helped us to make a fantastic final product.
In maths we have been problem solving using the scales. Gracie's kitten said, "I think that big things are always heavier than small things." so we tested his theory and found out that he had made a mistake!
This week, we have been creating prototypes of strong, stable lighthouses. We had to work out how to make a tall cylinder very stable. We shared our ideas and changed our processes to make them really effective. Our prototypes will really help us when we plan the real thing!
We've been investigating number bonds in maths and taking part in lots of practical activities. We've also learned about the events of Pentecost and created some Pentecost art, using our colour mixing skills to create a flame. 
We shared a lovely liturgy in the Chapel where we gave thanks for our local area and all of the people we love.
It's been a very busy week for the Year 1 geographers! We've been learning about the features of the coastline and creating aerial views of the coast line near us. We've labelled the physical features and found some difference between the north east coast and the south coast.
We've been thinking about directions in Maths, guiding each other around the rocks and describing the different turns a boat needed to make to rescue a sailor in the sea.
In English we've been word detectives, finding verbs and investigating different sentence starters. Well done, everyone! What a lot of hard work!
It's been a lovely, sunny start to the Summer term and we've already been so busy investigating our new topic, Grace Darling. We've been reading lots of different lighthouse stories to help us to prepare for writing our own narrative and we loved acting out the events of Grace Darling's brave rescue! We've made lots of props for the role play area and enjoyed a story in our Forest School.
In maths, we've been focusing on position and direction. We read and followed instructions including positional language to create a mystery craft... can you guess what it is? We also practice turning clockwise and anti clockwise and making whole, half and quarter turns. We are making our own position finders to help us with our activities next week!

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