How Wonderful is the World?
So far this term Class 1 have discovered a rucksack belonging to an unknown traveller. This led us on to think about 'what a wonderful world it is' We have begun to explore all the amazing places we may know or not know about from around the world.
Class 1 were then faced with a further challenge to design a form of transport to help a traveller discover and move from one country to another. We had to think about creating a model which was safe and secure, able to seat 2 people, able to withstand all kinds of weather and which looked attractive.
Take a closer look at our innovative designs.
This term our topic has been Disney. So far we have explored a number of Disney characters and even researched facts and information about Walt Disney himself. As part of our enterprise learning we developed a design brief to create a new toy and worked hard on developing our communication and presentation skills in order to pitch and persuade an audience to buy our toy.
In numeracy we have been developing our reasoning skills to help us solve a range of problems. By developing our ability to explain and give reasons for our answers will help us to develop a deeper understanding. Class 1 have also practised exploring a number of strategies to solve multiplication and division problems.
Take a look at our lovely learning below!
Throughout literacy this term we have been taking some time to reflect upon our writing and carefully think about targets which would support us to improve our writing further. Recently we wrote a non fiction book all about Disney villains. We worked hard to ensure our writing included all our non negotiables and correct punctuation. Following this we researched a number of facts about Walt Disney and wrote a fact sheet containing lots of wonderful information.
Come and have a look at our displays in the classroom and enjoy reading our work.
This term our topic is time travel.
Class 1 have been learning all about the different periods in time, including The Prehistoric Era, The IceAge, Ancient Egypt and The Victorians.
At home invite your child to share facts about each period in history and ask them which is their favourite time era and why.
In Literacy we have previously been learning about Victorian jobs. We looked closely at what it was like to be a chimney sweep and a Victorian Cook! Out visit to Cannon Hall Museum also helped us to understand and experience what it was like to be a Victorian Servant!
Ask your child to write about some of the jobs they have been learning about. Don't forget to remind them about including all our non-negotiables!
We have just moved onto a new theme from The Victorian Period; Peter Rabbit. Keep a look out for some lovely work soon!
Each week your child will be asked to spell a number of tricky words! These words are words which generally can't be blended and which children frequently spell incorrectly in their writing!
Our spellings for W/c 07.11.16
If your child can spell these words correctly, challenge them to write them in a sentence.
In Numeracy, we have been completing lots of work on place value and practising our addition and subtraction skills. Class 1 have been using a number of strategies to solve addition and subtraction number problems including using objects, number lines and the mental strategy counting on or counting back to find the answer.
Ask your child to keep practising using all the different strategies at home to improve numeracy fluency and skills.
In Science we have been identifying and classifying which animal belongs in which group. Class 1 have been thinking about the characteristics and facts about fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.