Spring is here!

It was a lovely sunny day today and Year 1 decided to do some planting.  We planted seeds and our bean stalks in plant pots outside on our playground. We used: gardening gloves, water, soil, plant pots and seeds.

Year 1 have been discussing what the seeds may grow into and here are some of our great ideas: “beans”, “peas”, “peas in a pod”, “strawberries”, “potatoes”, “a magic beanstalk” and “flowers”.

The sun has got his hat on and so have Year 1 (Please remember to bring your hats for these sunny days).

International Women’s Day

In history we have been learning about significant people.  We have learnt about Ann Daniels who was the first woman to walk to both the North and South Poles.  One her expedition the weather was cold, windy and the conditions were difficult.  At one point Ann and her team mates couldn’t put their tent up because of the wind so they huddled together under it.  We tried to experience what this would have been like by all getting under a parachute.  It was hot!  We thought about how Ann would have felt and what kept them going to achieve their goal.  We have written a letter to her and are waiting for a reply.

 

It was good learning about Ann today because it is International Women’s Day and she has made the Guinness Book of Records for her achievement!

Science

In science we have started to investigate everyday materials. We have looked around the classroom to see if we could find objects made from materials such as wood, plastic, glass, stone, fabric. We got off to a great start identifying lots of items and the materials they were made from.

I wonder if they can carry on their search for items made of different materials at home?

Year 1 Readers

Year 1 have had lots of success in guided reading this week. Every day the groups complete a different activity related to their weekly book. We are reading some difficult texts now. Our teachers are really proud.

Lost and Found

Year 1 have been reading the book “Lost and Found”. We have been getting into character using the ipads and then writing some fantastic speech bubbles. It has been lots of fun pretending to be the characters from the story.