Welcome to Class One!
Our topic for Term 1 and Term 2 is LAND AHOY!
We are going to be enjoying stories about pirates, sea monsters, lighthouses and seasides. We will be hunting for pirate treasure with our homemade telescopes and designing and making our own pirate finger puppets. As pirates sailing around the world, we will be learning about the 7 Continents and 5 Oceans of the World and where hot and cold places can be found. We will also look at the features of seaside towns in the UK.
In Science we will be finding out about living things and their habitats with a focus on sealife and beach and underwater habitats. We are hoping to visit the Skegness Aquarium later in the term to help us explore this further in an engaging way.
Our Maths learning will begin by developing our understanding of place value as we look at how we can represent numbers to 100. We will then look at number facts, how they are related and how they can be used to help us solve problems. We will then move on to learn how to add and subtract two two digit numbers and use this new skill to solve real life problems. We will practise recognising coins and notes and learn to find totals and give change. Finally we will end the term looking at how to multiply and we will introduce the multiplication symbol.
In Computing we will be exploring how computers need to be given accurate instructions, called algorithms, to make them work and then practising giving these instructions using 2Go an 2Code on Purple Mash.
In Art we will be using watercolours to produce sea-scapes and autumn scenes. We will explore the different ways we can use watercolours with other media, such as drawing and collage. In Music we will be learning some special songs to sing on our new school CD and then preparing for our Christmas performance.
In PE we will be developing all aspects (Games, Gymnastics, Dance), with a particular focus on Games with MSP during Term 1.
In RE we will be finding out more about what Christians do to express their beliefs and what celebrations are important to them whilst in PSHE we will be exploring how we can be responsible members of a community and help to care for the wider living world.
Class 1 and 2 both had an unexpected visit. The visitor left behind a message in a bottle. We think it was a PIRATE!!!! We made our own telescopes and then used them to follow the clues and find the hidden treasure in the school garden.
OOOOHH-AAAARR ME HEARTIES!
We worked in groups to create freeze frames for each part of the Night Pirate story. This helped us to retell the story orally and eventually to write our own version of the story.
Down down down the dark dark street they came...
We used Cosmic Kids to try out some yoga poses through a story. Our teachers have never seen us so focused, calm and chilled out! Why don't you try it out at home!
We have really enjoyed reading the story of The Secret of Black Rock. We have learnt what a legend is and discovered that things are not always as they seem.
To prepare to retell the story in our own words we have been exploring new vocabulary, sequencing the events of the story and up-levelling basic sentences to include expanded noun phrases and co-ordinating conjunctions. We have tried to collect all of our brilliant ideas onto a plan.
In Maths, we have been learning to add a single digit number to a two digit number. We have been using place value grids to do this in preparation for using the same strategy when we learn to add a 2 digit number to another 2 digit number.
Mrs Botham and Mrs Cottam have shown us how to make sure that all of the tens are in the tens column and all of the ones are in the ones column. They have shown us how to swap ten ones for one ten if there are more than ten ones altogether. For the moment we have been doing this practically with equipment and drawings, rather than using the traditional column method that our parents will have learnt in school.
To help us understand the importance of accurate instructions in computer programming, we have spent some time following lego instructions to make a model. We were very proud of ourselves when we managed to create models that looked the same as the ones shown in the pictures!
We have also been completing the challenges in 2Go on Purple Mash using the iPads. We can continue to practise these at home as long as we can remember our Purple Mash login! Please ask the class teacher if you need another copy of your login details.