Dinosaurs, shapes and brains!
Thursday 29th January | 7 comments
We are posting our weekly blog today as it is our ‘unplugged’ day tomorrow. We won’t be using iPads, laptops, computers or mobile phones! The children can bring in donations for the Tong Len charity. There will also be a bun sale after school on Monday 2nd February. We hope to see lots of you at the Charity Curry Dinner at Deeva next Tuesday evening – 3rd February. There are some great raffle prizes. Tickets are available from either office.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on our blog posts. The children were so pleased that we got over 20 comments last week! They like reading them with their friends.
In maths we have been revising all the 2D and 3D shapes. We have linked it to our art topic and created pictures, using 2D shapes, in the style of Wassily Kandinsky and 3D sculptures based on the work of Gary Webb. Most children can confidently name 2D shapes but many are still struggling with 3D shapes. Can you help your child practise at home? Can they find and name spheres, cylinders, cubes, cuboids, pyramids and cones?
In literacy we have had great fun using our fantasy settings to write our own stories. We worked with our talking partner to plan our stories on a story mountain. Then using the laptops we typed our stories. This was really good as it is easy to edit and improve our work.
In music, with Mrs Loveridge, the children have been listening to dinosaur music and created their own using the chime bars. Please see the separate post for a video of this work.
We have been learning all about the brain in our science lessons. The children found this very interesting and were amazed by all the different parts and their funny names! Hope you like their brain hats! Please look at the Growth mind-set blog for more ideas and links about the brain.
We have been continuing our art work based on Frank Avery Wilson. Our art gallery is going to be amazing! Thank you to everyone who has returned their slip about attending on Friday 13th February.
On Monday afternoon, 2nd February, the children will be taking part in a Sports festival. Please make sure that they have their PE kit in school and either trainers or pumps.
Have a great weekend.
The Year 1 Team