Giants, tadpoles and beanstalks!
Friday 24th April | 6 comments
Fee Fi Fo Fum!! What an exciting week in Year 1! The children got a letter from Jack and he had left them some magic beans to plant. The children were keen to plant the beans so we dashed up to the school farm and had a great time planting our beans and a variety of other seeds.
They are all growing in the year 1 corridor. What do you think will be at the top of our beanstalks? The children then read the story of Jack and the beanstalk and did some drama ‘hot seating’ the giant. They then created word banks to describe him using super adjectives. Some children were introduced to using a thesaurus to extend their vocabulary. They then drew their own giants and wrote wanted posters.
In maths we have been practising our addition skills using numicon, number lines and 100 squares. Some children have been taught how to partition and recombine to add bigger numbers such as 47 + 26 = ? Our number bond of the week is 16+4.
We also had fun collecting tadpoles from our school pond.
We now have a tank of tiny tadpoles in each class and we are ready to watch how they change. Very exciting!
Well done to everyone who entered the S factor auditions. We saw some super science experiments. The Year 1 winners will go through to the grand final on the 1st May.
1GJ had a great time at Rodley Nature Reserve – please see our separate post for photographs of this super day. Remember that 1S are going next week.
In PE we have been developing our ball skills – rolling, kicking and passing. Please make sure that your child has an indoor and outdoor PE kit in school and that everything is clearly labelled.
We have also resourced our outside area with some lovely new games and items. Perfect timing for summer sun fun.
Have a great weekend. The Year 1 Team.
P.S. We still need lots of cereal boxes, tubs, card etc. for our exciting DT topic. Please bring them into Year One ASAP. Thank you.