Exploring our five senses, number problems and a mystery egg!!
Friday 26th February | 11 comments
We have been investigating our five senses this week. We began by exploring different objects and testing if we could touch, taste, see, hear or smell them. We then used this to help us think of similes. The children thought of some great ideas – “as wobbly as a bouncy castle”, “as sticky as snot”, “as red as blood”. In our next literacy session we had fun with jelly!! We used our senses to describe it and then wrote our own jelly poems using lots of similes. We have practised our cursive writing, read in a group during guided reading and also had our daily phonic session.
In maths we have been solving lots of one step addition and subtraction problems. The children had to read the problem, write the calculation and then solve it using a variety of apparatus e.g. counters, number lines and numicon.
In our topic lessons we have been learning about taste and touch. We looked carefully at our tongues and learnt about how our taste buds work. We then tasted a variety of things including pickled onions and mints and decided if they were sweet, sour or bitter.
We also looked at art work by the artist Esref Armagan who is blind. The children were amazed that he had created his pieces of art without sight. They were all challenged to create a piece of art wearing a blindfold and only using their sense of touch – this got quite messy!!
Thank you to everyone who has brought books and resources for our hospitals. The children are having fun wrapping their friends up in bandages!
We have had our first writing session with the university students and it was very exciting! The children had to read and follow clues and go on a hunt around the school grounds. At the end of the hunt they found a giant mystery egg. What is growing inside it? Is is a crocodile? A dragon? A duck? They’ll have to wait and see.
Remember that we are celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March. All the staff are busy creating their outfits! We are looking forward to seeing the children dressed up.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team