Chicken fun in Year 1!
Friday 11th March | 6 comments
In literacy we have been learning about the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book. We began by sorting a range of books and discussing the features of a non-fiction book. We looked at how to use a contents page, index and glossary. In our guided reading sessions all the groups have read a non-fiction book this week and the children were encouraged to choose an information book from the school library to share with you at home.
We have had some exciting visitors in Year 1 this week. Mr Garlick brought his chickens for a holiday in our outside area.
On Monday morning he talked to all the children about his chickens and they got the chance to stroke them. They then worked with the Year 4 children and wrote and sorted the facts. The children have enjoyed looking after the chickens all week and have learnt lots of facts about them. Did you know a hen has a vent and it is where her eggs come out of? Did you know if the comb is pale and floppy it might mean that the chicken is poorly?
We also visited the school chickens on Thursday and Mr Harris told us lots of interesting facts about them and we will be using all this information to help us write our own non-fiction books. We really enjoyed meeting our school hens. .
In our science lesson we carried out an investigation to find out what the chickens and giant African snails prefer to eat. The children had to predict if they’d like chicken pellets, meal worms, carrots, cucumber, apple or pear. Then they fed them and watched carefully to see which was their favourite food type.
In maths this week we have been learning about multiplication. We began by using coins to count in 2s, 5s and 10s and recorded the calculation e.g. 3 x 2p = 6p. We then moved onto solving sweet shop problems using multiplication – “Buy 6 lollies that cost 10p each” “Buy 5 ice pops that cost 2p each.” Can your child count in 2s, 5s or 10s?
In ICT we have begun to make our ‘chicken movies’ using an app called Puppet Pals on the Ipads. They are enjoying this task and are looking forward to sharing their finished films with you at our ‘Spring chicken’ event on the 1st April.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team