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A busy 4 days!

Friday 5th May | No comments yet

Year One had two really super days at Rodley Nature reserve and the sun shone for most of it. In the morning we explored the nature reserve and had fun collecting objects to go on our sticky boards. We also spent time in the various hides looking carefully for wildlife on the lagoons. We were very lucky and spotted a heron, swans, Canadian geese and lots of baby goslings. Can your child tell you what they saw? In the afternoon we all had a turn at pond dipping. We caught snails, tadpoles, water boatmen, damson fly larvae and even stickleback fish. We were taught how to use binoculars correctly and did some bird spotting – the bright male bullfinches were our favourite birds. The children enjoyed being bug detectives and used a magnifying glass to look closely at the different mini beasts they collected. What facts can they remember about the bugs they caught? We also had an interesting talk from Peter the bee keeper – he told us lots of great facts about bees. Have you tasted the honey that your child brought home? Both classes had a brilliant day out at such a super location and thank you so much to our wonderful parent volunteers – we could not have done it without you.

1GJ at Rodley Nature Reserve

We are very lucky to have such a unique place on our doorstep, and as Abigail stated, it is one of her favourite places!  Click here for more information. Maybe it is a place you could visit soon in the sunshine. Enjoy!

1S at Rodley Nature Reserve

In Literacy we have written an independent  recount of our trip to the nature reserve. The children tried hard to use time connectives in their work – including first, next, after that, then and finally. They also tried hard to link their ideas together using words such as and, because and but. These words are called conjunctions. In phonics we have revised i-e/ie/igh.

In Maths we continued our work on place value and thought carefully about what is one more and one less than a given number. We then stretched our brains and worked out what 10 more and 10 less is from a given number. Some children were working with 3 digit numbers! Click here for a good game to help support your child with this learning.

In Science we measured the height of our bean stems and were pleased that some have started to grow well. We also thought about what a plant needs to grow and planned an experiment to test our predictions. The children learnt about ‘fair testing’ when planning their investigation. Do the pots need to be the same size? How much water should we put in each pot? Do we need to use the same type of bean?

We are desperate for junk so if you have any cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, yogurt cups etc please bring them into Year 1 – we have something very exciting to build next week! Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year One Team

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