Amazing bodies, place value and measuring fun!
Friday 23rd February | 8 comments
We began our new topic with a ‘Busy Body Day’ and the children had fun investigating and learning interesting facts about their body. The children began by drawing things that were in their body. We then looked in information books and correctly put the body parts in the right places. The children were interested in finding out body facts! Did you know your eyes see upside down and that you are taller in a morning? They labelled a body and wrote sentences about some of the facts they had learnt. They also enjoyed looking at the model of the skeleton and created their own using chalk, paint and art straws.
Everyone was very excited with our new resource the virtual T shirt. We’ve had lots of fun using the app ‘Virtuali – tee’ to look inside a human body!!
The children have been busy exploring the new role play areas and investigating our senses displays.
We also had lots of fun at our ‘Body Olympics’. The children took part in the long jump, straw javelin and measuring different body parts. The highlight of this event was the Curly Wurly challenge! The children worked as a team to stretch the chocolate bar – the longest was 68cm!
In maths we have done lots of practical work based on place value. We began by making numbers using tens frames and then moved onto using base 10, numicon and straws to represent different two digit numbers.
Our PHSE unit this half term is ‘What is safe for our bodies?’ This week we have been talking about what is safe to go inside our bodies. The children had to sort our weekly shop into safe, sometimes safe and never safe. This led to some very interesting discussions and the children were very aware of how to keep themselves safe.
The children have enjoyed their first week of ‘Phonic Detectives’. They are all very keen to be detective of the day and win the prize! Thank you for your support at home completing the phonic spotting sheet.
Have a super weekend.
The Year 1 Team