Poems, place value and lots of maps!
Friday 8th June | 2 comments
We have had a busy first week back. In literacy we have been busy reading and performing summer and seaside poems. We began by reading lots of poems in our hive groups and then chose one to practise and perform to the rest of the class. This was good fun and some children really enjoyed performing! We then moved onto writing our own group poems about summer. The children thought of some great ideas. In phonics we have revised all the phonemes in preparation for the screening next week – enjoy playing the new dice game over the weekend.
We have revisited place value in our maths lessons and been exploring numbers up to 200! The children have played games and used Base 10 equipment and part whole models to make 2 digit numbers and understand their value. The children enjoyed playing ‘Kahoot’ on the iPads and laptops. This is a quick fire game – this week they had to put numbers in the correct order.
We have started our geography topic ‘Wonderful World’ and began by discussing what geography is and used globes, maps, Google Earth and atlases to help us. The children discussed and sorted human features e.g. shops, harbours and physical features e.g. cliffs, beach. We have also been looking at aerial maps. We used an aerial map to explore our school and grounds and find eight red crosses – there was some super team work and great map reading. Then in their hive groups the children worked together to label an aerial photograph of our school and its grounds.
The children are enjoying our ‘Science Laboratories’. Experiment of the week in 1GJ is investigating ramps and in 1B the children are exploring floating and sinking.
All the children enjoyed some ‘wow’ science where we had fun putting mentos in diet coke! Can they remember why it exploded?
We having our class photographs taken on Wednesday – so brush your hair and wash your face!!
Have a lovely weekend,
The Year 1 Team