Vehicles fit for a queen!
Friday 29th November | 7 comments
Design and Technology
We have been busy designing and then making vehicles for the Queen. First the children looked at wheeled vehicles and thought about the Queen’s requirements. Can your child show you the axle, axle holder and body on a toy car? Next the children created designs and practised joining materials. Year 1 used lots of skills to build their vehicles including sawing and sticking. Did you know that pegs and card can all be used to make axle holders? The finished carriages and cars are certainly suitable for royalty and there is not a pumpkin to be seen!
We evaluated their amazing vehicles and wrote sentences about them. The children used time connectives such as first, next, after that and finally in their writing.
In phonics we learnt the phonemes wh, aw, ew and oe. We all enjoyed using our ‘reading sticks’ to share a book with our phonic friend.
We have been practising our subtraction and addition skills using different methods including part whole models and number lines. The children also learnt about fact families e.g. 5 + 4 = 9, 4 + 5 = 9, 9 – 5 = 4, 9 – 4 = 5. They also tried hard to solve some tricky problems using a number story about cars.
We are all very excited about our banquet next Thursday. Will Lord and Lady Farfield make an appearance? We have written letters to the Queen! We have told her about all our history work and knickers fun! Will we get a reply?
The children have brought home a copy of the ‘Bossy King’ song words to practise at home – enjoy!
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team