Our latest car designs using The Early Essentials paint program
Can you see the improvement from earlier this term?
Ash have used a finer drawing pen and created more car like designs, including careful colour choices and adding a background colour too.
Making Castles in Design Technology
Take a look at our fantastic Barbicans (The fortified gateway to a castle). We made them ourselves. We have included the following details:
The added bonus is that these will easily sit on a window sill or shelf.
World Book Day - Peter Bently came to share some of his books with us. They were very funny.
World Book Day - Sharing our reading with adults from home
Making Hot Cross Buns in DT
We have been using our measuring maths skills to make Hot Cross Buns in our Design Technology lessons this week.
We started by tasting some shop bought buns
We learned the rhyme Hot Cross Buns
We made our own Hot Cross Buns using flour, sugar, butter, milk, yeast, currants, grated orange peel, cinnamon and nutmeg.
We tasted our own and compared them to the shop bought ones.
Our first lesson using an art program in ICT- Ash were asked to draw a car. These are their first attempts using a new program with no help. Look and then come back in a few weeks to see their progress.
Our Fantastic library - Jump on in!
Have you got a wobbly tooth?
A lovely quiet read
Sharing a book together
Totally engrossed in a book
Our favourite spot in the library
This is a great story
Using my phonics to help me read
This is my favourite book
A BIG Read!
We also read about Handa's Surprise in Ash.
A funny book to share
Lost in a good book
Recording our knowledge of the number system - Evie shows she understands what comes after zero.
'minus or negative' numbers in year 1!
Sharing out Pirate treasure in maths
Finley and Oliwia share out the task
Jake's checking what they've done so far
Working well together, but is it fair?
We learn by making mistakes.
Mistakes are shared with others and celebrated because we were brave enough to try, Sometimes we are correct and sometimes we get things wrong. We learn by making mistakes. Can you spot our mistakes here?
Working with Money - making amounts using different coins
Coby corrected his work, including 'p' for pence
Gemma found a way to make 5p using coins
Jayden looks pleased with his hard work
Can you see Migle's mistakes?
Kai's neat work has one mistake
Finley worked extremely hard
Kiera worked well in her group
Week beginning 25 January: This week we will be going for a short walk around our local environment to look at features of the landscape, and then compare with features of the landscape around our partner school in Magaoni, Tanzania. Please make sure that your child has a raincoat and waterproof shoes / wellies in school on Wednesday. Thanks.
Ash class have been doing extra work at home. Take a look at some of the fantastic home work.
Jayden has made an autumn picture using leaves
Kai has made a seasons picture.
He has written about the seasons too
Ethan shared his picture from home.
Hal has cut out some oak leaf shapes
Hal used his oak leaf shapes to make this picture
Xanthe made this picture using a colouring program
Jake collected leaves and made this with Gemma
Rachel answered some puzzling questions
Learning about 2d and 3d shapes
Kai has made a cuboid using Polydron
Alex has made a cube using Polydron
Leap into Life
Playing The Bean Game
Being Team Ants and helping each other to balance.
Making cards ready for Christmas
Some examples of work in Maths, English and Topic work this term.
A story teller visits Ash.
Planting bulbs ready for spring
We planted Daffodils, Tulips and these.
The bulbs were hard and had brown skins.
We put the bulbs in a space on the soil.
We placed them, then covered them over with soil.
We planted some more bulbs at different depths
We scooped soil over them.
There was a lot of soil to put back onto the beds.
We had to wash our gardening hands afterwards.
Science - What changes happen during autumn?
Ash have been practising asking questions about autumn and using their knowledge about the changes that happen to answer.
Ash have been learning the alphabet song and saying the letter names. We have also been practising writing capital letters and lower case letters.
Here are our phonics displays which we use to help us read and write.
Phase 2 phonics
Phase 3 phonics
Phase 5 phonics
We are currently working on revising Phase 3 phonics and learning Phase 5 phonics. See if your children can tell you the sounds of these digraphs and trigraphs ( They know what these words mean )
We went to a local park to find out about materials and structures.
Looking at arrays in maths
In maths, we have been looking at arrays. We have been counting accurately using counters and writing our answers on the table.
Finding 'more and less' and comparing to 'find a difference' in maths.
We have also been looking at 'more' and 'less' and comparing these using towers of cubes and columns of counters. We talked about finding the difference by comparing columns of cubes or counters.
You can help your child at home by practising finding one more or one less than a number, writing the numbers from 0 to 30, finding number bonds to 10 and then to 20. If you want some help or useful 'practice sheets', come and speak to Mr. Widdowfield in Ash classroom.
We have been recording our answers independently. As you can see these children are confident to record and learn by making mistakes.
(We try to practise writing numbers regularly to avoid reversals of numbers)
A week doing practical measures in maths!
We have been looking at containers and finding their capacity. We have ordered our containers from smallest capacity to greatest capacity.
We have also been comparing other measures including height and weight. We have ordered lightest to heaviest using a balance scale and ordered ourselves into height order- shortest to tallest.
We have been using lots of' language related to measure- biggest, smallest, smaller than, tallest, shortest, shorter than, heaviest and lightest, biggest capacity and smallest capacity.
We made predictions and then checked these to see if we were correct.
Creating Self-Portraits, using white paint on black card or black paint on white card.
If you look closely, you can see we have used construction lines to help us place our facial features accurately. We tried to remember not to paint these lines in at the end, but they did help..
Rugby World Cup
Year 1 have been lucky enough to have 'Andy' for some special World Cup Rugby lessons.