Literacy in Year 1!
Willow and Maple class are really getting into our new Literacy story – “Traction Man”. They sequenced the story using pictures and were great at explaining their choices to each other and the rest of the class. If you want to watch a reading of the book at home, please find a YouTube link below.
We enjoyed a walk around the school grounds this afternoon on an Autumn hunt. We spotted a maple tree that was showing signs of Autumn and we began to draw our observations.
What other signs of Autumn have you spotted?
We had a very special visitor in school this week. Professor Pong visited us from the British Space and Alien Research Company to talk about the crash landing and what we all needed to do next.
We got to ask him all of our questions and found out we weren’t the only school in Devon to have an alien visit.
After his visit we discussed his original email and started trying to answer all his questions.
Thank you Professor Pong!
Monkey Puzzle Class had a great time reading to Maple Class this morning. They enjoyed sharing their favourite stories and getting into character.
Today we were weather reporters. We watched a video showing an example of a weather forecast before getting into pairs, and acting out our own forecast! The children used pictures of clouds, a sun and raindrops to pin on their map of the U.K. We had lots of discussion about the weather in Teignmouth, and predicting what the weather will be like tomorrow in Teignmouth and across the UK. What language did we use during our weather forecast?
Year 1 had a marvellous day on Dartmoor walking from Hay Tor, across the moor, to Smallacombe Rocks. The day was full of plant and animal spotting, sweating and enjoying being outdoors in the sunshine! Dartmoor smiled on us today. Thank you for all adult helpers and to the children for digging deep when they were tired and making it back to the coach in 1 piece!
Today in Maple class, the children worked really hard to compose their own sounds using body percussion and their voices. This was to mimic a whale and a jellyfish moving through the water. They also created their own graphic scores on their whiteboards to record their sounds.
World Book day is here and there is no better way to celebrate than reading your favourite books. Fir class travelled down to Maple and were able to share their fantastic fancy dress and stories that they enjoy.
Here are some pictures,
Today in Maple Class we composed our own musical rhythms using clapping, stomping and gestures, with Miss Roach. We had lots of fun performing to each other.
Year 1 had a fabulous time exploring a variety of different math activities during our maths open morning today. It was great to see so many adults getting involved too! Thank you to all visitors and we look forward to more open mornings with you!
Year One had a fantastic introduction to the school’s anti-bullying week with a workshop this afternoon.
During the workshop, they were fully engaged and involved in a story performance, which told them about what bullying is and how to recognise it.
They learnt all about how to be a good friend and what to do if they ever felt like they or a friend are being bullied.
We are all winners!
Willow and Maple Class continued to create their salt dough people, carefully crafting the dough to form themselves, their family members and their friends.
What a fantastic variety of interpretations and 3D models. We look forward to creating more mini-me models using different materials during our Me, Myself and I topic!
Mr Quint is always saying little poems about people, such as
The sun is out,
The sky is blue.
There’s Mrs Drew!
We thought we would have a go ourselves by sticking to the same amount of lines and rhyming on lines two and four and carefully following the layout and use of capital letters.
We were fantastic at changing the colours on line two and creating our own versions that rhymed perfectly. We performed them to the class.
Keep practising this style of poetry and experiment with colour choices or other words.
We have been on an array hunt again…
Following the the success of hunting for arrays at home, we decided to develop our understanding by searching for more at school. We looked high, low and all around…
We discovered that arrays are groups of objects that have to be arranged in neat columns and rows.
Rows go across and columns go down.
We can count the rows or columns using patterns or times tables.
Keep on spotting!?
We had lots of fun investigating repeated patterns today and discovered patterns can be about colour, shape and size. We linked numbers, actions and claps to our patterns to develop our understanding. We will link these patterns to times tables soon. Alex even worked out he could make a pattern out of his name!