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Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 09:40
Mardi etait vraiment bien! (Apologies for the poor french!) The children looked brilliant in their red, white and blue for our Bastille Day celebrations. We looked at the Eiffel Tower and recreated it with art straws. Some children decided to add some colouring in the background. They have made... Read More »
tags: france, french, bastille day, Art, art straws, eiffel tower, paris
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 20:44 Check the gallery to see some photos from the day.  We had an awesome time! Despite all the walking around, the atmosphere was electric, and meeting penguins, snakes and hedgehogs were highlights of the day. We also managed... Read More »
tags: drusillas, trip, zoo, elephants, penguins
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 14:46
A lot of work went into these maps! There were several processes to creating them. We started by looking at aerial photos to get the idea of a birds eye view, and then the children began using their imaginations to come up with what could be on a desert island. They drew the map outlines and added... Read More »
tags: maps, compass, compass directions, oceans, Geography, treasure maps, buried treasure, mapwork
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 14:27
For this lesson, we recapped on the continents, which we learned earlier in the year, and the oceans, which we learned earlier in the week. We reviewed the facts we knew, and looked in atlases to make sure we knew where each continent or ocean was labelled on the world map. We also discussed which... Read More »
tags: continents, oceans, Geography, map, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, Antarctica
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 13:21
We started off our topic by learning what an Ocean was. We discussed that they are the biggest areas of water in the world, and are what separates the continents from each other. We sang a song to learn their names (which is sung to the tune of Frere Jacques) to remember them, and also learned a... Read More »
tags: oceans, Pacific, Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, map, Geography
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 13:13
Year 1 have been working really hard on Geography knowlege and skills so far this term, with lots of work which would not fit into books. Please have a look at the related blog entries for more detail about what we have been learning about. Read More »
tags: Geography, oceans, continents, maps, directions, compass
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 13:51
We have had wonderful term building up to these two performances. We learned the song, re-wrote it with some of our own lyrics, and practised using the instruments- learning the name of some notes along the way.  The song is all about the crazy, wild or just weird(!) things that exist in our... Read More »
tags: Music, imagination, your imagination, singing, instruments, performance, xylophones, glockenspiels, boomwhackers, composition
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 08:22
After gathering their teddies and singing the song 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' Elephant class marched down to the old forest school area for their picnic! Be sure to check our photo gallery to see some pictures of the afternoon.   Read More »
tags: teddy, bear, picnic, teddy bear's picnic
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 08:42
Yesterday afternoon, the children created an art gallery! Using sticks and whatever else they could find outside, they created some pictures of outdoor scenes, houses and animals. Have a look at the photos below. Read More »
tags: outdoor learning, nature, Art, art gallery, sticks
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 16:18
Today we investigated the number 24. Just how many different ways can you split it into equal groups? There was a lot of discussion about odd numbers, and some exceptionally good reasoning about how the groups couldn't have numbers bigger than 12 (with one exception!). Fantastic work by all. Read More »
tags: Maths, year 1, division, sharing, grouping, investigation, reasoning, problem solving, methodical thinking