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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
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 17:52
After learning the ins and outs of how to be persuasive (including trying to convince Mr Gray that they deserved a special prize), Elephants helped Mr Gray write a list of persuasive techniques to put into his letter to Mrs Roberts asking permission for a Teddy Bear's Picnic. Unfortunately, Mr Gray... Read More »
tags: writing, persuasion, persuasive writing, teddy bears picnic, Mrs Roberts, smelly cabbage
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 18:08
Wow. What a turnout! I hope you all had a wonderful time at the party. It was very important to me that the children took ownership of their party and spent the afternoon setting it up (they did a great job by the way). Whether you spent the whole time looking through your child's book on a cushion... Read More »
tags: tigers, topic, jungle, explorers, jungle explorers, tea, party, tea party, the tiger who came to tea
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 17:47
What a morning we had! All of Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage joined together to learn the Easter Story in a large block today; it was a very calm, focused time of learning for all. We started by hearing the story of Palm Sunday, and acted out Jesus's entry into Jerusalem by waving palm leaves.... Read More »
tags: RE, Easter, Holy Week, Palm Sunday, Last Supper, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Jesus, Crucifixion, Disciples
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 17:26
Today we were introduced to bar models, we learnt that they can help us work out tricky number sentences and how to use them to add two number together to find a total. We practised making some number sentences with cubes and filling in blank bar models, working out what was missing and what number... Read More »
tags: math, bar models, adding, cubes
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 17:21
Today Elephants started off by talking about where they might find magnets in their homes, and how magnets are all around us. Afterwards, we tried lots of different activites and games using magnets, we even drew a story map and used magnets to move a tiger across the page and told stories about... Read More »
tags: Science, magnets, magnetism, exploration, carousel
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 17:17
For their Maths lesson today, Elephants played a very simple, but very effective game to improve their fluency in taking away and promote reasoning skills- see the rules in the photo below. Given the choice of starting with ten or twenty, they played the game and manage to figure out some winning... Read More »
tags: Maths, subtraction, taking away, maths games, number fluency
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 08:42
Yesterday the children had a look at magnets, and looked around the classroom to find out which materials were magnetic. They came to the conclusion that metal objects were magnetic, although not all metal objects seemed to work! We discussed how the metal objects that were magnetic seemed to be... Read More »
tags: magnets, magnetic, year 1, Science, exploration, questioning, metal, iron
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:50
This week we started reading The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Today, we wrote a letter as a class to The Tiger. We thought about what the little girl in the story, Sophie, would say to the tiger. We also practised writing with question marks to include a question in our class letter. On Friday we will be... Read More »

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