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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 »
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 17:15
On the last week before half term, we were visited by Jeremy from Tunbridge Wells Museum. He showed us a variety of old toys and explained how they were used. The children each got to hold all of the toys, and learned interesting facts such as Lego being the most popular toy... ever! It was lovely... Read More »
tags: toys, museum, Visitor, History, Tunbridge Wells
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 16:59
Elephant class worked hard in the last couple of weeks of term to design, make and evaluate their own puppets. From Minions, Harry Potter and Voldemort to LFC footballers and princesses, there was a wide range of different puppets.  On the last day of term, we celebrated their hard work by planning... Read More »
tags: DT, design, technology, puppets, toys, topic, puppet show
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 14:51
On Monday (5th) we investigated kites and the forces that make them fly. We made predictions about which shape of kite would be the best at flying, and discovered that solid shapes such as rectangles and the traditional diamond kite shape. The best way to test it was to actually use them of course... Read More »
tags: Science, investigation, kites, snow, forces, predicting, predictions
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 16:12
What a wonderful day! We have created a gallery to show all the pictures that were taken yesterday. Everyone looked amazing and had an awful lot of fun too. Thank you for helping create such amazing costumes. We started off the day with a costume parade and photoshoot in the hall with Year 2, where... Read More »
tags: toys, costume, dress up day, History, victorian toys, victorian games, topic