The Cat in the hat.

The children are currently studying the book ‘The Cat in the hat’. The children have made tall stripey alphabet hats. They have also spent time sorting out Thing one and Thing two’s maths challenges. Today the children wrote lovely character descriptions of the cat and what he looked like as well as creating some amazing masks. The children have really embraced the book and I am planning on some drama tomorrow to see what else Thing one and Thing two might get up to!

Science

 

This week in science, the children have been learning all about balloons and why they float. We created two rockets that shot along a track by letting the air out of the balloons.

 

All the children really enjoyed learning new words in science, such as predication and observation. They predicted which balloon would win the race and with real enthusiasm they cheered them on.

Welcome Back

Welcome back! It has been lovely to see all the children again and get to know all our new children. We have spent the week introducing the children to the new routines in their classrooms and letting them explore their new environments. Next Friday will see the start of spellings, so if you could please take some time out to sit and ptactice with your child/ children that would be fantastic. Will blog again soon!

Lytham Lifeboat Station

On Tuesday the 11th July Year 1, along with Reception, took three minibuses full of excited children to Lytham. Year 1 went straight to the Lifeboat station to find out all about the inshore and offshore lifeboats. The children had prepared lots of questions which the volunteers were more than willing to answer. A picnic on the beach followed by an ice-cream and a play on the park finished off a lovely day.

Art Week

What a week!

We have had a wonderful Art week this week.  The children have learnt to splatter paint, pointillium, collage, finger printing and made 3d lighthouses. All the children have had a fantastic time and really enjoyed themselves. 

Tesco

Today we had a very exciting trip to Tesco in Sowerby Bridge. The children enjoyed finding lots of different fruit and vegetables and the cost to the shopper. They then looked at the sort of food which had added sugar in and which was healthy. After visiting the walk in fridge and freezer the children were ready for a snack of freshly prepared fruit. All the children enjoyed the trip and can not wait for the next one!

Maths

We have kicked off this week with weight. The children have really enjoyed estimating how much things weigh and comparing their estimations. We used sand as our unit of non-standard measure and found lots of different objects around the classroom to weigh and compare.

Maths measuring challenge

This week the children have been amazing in their maths lessons so we have been able to re-visit past topics very quickly. Today the topic was measure and the children thouroughly enjoyed measuring each other and estimating their heights. The children then put themselves in height order according to their estimating and this proved they needed to work on their technique a little!

Maths

This week in maths we have been learning to double and halve any given number up to 20. The children have spent time playing dominoes to give them an idea of how to double a number. They have loved this activity and even asked to play at playtime!

 

PE

The children have loved the weather this week so we decided to take our PE lesson outside. The children have been learning the skills of throwing and catching along with the ‘under and over’ game. Our next steps are to learn to hold a rounders bat and try to hit a ball.

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