We practised a range of different skills today including running, balancing, jumping, climbing, skipping and hoola hooping!
In Geography, we have been looking at real and fictitious maps, describing the features of their landscapes. Today we looked at grid co-ordinates and talked about what we could be seen in a specified place on a map. We drew our own 'Wonder Lands' on whiteboards then brought them to life! The children then used the gravel, trees, fake moss and blue tissue paper to create their own landscapes. We then drew our landscapes, plotting the features in the correct place in accordance with the one we had created. We had lots of fun with this activity!
In Geography, we have been learning about the 'Physical' (natural) and 'Human' (man-made) features of our environment. We took a walk to Bramley Park and made note of all the features we saw there and along the way. We had a wonderful time and behaviour was fantastic as always!! Well done!!
Today we received a letter from Winnie the Pooh! He and his friends wanted to come and play on our climbing frame but they weren't sure where to find it. Pooh found a map of our playground but there was a problem - it was unfinished! The children each had a copy of the map and set about completing it, using the keys to identify areas of the playground. At the end, they wrote instructions of how to get to the climbing frame from the stairs.
We have done lots of speaking and listening activities to ready ourselves for learning this half term. We asked the children what they had done during the school holidays, wrote diaries of what we got up to and even filmed a news report using our green screen technology!
This week we have been reading the story of 'Not Now Bernard'. We talked about how most of the story is told through the pictures and how there's very little writing in the book. We did some more descriptive captions for some of the scenes in the story, described the monster using adjectives and even made a video retelling the story!
This week we have been reading the story of 'Not Now Bernard'. We talked about how most of the story is told through the pictures and how there's very little writing in the book. We did some more descriptive captions for some of the scenes in the story, described the monster using adjectives and even made a video retelling the story! Here's some examples of our writing.
Today it was 1P's turn to take a trip out to Kirkstall Abbey House Museum. We took a tour of the Victorian Streets before heading upstairs to look at their collection of old toys. We sat in a circle and listened carefully to the lady who told us the history of the toys. Some of them were over one hundred years old! We got to play with some replicas and talked about the differences between them and the toys we have today such as how they work and what they are made out of. All of us had a fantastic time and behaviour was amazing as per usual! Well done, Children!
Today we looked at the scene in Traction Man where he dives into the sink and battles the Poisonous Dishcloth. We imagined what it might be like to be Traction Man whilst in the sink and gave names to the different “bad guys” we found among the washing up, using adjectives and alliteration where we could.
In a bit of a twist on our morning writing challenge, 1P watched and discussed Royal London's Wall Crawler advert and wrote about his adventure. We talked about the meaning of 'determination' and linked it to our own problems in school. The Wall Crawler gets run over but he doesn't stop. He is washed down the drain but he doesn't give up. If you forget to do your capital letters, should we just give up? If we can't spell a word, we can't just stop, can we? In the end, the Wall Crawler gets where he wants to be through hard work and determination and we can too! I've put up a picture of the Wall Crawler in our classroom to remind us to never give up on our goals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umvi8WeFfws Here's the advert if you haven't seen it.
We were in the middle of a Geography lesson making our own maps of the KS1 playground when we heard from Mrs Paylor that fairy doors had appeared all over the playground. Maps in hand, the children hurried out into the playground to mark the location of the fairy doors on their maps.
Over the last couple of weeks we have had some very special visitors to Year 1; some magical fairies! We have spent some time teaching the fairies about our world and all the wonderful things they can see in our local area, Brilliant Bramley! We looked at aerial photos of Bramley and found some famous landmarks. We then looked at our school and thought about how the fairies might see us travelling from one area of the school to another. We drew maps of our school grounds and wrote directions of how to get to different areas. We then went outside to test our plans and to see where we ended up. We then returned to our classroom and reviewed our plans, looking at where we went wrong and how we could correct it. We had lots of fun out on our little adventure!