Welcome to Key Stage One
Our teacher is Miss Burns
Summer is on the way!
English - We will be finishing off our study of author Anthony Browne. We will be: reading lots of his books; writing our own blurbs; acting out some of his stories and finishing off by writing our own stories. We will be studying Willy the Wimp, Gorilla, Silly Billy and The Night Shimmy. We will then be moving on to an information text topic on Minibeasts. The children will be looking at the different features of non-fiction texts and finishing by researching a minibeasts to write their own information page.
Maths - We will be looking at multiplication and division, 3D shapes, position and direction and time.
Topic - India - the children have discussed lot of different things they would like to learn about India. We will try to cover as many of these as possible. This includes: transport, education, where India is, famous landmarks, celebrations in India and finally food. We will be trying lots of different food local to India
PSHE - As most of the class move up to Key Stage two in September, we have chosen to focus on changes this term. The children will be looking at how they have changed and changes they have experienced in their lives so far.
Science - Our Changing World - We will be attempting to answer the following questions:
Which animals live around our school?
What lives in a habitat?
How does a habitat change through the year?
How do animals in a habitat depend on each other?
How do snails change over time?
We have also got some caterpillars to watch turn into butterflies. Stay tuned for photos of these
RE - Islam - As part of the Cumbria Agreed Syllabus for RE there is a requirement to study other religions. This term we have chosen to study Islam. We will be looking at how Muslims celebrate their festivals, where they go to pray, different stories linked to their faith and what Muslims believe. We are also looking into having an Islamic believer coming into school to talk to the whole school about their beliefs and how they pray.
PE - Games - PE this term will be focusing on the skills we need to play games particularly ball games. As the weather improves PE will mainly be done outside so please send children to school with a suitable PE that can be used indoors and outdoors.
Our Sea poems
Today we wrote our own sea poems in little groups using our senses and memories of our time down the beach.
Daniel, Savannah and Niamh
Daniel hears the loud ice cream van.
Niamh tastes the hot BBQ food.
Savannah touches the pinchy crab.
Daniel sees dirty shells.
Niamh plays in the crunchy sand.
Savannah tastes fish and chips.
Daniel digs a deep and wide hole.
Niamh sees a bumpy starfish.
Sam, Ayda, Travis and Abel
Ayda touches a slimy crab.
Abel smells the cooking BBQ.
Travis eats the salty fish and chips.
Sam makes a massive sand castle.
Ayda sees the people diving in the salty water.
Abel drinks the fizzy coke.
Travis smells loads of people.
Sam hears the ice cream van.
Ayda tastes the sweety sweets.
Abel swims in the splashing water.
Our Class Superhero (imaginary friend)
As part of our Anthony Browne topic we read a story called 'The Night Shimmy' in which Eric had an invisible friend who acted like a superhero. The children created their own invisible friends to go in their stories. First, we created one as a class. Read it below.
Our imaginary superhero is called Jim Strong. Jim likes the colour pink so he lifts up pink cars. All of his superhero friends ask him why he loves the colour pink, he says I like pink because it is light and bright. He likes wearing pink and has a pink cape and mask. The other superheroes call him Pink Man. He is really charming like Prince Charming. Jim is strong because he goes to the gym everyday. He is super powerful like the Night Shimmy. Jim lifts strong weights when he is in the swimming pool. He is so strong he could lift the swimming pool. He is only a superhero in the middle of the night so no one else knows he is a superhero. If he is needed during the day he turns invisible and can be camouflage so he can save people. He has a motorbike so he is there in time to get to the problem first. He has cameras to see where the baddies are before they cause trouble. His worst villain is the Joker.
This week we have started our new maths topic - data and statistics.
We have been asking different questions including: favourite foods and favourite sandwich fillings. We then created pictograms and block graphs.
To create our pictograms we counted the different colours in a packet of skittles; drew our pictograms then the best part - We got to eat them!
This afternoon, as part of our PSHE topic 'Healthy Lifestyles', we tried lots of new fruits. Some of them we liked, some we definitely did not. We learnt about some of the benefits of eating five pieces of fruit or vegetables every day. We were also shocked to learn what counted towards one of our five a day including baked beans!
We enjoyed watching a video by Barnaby Bear - who was also learning about the importance of eating five a day. Find the video here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z2pxpv4