Your class teacher is Miss Metcalfe and also helping in the class is Mrs J Hacioglu.
On Thursday mornings the class will be taught by Mrs Green.
Our topic this half term is ‘Beside the Seaside’. Subjects are taught in the topic using a cross curricular approach. We will be investigating floating and sinking; exploring different materials and creating, testing and evaluating our own rafts. We will learn about the history of the RNLI and how to be safe around water and in the sun. We will look at Morecambe past and present, learning about traditional seaside activities and making our own Punch and Judy puppets. We will also have a joint pirate topic with reception.
We are being bright sparks! Today we have made simple circuits to power our lighthouses.
Look at our amazing finger puppets!
This week is sand week! We have learned about how sand is made and what it can be used for. We have also been thinking about why the sand doesn't disappear into the sea. We decided to investigate which other solids don't dissolve in water. We looked at coffee, sugar, salt, flour and pepper. We also really enjoyed it and gained lots of new knowledge.
Today we looked at, touched and smelled a real fish! We learned about the different parts of a fish and how that helps the fish to live under water. We now know what gills, fins and the lateral line is and why fish need them.
Today has been an amazing day! We received a letter from Archie suggesting our school may be where dinosaurs used to roam. We went outside and had a whole year dinosaur excavation. We found dinosaur bones, fossils, skeletons and even eggs!
We have had a really exciting day today creating our own dinosaur habitats. We have collected resources from outside and have used a range of Art skills to create super dinosaur worlds. We can't wait to take them home and play with them!
We are learning about habitats. We have talked about the different habitats animals lives in and have used Ipads and books to explore which habitats dinosaurs lived in.
This week in Maths, we are looking at volume and capacity. We have been comparing and ordering bottles by looking at their volume and have had lots of fun measuring different amounts of liquid in ml.
We are learning to present and interpret data in graphs. Today we made human and physical graphs.
In PE this term we will begin to use different equipment. We had great fun today using lots of different parts of our body to explore the different equipment.
This week in Maths, we are re-visiting place value. Today we have been exploring the different ways we can symbolise numbers.
History week was fantastic! We learned lots of different facts about castles, visited Hoghton Tower and celebrated with St.Luke's by having a medieval celebration.
In Science, this week, we are learning about forces. We have followed instructions to make space rockets, then investigated how we can change the amount of 'push' to determine the distance travelled. We tried to measure the distances the rockets flew and tried changing our designs to make the rockets streamlined.
This week we have orally learned and performed 'Whatever Next'.
This week in maths we are looking at number. We are considering the different forms we see numbers, such as numeral, word and pictorial representations. Today we have been matching and sequencing numbers in their numeral and word form.
We have been learning about measuring and weight. We have weighed lots of different space rocks and then tried to sequence the rocks lightest to heaviest. We also had to measure out a specific amount of moon dust.
Gym star coaches will be visiting for six weeks.
They bring exercise equipment such as exercise bikes, treadmills, cross trainers and rowers.
They will also help us to develop fundamental skills. We are working on our jumping, throwing, catching and hopping aswell as improving our co-ordination.
In celebration of Torrisholme book week we have been reading 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. We have made our own magical marvellous medicines and very special medicine bottles.
Golden Bear is back. Someone special set us a treasure hunt leading to Golden Bear wrapped up in a cupboard. He finally made his way to the North Pole and met Santa! We are so glad to have him back from his world tour.
Today we held our 'Around the World' market showcasing all we have learned and made during topic this term. We hope you enjoyed visiting as much as we did hosting!
We love penguins! We have been learning facts about penguins. Look at our amazing fact files.
We have been practicing counting backwards. Please help us practice this skill at home.
We have enjoyed programming the Bee Bots and using the Bee Bot App on the iPads.
We have been busy making penguin sweet cups for the Christmas fair. We have used different skills to cut out the different parts of the body and have began assembling it. Keep your eyes peeled for the finished product.
We had an amazing school trip to Manchester runway centre. We saw an Emirate A380 aeroplane, a concorde and got to dress up and visit the cock pit of an aeroplane.
1M's shopping mall is now open! We had stalls selling dominoes, colouring pencils, aprons, books and mini vehicles. Each item was priced differently and we were given a selection of coins to buy the items we liked. Charlie and Grace described it as exciting and fun and we all agree. Hopefully the shopping mall will open again soon!
We made our own Chinese style food today. We learned to cut, assemble and cook a stir fry. We cut the peppers, made a soy and honey sauce and ate it. Nearly everyone tried it and we thought it was so yummy! If you ask us we might even be able to make it at home.
This week, in literacy, we are looking at instruction texts. Today we followed instructions to make jam sandwiches. They were so tasty!
We are learning about money in maths. We have been looking at the value of different denominations of coins and trying to order them from smallest value to largest value. Help us at home by looking at coins, counting money in piggy banks and letting us pay in shops.
This week Golden Bear is in China. We are looking forwards to learning lots about China. Today we learned some tai chi moves.
We have been thinking about how characters may think and feel in the traditional Aboriginal story ' How the birds got their colours'. Look at our fantastic ideas.
This week in Maths we are looking at fractions. We have learned how to half and quarter a number. Today we have been sharing pizza toppings between pizzas to practice our halving skills.
Golden Bear has sailed across the Pacific Ocean from North America to Australia. We are learning lots of facts about Australia and have been creating our own version of Aboriginal art using paint and cotton buds.
We have been learning that Sikhs share and help to please God. We are very lucky to have Ruby's family in 1S who have helped us to learn about Sikhism this term. Ruby's mum cooked us some Kara Prashad and some chapatis.
We tasted some prashad.
Sikhs eat this sweet at the end of worship.It is blessed as it is cooked by saying a special prayer.
Sharing prashad means everyone belongs and everyone is the same or equal. We had to cover our heads out of respect because it is a special food. It is a sweet pudding made from flour sugar and butter. It is sweet because everything is sweet in life that comes from the Guru.
We tasted Kara Prashad. We cupped our hands and raised them to our head.
We shared the chapatis.
We're going on a bear hunt
In Maths, we are learning about repeating patterns. We have discussed where we see repeating patterns in our day to day lives and then created our own repeating patterns.
We believe freedom and justice should be worldwide.
This week is cultural week. Today we have discussed British Values and how lucky we are to have values such as democracy, individual liberty and tolerance of others faiths and beliefs. We have learned and performed this song which is about how freedom and justice can make the world a better place.
In Maths today we made 3D shapes using marshmallows and cocktail sticks. We made cubes, cuboids, pyramids, tetrahedrons and prisms. This made it easier for us to describe the properties of shapes, as the cocktail sticks were the edges and the marshmallows were the vertices. From our smiling faces you could see it was a really enjoyable lesson and best of all we were allowed to eat the finished product!
In Maths, we are learning to recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes. Today we went on a shape hunt with Ipads to capture pictures of the different shapes we could find in the school environment. We found a range of 2D and 3D shapes. Take a look at the pictures we took...