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Are We There Yet?

After spending some time finding out more about Torrisholme and the surrounding area this topic will see the children taking in a whistle stop tour of the United Kingdom, before they jet off to Spain to learn about this amazing country and its culture and traditions.


During this topic we will be learning –

How to devise simple maps and identify the key features of a location.

About the countries that make up the United Kingdom.

About the geographical differences between Torrisholme, England and Spain.

About the famous Spanish artist – Picasso.

How to speak Spanish.

About how Christmas is celebrated in Spain.

We can say our names in Spanish !

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Me llamo .....

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iViva Espana!

This week, we are learning about Spain. In Literacy, we have shared a range of non-fiction books about Spain and have used these to help us learn more about this interesting country. We have also used this as an opportunity to learn more about the main features of non-fiction texts. On Friday, we made Maracas and learnt how to use them to accompany Spanish music.

Budding Mathematicians!

In maths this week the children have been working very hard to write addition and subtraction fact families. Look at this hard working group practising this new learning on the maths mat - fantastic!

Sharing stories in the den with Miss Bajgar!

The children love sharing stories in our reading den - look how closely they are listening!

It's been another busy week in 1S! 

This week the children have been finding out about the countries that make up the UK. They have learnt how to identify them on a map and about the flags that represent each of them. Below you can see the children painting, collaging and colouring flags for our new classroom display.

The children have also been using construction sets to build different types of houses -  check out Bert Bee's new detached house!

On Wednesday the children were captured putting the finishing touches to their Spanish dance showcase and finally isn't it great to see so many children choosing to practise spelling our star words - such dedication!


Local Area Study

This week we have been learning about different types of buildings and homes. We have learnt how to identify homes according to their key features and we have thought about the types of homes we live in, and the buildings and homes we see on our journeys to school.

On Thursday we went for a walk around our local area of Torrisholme. We followed a map showing the route we were taking and took notice of the different human and physical features we passed on the way. We were also able to show off our new skills by identifying many different types of homes. When we got back to school, we devised our own simple maps to show the route taken and included pictures of the key features we remembered.

Mrs Scholey was absolutely amazed at the quality and accuracy of our map work!

Many thanks to all the parents and other family members who took the time out of their day to come along and support us - we really love sharing our learning with you!

Bonfire Night Composition

We used a selection of percussion instruments to compose our own piece of bonfire night music. We drew a series of typical bonfire night events on a long sheet of paper and used our percussion instruments to tell the story. We played them quick or slow, quiet or loud and built up to a final explosive firework crescendo!