Today we continued our learning about Toys from the past. We talked about the differences between toys that our Grandparents played with and those that we play with today.
We talked about the materials that they are made from and how they move and work.
We then ordered the toys on a timeline by matching up the dates.
The Three Little Pigs
This week in English, we have been familiarising ourselves with the story The Three Little Pigs. We have carried out lots of activities linked to the story, including designing and labelling a new house for the characters. Today we worked together to re-tell the story using story telling language and actions. Some some of us were brave enough to tell the story to the whole class! All of the children have brought home a story map so do enjoy their perfromances.
Welcome to Year 1 2021-2022!
We have had an exciting start to Year 1 with a fabulous WOW day!
We talked about what we got up to during the summer holidays and wrote all about our adventures. We certainly have some talented artists amongst us!
We went outside for a toy scavenger hunt. We used our numbers skills to count and record the total number of toys.
We ended our day by designing and making our own popcorn holders. We put them to good use and enjoyed watching Toy Story 4 whilst munching on our popcorn!
Being an artist like Andy Goldsworthy 2nd July 2021 - Today in Year 1 we were artists and we created collages using templates of different minibeast we learnt about in our learning about Animals and Humans - Science. We used our environment and nature all around us to create this, with grass, flowers, leaves, sticks and seeds. Here are some of our amazing work!
World Music Day - 21st June 2021 To celebrate World Music Day at Northlands, Year 1 have been looking at music from North America and in particular Mexico(language - Spanish) and Jamaica. We have explored instruments like the violin, maracas, drums and the Yukele, we have so much fun in our wonderful, relaxing Yoga lesson. Here is a sample of some of our fun activities like a game of - 'Guess my instrument!'
This summer in Year 1, we have been working hard learning about 'Animals including Humans'. We learnt about our body and its parts, we also learnt about the 5 senses and discovered what parts of the body help us use our sense of sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch. In the half-term holiday our science project was to, 'Make a sensory board or box, or a sensory bottle' to explore and observe in our science lesson, using our senses. Here are some of our amazing creations, we can't wait to begin investigating by touching, sniffing, listening and looking but no tasting!
Investigating, exploring and describing using our star words to describe what it feels, looks, sounds and smells like
Amazing Rocket - blast off!
Today (25th May) we had a guest speaker in Year 1 class, he is in Year 1 and keen to share his project from home. Here are some questions he was asked and his answers too.
Evan: How did you add some colour to your rocket? did you draw and colour in?
Faustas: The colour bit is the USA symbol (flag). Actually it was easy because it was a sticker!
Oscar: How did you make the pointy bit at the top?
Faustas: I used the connector module and glued it to the parachute.
Jake: How did you make the body into the shape of a rocket?
Faustas: The parts came in cylinder bits like and I connected together by twisting.
We were very proud of Faustas and his rocket project, looks like he is ready to learn about 'Space' in Year 2. Well done Faustas!
Look out for a picture of his rocket coming soon!