Teacher: Karen Garlick
We have spent time finding the creatures in the school pond. We found newts, nymphs, pond skaters, water boatmen, dragonflies and pond snails. We learnt how to care for the animals careful and compared the rules we had for rock pooling and pond dipping.
Coastal Survey - Wembury Beach
As part of our science and geography this term we have been learning about coastal areas and the creatures which live in this habitat. Matt from Wembury Marine Centre came to talk to us about what creatures we would find and how to make sure we care for them correctly. We then went to Wembury Beach to go on a Rock Pool Safari. We found lots of different creatures, including cushion starfish, anemones, shore crabs and hermit crabs.
We also made some beach art using the items we found on the beach.
Year 1 Jubilee News Report
Parts of a plant - Science
We have been identifying the different parts of a plant using bedding plants. We have been able to label each part.
Abstract sculptures - Art
We have made our own abstract sculptures inspired by Barbara Hepworth.
Maths - Odds and Even
We have been investigating odd and even numbers.
Art - Texture
We have been exploring texture in sculpture. We have used different tools to create texture and created an abstract story using these textures.
Art - Sculptures
We have been studying and creating sculptures in art. We have used natural materials and manipulated playdough to create 3D art. We have been studying Barbara Hepworth's art work.
This term we will be learning about plants. We spent time in the conservation area where we looked for different plants and thought of questions we could answer this term.
We have been learning about what it means to be Jewish. We had our own Shabbat and discussed what we would do if we had a day of rest. Some children said they would read, play with their dog or play in the garden.
Great Fire of London
Today we investigated how quickly the Great Fire of London spread. We saw that it spread quickly. We then wrote dairy entries describing what happened.
Cotehele Forest School Day
We spent the day at Cotehele making dens together, finding signs of spring, making tree faces and roasting marshmallows. We had a great day working together.
Today year 1 took part in the annual Whitchurch pancake race.
DT - Fluorescent safety jackets
This term we have been learning about safety jackets. We have investigated fluorescent colours and learnt how Bob Switzer invented them. We also created our own safety jackets for our own teddies.
3D and 2D shapes
We used the 3D shapes to create 2D shapes. We learnt that 3D shapes have 2D shape faces and printed these faces using paint.
Year 1 competed with Year 2 in cross country. We competed in teams of 4 and had to pass the baton to our team mate.
Staying safe in fluorescent
As part of our DT project, we have been learning how fluorescent colours can keep us safe by being bright. We were lucky enough to have a visit from our local police officer who brought his police car in so we could see how fluorescent colours can be used to keep people safe. We looked at the colours and patterns used.
Where we live
We explored our local area using a map to help us. We found different features including houses, trees and a bridge.
Watercolours - Art
We heave learnt how to use the watercolour paints correctly by painting different colours in our art books.
3 Bear Porridge - Design and Technology
We designed and created our own 3 bears porridge. We designed which toppings we wanted to include, prepared them by cutting them into small pieces and then tasted our creations. They were delicious!