Welcome to Class 4!
Summer 2 2022
Year 1 Trip to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
In our science learning throughout both Summer 1 and 2, we have been learning about plants. We have carried out experiments with tomato plants, grown our own beans and studied the plants in our school grounds. To consolidate our learning we went on a trip to Sir Harold Hillier gardens, we all had a great day!
Getting on a coach was very exciting and most of the children had never been on one before and this was our first class trip! At the gardens, we: matched leaves to their trees, learnt about evergreen and deciduous trees, used a colour pallet to explore the colours in the gardens, played a game that helped us understand seed dispersal, explored the gardens through the bamboo trees and went over the wobbly bridge and we saw a dead mole!
Summer 1 2022
We came back after the Easter holidays to find a bean stalk in our classroom! There were also some gigantic muddy footprints leading to our classroom door and we found a boot! We could not believe it! We decided to be detectives, we found out that the footprint match the boot, but we couldn’t find anyone who’s foot would fit in the boot as it was so big! We decided it must be a giant’s!
Spring 2 2022
In Science we have been learning about animals and what they need to survive. We went for a walk around the school grounds to explore the different habitats we have at school.
In maths we have been learning about measurement. We have been investigating height and length. We have really enjoyed comparing and finding our own ways to measure!
We began the term with a Science Day! We learned all about the different parts of the human body. We were so interested we did some extra learning. As well as looking at body parts and bones we looked at some organs that are vital for our body and we looked at nerves and veins.
We then focused on the 5 sense: sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. We talked about which body part is associated with which sense and why our senses are so important. We matched objects up to the sense we would use to use that object.
We also went on a sound walk inside and outside. We worked in teams to find the sounds on our list; there are so many sounds all around us!
We then played a game where we one person was blindfolded and they had to use their superpower listening to hear if anyone tried to take the bell from under their seat. Some of us are amazing at listening!
We also talked a lot today about how some people do not have their sense of sight as they are blind. We discussed how tricky that would be and we talked about the adaptions that are in place to help them cross the road safely.
Spring 1 2022
In English we have been reading the story On Sudden Hill. The story is about Birt and Etho and the changes in their friendship as Shu joins their games. They work together at the end of the story to create a cardboard box creation called Mr ClimbFierce. We decided that we wanted to make our own cardboard box creations.
We knew that we wanted other people to be able to make our cardboard box creations too, so we decided that we would write instructions. We looked at lots of different examples, wrote instructions for brushing our teeth and making a sandwich and played lots of instruction games.
First, in our groups we designed our cardboard box creation. Then we decided on a name for our creation. After that we created a list of things that we would need to make our creation. Finally, we made our cardboard box creations and recorded the instructions at the same time.
Our Top Tip: Teamwork makes the dream work!
We were lucky enough to have some tennis coaches come in to school to teach us how to play tennis! We had so much fun!
In maths we have been using tens frames to support our understanding of addition within 20. We have also been learning our number bonds to 20 and thinking about how many tens and ones there are in a number!
We began spring term with an art day! First we learned about primary colours and how to mix them to create secondary colours. Then we learned about how to make tints and shades! Once we had learned how to make many different colours, we create our own pieces. We created two pieces, one inspired by Mondrian and one inspired by Kandinsky.
Autumn 2 2021
This half term we have really enjoyed using the outside area, playing games and using the role play!
In Religious Education, we were learning about how light us used as a symbol. We learned lots about Hanukkah and the use of the menorah. We also learned about the use of light in Christianity, especially at Christmas. We made Christingles and talked about how it represents Jesus as the light of the world.
Philosophy for children
Philosophy for children (P4C) develops children’s critical and creative thinking. We used our learning about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole as a stimulus and explored the question ‘Is it okay to treat people differently?’. We shared our initial thoughts and we had many different ideas. In P4C when we want to speak we put our hand out with our palm facing up, the children choose who will speak after them and are encouraged to agree and disagree and explain why. Our discussion took many turns, it explored treating people differently due to physical difference and treating people differently due to hidden differences. The discussion concluded that we shouldn’t treat people differently due to their physical differences unless they need help and sometimes people many need more help than others therefore sometimes they can be treated differently.
Today we dressed up as Florence Nightingale and soldiers from the Crimean War! We had lots of fun being doctors and nurses and bandaging up our wounded teddies!
This half term our topic is Florence Nightingale! Today when we arrived at school, Miss MacBean was dressed as Florence! We did not know much about Florence, so we decided that we had to become researchers! We looked at lots of pictures, websites, watched videos, read books and even interviewed Florence (Miss MacBean)!
We found out that Florence was a nurse who made a really big difference to how hospitals are run. We can’t wait to learn more!
We decided to act out one of the pictures of Florence, we all pretend we were wounded soldiers in hospital and Miss MacBean was Florence coming to check on us!
In maths, we have been learning all about 2D and 3D shapes! We really enjoyed make exploring the shapes. We also really enjoyed playing mystery bag and guessing which 3D shapes was in it!
Autumn 1 2021
We have really enjoyed our houses and homes topic! We made clay houses in art, we thought really hard about what houses looked like and the tools we could use to create our houses. We also really enjoyed the opportunities to make houses out of lots of different construction!
As part of our topic, we have been learning about houses and homes in History and Geography. We all really enjoyed exploring lots of different household items. Some of them were old and some were new! We researched how old irons were used, how gas lamps worked and looked at candle sticks. We talked a lot about how things are a lot safer now!
Our topic this half term is The Three Little Pigs! We have really enjoyed acting out the story using: puppets, story spoons and masks!
Today we went for a walk around Overton. We saw lots of different houses with lots of different features! We really enjoyed exploring Overton.
Today we used globes, atlases and Google Earth to try and find Overton! We also looked for other countries and places that we know!