Welcome to Class 4!
Our topic for Autumn 2 is Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. We will be learning about their lives and the impact they had upon hospitals and the treatment of patients.
A visitor arrives…
A lady appeared in class 4… We think it could be Florence Nightingale. Where has Miss Cracknell gone? We will have to investigate…
Here we are investigating and preparing to interview our visitor. We have lots of questions!
Florence Nightingale Day
We enjoyed a Florence Nightingale day where we dressed up as Crimean soldiers and nurses.
Don’t we look fabulous!
We really enjoyed the Florence workshop…
A nurse visits…
We had a visit from a modern day nurse who works in the A&E department of a local hospital. We were able to ask lots of questions about modern day nursing and hospitals. Thank you Mrs Finnis!
We are very glad that we have clean, modern hospitals with well trained nurses.
We have been learning how to use the bar model to solve addition and subtraction word problems. We have used concrete resources to support our learning.
It’s fun to take our maths learning outside too…
We have been looking at repeated addition 2+2+2+2=8
We discovered that we could represent repeated addition in the form of arrays.
We had to explain our reasoning… Arrays should have equal rows and columns.
This is not an array…
This half term in our indoor PE session we have been demonstrating the 5 main shapes in gymnastics. We are working on sequencing them to form a full routine.
We have been enjoying role playing hospitals in our year 1 garden. We make excellent nurses, we think Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole would be proud of us!
Wet weather and injuries are not too much for us too handle! Nurses are always prepared, just like Florence was at the Scutari hospital in Crimea.
We have been learning how to colour mix.
We studied the artist Mondrian and created our own large scale piece of art in his style as a year group. We loved painting outside!
Geography and Science
We have been learning about the weather and seasonal change. We decided to investigate the weather using a rain gauge. We used an old plastic bottle to make this one! We measure and record the level of rain in our year 1 garden every day.
During Autumn 1 we covered the topic ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We retold the story and developed our own alternative ending, looking at different materials.
Construction in progress…!
Who made this mess? We were ready to investigate.
We enjoyed using story stones and wooden characters to help us to retell the story of the The Three Little Pigs.
We explored historical household artefacts in history. Can you guess what they were used for?
We sorted houses found around Overton into groups based on whether they were detached, semi-detached, a flat, bungalow, cottage or terraced house.
We tested materials, designed houses, before building a strong house fit for a pig. Which material do you think made the strongest house?
In P4C we discussed ‘Is a wolf always bad?’ We used the book ‘Wolf Won’t Bite!’ to get us thinking.
Here are our best wolf impressions…
Boris the Robot helps to keep us Heart Smart, he reminds us that we need to show love to ourselves and others in year 1. We love using peg boards and construction to create our very own Boris!
We practised moulding clay and using tools to create patterns. Then we designed, made and evaluated our own clay houses as part of our art project his half term. It was a bit messy!
During our indoor PE sessions in the hall we have been learning a Three Little Pigs Dance. We had to use our bodies to represent the straw, stick and brick materials. We thought about our movement to fit with the music and material when the wolf huffed and puffed the straw and stick houses down.
In maths we have been looking at measurement, place value and halving. We enjoy practical sessions where we can work together.
Spring 2 2019-2020
Our topic this term is Animals. We will be linking our learning to ‘The Big Book of Beasts’ by Yuval Zommer.
We have enjoyed creating our own safari transport and hunting for wild animals. The rangers need to watch out… there’s a ferocious animal hiding beneath the leafy jungle camouflage!
We caught some wiggly animals!
We have been learning about algorithms and how to program these directional instructions into beebots.
Hre we are planning our instructions before setting our beebot on its way…
We celebrated book week by wearing t-shirts with our favourite book cover on them. Which book would you choose to feature on your t-shirt?
Spring 1 2019-2020
Our topic this term is Toys. We will be learning about old and new toys and linking this to the book ‘On Sudden Hill’.
During our Heart Smart learning we have been thinking about how words of encouragement can build ourselves and others up to feel confident and positive. We wrote positive messages onto sticky labels, which we then stuck onto Duplo to build towers of encouragement.
We have learnt that algorithms are simple sets of instructions followed by computers to achieve a task. We had a go at following Miss Cracknell’s instructions – we had to ensure that we were very precise!
Take a look at our best robot poses!
We have been learning about dynamics and texture and had a go at making music with everyday items.
We have been making the most of our outdoor area to continue our learning. We have been investigating through role-play what it would be like to own or visit a toy shop.
In class 4 we have been learning about human and physical features in Geography. We worked together in groups to decide whether features were human or physical.