Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Since starting in Year 1.

Since we started in Year 1 we have been really busy. We have been learning all about Ourselves and our different senses.

Last Friday we had European Day of Languages where we dressed up as people from different countries or the colours of different countries. We leant bits about France, Poland and Ireland!
Here is what we all looked like:
Spanish Dancers
 Roman Godesses
 Spain, Portugal and Denmark
 United Kingdom

We have just started our first topic "I'm A Celebrity" where we will be looking at different famous people. We have started with Arcimboldo who is a famous Italian painter. He painted faces using different fruit and vegetables. We have had a go at designing our own Arcimboldo pictures then we made them from foam faces and finally we have used real fruit and vegetables. You can find these outside our classroom!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Our Day at the Farm!

On Thursday 15th September we went to Sandfield Farm. We thought about our senses then used them for different activities. We smelt cow food and silage! We went on a nature walk and collected different things from nature (touch) so we could make a picture later. We visited the pond and listened to what we could hear, we looked around to see what things would of been like years ago and finally we tasted some apples and pears freshly picked from the orchard. Then after lunch we made animal collages with the things we had collected earlier then we went and played in the forest. Some played the blindfold game, went in a hammock and we had great fun a the new den!

Welcome 2011

Welcome to a brand new start to a new year. We are the new Year 1s.
Can I remind you that it is very important for us to read EVERY NIGHT so that we can recognise more words and then this will help with our spellings.
We are practising how we should hold our pencils correctly when we are writing and drawing.
This is how we should do it: