Today we started our new Geography topic ‘Our Local Area‘. We are going to use fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography around our school.
To start our topic we predicted all the features which we might see around the school site and then went on a local walk to find more!
What other features do you think we found? Try to find an aerial photograph of Starbank Road or Bierton Road online, or find an atlas which shows you maps of different locations around the world.
Find maps and images at:
Year One have started our new topic about The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
We have been learning about the life of Florence Nightingale who was a nurse during the Crimean War. We have found out about the changes she made to the hospital where she worked. Find out more about her life at:
During our topic we have dressed up as nurses and doctors, looked at images of hospitals in the past, and sorted facts which are true or false.
In Year one we are collecting images safely from the web. The following links are on-line galleries where it is safe to copy images.
In Literacy, Year One have been finding out about non-fiction texts. We have been identifying the features – Information, Facts, Contents, Index, Glossary, Photographs, Headings, Labels, Diagrams.
We tidied up our book corners by looking carefully at each book and deciding which section it needed to go in – Fiction or Non-fiction.
To support your child you can visit your local library and find a non-fiction book on a topic he/she wants to find out more about!
Remember to come and listen to the Year One Radio Show at Starbank School Bierton Site on Friday 12th December.
This week in Literacy we have been reading stories with a weather theme. We read ‘The Wind and The Sun’ and ‘The Snowman’ stories. Then we thought of words to describe how we would feel, what we would see, and what we would hear in different types of weather. Next week we will be reading the story ‘ After the Storm (Percy the Park Keeper)’ by Nick Butterworth, and writing our own story!
In Numeracy we have been learning how to subtract and how to write number sentences. We found out which words we use when we subtract, such as “take away”, “less” and “fewer”.
In our Topic we used blueberries and blackberries to create a group painting on fabric!
Year 1 have been enjoying exploring materials. We have used our senses to explore different texture, changes to materials and lots more. Take a look at our pictures to see what we have been doing.
We watched it very closely.
It turned into a liquid!
We used all our senses to explore the materials.
Exploring the properties.
We created textured boxes.
Exploring different materials.
In computing we are creating digital celebration cards.
Click the link below to see an events calendar. What event could you create a card for?
The next link will take you to a great game to create a digital celebration card.
Mr Reed from class 1R had also been training to use the Rocket Radio studio, and was keen to share the new skills he had learnt too. Here is his fantastic new show called The Half Term Review, which was broadcast around Main School on 17th October.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE HALF TERM REVIEW SHOW