Over the past year the children in Year 1 have worked extremely hard with Martin in the garden. At the beginning of the year the children helped Martin to plant a wide variety of seeds including carrots, onions, beans, garlic, potatoes and strawberries!
The children thoroughly enjoyed watching as, slowly but surely, the fruit and vegetables began to grow. After lots of sunshine and showers the food we were growing was ready to harvest. The children demonstrated their new found ‘green fingers’ by carefully pulling, digging and collecting all of the fresh produce.
Then came the exciting part! After harvesting all of the fruit and vegetables we then set to work using the ingredients to make a vegetable curry and a fruit salad. Lots of children bought in fruit from home to help make our fruit salad even tastier. The teachers were all very impressed as the children showed off their excellent cutting skills when preparing all of the fruit.
After all of our hard work we went into the hall and had a feast! It was very exciting to eat the food just a couple of hours after we had harvested it. The curry, garlic bread and the fruit salad were all delicious and everybody went home feeling very full indeed!
Year 1 have been telling the story of Handa’s Surprise. They had to plan and create their sound effects.
They used instruments and their voices to create an audio book. Click the link to hear our version of the story.
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In year 1 we have been learning how to animate stories. This is some of our work
You can see more by clicking on the links below
Fatima and Nahbiha’s animation
Muhammed and Mehran’s animation
Talha and Khattab’s animation
We had a very exciting start to our new art topic this week when we went outside to investigate which materials would make the best kite. The children had lots of fun testing different materials including wood, plastic, felt, tin foil and binca. After our investigation we came to the conclusion that plastic would be the best material for us to use to make our kites as it is light, waterproof, bendy and it comes in lots of different colours.
In Maths this week we have been learning all about division. To help us with this, some of the children went outside to collect lots of different natural objects. They were then given a division problem to solve by sharing e.g. 12 shared between 3 groups. The children had lots of fun sharing the objects one at a time to ensure they were shared equally.
During English lessons this week we have been learning about a poem named the ‘Caribbean Counting Rhyme’. The children worked hard in class to identify the different features in the poem including rhyme, repetition, adjectives, rhythm and alliteration. Some of the children also went outside to take part in a hunt for rhyming words. When the children went outside they found lots of words were written on the playground. Miss Jorge then called out a word and they had to race to find the words that rhymed with it e.g. spoon and moon.
In 1R we have enjoyed making the most of the sunshine by going outside to do lots of exploring. As part of science week, we went on our very own minibeast hunt around the school site and the children made some very exciting discoveries! They found ants, woodlice, caterpillars, centipedes, spiders, ants and worms!
In English we have been learning about a poem called ‘Walking Through The Playground’. The children worked hard to learn the poem by heart so that they could recite it without looking at the words. At the end of the lesson we went outside to perform the poem in our own playground! The children had lots of fun using expression and actions to make the poem exciting for the audience.
The children in 1R have been working extremely hard this week completing lots of important work with Mr Reed. As a treat, the children have had the chance to take part in lots of exciting activities in the afternoon!
Lots of children have been getting creative making some giant art work! We used some extremely long paper to create our art on. One sheet of paper was even longer than the whiteboard! This activity also also created lots of writing opportunities as the children were busy labelling and writing about the things they had drawn.
The children have also been busy building lots of exciting things using cardboard boxes, sketching natural objects, building 3D structures using lollipop sticks and painting story characters. We even created our own version of Small Heath by making our own road signs to add to a map! Can you spot any roads you recognise on our map?