Sunday, 23 June 2013

Boat Adventures

Over the next few weeks in literacy we will be looking at recount texts.  I have loaded a link to a really interesting film called Little Boat by Nelson Boles.  We will be watching this film and seeing if can recount the adventures that the boat has.

How do you think the Little Boat was repaired?

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Toy game

Here is the toy website we have been using in topic lessons this week.  Have a go at sorting old and new toys and describing them using their properties.

Map reading

Last week we did another exciting activity with year 5.  As part of their geography lessons they had drawn maps of the playground and then some of the class had hidden numbered flags in the playground.  Working in teams we had to search the playground to find the numbered flags and then plot them onto a playground map.  This was a real test of our ability to read a map.

Map reading on PhotoPeach

Reverend Heather visits

Last week in RE we were lucky enough to have Reverend Heather visit us and share with us what she does in her role as a Reverend and the clothes that she wears.  You all asked very thoughtful questions and took the opportunity to recap the Easter story with Reverend Heather. 

Reverend Heather visit on PhotoPeach

Thank you Reverend Heather.

Maths - telling the time and sharing

Maths on PhotoPeach

Take a look at our maths work from last week.  We did a great job in our first lessons on sharing well done year 1.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


Our science topic this half term is forces.  We all had fun exploring push and pull forces using play dough, sorting toys and investigating how a water wheel / toy car / paper aeroplane moves.

Check out our photos and then test your knowledge about forces by playing the game and taking the quiz.

Forces on PhotoPeach

Click on the picture to play the game and take the quiz.


Shopping game

In maths this week we have been working ion our toy shop to buy and sell toys using money.  Click on the picture below to play the shopping game that was on our IWB this week.

Remember you can change the level of the game to make it harder for yourself.  Let me know how you get on.

Archimboldo Art

Last week we looked at the work of Guiseppe Archimboldo.    He came from Italy and was creating  art over 400 years ago.  He used fruit, vegetables and parts of plants to create imaginative pictures.  The ones below represent each of the seasons.  Can you guess which season each painting represents?


In year 1 we had used a selection of fruit and vegetables to see if we could depict a face.  Have a look at our art and let us know which is your favourite.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Telling the time

This week in maths we will be learning to tell the time to the half hour.  Try out your skills using this game.  The game does ask you to tell the time to the hour, half past and quarter past but you can either work with an adult to help you or you can click on the next button and miss out the quarter times.

Let me know how you find the game.

Quadblogging excitement

I have got exciting news year 1 have been partnered with three different schools to share our news and learning.  Each week we will look at the blog from a different school, find out all about their exciting learning and share our feedback with them. 

I've already had a sneaky peak and I found it fascinating.  You will find the links for each of the schools on the right hand side of this page. 

A big welcome to all our new learning buddies we can't wait to share our learning with you all.

Bean Planting

A huge thank you to all the children and grown ups who put so much effort into growing the bean seeds at home.  The children's growing diaries were brilliant we were able to finish off the diaries in school and get the plants into our school garden.  Have a look at the slide show to see how we got on planting and to see some of the super diaries. 

Bean Planting on PhotoPeach

I can't wait to get back to school to find out how our plants have been doing.  Let me know if you have a growing project at home.  I'd love to hear about what you are growing.