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St Nicolas

Church of England Primary School, Abingdon

Year 1 (Class 3)

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(Class 3)

  

 

Term 4 - Splendid Skies

This topic is all about Splendid Skies! We will explore poetry this term and look at the four seasons and the weather and how they change.

Poetry

In Literacy we have been learning to use description in our writing. We read lots of different types of weather poems some used rhyme, similes and onomatopoeia. We have written our own weather poems.  

We visited Abingdon Boys School to complete our Paws, Claws and Whiskers topic.

Sports Relief

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We enjoyed trying out different sports for Sport Relief last week. We took part in hula hooping, skipping, welly wanging, a Key Stage 1 boogie and a fun run. We all had a great time and raised money for a great cause!

Problem Solving Week in Numeracy

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We have been problem solving this week in numeracy. We had a new challenge each day. Here are some pictures of what we did.

World Book Day

For World Book Day we came to school dressed as our favourite character. We shared our favourite book and read our favourite poem. We played in the snow and brainstormed words to describe snow for our own winter poems.

Flying Kites

We had great fun testing real kites. Then we designed and made our own. We took the kites outside to test them to see if they would fly so that we could write our evaluation. 

Boxhill Walk

We engaged with our topic by taking a local nature walk, looking out for signs of Spring and using all of our senses for what we could find out about nature around us. 

Term 3 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Our topic this term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. We invited many animal owners into our classroom and asked them questions about looking after their pets. We looked at non-fiction texts to help us learn about the content and layout, we used this information when writing our own fact files about animals.

Our visitors this term...

Our visitors this term... 1 Herb the whippet
Our visitors this term... 2 Milo the pug
Our visitors this term... 3 Milo the pug
Our visitors this term... 4 Samson
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Our visitors this term... 6 Aladdin
Our visitors this term... 7 Mervin the red-footed tortoise
Our visitors this term... 8 Mervin the red-footed tortoise
Our visitors this term... 9 Mervin the red-footed tortoise
Our visitors this term... 10 Mervin the red-footed tortoise
Our visitors this term... 11 Kevin the African pygmy hedgehog
Our visitors this term... 12 Kevin the African pygmy hedgehog
Our visitors this term... 13 Maureen the African pygmy hedgehog
Our visitors this term... 14 Maureen the African pygmy hedgehog
Our visitors this term... 15 snake
Our visitors this term... 16 snake
Our visitors this term... 17 Tom the millepede
Our visitors this term... 18 Drako the blue tongued skink
Our visitors this term... 19 Drako the blue tongued skink
Our visitors this term... 20 Mrs Puff the bearded dragon
Our visitors this term... 21 Mrs Puff the bearded dragon
Our visitors this term... 22 Crested gecko
Our visitors this term... 23 Fluffy the rabbit

We learnt to identify a variety of common animals and sorted them into groups according to their characteristics. We looked at how animals use camouflage to stay safe in their environment and camouflaged our own chameleons in Art using chalks and pastels. We worked on colour mixing and looked at the work of artist Henri Rousseau. We enjoyed designing our own imaginary animal and wrote a fact file for it to share at our express event. We decided what our creature would look like, where it would live, what it would eat and how it would behave.

Forest School

We looked for signs of Winter around Forest School and how the environment has changed. We found some daffodil shoots showing us that Spring is coming. We looked for animals and bugs on site. We searched for the butterflies that were hidden in Forest School. This helped us understand why animals would need to be camouflaged in their environment. Some butterflies were easy to find but some were very tricky as they were hidden very well in the environment.

Crest Science

We heard a story about 'confusing cans'...the cans had fallen out of the cupboard and the labels fell off. They did not know which can was the can of beans anymore. There were four cans labelled A,B,C and D, we had to investigate which can had beans inside. The other cans had dog food, tomato soup and tomatoes inside. We got to investigate which can could be beans without opening the can. We rolled the four cans to work out which can would roll the furthest. To make this a fair test we rolled each can three times and recorded our measurements.  

Crest Science - confusing cans

Term 2 - Memory Box

 

Christmas Show

This year we performed 'Children of the World' for our Christmas show. The angels travelled around different countries to see how children celebrated Christmas. Year one performed a dance based on a country, we were Ireland and performed an Irish dance, it was fantastic!

 

Christmas Show - Children of the world.

Crest Science

As part of our Crest Science session, we investigated 'sneaky shadows' to help us answer a range of questions...

 

Are there any shadows in the classroom?... We found lots of different shadows, some that we created and some were made by objects around the room.

Are there any shadows in the classroom?... We found lots of different shadows, some that we created and some were made by objects around the room. 1
Are there any shadows in the classroom?... We found lots of different shadows, some that we created and some were made by objects around the room. 2
Are there any shadows in the classroom?... We found lots of different shadows, some that we created and some were made by objects around the room. 3
Are there any shadows in the classroom?... We found lots of different shadows, some that we created and some were made by objects around the room. 4

Can shadows be different shapes?...Yes they can.

Can shadows be different shapes?...Yes they can. 1
Can shadows be different shapes?...Yes they can. 2
Can shadows be different shapes?...Yes they can. 3

Can something have more than one shadow?... Yes, if there is more than one light shining on the object.

Can something have more than one shadow?... Yes, if there is more than one light shining on the object. 1
Can something have more than one shadow?... Yes, if there is more than one light shining on the object. 2

We had fun making gingerbread men!

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The Toy Museum came to visit Year 1. We looked at old and new toys and sorted them into categories of Old and New toys. We played with replica toys such as Jacob's Ladder and got to make our own thaumatrope.

Term 1 - Superheroes

This term is all about Superheroes. We decorated capes and masks and went on a superhero hunt. We used these superhero photographs in Art and Design and painted our portraits which are now beautifully displayed in the classroom.

Florence Nightingale

We learnt about a real life superhero called Florence Nightingale. We acted out what it would be like in Scutari Hospital.

We had a Senses Day to use our super senses. 

We met a real life superhero and learnt what it is like to be a policeman.

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Autumn...We made our own Autumn crowns at Forest School!

Mrs S Stroud (Teacher)

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