We have been learning how to use description in our writing this term. We have listened to Weather poems and had a go at writing lots of our own across the term. This week, the children wrote their own poem to show off all the things they have practised across the topic. We thought we would publish them on the web site for everyone to enjoy...
World Book Day
On Thursday 1st March we celebrated World Book Day. We all came dressed as our favourite book character! We had lots of fun throughout the day swapping and sharing stories and reading poems and going on a book hunt.
Term 4 - Splendid Skies
To begin our new term, Class 4 went for a Nature walk through Boxhill Woods. We searched for the first signs of Spring, collecting treasures along the way. We paddled in the stream, listened to the birds sing and the Woodpecker drumming and played Pooh sticks on the bridge.
Term 3 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Our topic this term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. We have invited many animal owners into our classroom and asked them questions about looking after their pets. We have investigated the characteristics of non-fiction texts and then had a go at writing our own fact files about animals.
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 dog food anymore. There were four cans labelled A,B,C and D, we had to investigate which can had the dog food inside. The other cans had beans, tomato soup and tomatoes inside. We had to investigate which can could be the dog food without opening them. We rolled the four cans down a ramp 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.
Term 2 - Memory Box
This year we performed 'Children of the World' for our Christmas show. The angels travelled around different countries to see how children celebrated Christmas. Each Year one class performed a dance based on a country, we were China and performed a dance to some Chinese music, it was fantastic fun!
In this Crest Science session, we investigated 'sneaky shadows' around the classroom. We used torches to make shadows...
Mr Bliss used a shadow theatre to help us answer some questions about shadows.
The Woodstock Museum came to visit Year 1 to run a workshop on Toys. We looked at a range of toys and sorted them into groups of Old and New toys. We played with replica toys such as yo-yo's and Jacob's Ladders and we got to make our own thaumatropes.
Term 1 - Superheroes!
We began the year in Class 4 with our topic on Superheroes. The children enjoyed making capes and masks and going out on a Superhero search around the school site. They posed as Superheroes and painted self portraits that are now brightening up our classroom walls.
Across the year, class 4 will take part in various Science investigation sessions led by a teacher from Abingdon Boys School. Our first session this term involved making bubbles. The children put on lab coats and went outside to see if they could make bubbles of different shapes or sizes. The children found they could make various sizes but no matter what they tried, they could only make round bubbles.