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St Nicolas

Church of England Primary School, Abingdon

Year 1 (Class 4)

Welcome to Year 1
(Class 4)

 

Weather poetry

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.  

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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.

Our visitors this term...

Our visitors this term... 1Herb the whippet  Our visitors this term... 3   
                                                                          Milo the pug
 
Our visitors this term... 4Samson                Our visitors this term... 5

 

Our visitors this term... 6Aladdin                 Our visitors this term... 8
                                                                          Mervin the red-footed tortoise
   
Our visitors this term... 11Kevin the African pygmy hedgehog
   
Our visitors this term... 13Maureen the African pygmy hedgehog
   
Our visitors this term... 16snake            Our visitors this term... 17
                                                                  Tom the millipede  

 

Our visitors this term... 18Drako the blue tongued skink

 

Our visitors this term... 20Mrs Puff the bearded dragon
   
Our visitors this term... 22Crested gecko

 

Our visitors this term... 23Fluffy 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.

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 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.

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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. 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!

 

We had fun making Christmas gingerbread!
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Crest Science

In this Crest Science session, we investigated 'sneaky shadows' around the classroom. We used torches to make shadows...

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Mr Bliss used a shadow theatre to help us answer some questions about shadows.

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

 

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.

In Science, we all learnt about how our Super Senses help us to find out about the world around us. We tried to identify well known smells and tastes without looking.   

Super Senses

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We investigated how sound travels and saw how sound waves made the rice jump. We used our hands to touch and our eyes to play a memory game with objects.
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In History, we enjoyed learning about the life of a real Superhero, Florence Nightingale. We used role play to understand what it was like in Scutari Hospital.

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Across the year we will use our visits to Forest School to learn about the different Seasons. This term we went out on a search for signs of Autumn. We used some of the things we found to decorate our Autumn crowns.

Crest Science

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.

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