Year 1 – Class 4

Mrs Healy

We are class 4 and we are good at drawing and PE. We are really looking forward to writing activities and working on arts projects this year. We think we can get better at doing maths activities.

Practical maths

This week we have been looking at counting in twos. We used a range of equipment to count in twos. We commented on the patterns we noticed and tried to predict the next numbers in a sequence of larger numbers. We used Numicon and...

Numicon Addition

We have been using Numicon to practise addition skills. One group used the Numicon to add 3 numbers together. They chose 3 tiles and placed them on a white board. They recorded the amounts underneath and then counted to find the total. Another group played a "Make the...

3D Graphs

This week we made 3D graphs. First we collected information from our friends in class. We asked them about their favourite animals or colours. We found the total for each choice.We then made 3D graphs using cubes. We thought of some questions we could ask about the...

Fairy Lanterns

We made some lovely fairy lanterns by saving our old glass jars and bringing them to school. We decorated them with tissue paper on the outside. On the inside, we stuck shapes to catch a shadow. Then we put in a tea light. We tested it by closing all the blinds and...

Ogre Hunting

We visited Plessey Woods Country Park today. We had a walk through the woods looking for things that belonged to the ogre. We found a drum kit and his toilet!. We also spotted fairy doors and someone was sure they had heard the ogre in the trees. After that we played...

Puppet Show

This week we made our own puppets. Some of us chose hand puppets and some chose stick puppets. A few of us made sock puppets. We designed them first, listing the materials and drawing a design. We tried to copy our designs. some of us made changes and improvements and...

Sunflower Power

We planted sunflower seeds, thinking about what they need to grow. We have taken them home. In July, we will measure them and see who has the tallest sunflower. The tallest flower wins a prize. We looked at Va Gogh's sunflower paintings. We used torn paper to make the...

What’s in the garden?

We planned and made our own fairy garden in small groups. First we, each, designed and made an object for the garden. The we built the using soil, gravel, coloured stones and other objects. We added our things to the garden. we sprinkled on some cress and mustard...

Thaumatrophe trickery

We learnt that  toys in Edwardian time were very simple and sometimes home made. We made a thaumatrope using card and string. We drew a picture of a flower on one side of the card and a bee on the other. We added string to each end. We went spun our thaumatropes and...