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.

Starry Starry Night

We looked at the painting of a starry night by Vincent van Gogh. We discussed the colours and the shapes that could be seen. We each painted a star in the same style. The paint was mixed with PVA glue to make it thicker. We painted using our fingers to shape the star....

Making Connections

Class 4 talked about what makes a good friend. We thought about the children in our class and said why they made a good friend. We used some wool to make a web of friends.Each person chose a friend to join up with. We found that we had lots of friends to choose from...

Treasure Chest Nets

Class 4 have made our own treasure chests. We used a net of a cuboid and folded it to make the correct shape. We had to cut  and fold the shape carefully. We know that a cuboid has 6 faces or surfaces. It also has 8 vertices and 12 edges. We counted these features on...

On the Mat

Class 4 had a taster session for Judo. We learnt about the origins of the sport and we tried out some basic moves. We learnt about balance and how important this is in Judo. we learnt about using our body weight to stop an opponent from moving. We loved the session...

A Pirate’s Life for Me!

We talked about the life of a pirate. We took turns to pretend to be a pirate and went onto the hot seat. Our friends asked us questions about our lives and likes and dislikes. We chose our own pirate names. We used the information we got from the interviews to write...

Terrific Take Away!

We used frames to help us to do subtraction calculations. We worked with numbers to 10, 15 and 20. We used the cubes to show how we worked out the problems. Sometimes we moved the cubes or we covered the cubes with our hands. We wrote down many different ways to make...

Island Makers

We have turned ourselves into island makers this week, We planned and designed a class island and added features. We used things around the classroom to raise the level of the land. We learnt the names of the features such as mountain, river, beach and bridge. Then we...

Numicon Fun!

In Class 4, we have been using the Numicon materials to help us with number bonds and number order. We have been able to check that we have the correct number bond for 10 by using the 10 piece to cover. We know that 10 add 10 is 20, so we need 2 pieces of 10 to check...

Owl Meet and Greet!

We visited Whitehouse Farm and saw lots of different animals from alpacas to millipedes. We were introduced to Barnaby, the barn owl, and Smokie, the great grey owl. We discovered that they eat mice, rats and chicks. Smokie had a huge wingspan but he was not heavy to...