Year 1 have had a brilliant Around the World Day today! We've spent the day doing lots of activities to do with around the world to finish the topic before Easter. We have been learning lots about Frances Drake so today we did some writing about him as well as painting a picture of his boat, the Golden Hind! We also labelled different places in the UK on a map to show how much we've learned about the countries that make up the United Kingdom. We then presented lots of facts that we have learnt from our topic in groups to the class and had parents come in in the afternoon to share our learning with us.
The snow couldn't have come at a better time for us in 1NM as we've spent the last two weeks learning about weather and seasonal changes. We've talked about different types of weather that we've seen, gone outside to discuss what the weather is like each day and drawn our own weather forecasts! We had so many questions we wanted answered about the weather that we wrote them all down on our own speech bubbles. We then had a great class discussion once we'd come back from our snow days, taking turns to hold Barnaby Bear and discussing what we thought about the recent weather and all the fun things you can do in the snow! We also got a chance to have a walk around the spiritual garden to look at all the seasonal changes that Spring brings. Please enjoy some of our photos from the last 2 weeks!
1NM were really inspired by Mrs Herring's brilliant assembly all about what we should be thankful for, so we had a great class discussion all about what we personally are thankful for. The children had some brilliant ideas that they were excited to share.
We discussed how thankful we are for being able to go to school and being able to learn, and how many children in the world aren't as lucky as we are.
Here are some clips from our discussion!
Year 1 have been learning about Harvest Festival and the importance of saying thank you for the wonderful food we are able to eat.
The children explored where food comes from and looked at which foods are hand-picked and which are harvested by machines.
We looked at the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo and made our own portraits using fruits and vegetables. The children worked collaboratively in groups to produce their art work.
The children shared their work at the Harvest Festival Celebration. They all had a fantastic time singing Harvest songs and talking about their art work. The ethos committee read some prayers to help the children reflect and give thanks to God.