This week in science we have finished off our growing and planting unit by learning about what a plant needs to stay alive. We observed how our plants had sprouted and then learned a song to help us take care for them once we have taken them home.
In maths this week, we have started looking at how to tell the time. We learned about the minute hand and the hour hand and talked about when we do things during the day.
Try asking your child:
What time is lunchtime?
What time is home time?
What time dinnertime?
What time is bedtime?
In guided reading this week it seemed fitting to end our year with our class book, Anansi the Spider.
We read the book and then worked together to retell the story using a story map template.
We have been finishing off our wonderful Walkley collages this week. We worked in groups to share ideas and used different materials to represent what we thought was important about Walkley.
We had a brilliant time working with local artist, Nicole White, in our mural workshop. The children worked very collaboratively and showed off their amazing painting skills.
This week in maths, we have started looking at money. We looked at different ways to sort coins and then had a go at ordering coins by their value.
This week we have moved back to place value in maths and have been looking at counting to 100 in tens and ones. We used different objects to make groups of ten and then counted any additional objects as ones to make a 2 digit amount. Ask your children to teach you the clap and click game, they are tens and ones experts!
In preparation for our artist workshop in July, we have started making our own Walkley murals. We worked on designs and then collaborated in groups to create a final collage. Today we started with an outline and the beginning of layering materials but we are taking our time to make sure we do our absolute best so we are no way near finished yet!
What an amazing start we have had to our last term of Y1! We launched our topic of 'Wonderful Walkley' with a local trip to sketch the 'Victorian Walkley' mural on South Road. The children really studied the details and took their time with their sketches, with fantastic results!
We continued our learning about the artist, Nicole White, by researching some of her other murals using our iPads. We then imported these into DoodleBuddy to embellish and play with colour. We evaluated her paintings and gave reasons for our choices. I wonder why the Medieval Mayhem mural was so popular...
In guided reading, we have been looking at the information text 'Seed to Sunflower'.
The children supported each other with some peer reading and then acted out the stages in the life cycle of a sunflower, suing the text as a guide.