Space Race!

This week we had a Science workshop named ‘Space Race’. We learnt about different people who wanted to go to space, and all about Sirius – the brightest star in the night sky, the Sun and Rockets.

We acted out the different shapes to help us remember.

Then we learnt about odd and even numbers to work out who had the best knowledge of the Solar System!

The Victorian Beach

We have had a busy and fun-filled week in Year 1.

In Topic, we travelled back in time to see how people in the Victorian era spent their time on the beach.  We learnt that sun cream did not exist and people had to use parasols to keep themselves safe from the sun.  When it got too hot they could eat an icecream, however there were not any cones and they had to lick the icecream from a class jar called a penny lick. We had lots of fun trying on Victorian beach clothes and learning about a puppet show called Punch and Judy.

In R.E. for our topic ‘In the Beginning’, we have been learning about Creation stories from different cultures. We discussed the different parts of the world we come from and learned that we all have different customs, languages, clothes, traditions and stories. We read different storybooks on Creation and role played the story.

Sea Creatures of the British Isles

This week in topic we have been learning about sea creatures that live in the British Isles.  We used a parachute to re-enact the waves of the oceans, searching for the sea creatures underneath. 

We then worked in small groups to draw the different animals that we saw.  Afterwards we presented our findings to the class. 

We found; Octopus, Starfish, Catfish, Eels, Rainbow trout and even Seals!

Our body parts

This week in Science, we identified, named and labelled the basic parts of the human body.

We warmed up with the song; ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’, and learned the names of different body parts.

We had lots of fun drawing around our friends and placing labels on a real life model!