Year 1 learning about division
This week, Year 1 are starting to learn about division. Today we learned that dividing means the same as sharing and we learned the symbol for division too. We spent our lesson solving real-life problems using division like dividing people equally onto buses and sharing pasta onto plates. We now know that we have to divide equally so that each group has the same amount. We had lots of fun today!
We are in the middle of our 'Growing Together' topic in Year 1 at the moment and, this week, we are linking it to our English work. By the end of the week, we will have written our very own flower poems. To help us to do this, we spent today looking at, feeling and smelling a variety of different flowers to help us to create a bank of adjectives to describe them. We came up with some great words to describe the flowers and leaves such as: zig-zaggy, thorny, bendy, smooth, silky, pretty, sweet and bright. We are looking forward to using some of these adjectives in our flower poems later on in the week!
A Visit from Pirate Ron!
We were lucky enough to have looked after little chicks for the past few weeks. We watched as they hatched out of the egg and grew their feathers! We were sad to see them go back to the farm but loved our time looking after them.
Shiver Me Timbers!
We have already started our new and exciting Spring topic- Shiver me timbers. It's going to include learning about pirates, boats, artists, materials, stories and much more!
In Science we have been learning all about Materials and their properties. We investigated and sorted them into different groups, for example- hard and soft.
We carried out an experiment and made boats out of paper to see if it would be a good material to use for a pirate boat. We discovered that at first they floated, but then when they soaked up water they sank and fell apart. We had some great discussions about why this happened and why we do not have paper boats!
In English, we have started to look at some great pirate stories. This week we looked at Pirate Pete. We described him using a variety of adjectives and the islands that he visited. We loved designing our own Candy Islands using real sweets. We had fun describing it using interesting adjectives. We were allowed to eat the sweets afterwards for doing it so well!
We are looking forward to learning more through our Pirate topic over the next few weeks. Take a look at our curriculum overview for this term!