Class [Year 1]
Welcome to Oak class.
Term 1 2018-2019:
Term 2 2018-2019:
Term 3 2018-2019:
Term 4 2018-2019:
Under the Sea
Term 5 2018-2019:
Term 6 2017-2018:
She Sells Sea Shells on the Seashore!
Special Events |
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to Oak Class
welcome to Oak Class. We have had a
wonderful start to the year and are settling
well. We are enjoying a new structure to the
day and exploring new learning.
English work we have created great story
maps based on ‘Class Two at the Zoo’, in
Maths we have been learning about place
value and in Topic we have been discussing
families and how we are all different.
our first Forest School session this week
and really loved sharing special things we
found in the Forest Area . We also had great
fun building and creating new things.
great start to the year! We are really
excited to continue our learning journeys
over the rest of the year.
We have had such
fun with our learning this term in
Oak Class. To start the term off, we
had Book Week, which was really
exciting. We learnt and performed
our poems by A. A. Milne in front of
the school and grown-ups and we
dressed up as our favourite book
characters. It was great fun guess
which characters we all were. The
day after World Book Day we had our
trip to Bristol Aquarium, we really
enjoyed looking at all of the
different creatures and learning
lots of new things about our seas.
In lesson time for English we have
written book reviews about ‘The Way
Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers, a
brilliant recount of our trip to the
aquarium and we have written an
alternative version of ‘The Snail
and the Whale’ by Julian Donaldson.
In Maths, we have begun to learn to
tell the time, about fractions
(including cutting up yummy cakes!)
and about position and direction.
For our learning journeys this term,
we have learnt about the oceans of
the world, about different creatures
under the sea and we have learnt
about the impact of pollution on our
oceans. We have even written letters
to our local MP discussing the
matter. In science, we have
investigated the best material for a
scuba suit and we had a visit from
the Science Storyteller, Cassandra
Wye. We have also made bird feeders
and taken tree rubbings in Forest
School. What a busy but fun term!
Friday 8th of March, Oak Class visited
Bristol Aquarium as part of their ‘Under the
sea’ topic. We were very excited to go, and
spent time on the coach over to Bristol
discussing the different creatures we may
see. When we got outside of the aquarium we
were greeted by a large statue of a beetle
that we had our picture taken with. Then we
went inside, it was so fascinating! We
started the trip around the aquarium by
looking at all the creatures native to the
Atlantic Ocean and even learnt how to make
jelly fish out of bottles.
travelled around the aquarium, we looked at
creatures from most of the different oceans
and rivers around the world. Some of the
most interesting were the electric eel
(which was huge!) and the piranha fish. We
saw very calm and beautiful seahorses and
clown fish also, the clown fish look just
like Nemo! When we had our specialist
learning talk, our guide taught us all about
sharks; we learnt about their teeth and eggs
and even got to feel their skin, which was
actually quite rough. I’m sure we all have
our favourite fish or experience from the
day, but all in all we had a great time. It
was very enjoyable.
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about our visit.
Class Term 3
||What a great
term oak Class has had! This term we
have all become expert
palaeontologists and shared our
knowledge of dinosaurs. We have
enjoyed sorting carnivorous,
herbivore and omnivore dinosaurs,
identifying different types of
dinosaurs and learnt all about
fossils and fossil hunter Mary
Anning. We got to hold real fossils
and then had a go at making
Ammonites out of clay.
In Forest School
we had the chance to make delicious
fireside pizzas, which was great fun
and very tasty. We also made large
bug hotels and observed some
seasonal changes of the forest area.
In Maths we have been
learning about sharing equally and unequally
repeated addition and multiplication. We
have also carried on our learning of
addition and subtraction. During English
lessons, we have written some fantastic
information texts about dinosaurs and a
brilliant stories based in Tyrannosaurus
Class Term 2
||Oak have had
the most busy and exciting term 2!
We have enjoyed new experiences in
Forest school, like building fires
and making bread over a fire. In
topic we have learnt about
Remembrance Day and made beautiful
jars to celebrate it. We have also
been learning about Christmas around
the world, learning about different
traditions and even trying new foods
like very strong French cheese.
During English lessons we have
written instructions and even wrote
a letter to Santa, which we walked
up to the post-box and sent.
In Maths we have been learning about
2D and 3D shapes and different units
of measure. We enjoyed weighing
items on giant scales. We finished
the term with a magical trip to the
pantomime in Bath.
Class Term 1
first term in Year One we have had! We have
enjoyed lots of wonderful experiences in
Forest School, including making autumnal
hedgehogs and a brilliant morning of den
building. In topic we have learnt all about
life cycles of humans and animals and
created a beautiful display of our
symmetrical butterflies. In English we have
written a story about Hattie the hedgehog
and learnt about writing instructions
(including making a yummy jam sandwich!). In
Maths we have used Dienes to help us
understand place value and have began to
draw out real stories and maths stories to
help us add and subtract.