Autumn Term 2 2017
We have had great fun learning about Pirates. On our first inspiration day we dressed as pirates and followed a map to find the treasure. The treasure was our class toy that goes home with a different member of the class each week. We have learned about a local Pirate, Harry Paye from Poole, who stole a silver cross from Spain – keep an eye out on the Poole Tourism website for the Harry Paye celebration day in 2018.
The children were fantastic at using Mighty Writer to learn the story of Pirate Pete, and then wrote their own versions of this story using different endings. Can you retell the story to your grown up using the story map? The stories included adjectives to make our writing more interesting and we remembered to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
For our second inspiration day we dressed as pirates again and had a visit from a real author, Ali Smith. She read her 'Captain O' stories to us and we helped to act them out. When we returned to our classrooms we found hidden golden coins!
Our Geography work has been learning about the capital cities of the United Kingdom and we have been lucky enough to receive a postcard or letter from each of the capital cities – thank you to all the parents/grandparents and friends who have sent us information about the capital cities.
We have really enjoyed our PE lessons with our sports coach, Mr Metcalfe. This term the children have learnt gymnastic skills including different types of jumping and ways of balancing.
We have been very busy learning the lyrics for our Christmas nativity play….a particular favourite is ‘Bobbing up and down on a camel’, and are ready to perform our roles as shepherds, angles, kings, singers and musicians to our families.
Autumn Term 1 2017
Year 1 have had a fantastic start to the term. We had lots of fun finding out about our senses in our Let’s Go lessons where we tasted food, investigated different smells, listened to and played musical instruments, as well as learning to guide a blindfolded friend around the playground. We are now looking forward to our visit from a Guide Dog.
Our Fantastic Finale was a hive of activity as parents, grandparents and siblings made Mr Potato Heads and the children performed a poem called Sing a Song of Senses (we particularly like using our loud voices for the verse about hearing!!).
We have also been impressed with the children’s creativity with the Home Learning about Spring. We enjoyed making a display of all the lovely work.
Our History work has been around how we have changed since we were little, thinking about things we are able to do now that we could not when we were a baby. We were very lucky to welcome six week old Gracie into our assembly, where Miss Smith talked to us about the things Gracie needs because she is a baby.