Welcome to Lions!
Lions is taught by Miss White and supported by Mrs Farn.
We will be sharing all of our fantastic achievements on this page.
Well done Lions!
This week we used clay to create models of natural objects, such as animals, trees and feathers. We had to carefully mould our clay and then used tools to create texture.
On Friday 26th April, year one visited Colchester Zoo. They had a lovely day visiting lots of different animals and learning about Colour and Camaflague. Here are some of the animals we managed to visit. What can you spot?
World Book Day 2019
On Thursday 7th March 2019 we all enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book character for World Book. Can you guess who we are?
Floating and Sinking
Today we explored floating and sinking. First we made our predictions about what we thought would happen, whether the objects would Float or Sink. We then tested these 6 objects and a range of other objects. We worked in our groups to sort the objects into those which floated and those which sank.
We then discussed our findings and talked about whether or not we were right with our predictions.
We learnt that the sponge, straw and toy car all floated, whilst the stone, rubber and coin sank.
The Great Fire of London Theatre Show
On Thursday 28th February Year One had a special visitor into school. Mary was from the past and came to tell us all about The Great Fire of London. We loved pretending that we were working on Pudding Lane when the fire broke out in 1666. We had to run from the fire, but couldn't get on a boat as we had no money, so we had to camp in a field with only one bag of belongings. We learnt that there were lots of rats in London, which made people ill with the plague. The funniest bit was learning that people didn't have toilets so had to empty their potty's into the street! Yuck!
It was a really fun morning and all of Year One learnt a lot. We can't wait to find out more about The Great Fire of London.
Science - Exploring the wind
Today we explored the weather of wind. We went outside with ribbons and explored which direction the wind was blowing. We discovered that the wind changes and wasn’t always blowing the same way. We also noticed that it blew in a different direction if we were down the hill.
We then made our own windsocks using a cup and tissue paper streamers. We have hung them in the trees outside so we can observe which direction the wind is blowing in.
Fabric Faces – DT Project – Autumn 2
This half term, we have been working on a DT project to make a fabric face. We first designed our faces and then used the designs to make them.
We had to cut the hessian squares into a face shape, by drawing a template onto paper and then drawing around it onto the hessian.
We have attached wool for hair using a needle and sewn on different fabrics to represent the eyes, nose and mouth.
Here are some of our finished fabric faces.
We are reading the story of 'The giant jam sandwich'. Today we made our own jam sandwiches. We needed a plate, knife, bread and jam. We had to spread the jam onto the bread, cut the slice in half and place it on the top. We then enjoyed eating our jam sandwiches.
Tomorrow we will be writing instructions on how to make a jam sandwich.
We have been reading the story of 'The Jolly Postman'. In the story, the wolf recieved a letter from Mr Meany telling him to be kind to Grandma, Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs.
We have practiced writing our own letters to the wolf. We have been learning to include tricky words, finger spaces, capital letters, full stops and question marks.
Here are a few examples of our super writing.
This week we went on a walk around our local area, as part of our enquiry topic 'What is the geography of where I live?'.
We stopped at different places on our walk and thought about what we could see, hear, smell and feel.
Here are some of the places we visited, you might recognise them.
We have been learning about 2D shapes. We have been looking at the shapes and thinking about their properties. How many sides do they have? How many corners? Are all the sides the same?
We then looked at some irregular shapes and sorted them by how many sides they have.
See if you can tell your adult about the shapes at home.