Peace and Conflict (Autumn 2)
Autumn 2 Class 1 Newsletter
Agree - to say yes.
Disagree - you do not accept that what they say is true or correct.
Argument - a reason in favour of or against something..
Peace - a time without any fights or wars.
Conflict - a challenge to the way a person thinks or behaves.
Class 1 Toy Museum 20.12.22
Today we opened our Class 1 toy museum and welcomed lots of visitors. We had great fun playing with the different toys we made and showing our grown ups around our classroom. Thank you to all those who were able to come despite it being such a busy time of year. It was lovely to see everyone! Here are some of the highlights!
Party Time! 19.12.22
Class 1 enjoyed a lovely party this afternoon with games, dancing and even a visit from Santa himself. Thank you!
We worked together to solve the problem:
There are 14 baubles and 3 trees. How many different ways can you make this correct?
Challenge: What if there were 16 baubles and 3 trees?
Following on from 'The Day the Crayons Quit' we have been reading 'The Day the Crayons Came Home.'
Using the book as a stimulas, we thought about ways to keep our crayons and felt tips safe so they don't get lost. We decided to make felt tip containers and write a set of instructions to allow our friends to make one too. We looked at lots of different examples of instructions and identified the features we would need to include in our own writing: a title, a question, a you will need section and making sure our instructions were written in the right order. Finally we wrote a set of instructions ourselves. Great work Class 1!
To link with our topic on materials and toys we completed an investigation, finding out about waterproof and not waterproof materials. Peppa Pig wears wellies to jump up and down in muddy puddles, but that doesn't stop her head getting wet. We investigated what might be a good material to use to make an umbrella for her.
Once we had found out that tissue paper and newspaper were not waterproof, and a plastic bag and cellophane were, one of our budding scientists wanted to know what would happen if we put cellophane over the top of the newspaper. We tried that too and discovered the cellophane protected the newspaper. What a great idea!
This week we listened to the Christmas Story and drew pictures to show some of the key events in the story.
3D Shapes 28.11.22
We have been learning about 3D shapes. We started by playing 'Pass the Shape' - naming and sorting 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere, pyramid and cone. Next, we looked for everyday 3D all around us and described them.
"The bin is a cylinder because it has a circle face at the top, a circle face at the bottom and a curved part."
"The train and benches are cuboids because we can see rectangle and square faces."
"I noticed my cup at lunchtime was like a cylinder."
Can you spot any 3D shapes around your house? How do you know which shape they are?
Anti-bullying week 14th-18th November
To celebrate anti-bullying week, on Monday we kicked off by wearing our odd socks to celebrate everyone being different. The theme this year is 'Reach Out' and so during our PSHCE lesson we talked about ways could 'reach out' to our friends. We listened to the Diana Ross song 'Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand' and thought about how the lyrics could remind us that just a little act of kindness can make somebody's day.
We're back in our sparkly new classroom and enjoying doing lots of fun things. Hooray!
This half term our core text is 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Oliver Jeffers.
Maths - Addition and Subtraction
Here are some games you might like to try at home.
This half term we are learning about old and new toys. We have already started to explore some toys from the past and think about how these are different from our own favourite toys today.
In our Science we are learning about materials. This week we went on a material hunt around our classroom and the school grounds. We made notes of the different materials we saw - wood, metal, glass, plastic and brick were just a few. Great spotting Class 1!