Welcome to India class. We are in Year 1 and our teachers are Mrs Lilley and Mrs Peachment. Mrs Peel, Mr Rackham and Mrs Long are our Teaching Assistants.
We have been very busy in Year One over the last 2 weeks. We have learnt lots about the furniture designers Chippendale and Mackintosh and used their designs to make our own chairs.
Last week, we all took part in a Santa Run. We ran around the track 6 times…It was really good fun but we were a bit tired at the end!
We had our Christmas Dinner at school on Friday. We made hats for the occasion and listened to Christmas songs. The food was delicious!!!
We enjoyed recording our Christmas song for our families and we wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Check your Tapestry account of our Facebook page for the video.
In maths, India class have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have sorted, named and described different shapes by their properties. We enjoyed working with our partners.
Today small groups of children went into the hall to learn about the Festival of Light known as Diwali. This is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains and originates in India. The children learnt some typical Diwali dancing and had a great time.
In science we have been learning about animals and how we can sort them into different groups. In art we chose our favourite animal and drew it carefully. Then we used lots of different materials to make the drawing into a collage. We really enjoyed making these. They are all hanging up in our classroom for us to look at.
In the first weeks of term we having been reading lots of traditional stories including The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have loved listening to them and talking about the characters. All the stories start with ‘Once upon a time’ and most of them end with ‘They lived happily ever after’. The bears weren’t very happy though, after Goldilocks had been in their house! Here’s a photo of the display we’ve made in our classroom.
The children have just finished their first week in year 1 and have settled in well. Although things are a bit different to usual, we’ve had fun learning in the classroom and in the outdoor area. We have washed our hands loads of times!! Below is the topic map which shows which areas of the curriculum we will be learning about this half term.