Summer term 2021
We've been having great fun in our own 'garden centre' this week!
We are learning about plants in Science, and Jack and The Beanstalk in English, so we have loved learning more about plants whilst role playing!
In music, we've been learning a song called 'It's ok, please just say'. We've enjoyed learning the words and the signs for the song. We've talked about feeling sad and how talking to friends can make us feel better.
Today we made our own sock puppet friends-just like we saw in the video for the song!
English: Jack and The Beanstalk
To begin our summer term, we have started exploring the traditional tale 'Jack and The Beanstalk'.
We have been describing the setting using exciting adjectives, and have used a variety of materials to build our own castle, cottage, and beanstalk!
We have also written instructions on how to plant a bean, which we then followed in Science!
We've had a busy and fun first week back!
In Science we have begun a new topic, 'Plants'.
We began by learning what the parts of a plant are, and had lots of fun exploring real plants and showing that we could identify the petal, anther, stem, leaf and roots.
We then planted beans in plastic wallets following the instructions that we wrote in our English lesson.
We are hoping that they grow as big as Jack's beanstalk!
We will keep you updated on their progress!
In maths, we are working hard on the lessons from our power maths books, where we are learning about bonds to 20.
To support this work we have enjoyed discovering a variety of different methods we can use to help us. Some of us have challenged ourselves further, with number facts to 50 and even further!
SPRING TERM 2021
English- Goldilocks and The Three Bears
In English this term, we've been exploring the traditional tale 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears'. We were very surprised one morning to find that someone had made a mess in our classroom! After some detective work, we discovered that it was Goldilocks! We then had the chance to meet her and ask her questions to find out why she had been so naughty!
We enjoyed writing our own class version of the story which was called 'Jack the Cat and The Three Bunnies', and at the moment we are busy inventing our very own stories. We have been very imaginative and are learning to make our writing more exciting!
Our theme this term was 'From A to B'!
We learnt about maps, including what the continents are called and where they are! We also found out the names of the seas!
In Year One, we had a fantastic 'Eco-Day'. We learnt all about a schoolgirl in Uganda who has to walk very far each day to collect water. We thought about all the ways we use water, and what we can do to save it. We then had a go at carrying a heavy bucket of water ourselves. It was very hard!
We then made placards to draw attention to all the things that we care about, and want to look after in our world, and had a fun walk around the school to show all of St James how important the Earth is to us!
Science- Seasonal changes
In Science this term, we've been enjoying learning about the seasons. We've been discovering why the seasons change and what differences we can notice as they do.
We went on a 'signs of Spring' hunt and used our senses to discover how Winter was changing to Spring. For example, we saw daffodils and heard lots of birds singing. We recorded our findings onto a table and will be watching for even more signs as the weather becomes warmer.
Recording seasonal changes
In RE, we've been learning about the story of Easter. We learnt how Jesus was welcomed to Jerusalem and the importance of palm leaves, and thought about what people may have said as he arrived. We found out about the last supper and enjoyed role playing this part of the story of Easter. We talked about Jesus emerging from the tomb, and how eggs represent new life.
Before breaking up for the Easter holiday, we decorated hard boiled eggs with colourful tissue paper, and then took them outside for an egg rolling competition! We had lots of fun, it was a great way to end our Spring term!
Egg decorating and rolling!
We explored different materials in Science and looked at what different materials are used to make different objects. We learnt about the properties of the materials and even did an experiment to see whether materials were waterproof or not.
Our theme for this term is ‘Time Travellers’. We started this off by looking at fire and what we can use it for. We also looked at why fire can be dangerous and what to do to keep ourselves safe from fire. We then moved on to learning about The Great Fire of London.