Elm C of E Primary School

Elm C of E Primary School

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Year 1 Blog 2019-2020

Thursday 14th November 2019
 
This afternoon the children have had a brilliant time learning all about the British explorer Scott of Antarctica with Miss Scarafile! They have experienced how cold the snow and ice would have felt with trays of ice around the classroom, made sledges from the construction sets and had the opportunity to explore staying in a tent and sleeping bags. The children completed some lovely writing thinking about how Scott was feeling during his expedition to the South Pole. 
 
This week the children have been writing descriptions in English - We have been looking at the Curious Garden by Peter Brown. Year 1 have been using some fantastic vocabulary such as dreary, dull, curious and mysterious in their descriptions! 
 
Keep up the good work Year 1! 
Friday 1st November 2019
 
What a busy few weeks we've had in Year 1! The children have been writing amazing descriptions of wild gardens from our English text The Little Gardener. We have thought of some great adjectives for our writing. 
 
We completed in an activity afternoon and we had to work together as a team and problem solve. The children cheered each other on and worked as a team to support each other.  We also had to complete an obstacle course holding bells - we weren't allowed to make any noise. The children had to walk slowly and steady to ensure the bells didn't make a sound. It was really tricky. 
 
This week we also had our Year 1 class assembly. It was brilliant and everyone commented on how great Year 1's singing was!
 
Well done Year 1! What a fantastic week. 
Friday 11th October 2019
 
This week we have enjoyed looking at the book 'The little Gardener' by Emily Hughes. During Wildspace on Thursday we made our own little gardens! We used soil, grass, planted seeds and made paths using stones and tree bark. Some of the children tried to make little houses out of sticks. 
 
We put a small version of ourselves into our little gardens on Friday and described what we could see. We used some fantastic adjectives for example: long wavy grass, crunchy leaves and brown sloppy mud! 
 
We will be continuing work in English with our gardens next week and will be bringing them home to show our families at half term. 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to Year One and Owl's class blog! 
 
What a great start to the year! The children have settled into Year 1 really well and have been impressing us with how hard they have been working. 
 
In Science we have been learning about the weather. On a sunny day we dashed outside and had fun with our shadows! We had lots of questions for example, can we run away from our shadow? How are shadows made? Why does our shadow change in size when we stand in different places on the playground? 
 
We talked about and explored these questions and then drew around our friends shadow using chalk. The children had a lot of fun making interesting shapes with their shadows. 
 
Great shadow work Year 1!