Autumn Term - 2018/19
In the Autumn term, Robin class read many stories with recognisable settings. We read Peace at Last, The Tiger that Came to Tea and Six Dinner Sid. We also enjoyed reading different stories by the author Julia Donaldson including The Gruffalo, Monkey Puzzle, The Snail and the Whale and Room on the Broom. We used these stories to write recounts, character descriptions, letters, diary entries, instructions and potions. We also worked on writing from different character’s viewpoints and we retold Room on the Broom as the dragon!
In Maths, we practised counting in 2s and 10s and counting in ones, forwards and backwards from different starting numbers. We sang songs to help us remember our number bonds to 10 and related these to number bonds to 20 and related subtraction facts. We learned how to use part-part-whole models to solve missing number problems. We identified different 2D and 3D shapes and learned how to tell the time for o’clock and half past times. During maths week we learned how to use bar modelling to help us solve different types of equations. We really enjoyed Buddy Day as we worked with a partner from Year 2 to share our learning from the week. We all dressed as rock stars at the end of the week.
In Science, we learnt about materials and their properties. We carried out a variety of experiments, where we tested different materials and thought about their best use. We concluded that plastic was not a good material to make a radiator from as it would melt! One of our favourite experiments was finding out the best material to make a waterproof roof for a house. We used a pipette to drop water onto different materials, including cotton wool, felt and bubble wrap. We discovered that bubble wrap was the best as it is made from plastic and would not allow water to leak through.
We had lots of fun learning about Homes and Toys in our Creative Curriculum lessons. We visited Hall Place as part of our learning. There we got to experience playing with Victorian toys such as hoops, the whip and top, yoyos and many others. As well as learning about toys, we looked at Victorian homes and how they washed their clothes. We had lots of fun using the pink smelly soap, washboard and mangle to wash the smelly sheets!