This week in Topic we have been learning all about Scotland. We boarded Blue Class flights and flew north over Scotland. During our flight we identified some famous landmarks.
We learned about Edinburgh castle, Loch Ness, Balmoral Castle and Ben Nevis.
Can you remember any facts about these landmarks?
We tried some Scottish porridge, some shortbread a traditional biscuit and we drank some Irn Bru, a drink made in Scotland.
We have learned about a famous Scottish artist called Steven Brown who likes to paint Scottish animals using lots of bright colours on a dark background. We used paint, felt pens or crayons to recreate our own painting in the style of Steven Brown.
Look at our super art work !
Finally we looked at some Scottish symbols linked to Saint Andrew the Patron Saint of Scotland. We learned how he died on a cross and this is why there is a cross on the flag. We looked at the national flower of Scotland which is the thistle. The thistle can be found all over Scotland in gardens and parks and the countryside.
We added all this information into our Passports.
Thank you for sharing in our learning journey. Check back next week to see where it takes us next
This week in topic we have been learning all about Wales.
We can now identify Wales on the map of the United Kingdom. We talked about welsh landmarks including Mount Snowdon. We put on our coats and went for an imaginary walk up Mount Snowdon.
Here are some of the things we saw along the way. Can you explain what they are?
We enjoyed trying some traditional welsh foods like potato and leek soup and welsh cakes. We washed it all down with some refreshing spring water.
‘Yum yum’ said Blue Class
We learned about Saint David the Patron Saint of Wales and how welsh people celebrate Saint David’s day parading around the streets wearing a leek or a daffodil as the National symbols of Wales.
Well done Blue Class super cutting on a curve to create the petals
We made a dragon head for our own parade around school.
We really enjoyed learning about Wales
Thank you for taking the time to share in our learning journey. Next week we will be
learning all about Northern Ireland.
It was wonderful today to see how hard you have all been working designing and making your models of landmarks around the United Kingdom.
Look at our models can you guess which landmarks they are ?
This term our topic is 'Rumble in the Jungle'
What a mess !
We came back after the holidays to a huge mess in our classroom and whatever had caused it had been into Red and Green Class too !
Look what we found ...
We found bits of fruit and vegetables around the Class and a nest under the sand tray. The children looked for clues around the Class and then drew what they thought it might had been. Which creature do you think it might have been ?
Happy World Book Day!
What a brilliant book day we had yesterday. It was lovely to see all the fabulous costumes and to hear children talk about who they were dressed up as and why.
In Year 1 we had lots of fun making a mini version of our favourite book.
Look at our amazing costumes ... Can you guess which story our costume is from?
In topic this week we have been learning how to be able to recognise the features of a mammal.
We looked at various animals and their features and discussed
how we could tell if they were a mammal or not.
Libby has sorted the animals between mammal and not mammal. James and Millie have labelled the parts of a mammals body.
We finished our learning about mammals by creating our own mammal, look at Skye
and Aeron's creations.
Thank you for sharing in our learning journey, check back next week to see where it takes us next
Over the last few weeks we have been learning about some other groups of animals. We have learned about where they live, what they eat, do they lay eggs or give birth to live young, are they warm or cold blooded and do they have any special features.
We we can now identify and name some common British birds.
Look at Charlie's drawing of the Blue Tit ! What a super job
We can now name some features of a fish.
Look at this super collage by Vanesa
We can now identify and name some different fish.
Well done George you could match the names to the correct fish
We can understand the different features of an amphibian and a reptile.
Well done Aris you could label the different features of a frog and a crocodile
We know the children have really enjoyed learning all about the different animal categories. next week we will be having a special visitor who will be bringing with them some animals , check back next week to see which animals they bring
Check back next week to see where our learning journey takes us next
What a fantastic time Blue Class had with the Lion Learners. We were able to stroke ... Look at and hold, if we were brave enough, some of the animals. We used our knowledge of animal classification to show what we had learned over this topic. We were able to say what type of animal it was and say how we knew this thinking about the features of the animal.
We we were all able to stroke a soft furry rabbit ...
We also were able to gently stroke a bearded lizard called Blizzard
Oscar said he could feel the rough scales. Blizzard was watching us but he was very friendly.
We were able to look carefully at a quail chick as it was very small and jumpy!
We also looked at a salamander, we couldn't touch it because of its moist skin.
We learned that a salamander does not have many predators as it excretes a toxin out of its skin and wouldn't taste very nice !
We were able to hold an African Land Snail, they were very big ...
and very slimy!
We were able to hold and stroke a guinea pig ...
They were very soft to stroke and if we listened carefully we could hear their squeaks!
We were very lucky and very brave to stroke and hold a corn snake ..
Finally some of us were very brave and had a tatantula on our leg !
Welcome back we hope you had a lovely Easter break and are refreshed ready for our new term.
Our Toipc this term is:
We found an envelope of seeds in our classroom with a letter asking for our help. We looked closely at the seeds sorting them out and then made predictions about what they might grow into.
What a busy busy term we have had. We have been observing growth of nature and learning to appreciate our outside environment.
We planted some seeds and watched them grow, we looked closely at and named the parts of a plant. Some of the seeds we planted grew into cress and we tasted it in a cress sandwich.
We used our design and technology skills to make our own plant pot. We took a ball of clay and moulded and shaped it into a pot rolling, pinching and squeezing it into a pot.
We left it to dry and then decorated it.
Can you see your pot below ?
Blue Class have worked very hard this term and we are all now ready for a break. We wish you a lovely holiday and look forward to seeing you in the new term all refreshed and ready for our final term of the school year. Please keep practising your phonics over the holidays as the Phonic screening test will take place in the first few weeks back.