Year 1 Term 1 Blog
Despite the ongoing uncertainty of the past year, the children have started the year with such enthusiasm! We kicked off the term with a fun walk around the village. We labelled the different buildings and landmarks that we passed on fabulous Chinnor maps that the children created. Using our knowledge of labels, we have also been creating storyboards for traditional tales, as well as labelling Spanish fruit.
We have been reading lots of engaging texts in class this term. For Roald Dahl Day, we shared ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’, with Mr Robards dressing up as the title character.
Another book we have shared this term is ‘Medio Pollito’, a traditional Spanish tale. The children enjoyed acting it out, as well as writing their own takes on the story with different characters and plot-lines.
The children have been busy dancing away to Flamenco music, learning well known Spanish songs, and practising their singing, with a brilliant performance of the ‘Harvest Samba’ for our Harvest Assembly! We also had a fabulous, colourful afternoon celebrating everything that we have learnt about Spain during our Year 1 Spanish Fiesta!
In Science, as well as learning about our bodies, and how we grow and change, we have been exploring our senses, with lots of fun experiments, a ‘sensory walk’ around the school grounds, and a fruit tasting session, which the children really enjoyed.
In Maths, we have been learning outside as much as possible, using natural resources to group objects in a variety of ways, playing counting games, and exploring shapes.
In Art, both Year groups collaborated to recreate the forest fires in Spain using a collage of natural resources. This activity proved a great way to engage the children with important global events and weather in other parts of the world.