In maths we have been learning a lot about place value – tens and ones. In our problem solving lesson we had to show different two-digit numbers using shapes, which were worth different amounts. The children found this very challenging at first, but as can see from our work we have learned a lot about counting in ones, twos, fives and tens and understanding place value.
This afternoon we have been learning to program without using a computer. Mrs Toward programmed Jenny to move forwards, backwards, turn left and turn right. She was not allowed to move until Mrs Toward said, “Go.” Then we all had a turn at programming in small groups. It was great fun.
We have already learned how to program an on-screen BeeBot so next week we are going to use the real thing!
Year 1 have been learning about senses in Science. Have a look at their wonderful work!
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Today we looked at two primary sources – letters to Father Christmas. One was written about eighty years ago and the other one was written last year. Both were written by children aged 5. We talked about what these letters could tell us about toys in the past and in the present and how toys have changed. Then we used two different coloured pens to identify things that are the same about the letters and things that are different. Can you imagine a child today asking Santa for a hymn book?
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Year 1 history
In history we have been answering our enquiry question ‘Why do we have Bonfire Night?’
We started off by talking about our experiences of Bonfire Night. Then we asked questions such as ‘Why do we light bonfires?’, ‘Why do we have fireworks?’ and ‘Why do we put a pretend man in the fire?’ After that we read the story of the Gunpowder Plot and acted it out. We also learned the rhyme:
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
We now know that Bonfire Night is the anniversary of the failed attempt to kill James 1st, and that bonfires were lit by James 1st to celebrate the discovery of the plot.
We finished off by talking about and writing down everything we had learned about Guy Fawkes and his terrible plot. Well done Year One – you can ‘remember, remember’ so much about this event in our history!