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WB 9th May 2022

This week we have had an amazing week learning about Windrush Empire ship arriving at Tilbury docks. Children enjoyed learning about why people travel and move around the world. They were asked if they know someone who came to England from the Caribbean on the Windrush or just after that, in the early 50s or 60s so they can share their stories in class. In science we had great fun looking at the different parts of a plant.

 

WB 3rd May 2022

In English, this week we have been learning how to draft non-chronological reports. Our topic is dinosaurs, and all the children were very enthusiastic learning different facts about those fascinating creatures who roamed the earth for more than 160 million years. Yesterday, we wrote our introduction to our report, and we will carry on writing more parts next week.

WB 25th April 2022

This week, in Maths, we have been learning how to add 2-digit numbers within 100.  Starting with partitioning our 2-digit numbers using dienes and finding out all the different ways we can make 100, we figured out how many tens are in 100. Then we moved on to use our partitioning skills on to add 2-digit numbers within 100 using a blank number line jumping in tens and ones. All children enjoyed being math-e-magicians and applied their new skills successfully into their learning.

WB 19th April 2022

In English, this week we have been learning the story of The Three Little Pigs. We used actions to retell the story and delve deeper into our learning. Today we innovated our stories by using different characters and settings. All children enjoyed producing various animals to replace the initial characters and a villain for our new stories. We are looking forward to drafting our stories next week!

WB 28th March 2022

In 1K this week, we have been retelling the story of a short, animated story called A Slippery Tale. All children have been enthusiastic about the story and have produced some fantastic pieces of writing. Here are two examples retelling the story. Most children enjoyed using powerful vocabulary, various sentence openers and adverbs! Well done 1K – you have done a brilliant job in English this week!

WB 21st March 2022

This week, children in 1K have been busy learning about key skills that historians and archaeologists use. In history, we conducted a class dig, looked at various artefacts from medieval times and learnt what food Tudors used to enjoy. Then we looked at similarities and differences to Tudor food and cuisine nowadays.

WB 14th March 2022

In art, this week, children in 1K, have been learning various weaving techniques. To delve deeper into the topic of Wonderful Weaving, we explored how to weave using paper. Children used that knowledge to create their weaving plan for next week. We enjoyed weaving actions while listening to relaxing music, weave our patterns and create our draft for our masterpieces.

WB 7th March 2022

In History, children in Year 1, have been learning about how British food has changed over time. Children were introduced to the topic of British food by sharing what their favourite dishes were, we then discussed our preferences and drew a picture of our favourite food. To delve deeper into the topic, we explored where food comes from, how it is made and what types of food we need to eat to stay healthy. While exploring different traditional British meals, children shared their ideas of where those dishes come from; Great Britain or International. Using a range of artefacts and sources, children learnt to recognize that some objects belong to the past and what tools archaeologists and historians use to make sense of the past. One of the areas that we explored was harvesting; how did farmers harvest and what tools they used in the past. Children used that knowledge to find similarities and differences on what farmers do nowadays. To add to their chronological knowledge, children will explore what food Tudors used to eat; the different types of meals that poor and rich used to enjoy. To celebrate the end of our history unity, children will experience creating a British feast menu and taste a variety of British cuisine.

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