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Autumn 2- Bright Lights, Big City

Geography

14th December

Learning Intention:  Identify the similarities and differences between two places. 

The children were introduced to a new city called Kuala Lumpar. They were encouraged to use their existing knowledge of cities to identify the key features. The children showed great understanding of the features of a city and were able to identify the similarities and differences between Kuala Lumpar and London.

" London has underground tubes and Kuala Lumpar has a monorail" (Charlie)

"They both have a zoo" (Hugo)

"They both have lots of tall buildings" (Eddie)

"London has a big park and so does Kuala Lumpar" (Nathan)

Geography

13th December

Learning Intention: Use simple directional and positional language to give directions, describe the location of features and discuss where things are in relation to each other.

The children were introduced to simple directional and positional vocabulary through my turn your turn. They showed great understanding of most of these words and were able to demonstrate them by following Miss Clarks directions.

Once they were familiar with directional and positional language, the children were encouraged to give Miss Clark directions to reach their chosen landmark.  They then worked in pairs to direct each other to a different landmark using the newly introduced language. Throughout they were also encouraged to describe the location and discuss where things are in relation to each other.

“Regent’s park is behind the British Museum” (Louie)

“Hyde Park is on the left but London Eye is on the right” (Marnie)

Art

10th December

The children used recently taught printing techniques to create their very own Big Ben art work.

Geography

9th December

Learning Intention: To search for or retrieve digital content, including images and information, in digital folders and online, with supervision.

The children were introduced to the Visit London website and were encouraged to discuss why it might be used.

“I think its so that people know what they can do when they go to London” (Ava)

Miss Clark modelled searching for the website and using it to retrieve information. The children worked in pairs to search for the website, navigate their way around the site and retrieve five things tourists can do when they visit London. They were encouraged to record their information on a poster and fed back to the class once they had completed it.

Geography

7th December

Learning Intention: To identify features and landmarks on an aerial photograph.

“Physical features grow or happen on their own.” (Bella N)

“Human features are made or grown by people.” (Jaxon)

The children were shown a series of aerial photographs and were asked to identify which angle the photographs was taken from. The children understood that the photo was taken from above and that this angle is called aerial.

Once they understood the concept of aerial photographs they worked in pairs to identify and label physical/human features and landmarks. They then fed back to the class and demonstrated their knowledge of features/landmarks on an aerial photograph.

RSE

3rd December

Learning Intention: To understand the feelings we may have about working with different people.

Miss Clark explained to the children that today we were going to be working with different friends in our class. The children were asked how they felt about this.

“Sometimes I feel shy if its someone I don’t play with” (Cerys)

“People might feel nervous if it’s a kid that they don’t talk to a lot” (Bella N)

They were then asked what the word ‘team work’ means.

“Team work is when everyone works together” (Alfy)

“if someone doesn’t work as a team it doesn’t work and its not fair on the other people” (Joseph)

To make them feel more at ease about working with a different friend, the session began with a whole class activity. The children held hands and had to get the hoop all the way around the circle without letting go of hands. They were able to do so as a result of working together.

The children were then split into pairs and worked with an unfamiliar friend to complete a task. One child closed their eyes and built a tower in 30 seconds, whilst the other child passed them the blocks. This was then repeated for the other child. At the end of the session, the children were asked how they felt about working with different friends again. Their feelings and views seemed more positive as a result of team building activities with children they wouldn’t usually work with.

“It was fun to work with a different friend” (Ava)

Music

2nd December

Learning Intention: Sing traditional songs, nursery rhymes and chants clearly.

The children were asked to share their favourite nursery rhyme during a class discussion. Miss Clark explained that most traditional nursery rhymes were composed many years ago and tend to be written about events that happened in the past.  ‘London's Burning’ was then played and the children were encouraged to think about what the song is referring to.

“I think its about The Great Fire of London because it says London's burning” (Elliot)

“They didn’t have fire engines in them days so they used buckets of water” (Ralph)

Once we had discussed the significance of the song, the children listened a few times and were encouraged to join in, singing the lyrics clearly.

RE

1st December

Learning Intention: To describe some stories that are important to Christians.

The children listened to ‘The First Christmas’ story and took part in a class discussion about the key events that occurred throughout. They then independently sequenced the story and were encouraged to explain why this bible story might be important to Christians. By the end of the session, the children had sequenced the story and were able to explain its importance.

“ I think it is important to Christians because it is when Jesus was born and he is important to them” (Fletcher)

Geography

30th November

Learning Intention: Carry out fieldwork tasks to identify characteristics of the school grounds or locality.

The children recapped their existing knowledge of physical features and were then introduced to human features.

“A physical feature happens on its own naturally” (Joseph)

“A human feature is made by a human” (Ralph)

 To test their knowledge of the two, we sorted a variety of physical and human features. The children were able to demonstrate their understanding by placing their thumbs up if it was a physical feature and thumbs down if they thought it was a human feature. We then carried out fieldwork of the school grounds to identify human features and characteristics. The children worked in pairs to write a list of the features they found and we came together to discuss our findings. By the end of the session, the children were very knowledgeable and were able to identify the characteristics of our school grounds.

Computing

29th November

Learning Intention: To layer shapes to create a self-portrait.

First the children were encouraged to identify the similarities and differences between themselves and their peers. This ensured that they were familiar with the features of their face.

“ I have blonde hair and so does Ava” (Buddy)

“Me and Elliot have the same eye colour. We have blue eyes” (Fletcher)

“Florence has blonde hair but I have golden red hair” (Bella N)

Miss Clark modelled layering shapes and using a variety of tools to create a self-portrait. The children were then encouraged to work in pairs and create their own. By the end of the session, they had created beautiful self-portraits by layering different shapes and changing the colour to match their face, eyes and hair.

Drama

26th November

The children were informed of a very important guest visiting our school during drama. They were very excited when they were told it was the Queen! We spoke about the food that may be eaten at a royal tea party and used our bodies to resemble jelly on a plate. They were then encouraged to sing 'ten fat sausages' whilst using actions and playing along to the rhythm with musical instruments. When we had prepared lots of yummy food, the Queen payed us a visit and we even managed to sneak a few selfies! We ended the session with a royal festival. It was so much fun!

History

25th November

Learning Intention: To describe a significant historical event in British History.

The children listened to the story ‘The Great Fire of London’. They were encouraged to recall the information they had retrieved from the text using a quickfire quiz. They then worked in pairs to sequence and describe the event. By the end of the session, the children were able to confidently speak about The Great Fire of London and recognised it as a significant historical event that affected many people.

"The fire started at the bakery on pudding lane" (Isabelle G)

"The fire came from the oven" (Jaxon)

"St Pauls Cathedral and the houses made of wood were destroyed in the fire" (Louie)

"The buildings burnt very quickly because they were made of wood" (Buddy)

"The fire stopped when it reached the River Thames" (Isabella V-H)

"Thomas Farriner was a baker in London" (Austin)

Geography

23rd November

Learning Intention: To name and describe the purpose of human features and landmarks.

The children recapped their knowledge of human features and landmarks during class discussion.

“A landmark is a building or statue that can be seen from far away” (Joseph)

"A human feature is something that has been built by a human" (Isabel F)

They were then introduced to some of London’s most famous landmarks and their purpose. By the end of the session, the children were eager to demonstrate their understanding by naming the landmark and explaining its purpose to their peers.

“The purpose of Big Ben is so people can see the time” (Eddie)

“London Eye helps people to see all of London” (Jaxon)

“The Royal Albert Hall is for people to play music” (Isabella N)

Music

22nd November 

Learning Intention: To listen to and repeat short rhythmic patterns.

The children were encouraged to listen to and repeat various different rhythms using clapping. Miss Clark modelled a clap; the children listened and then repeated the same rhythm. Once they understood the concept, they worked in pairs to create and repeat simple rhythms.  To further demonstrate their understanding, the children were given the opportunity to play the rhythm/name of their favorite animal on a musical instrument. The other children were encouraged to guess the animal by listening for each sound in the word. E.g. dog would be two claps.

Children in Need

19th November

In Year 1, we spoke about the importance of Children in Need and raising awareness for others
who may need more support. The children showed compassion for others and were eager to talk
about how we can help. The children joined in and watched the dance competition and then they
made Pudsey pictures and masks. It was a lovely fun-filled day.
We had lots of fabulous entries for the Key Stage One dance competition. Our judges took their
role very seriously and they finally came to a decision regarding the winners in Year One.

1st Place-Isabella V-H and Alfy

2nd Place-Cerys and George

3rd Place- Charlie

Well done to everyone who participated.

 

World Nursery Rhyme Week

15th-19th November

We have enjoyed exploring all aspects of nursery rhymes this week. They have explored the meaning behind the songs and have discovered how reading can be made fun. Throughout the week the children were encouraged to listen to the nursery rhymes, read the lyrics and eventually join in with the song. The children enjoyed performing these as a class and used actions to remember the lyrics.

 

Anti-Bullying Week

15th-19th November

To start the week, we discussed anti-bullying week and why it is important to raise awareness of bullying. On Monday, the children wore odd socks. They were able to demonstrate their awareness of being an individual and shared ideas of how they were different to others.

"We all have different hair colour and eye colour" (Jaxon)

"Some people are taller and some people are shorter" (Zephyr)

"Some people wear glasses" (Owen)

During circle time, the children were encouraged to think about how kind and unkind choices may affect people. We looked at several scenarios and discussed why the choice was kind or unkind.

“If someone falls down, you could help them up” (Isabella V-H)

“You can smile at someone to make them feel better” (Pearl)

“its kind if you share with your friends” (Joseph)

 “Pushing is unkind because someone could get hurt” (Bella N)

“It is kind to help your friends when you tidy up” (Fletcher)

“it’s unkind if you don’t let your friends play a game. It will make them feel sad” (Buddy)

“Saying unkind words to people will upset them” (Charlie)

To end the week, the children were encouraged to think of kind words linking to the ‘one kind word ‘theme. The children were able to come up with a variety of kind words and these were presented on the board.  Once we had shared our ideas, the children selected the word that best described them and created their very own anti-bullying superhero.

By the end of the week, the children were confident with  kind and unkind choices and were able to discuss the importance of being themselves.

 

18th November

Geography

Learning intention: To identify the characteristics of a settlement.

The children were encouraged to recap the characteristics they had discussed in the previous geography lesson a few days before. They were all very knowledgeable in this area and were able to point out the key characteristics when looking at a big picture. Miss Clark modelled using google earth to find London and spot some of the characteristics. The children were then given the opportunity to explore London on the iPads, where they were able to identify and describe the characteristics of London.

" A settlement is a place where people work and live" (Marnie)

"A city is a big settlement where people work and live" (Louie)

"London is the largest settlement in the United Kingdom" (Fletcher)

17th November

RE

LQ: What is a good Samaritan?

The children were introduced to the bible story ‘The Good Samaritan’. They listened carefully to Miss Machin reading the story and were keen to discuss what they had learnt through class discussion. Miss Machin encouraged the children to think about what is meant by ‘good Samaritan’.

“A good Samaritan is someone who is helpful” (Eddie)

“They are kind to everyone” (Thomas)

By the end of the session, the children were able to demonstrate their understanding of a 'good Samaritan' by producing a piece of art explaining what they may do to help others.

16th November

Geography

Learning intention: To identify the characteristics of a settlement.

The children were encouraged to think about the definitions of settlement and city. They discussed this with their peers and then listened to the correct definition. Throughout the session, the children were introduced to the key characteristics of a settlement and were encouraged to describe them. By the end of the session, the children were able to demonstrate their ability to identify characteristics by working in small groups to label big pictures of London.

15th November

Computing

Learning intention: To use a range of tools to create a desired effect.

Miss Clark explained to the children that during computing we were going to be drawing an image from the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’. The children were shown how to use tools to create different effects and where to find them on the toolkit. This encouraged the children to think about the tools they would use for each part of their picture. The children were then given the opportunity to use their previously learnt techniques and tools to create their image. By the end of the session, the children were able to explain the tools that they had used and presented amazing images.

12th November

Drama

The children paid for a ticket and hopped on  to a big red bus to London. They were encouraged to join in with the song 'The wheels on the bus'. When they got to London, they explored the city by pretending to eat dinner in a cafe, seeing the sights from the London Eye and listening to the Big Ben chime. We then thought of different ways we could move along to the song 'London Bridge is Falling Down'. The children showed great imagination when joining in with the session.

11th November

Geography

LQ: What are the physical features of the UK?

The children were introduced to physical features through a video, which provided them with useful explanations of each physical feature, as well as various pictures. They were then given the opportunity to use basic geographical vocabulary to identify and describe physical features during a class discussion. To develop their understanding, the children took part in a quiz to see if they could identify the features before labelling them as a group.

11th November

Remembrance Day

The children were encouraged to share their knowledge of Remembrance Day through a phase assembly.

" Remembrance Day is to remember all the soldiers who fought in the war"

"The soldiers died in the war"

" On Remembrance Day we are quiet for 2 minutes to remember the soldiers"

" Poppies are the flowers that came up on the field where the soldiers died"

The children were encouraged to learn the ‘Poppy Poppy’ poem and we spoke about the significance of the poem as well as producing collage poppies.

By the end of the session, the children were able to speak confidently about why we support Remembrance Day and wear a poppy on our clothing.

10th November

Geography

LQ: How do you identify patterns in daily and seasonal weather?

The children were encouraged to discuss their knowledge of seasons and types of weather that we experience in the UK. They then worked in small groups to sort pieces of clothing into the seasons that they may be worn in.

“In summer you will need to wear a t-shirt and shorts to keep you cool” (Ralph)

“In autumn you will need to wear your wellies because it rains a lot” (Florence)

“In winter you will need a hat, gloves, a scarf and a coat because it is cold and sometimes it gets very icy” (Louie)

“In spring the weather gets a little bit warmer and there’s lots of rain to help the flowers grow” (Isabella)

“When there is a rainbow its because there is rain and sun at the same time” (Pearl)

Once the children had developed their understanding of seasons and weather, they worked in small groups and role-played weather forecasters. They were able to discuss the weather in Barnburgh during the afternoon as well as predict the weather for later on in the day. The children were able to give a little insight into what you may need to wear today if you were going outside.

10th November

World Science Day

LQ: How do you perform a simple test and observe closely using simple equipment?

Year 1 took part in a simple science experiment 'Rain Cloud in a Jar' linked closely to our topic lessons. They worked as a class to follow the instructions and prepare the equipment needed to perform the test. Prior to the experiment they made predictions of what they thought might happen when the blue solution was placed into the shaving foam.

 

"I predict that it will fizz out of the cup"

" I predict that the foam will sink to the bottom and the water will come to the top"

"I predict that the water and foam will turn blue"

 

They then used simple equipment to observe and were encouraged to discuss what was happening as the solution entered the foam and water mix.

"The blue water is going through the foam and it looks like rain"

"The blue water is sinking through the foam"

9th November

Geography

LQ: Where is each country in the United Kingdom and their capital cities?

The children were introduced to the four countries of the UK and their capital cities through the use of a song ‘The United Kingdom’. They were then introduced to the atlas and shown how to identify and locate them on a map. Once the children were familiar they worked as a class to create a colour key and labelled the map of the UK. They children were eager to share their new knowledge with peers and were able to recall this information during Geography the next day.

8th November

Music

LQ: How do you play simple rhythms on an instrument?

The children listened to a piece of music ‘Can’t stop the feeling’ by Justin Timberlake and were encouraged to listen for the pulse of the music. They then clapped along in time to the pulse.

Once they were familiar with what they were listening for, Miss Clark modelled using an instrument in time to the music. the children were then given the opportunity to play an instrument to the pulse of the music.

Engage Day

2nd November

The children were encouraged to come to school dressed in their favourite party clothes.  Throughout the day, the children engaged in various tea party activities, created a themed environment and ended the day celebrating with a class tea party. They were encouraged to think about what the royals would discuss during their tea parties and have a go at dancing to royal themed music.

We designed our own crowns to wear at our royal tea party.

We made royal themed bunting for our classroom.

The children prepared their tables with table cloths, plates, napkins and food.

The children used T4W instructions before making their own jam sandwiches.

We ended the day with our very own royal tea party.

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