Welcome to Year 1!
This half term in Maths we are looking at measures. We started off by using different timers (analogue, digital and sand timers) and understanding the difference between seconds, minutes and hours. Then we looked at analogue clocks and used them to help us tell the time, linking this to the five times table. Our work on measurements and comparisons continues with investigations of weight and capacity. To help us do this, we have set up an 'experiment zone' in our classroom!
In English, we have started our topic on poetry. First of all, we shared some of the poems we already know and practised keeping the beat and rhythm consistent. We next changed the words to Humpty Dumpty, making Mr Bulman the star of our poem! Throughout the rest of the half term we are looking at nonsense poems - learning a fun nonsense poem called "Sky in the Pie" and creating poetry of our own.
Our IPC topic is called “Our World”. This focuses on the natural world and the differences between different places in this country and countries around the world. We have looked at features of our school and around our homes. We have also looked at lots of countries on Google Earth, which the children loved! We have explored how to find countries on a globe and on a wall map and we're hoping to take a trip to Fletcher Moss Park in Didsbury so that we get a chance to look at different types of trees and collect some woodland samples to create a collage back in school.