In Neverland our class teacher is Mrs Weir and our teaching assistant is Miss Chandler.
World Book Day 2020
We all had great fun dressing up for World Book Day. In the morning we joined in with a special assembly and throughout the day read lots of stories. Our author and illustrator of the day was Mo Willems and we really enjoyed his story ‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus’. The children were challenged with creating their own pigeon pictures as well as speech and thought bubbles for the Pigeon. They also came up with some brilliant ideas about what the Pigeon would not be allowed to do if it came to our school. We used their super work from this to create our class door display.
Maths - Tens and ones with numbers within 50
3.3.20 - Science: Materials
3.3.20 - Art sketchbooks, making circles
25.2.20 - Art
Today we have been using our sketch books to practise creating lines. We tried out different ways of holding the pencil to see what effect this had on our drawing.
25.2.20 - D.T. Sewing skills
This afternoon we were shown how to thread a needle and spent some time exploring how to create some basic stitches.
14.2.20 - comparing number sentences
This week in maths we have been comparing number sentences working out which ones were more than, less than and equal to each other.
13.2.20 - Geography - Walk around our local area
Today we took a walk around the local area to notice the physical and human features of the area on the way to post our letters.
7.2.20 - Using part-whole bar models
6.2.20 - Google Earth on the tablets
We used our school’s postcode to find our school on Google Earth 🌍 and explore the local area (as well as looking for our own homes!). We then used the ‘dice’ feature to surprise us and go to a random place in the world.
5.2.20 - Exploring the geography of our school
Today the children used a map to navigate their way around the school grounds. They took photos of different features of the school and marked off on the map where they were as we went along.
3.2.20 - Working out the fact families
Subtracting using a number line
31.1.20 - Human and Physical geography
Today we used photographs of different places to identify the human (man-made) and physical (natural) features. We then sorted them into groups, deciding that three groups were needed for the photos that showed both types of features.
30.1.20 - Computing - time to explore Purple Mash on the tablets
29.1.20 - Where is our school?
We have been exploring on Google Earth to find out more about where our school is and look at features of the area around it.
28.2.20 - Gymnastics: Balances and rolls
27.1.20 - Super subtracting!
D.T. - Dancing dragon puppets!
22.1.20 - Chinese New Year assembly
The children had a brilliant time meeting our visitors from Tullie House, who shared with us how they celebrate Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year stay and make!
16.1.20 - What is geography?
The children used the photographs as clues to work out what the word ‘geography’ might mean. The discussion that followed produced some fantastic vocabulary, showing what they already know and a great starting point for future learning.
15.1.20 - Library bus visit
Another fun visit from the library bus, the children just loved listening to some new stories and then choosing their own to take back to class.
Christmas Jumper Day
Our art in the style of Piet Mondrian
9.12.19 - Well done to Year 1 for another super trip! We all had a wonderful time watching 'Under the Frozen Moon' at the Old Fire Station and all of the adults were very proud of how well the children behaved during this exciting visit.
5.12.19 - Stay and Play
A big thank you to everyone who came along to our stay and play session. It was lovely to see everyone and we got the festive season off to a good start by making beautiful Christmas angels.
We have been very busy taking part in our school's Enterprise week challenge! The children have been making fabulous Christmas wreath decorations and have decided to sell each one for a pound. What a bargain!
29.11.19 - Numbers to 20
This week in our maths sessions we have been practising reading and writing numbers to twenty in numerals and words. We have also been making numbers from 11 to 20 using different equipment, drawing the part-whole model and writing addition facts to go with them.
27.11.19 Science - Why do we need both eyes?
In our science sessions this week we have been thinking about the changes that have been happening during the season of autumn. We have talked and written about our experiences of the weather recently; what we’ve noticed happening to the leaves on some trees; what some birds and other animals might be doing during this season, as well as what people do at this time of year.
We have also continued to learn about our senses and this week we have focused on our sense of sight. We have explored some optical illusions, completed spot the difference pictures and learnt about the different parts of the eye.
Friday phonics challenge - sort the sounds!
This week’s maths - 2D and 3D shapes and patterns fun!
20.11.19 Science - Sense of touch, what does it feel like?
19.11.19 PE - Throwing and catching in teams
19.11.19 Guided meditation & cosmic kids Zen Den managing our thoughts
18.11.19 - M&M Productions ‘Pinocchio’
Children in Need 2019
Anti Bullying Week
As part of Anti Bullying week we have been learning what bullying is and how to stop it from happening in our school. In our circle times we have been talking about friendly and unfriendly behaviour and how to be a good friend. Lots of children in class have also been showing their support for Anti Bullying by wearing odd socks.
15.11.19 - Maths, subtraction, finding the difference and making comparisons
14.11.19 - Science Smell Test Challenge
12.11.19 - Throwing and catching skills
What a busy week!
We’ve packed such a lot into our week at school, with the excitement of Bonfire night we have found out why we have it every year and created some lovely fireworks art. In science we have learnt that we have five senses and explored our sense of taste by finding out what a lemon tastes like. We also challenged our taste buds to try and work out the different flavours of crisps, which was yummy even if we didn’t know what type we were eating! We used our senses to help us write a poem about all the things we can see, hear, taste, feel and smell on Bonfire night.
In maths we have been learning about subtraction and working out how to take away objects and numbers, as well as having a go at creating our own subtraction stories.
We have been very lucky to meet M.P. Robertson (author and illustrator) who talked about his job and shared with us some wonderful stories.
We have been joining in with the rest of the school by creating special poppy postcards of kindness and finished the week with the challenge of remaining silent for 30 minutes!
8.11.19 - Sponsored Silence!
Final count down...
Postcards of kindness
Maths - subtraction problems
7.11.19 - M.P. Robertson, author, illustrator and storyteller!
In class stories with M.P. Robertson
6.11.19 - Science - Taste test challenge!
5.11.19 - PE - Throwing and catching games
Remember, Remember, the 5th of November!
28.10.31 - This week the children have been so excited about Halloween and enjoyed helping with designing and making our class pumpkin. They went on a spider hunt around the classroom, writing down the spider words they found on their cauldron sheet. Everyone who came along to the Halloween disco had a great time and looked amazing too!
28.10.19 - This week in our maths time we have continued to explore addition activities and have been working out the addition bonds that make 10. We have also compared some number bonds, working out which ones were greater than, less than or equal to each other.
18.10.19 - Today we practised greetings and learned some numbers and colours in French. We looked at a map of France and talked about some important monuments in the capital city of Paris, particularly the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. In the afternoon we sampled some tasty french foods and enjoyed a picnic on the carpet!
18.10.19 - This week in maths we have been finding different ways to practise additions and working out number bonds within ten.
16.10.19 - PE ball skills
11.10.19 - Sue Woodland from Natural England came in to talk to the children about habitats and brought along a few surprises from Tullie House too!
11.10.19 - This week in our maths sessions we have been learning how to use the part-whole model with objects and numbers.
Identifying and sorting old and new toys
10.10.19 - In our history enquiry time this week we have been very busy talking about how we can tell which toys are old and which are new and then going on to sort them into groups. We then went on to learn about how we can order toys on a timeline to show how toys have changed over a period of time.
8.10.19 Super teamwork in PE today! Great getting along everyone.
Autumn term knowledge organisers for Science, Geography and History.
3.10.19 - The children had great fun learning this poem by Michael Rosen for National Poetry Day.
Fantastic Fairground Factory visit to Tullie House
1.10.19 - We all had a wonderful time at Tullie House museum today. We were met by David at the museum, who took us into the 'Fantastic Fairgrounds Factory' exhibition and the children had time to explore a range of automata and other interesting exhibits. Afterwards we took part in a workshop which involved the children taking part in an automata building challenge. We worked together to assemble an automata kit and everyone created their own moving decoration! It was really interesting to find out how all the different parts were put together to create the mechanical movement. Finally, after each group took turns to demonstrate their completed automata it was time for lunch, followed by a bit more time in the exhibition before returning to school. What a great day out!
This week in Neverland class we have been learning about the Dutch artist Karel Appel. We have looked at some of his artwork and discussed what we thought about it. Inspired by the artist the children have explored mixing colours, created their own oil pastel drawings and made some very imaginative collage creatures.
Find out more about Karel Appel and other artists on the Tate Kids website.
25.9.19 - For our history enquiry time this week Neverland class was transformed into a toy museum. Unfortunately not all of the artefacts were labelled so our history detectives set about working out what they all were. In the afternoon we thought about how we could tell which toys were old and sketched our favourite old toy.
What kinds of toys did children play with in the past?
23.9.19 - In maths this week we have been comparing objects and numbers, learning about the signs for greater than, less than and equal to (<,>,=).
18.9.19 - This week we have been learning about what the word ‘history’ means and how we might learn about the past. The children met Ted a bear who is over one hundred years old and compared him to our class bear.
How do our favourite toys compare with those of children in the past?
Stay and Play
17.9.19 - A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our ‘Funnybones’ themed stay and play session. The children had a great time creating their artwork and exploring the activities together with their adults.
16.9.19 - This week in maths we have been practising counting forwards and backwards and working out one more and one less with objects and numbers.
11.9.18 - This week we’ve been thinking about the word ‘science’ and what it might mean. The children gave some super suggestions and we were able to recall some of our experiences from science week in Reception. We then went on to think about our bodies, naming different body parts and having fun labelling parts of the body.
9.9.19 - This week in maths we have been focusing on Place Value and exploring how to sort objects, count objects as well as represent numbers with objects (up to 10).
A busy start to Year 1!
During transition week the children had a busy time settling into their new class and participating in activities about the story 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne.