1 Spring Term 2019

Monday 7th January 2019 - Anyone can be an inventor!
We talked about some famous inventors and how a problem or a question led to them inventing something new. The children matched these questions to the inventions they led to. 
The children have also been designing their own inventions to answer the questions below. 
How can I walk on water?
How can I get to the park without touching the ground?
Their ideas are on the washing line in the classroom so do come and have a look. 
Monday 14th January 2019
Today we read the book 'Monsteraurus' by Clare Freedman and Ben Cort. It is about a boy who invents his own monster! We all created our own monsters to write about later in the week.
We designed and made some capes for the Beebots to dress up in. We had to learn how to do do a running stitch to make the capes. 
World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite book characters.  The children also really enjoyed listening to a wide range of exciting stories told by David Heathfield.
Kent's Cavern
We had a fantastic day out exploring the caves at Kent's Cavern. We completed the trail looking for clues about life in the caves a long time ago before having lunch in the cafe. After that we went into the caves. We were a bit nervous but soon realised that there were lights! We enjoyed it when Elliot turned out the lights and blew out the candles to make it pitch black. We had a cave disco because some of the children's shoes had flashing lights! We are going to write recounts about our trip next week. 
Year 1 children. 
Why is Easter important to Christians?
We have been busy this week trying to answer this question. To help us find out more we have explored the Easter story in different ways. We played pass the parcel to reveal the story, used happy and sad colours to link to parts of the story based on how they made us feel and made our own clay crosses. We talked about why we have Easter eggs and have written Easter prayers and Easter books. 
Nature Explorers
Last week we learnt about Captain James Cook and his discovery of Australia in 1770.  We found out that he took with him Joseph Banks, a botanist, who discovered more than 80 different plants.  We have been out into the school grounds exploring and looking for plants just like Joseph Banks.  We will be using our ideas and experiences to help us to write a diary entry all about the plants that we have found.  In our Science work we have been learning about the different parts of a plant and have then created our own plants and described them to each other - we had some fabulous ideas to share!
Science Day - Monday 1st April