Key Stage 1 Learning Gallery
Autumn Term 1
We have been writing a variety of pieces based around the film Toy Story. In these pieces of writing, we have been particularly focusing on the use of capital letters and full stops in our sentences and making sure our sentences make sense. We have been brain storming exciting adjectives to use in our sentences when describing the characters and the settings in the film Toy Story.
We have been learning about number and place value. We have been learning about counting forwards and backwards in 1s. The children in Year 2 have been practicing counting forwards and backwards in 10s from any given two-digit number. We have been carrying out regular practice of the 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x times tables. We use times table rock stars to show off how good we are! In our maths learning, we have been using base 10, cubes, 100 squares, number lines and bead strings to develop our knowledge of one and two digit numbers.
All the adults and children have completely embraced our Co-Jo RESPECT Code and are working really hard to use.
We have been working really hard to solve our COJO missions and develop our communication and teamwork skills.
These are just a couple of photos from our Co-Jo sessions –
Our Big Idea for Science is ‘What is the best material to make a ball?’. We have been learning about Everyday Materials. We have been learning about the different materials used to make different objects such as wood, plastic, metal, stone, rubber and leather. We have described what they looked and felt like. We have sorted different objects into groups by looking at their properties. We have used all our knowledge from this topic to carry out an investigation into which type of ball would bounce the highest and why. We predicted what we thought might happen and wrote a conclusion to explain our results.
Our creative curriculum Big Idea is ‘How have toys changed over time?!’ We have been learning all about Toys! We have been learning about the history of toys and what the first toys in history were like. We have looked at lots of pictures and videos of the first toys used and discussed how toys have changed. We have compared the similarities and differences between toys from the past and present. We have also placed different toys on a time line in chronological order to showing our understanding of the history of toys. Finally, we have used our art skills to create detailed sketches of different toys and we have created an Andy Warhol piece of art work.