Welcome To 1AM
It is so lovely to see so many smiling faces in 1AM. We have spent the last two weeks getting to know each other and finding out about our new routine in Year One. We have played lots of games and explored our new learning environment, making new friends and playing with friends that we already knew.
Have a look at how busy we have been already!
ENGLISH & TOPIC
Our Topic this term is ‘All About Me’ and we have begun to read ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. We have been discussing, writing and drawing about what makes us unique and wonderful as well as why we think Earth is such a wonderful world… Inspired by Luis Armstrong. We have been talking about our likes and dislikes and recognising that while we are the same in some ways, we are all different in many ways… and that’s what makes us US and UNIQUE! 😊
We went on a tour of Earth in a space shuttle (thankyou Google Earth) and looked at Bessemer Grange and where we were sitting right there. We have begun to discuss our local environment and look at man-made and natural objects.
In art we have looked at artists who painted self-portraits such as Pablo Piccaso, Freida Kahlo and Van Gogh and have been creating self-portraits of our own.
In maths we have begun by looking at numbers and what they are made up of. This is all part of our ‘Place Value’ unit. We have been practising our number recognition and representing numbers in different ways with different objects from around out classroom. We use concrete resources to deepen our understanding and ensure we are able to use different counting strategies to find the total amount. We are also experimenting with using tens frames to represent these numbers and are finding out what happens when these get full.
Remember the Maths is EVERYWHERE! Why not do some baking at home, count how many star jumps you can do in 30 seconds, practise looking at clocks and seeing what numbers you can see on there, look at coins and recognise what each coin represents.
In science we will be looking at the weather, the seasons and how these change throughout the year. We can’t wait to show you some of the things we are going to make to help track our weather in 1AM!
COOL Time (Choose Our Own Learning)
During COOL time we explore the different areas in the classroom to further our own learning. We use different resources to extend our learning and help our peers do the same. Have a look at some of our learning taking place below.