Writing our non-chronological reports about Lester

This week Miss Edwards and I are really proud of the writing that Year 1ED have produced following the visit from Lester the dog.  Miss Edwards modelled how to use the information about Lester to help them write paragraphs.  The children discussed the fact that ‘appearance’ means what something looks like and ‘diet’ means what something eats.

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Tropical World

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As part of our science topic we visited Tropical World on Tuesday.  The children had fun observing the different animals in the different habitats and discussing whether the animals were mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds or fish.

In the afternoon we took part in a workshop and found out about which animals were herbivores, carnivores or omnivores.  We discussed the meaning of the words ‘predator‘ and ‘prey‘ and built food chains.


Can you remember what these words mean?

Lester the dog visits 1ED

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As part of science week Year 1 ED had special visit from Miss Edward’s dog Lester on Monday.  The children used our class checklist to help them prove that Lester is a mammal.  We talked about Lester’s appearance and diet.  This information will be useful when it comes to writing our non-chronological report about dogs.

Mathletics Challenge

Mr Kay has set Year 1ED a challenge on Mathletics.  Complete the work that has been set on addition and subtraction to be in with a chance of winning a prize on Thursday 14th March!

Some of us have had a go in challenge time today.  Now see how you get on at home!

This week in Year 1 ED

This week the children enjoyed learning how to use an online resource called ‘Brush Ninja’ to create simple animations.  You can have a go at using it at home and let us know how you get on.

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We have also been learning about how to order words alphabetically.


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Samson’s Titanic Journey

This week is our final week reading ‘Samson’s Titanic Journey’.  The children have enjoyed finding out about what it was like travelling on the Titanic.  They have loved working in our role play area, which has been set up as one of the cabins.  They pretended to write postcards home and could look through the porthole to help them write a description of what they could see.

Internet Safety Day

Whenever we use the Internet we have to think very carefully about how to stay safe.  In today’s lesson we listened to a story about two characters who were playing a game online.  We talked about the fact that we have to ask permission from a trusted adult before we go on the Internet.  We also discussed not talking to strangers on the Internet and not giving away any of our personal information.

During the main activity the children worked in pairs to sort different icons into whether they mean ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

Number Bonds

In Year 1 ED the children have been working hard to learn their number bonds to 5 (pairs of numbers that add up to 5) and beyond.

For example:

3 +        = 5

4 +        = 5

5 –         = 3

5 –         = 0

We have been singing songs and using our fingers to help us.  During our number bond challenge the children have 3 minutes to try and answer all the questions correctly.  Once the children have answered them all correctly they can move on to the next number bond challenge sheet.

The children will bring their sheets home so that you can celebrate improved scores each week and also help your child to learn the ones they are unsure of.  Please check book bags each Wednesday for these.


Teamwork in Science

As part of our new science topic on humans the children have been learning to label the different parts of the human body.  They had fun working in teams to draw round each other and label the parts that they knew.  There was a lot of discussion and many of us learnt some new vocabulary such as shin, wrist and ankle.