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Reading and storytelling.

We love stories- reading them, listening to them and telling them. If you have a story or a tale you'd like to share, please let us know! 

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Science- The senses.

 

The children planned their own learning this week for Science and came up with a range of different ways for us to investigate and explore our senses. We had a blindfold tasting station, a smelling station, a guess the sound and feely boxes station. We had great fun and learnt about the importance of our senses. 

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Maths- Bonds to 10.

 

We used our knowledge of number to help us work out the different ways we could make 10. This is an important skill as it forms the basis for all our addition work as we move through the school. 

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Operation Christmas Child.

 

A massive thank you to all our families that kindly donated items to our Operation Christmas Child fundraiser! They will be appreciated all over the world!

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Maths.

The Year 1s have been using the part-part-whole model to work out different ways of solving addition. We started by using numbers to 10 and will use this knowledge to help us problem solve. 

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Maths.

 

As the temperature dropped, we looked at the difference between hot and cold and had to use what we knew, to help us identify which of the images were something cold or something hot!

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DT.

After testing and investigating different materials, we put our knowledge to the test and made our own houses. We thought carefully about the features we would need and used a range of resources from the Scrapstore!

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1 more than and 1 less than.

 

We have been practising our numbers skills, thinking about the order of numbers, their value and the numbers that are 1 more or 1 less than a given value. 

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Science- Floating and Sinking.

 

We had a great time in the water tray, investigating which items would float and sink! There were one or two splashes and a few surprises! 

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Symmetry. 

 

We have been exploring shape, space and measure, focusing on finding symmetry. In the pictures, you can see that we created symmetrical images, by ensuring our designs were the same on both sides. 

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Olympic Visitor.

 

On Monday, Five lanes was visited by Olympic Swimmer, Cassie Patten. She told us about her journey to becoming an Olympic swimmer and how she never gave up on her dreams. Cassie then put us all to the test by making us do a fitness circuit that included Spotty dogs, leg drivers, frog jumps and star jumps. 

 

 

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Welcome to Beech Class 2017!

We've got off to a great start this week and we can't wait for our new children to join us! In maths this week, we have been comparing numbers to 10 and rehearsing our doubles facts! 

 

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