Class Blog for Fistral

 

Posted: 11/10/2019
Rachel Tomkins

Year Ones - First half of Autumn term

It has been a great start to the year and the children are growing in independence and becoming more confident in their maths and literacy skills. We are currently working on our third literacy unit where we are learning how to write instructions using the funny book 'How to wash a woolly mammoth'. We have also been working on developing our writing stamina with lots of sentence writing in our phonics sessions. We have spent the majority of this term's maths sessions developing our understanding of number. We have been ordering and comparing numbers and becoming more familiar with using and understanding number lines. This week we have just started our new unit on addition and subtraction by learning to understand part, part, whole diagrams. In our phonics work we have just completed the first part of phase 5 in which we have learnt 20 new graphemes and the sounds that match them as well as some new tricky words. In the next part of the phase we will be practising these new sounds and learning about the different ways one grapheme can be pronounced for example 'c' in cat or 'c' in centipede. More updates on our learning will be added to Seesaw along with photographs of work. Please update permissions on Arbor as soon as you can so that we know you are happy for us to post images of your child learning on Seesaw.

 


What Makes a Good Toy? 

Posted: 26/09/2019
Sarah Evans

Materials: We have been looking at what materials our toys are made from. The children chose ways to sort the toys and were able to explain how they had done it.

Science: We have been finding out which materials we can change the shape of by bending, squashing, twisting and stretching. We had fun playing with different toys and then sorted them into groups.

Science: We investigated which material would be best for making a toy car. We used Playdoh, Lego, K-Nex, paper and card. We predicted which material would work best and then had lots of fun making them. We had different ideas about what 'the best' meant and had some very interesting discussions!

History - Victorian toys

We had a wonderful time exploring our box of Victorian toys from the library. We learnt how to play skittles, hoopla, pick up sticks and marbles. The wooden toys were interesting and we enjoyed finding out how they worked. Many of us noticed that none of the old toys were made of plastic.

 


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