Welcome to Maple and Apple Class
History - Mary Seacole
We have been learning about Mary Seacole. We learnt some facts about her and also made some medicines using some of the ingredients she used when she worked as a nurse during the Crimean war. We used lemongrass, aloe vera, ginger and lemon. We learnt to chop, grate and mix these ingredients to make our medicines.
RE - The Creation Story
Throughout this term we read different versions of the Christian creation story and discussed why it was important for Christians.
We split our learning into the different parts of the story.
To represent days one and two of the creation story we use collaging materials to make day and night and the sea and sky.
To represent day three, we went outside and collected natural objects to represent God making the trees and plants. We then created our own natural pictures using leaves, feathers and twigs.
For day four we drew the sun, moon and stars using pastel crayons, sticky materials to make and cut out stars. We then used plasticine to create the animals and sea creatures that God made.
We also created homes for the animals using Lego and blocks.
Year 1 have been practising their sounds in lots of creative ways. We have been making the sounds and writing the letters using playdough and in sand and rice as well as using magnetic letters and other objects.
We have also sound detectives, searching for our new sounds in books.
During term 1 in Year 1 we have been learning about place value, number and addition during Maths. We have had lots of fun exploring resources and using stories as a starting point to our Maths. We loved counting down from 20 and blasting off like Baby Bear from the story Whatever Next. We learnt about ordinal numbers when reading Eric Carle’s 10 Little Rubber Ducks.
Parent Information Presentation
Please scroll through this presentation which contains lots of useful information about Year 1.
We have just renamed our classes, as our logo is a tree we have all chosen tree names.
In Year 1 we are Maple and Apple classes. Here is a PowerPoint telling you about our trees.