We had lots of fun celebrating and learning about African culture! Take a look at some pictures of us participating in African style dancing...
We then joined year 2 and looked at African jewelry! After that made some African inspired necklaces...
We had a bit of a situation in Frog class this week. Stinky Pete stole our toys! He sent us a video message and told us we will never see them again! We got right on the case and made WANTED posters, missing toys posters and started creating instructions to set a trap for him!
Take a look our role play activity where we acting out our instructions... practising to set Stinky Pete's trap!
Luckily, our trap worked and we found our toys! We were so excited and happy!
Design and Technology
We have been busy this week designing and writing about our own Mr and Mrs potato head toys, please take a look at the super cute outcomes!
Year 1 had great fun celebrating French day, and finding out about the language and culture.
The first half of the day was spent in year 1 either role playing a french style cafe or playing boule, a well known french ball game. Take a look at the fab pictures!
We then took some time to learn how to say different colours in French, ready for our afternoon activity...
Our final part of the day was splitting up and mixing in with reception and year 2 and carouseling three activities; french flag art, crepe tasting and giant twister!
We used our new learnt language for the giant twister as the colours were called out in french, we had great fun!
We have been continuing to learn about our senses in science this week, and for this weeks lesson we have thought about our sense of smell.
Firstly, as a whole class we smelt for different smells and decided if they were 'super smells' or 'pongy pongs'. We found out that lots of us liked different smells from one another!
We then went to our tables and tested different smells and individually decided if the smells were 'super smells' or 'pongy pongs'.
Take a look at some pictures, and take a guess if we liked the smells or not! :)
For our first Science lesson of the year, we thought about our sense of taste. We investigated the 5 different types of taste; sweet, salty, bitter, sour and savoury. We tried different types of food of those tastes and rated if our taste buds enjoyed them or not! We soon realised that our taste buds were not the same as each others, some of us loved lemon and some of us did not!
"That one was so delicious" (Sweet- chocolate milk) - Hollie
"I'm not too sure" (Salty- popcorn)- Kora
"ooo I don't like it" (Sour- Sour skittles)- Lucy
"mmmmmm yummy" (Savoury- bread)- Spencer
"It is salty like nuts" (salty- popcorn)- Jack R.
"Ohhh sour, so far, so good!" (Sour- sour skittles) Jack W.
"mmmm lemony" (bitter- lemon) Amelia
"It stings a bit" (Sour- sour skittles)- Jack W.
Design and Technology
For our Design and Technology lesson. We worked together in groups to design and make a new space rocket for Buzz Lightyear! We were very good and taking turns and working together as a team, so Buzz can get home and visit his family in space!
To kick start our 'Toy Story' topic year 1 became 'Cowboys' and 'Space men' for the afternoon. We designed our own hats/ helmets and badges and then put on a fashion show, walking down the catwalk to Toy Story themed music! It was great fun!
To start our new 'Toy Story' topic, we made sure Buzz Lightyear settled into frog class by making his very special 'Space Goo' recipe, which he thought he lost. We followed the secret instructions to make his super food for his super muscles!
Tomorrow we will write up our recipe to make sure poor Buzz Lightyear doesn't have the same problem again!
This week we have been focusing on getting to know one another, by starting of with an 'All About Me' theme.
We have been busy writing information posters, about ourselves, ready to put up on display for the rest of the school to see!
Mrs Smith taught us how to draw and paint a portrait of ourselves. First, we used a mirror to have a good look at our faces. Next, we carefully drew our features in pencil. Finally, we had fun using paint and getting a bit messy!
Take a look at some pictures of our first week in year 1, we have had lots of fun getting to know our learning environment!