Author Archives: Louise Davis

Save Ioan!

What a traumatic week we have had in Year 1. The Evil Pea, from the story Supertato has been causing chaos in our classroom. He has now kidnapped our class mascot Ioan the Sheep. This morning, we have been busy using the persuasive skills that we have been developing in our language sessions to try and persuade the Evil Pea to return him. We’ve also been busy making posters and writing messages to the peas to stay away from our school!

We are hoping Ioan comes back  this afternoon….

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Outdoor adventures

Year 1 used the outdoors to support our learning in both language and maths this week. The children worked together to create a yeti (from our story Charlie’s Superhero Underpants) using natural materials. Their ideas were so imaginative! We also practised skills we have been developing in maths by doing activities linked to estimating and number bonds.
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Amazing Addition

We have been practising our number bonds in Year 1. One of our challenges this week was to rescue the superheroes! In order to rescue the superheroes, the children had to make a specific total. Each superhero had been locked up with a padlock containing a number and the children had to find the corresponding key to make a specific amount.
The children also used the guttering outdoors to practise their number bonds. Each team had to roll a certain number of items down the guttering and the other team had to make the total up to 5/10 etc. There was also some fantastic discussion regarding shapes that roll too!
Great maths work Year 1- keep it up!
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Pants Patterns

Every week, we practise our fine motor skills. This week, we focused on scissor skills and cut out lots of different patterned pants, linked to our story of Charlie’s Superhero Underpants. We then used our maths skills too and had the challenge of making a repeating pattern using the different designs.
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Gingerbread Superheroes

This week, we have been using the story ‘Charlie’s Superhero Underpants’ as a basis for some of our work. One of the children suggested that we create our own underpants designs using gingerbread men. What a fantastic and fun idea! The children enjoyed using the icing and ingredients to create their own design…and I imagine they loved eating them too!
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