Friday 8th October 2021
This week in Year 1, we have been continuing our learning about animals, but focusing on animals from the savannah. In science we have been learning about and labelling different parts of animals and thinking about what each part is used for. In the discovery area, we have been investigating animal footprints, looking at similarities and differences.
Following an interest in animal shadows, children have been making their own shadow puppets, using mixed media and have been performing shadow-puppet shows to each other. Another challenge this week was to design, build and label a safari park, thinking about what kinds of enclosures each animal needed.
Our focus in maths has been comparing numbers using the symbols <, > and =. The children worked hard to make their own Blockzilla mouth to help them compare towers of blocks. We then extended this to think about comparing numerals.
In English, we have been focusing on describing scenes from One Day on Our Blue Planet and writing dictated sentences.