Over the past three weeks in Year 1, the children have been exploring the story ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’. We have completed some amazing activities, such as decorating our own tigers and labelling it, creating our own story maps and writing simple sentences about the tigers antics. However, this week, the most amazing thing happened! In Year 1, the cheeky tiger came to SSAS and visited the children in person.
Everyone loved meeting the tiger, who created a lot of excitement in the classroom! The tiger jumped on table, ate the snacks, drank the teachers tea and even looked for some lunch in the children’s lockers. The children have been writing their own recount of the events that took place on the day.
Also this week, the children have been practising their ordering skills, not only in English, but also in Maths! The challenge this week has been to order numbers from 0 – 10 or 0 – 20. The children have been creating their own number lines, as well as using resources such as conkers, coins and Cuisenaire rods.
Furthering our learning about Andy Goldsworthy, this week took a deeper look at designs he has made using stones and rocks. As a class, we discussed what it means to make a design and why it is so important to make one when preparing in Art and Design. The children worked in groups of 6 to design a piece of artwork using stones, which they then went outside and created. There was some amazing designs and some even more amazing team work happening outside.
Last week in Science, we explored our sense of hearing. This week, we have explored our sense of touch. The children have been feeling different materials inside 4 mystery boxes and then coming up with words to describe the texture. We had objects that were wet, bumpy, sticky, freezing, fluffy, squishy and icy.
This week, we have also been learning a couple of new things in computing. We have been using the iPads to find our school on Google Earth. Children found it entertaining to rotate the iPad to move the compass. We also learnt about how bar codes worked, as part of our trip to the Library. The children have their own unique St Alban & St Stephen Library Card, with their own unique bar codes. They tested these cards today by choosing a new book and scanning their card in the library.