What have we been learning in Elephant Class?

Autumn 1

Scientists

This half term we have been learning all about materials and their properties. The children have compared and tested materials and snapped some fantastic pictures of materials around our school.

Geographers

In Geography we have learnt about the four countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities including the surrounding seas. We then learnt about the five Oceans and seven continents of the world! The children learned about compass directions and had a go at creating their own outside!

 

Design technologists

We have been designing and making a pirate ship and taking into account what materials will work best! Keep an eye out for our finished product and whether our ship will float on water!

 

ICT Technicians 

In ICT we have been focusing on algorithms. We have learnt the importance of giving clear and precise instructions especially when it comes to computers!

 

First week of Year 1

We've had a fabulous first week in Year 1 and the children have settled in so well! We played maths games to help us find where items belonged as well as discovering our new pirate area full of gold coins and jewels! The children decided upon some lovely classroom rules - my personal favourite - 'To be creative.' We even came back to a HUGE courgette (marrow) that had been busy growing over the summer holidays. Mrs Jenson and the class mixed in some ingredients to make a delicious oven baked stuffed courgette mmm....