Y1 Penguin Class
Welcome To Penguin Class
Welcome to Penguin Class web page. We will be using this web page to share what we have been learning about in class and share our exciting adventures. Remember to check out our fantastic writing on our class blog page: penguin2018.norbridgeblogs.net and keep up to date with all our learning using our twitter page: twitter.com/Y1Penguin.
Year 1 RE Day
On Friday, we had a RE Day in Year 1. We looked at belonging and groups that we belong to. We then looked at different religious groups and how people belong to religious groups. We also learnt about the Christians views on creation of the World. See pictures from our day below:
National Space Week
This week we have been learning about National Space Week in our Science lesson. We have learnt about what it is like in Space and learnt about the work of astronauts. We then designed our own alien for a planet that we had created. See our pictures below:
Space Week Art
This week, we have been learning about National Space Week. In our Art sessions, we have created our own space themed pictures. See some of our Art work below:
Geography: Comparing Locations
In our 'Bright Lights, Big Cities' we have been looking at Worksop and London. We have learnt about different landmarks in each location and have discussed whether we would rather live in Worksop or London. Have a read of our ideas on our class blog page: penguin2018.norbridgeblogs.net
Our Amazing Work display is starting to fill up with lots of fantastic work that the children have created. Well done to Nevaeh, Imogen and Thomas who have had their work chosen to go on our display.
We were really pleased to have received the attendance trophy because we had 100% all week. This is an amazing achievement. Well done Penguin Class!
History: Great Fire of London
As part of 'Bright Lights, Big Cities' topic, we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We learnt about how the fire started and how it spread. We then created our own Art work based on the Great Fire of London. Have a look at some of this Art work up on display:
We are really enjoying our gymnastics sessions in Year 1. We have learnt about the different gymnastic shapes such as: star, straddle and pike. We have also worked on our rolls and landing positions. See pictures of us working our gymnastics skills below:
London's Blogging Day
As part of our 'Bright Lights, Big Cities' topic, we have been learning about the City of London. We had a special blogging day in Year 1 to learn more about London. We learnt about the Tower of London and made our own crown jewels. We learnt about the flags of the United Kingdom and England and created our own flags. We also created Art work based on the London skyline. We then learnt about the Shard and tried making our own towers using different materials. We had lots of fun learning more about London. See pictures from our day below:
At the start of each school year, we choose student councillors for each class from Y1-6 to represent their class and share ideas about how to make the school better. Children who wanted to be a student councillor shared ideas about why they would be a good student councillor member. The children then voted on who they would like to be the student councillors. Well done to our two winners.
Geography: Exploring London Landmarks
As part of our 'Bright Lights, Big Cities' topic, we have been looking at London and the different landmarks in London. We created our own pictures of landmarks in London. See pictures below:
Special Mentions Assembly
We have enjoyed having our first special mentions assembly of the new school year. This is a great chance to celebrate children's achievements and share these with parents. Well done to these two children who received a special mentions award and to our smart slip winner.
Science: Seasonal Changes
Our Science topic this half term is 'Seasonal Changes'. We have started off this topic by looking at the names of the different seasons and what the weather is like in each of the different seasons. We created own pictures showing the weather in each season. Have a look at some of our work below:
We are really enjoying having gymnastics sessions in Year 1. We have been learning about different gymnastics shapes and developing our flexibility and fitness. See pictures of us developing our skills below:
We have started our weekly Karate lessons in Year 1 and are really enjoying developing new skills. We are working on our Karate technique and taking part in different games. See pictures of us in Karate below:
Art: Creating Cityscapes
In our Art sessions with Mr Slaney, we have been working on creating cityscapes using paint. We looked at the different colours we could use for the sky and then added black paint to create the buildings in our image. See pictures of us creating our cityscapes below:
Autumn Term Topic: Bright Lights, Big Cities
Our Autumn term topic will be 'Bright Lights, Big Cities'. See what we will be learning about in the different subject areas below:
English: This term in English, we will be developing our skills in sentence writing looking at the key features of a sentence. We will develop our knowledge of phonic sounds and apply this in our writing and reading. We will also develop our sentences using adjectives and sentence openers. In English, we will also be creating different text types such as instructions, information texts and stories.
Maths: In Maths this term, we develop our knowledge of numbers to 20, looking at bonds to 10 and 20 and completing addition and subtraction with numbers up to 20. We will also develop our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes.
History & Geography: We will begin the term looking at Worksop and will look at local landmarks around Worksop. We will then learn about London and compare London to Worksop. In our studies of London we will learn about different landmarks in London and learn about the Fire of London. In the second half term, we will look at different cities around the World and learn about life in these cities.
Science: In the first half term, our Science topic will be 'Seasonal Changes'. In this we will learn about the different seasons and will study the weather. In the second half term, our Science topic will be 'Plants'. We will learn about the different parts of a plant and what plants need to grow.
RE: Our first half term topic will be 'Our Wonderful World' in which we learn more about the world around us and different beliefs around the World. In the second half term our topic will be 'Christians - Why do we give gifts at Christmas?' In this topic, we will learn about why Christians celebrate Christmas and the traditions linked to Christmas.
PE: We will have weekly sessions with our specials sports coach Mr Scott. In Year 1 children will also get the opportunity to have weekly Karate and Gymnastics lessons.
Art: We will have weekly Art sessions this term with our specialist Art teacher Mr Slaney.
ICT: In ICT we will be looking at using paint and we will be learning about algorithms in coding.
SPAG & Guided Reading: Children will be having daily spelling sessions looking at spelling key words and spelling rules. Children will also have SPAG lessons three times a week in which they will learn about different punctuation and grammar terms. They will also have weekly guided reading sessions to help support children's reading skills.