Welcome to Pine Class
The children have settled well into their new classroom and they are very eager to start the new year. They have coped very well with the transition from Reception to Year 1 and they have engaged with discussions about their learning with a very positive attitude. We hope that you will log onto our page regularly so that you can share our success' and experiences to make learning as purposeful as possible.
We will update the page with any exciting things that we get up to so that you can celebrate the wonderful things the children have been up to. Here's to a fantastic year of fun, learning and achievement!
Maths - Place Value
In Maths we have been exploring place value. So far we have sorted objects, looked at counting backwards and forwards and we have been looking at one more and one less. We have been using numicon and number lines to support our learning and we have enjoyed our number work.
Toy Museum Trip
Year 1 had a fantastic time on their school trip to the toy museum. In History we have been learning all about toys from the past, comparing them with the toys we have today. The children were able to look at a range of historical toys, play with some that were up to 100 years old and they even had their own workshop filled with fun facts. We are excited to write all about our trip and learn even more about our topic.
English - The Three Little Pigs
Our current English theme is 'The Three Little Pigs'. The children have had great fun learning the story and changing parts of it to their own ideas using role play and our talk for writing scheme. They have been making little pigs houses in DT where they designed, made and evaluated their own houses. We then moved on to writing instructions about how to make a wolf mask - we had a great time making these! Take a look at what we have been up to below.
Science - Materials
To link to our theme of 'The Three Little Pigs' we have been exploring different materials in Science. We have explored materials that are hard, soft, flexible, transparent, absorbent and rough. We have carried out lots of experiments in class and we have really enjoyed thinking about the suitability of the materials around us for different purposes. Here are some of our material wheels.
Geography - Our Local Area
Our current theme at the moment has been 'Our Local Area'. We have been exploring Basildon and the places within our town. Prior to our small scale trip the children have been looking at satellite maps, Google maps and they have tried to draw their own using a key. The children now have a solid understanding about where they live and the places they can visit that are local to them. Please find some pictures below of our field trip around the school. We hope you enjoy looking at our picture maps too.