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2013-2014 The Year of Independent Thinking.

Mrs Lisles (class teacher) and Miss Longhorn (class support)

This half term our science topic will be Animals.  We will be learning about animals and this will include our trip to Cannon Hall Farm. 

We will be linking our Geography topic to the World Cup. 

In PE we will begin our topic on Altheltics so please make sure you have your outdoor PE kits in school every week. 

On Monday's we will be going to Gym Magic so please make sure your child has appropriate clothing for walking to Gym Magic each week.

As the days get warmer the classroom also gets warmer. It is really important that chidlren bring in water bottles so they can drink throughout the day in the classroom.   

 
Look out for updates of our learning journey on our class web page this half term so you can find out more about what we have been doing.   


Dates:
 
  • Our Focus Week this half term starts on Monday 30th June.  It is 'Be Healthy Stay Safe' Focus Week.
  • Thursday 12th June is our trip to Cannon Hall Farm. 
  • Next half term we will be going to Gym Magic. 
 


 

Food Technology.

We made a healthy Couscous Salad. We practiced our chopping skills using the 'bridge' and 'claw' techniques.

Food Technology.
Sports Afternoon

We all had great fun taking part in the races for our sports afternoon.

Sports Afternoon
Nature Pictures

We went out into the outdoor area and created pictures with natural resources.

Nature Pictures
Cannon Hal FarmCannon Hal Farm
Planet Money Boxes

As part of our Space topic we made papier mache money boxes. We used the planets as our inspiration.

Planet Money Boxes
Bike Wheel Design

We all worked together as a class to decorate our bike wheel.

Bike Wheel Design
Learning a new skill.

During the week we worked with an older class. We working with Miss Colman's Year 5/6 children to learn a new talent. We learnt to sing, play guitar, act or draw in small groups. We did this with the older chidlren leading us. It was great fun.

Learning a new skill.
African Dance

During the Focus Week we learnt an African Dance with a specialist dance teacher. It was a tribal dance. We had lots of fun.

African Dance
Express Yourself Focus Week

As part of the Focus Week we prepared a performance for parents and carers of the 'Circle of Life'. We made masks, giant puppets, learnt a dance and the song to perform. We had a great day doing all of this.

Express Yourself Focus Week
Spring Term Prefects

Here are our class prefects for this term . Well Done!

Spring Term Prefects
Leeds Rhinos Rugby Training

During Focus Week we did some rugby training with Ronnie the Rhino and a trainer from Leeds Rhinos. We then had an assembly on how to keep ourselves fit and healthy.

Leeds Rhinos Rugby Training
Focus Week- Spring Report.

As part of our focus week we wrote reports of signs of spring round school. Here we are on our 'Spring hunt.'

Focus Week- Spring Report.
Kirkstall Abbey Museum

On Wednesday 26th March we went on a visit to Kirkstall Abbey Museum. We went to look at the old toys that they have there.

Kirkstall Abbey Museum
Trip to Pudsey Library

We went on a trip to Pudsey library to choose our own book to take home to read.

Trip to Pudsey Library
Trip to Thackary Medical Museum

We had an exciting time at the Thackary Museum learning about Florence Nightingale.

Trip to Thackary Medical Museum
Apprentice Money

We decided as a class to buy some more Lego using the money that we raised in the Apprentice sale. We had enough money to buy 2 Lego sets. We are now having lots of fun building the lego models.

Apprentice Money
Maths Work on 3D shapes.

We have been learning about 3d shapes this week. We have learnt the names of 3d shapes and learnt about their properties. We made models with the shapes then challenged ourselves to name all the shapes we used.

Maths Work on 3D shapes.
Write Now Focus Week.

During Write Now Focus week we did lots of exciting things to do with fairy tales. We made giant collages of characters from Jack and the Beanstalk. We met Peter the Story Teller. We made our own story boxes and did lots of acting of traditional tales. We also made our own Ginger bread houses like the one in Hansel and Gretel. We had great fun.

Write Now Focus Week.
Pudsey Parish Church

On Monday we went to the Church to hear the story of the Nativity and to do some Christmas crafts. We had great fun dressing up to retell the Christmas story and each child made 5 different baubles to put on the Christmas tree linked to the Christmas story. Miss Dickinson also came to sing with the choir.

Pudsey Parish Church
Advent Calendars

For our DT project this half term we made our own Advent Calendars.

Advent Calendars
Traditional Tales

In Literacy we have been reading lots of Traditional Tales. We have enjoyed acting out the tales with puppets and masks. We have also enjoyed writing our own traditional tales.

Traditional Tales
Apprentice Focus Week

Cloey's Dad and Luke's Mum came into school to talk to us about how they use maths at work. We took part in the Fun Maths Roadshow and did lots of other maths activities. We also enjoyed making products to sell on out stall on Friday. We made 32.85 profit.

Apprentice Focus Week
Children In Need

On Friday 15th November we dressed up as something beginning with 'P' to raise money for Children In Need. Can you guess what we all were?

Children In Need
The Big Draw

On Wednesday we all took part in the 'Big Draw'. We spent the afternoon learning how to draw different animals. It was great fun and the chidlren produced some brilliant drawings. Well done Y1L.

The Big Draw
Our Inspirations

This week we have been thinking about who inspires us in our families. We made a video about this. You can also see our models and some music in the video.

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Geography Work

We worked in house teams to design our ideal school playground. Mrs Lisles and Miss Longhorn were so impressed with how all the children worked together in teams and then how well everyone presented their ideas to the rest of the class.

Geography Work
Class Prefects

Congratulations! Here are our class prefects for this term.

Class Prefects
School Council Reps

Congratulations! Here are our school council representatives- they were voted for by the class.

School Council Reps
Independent Thinking Days

We have been exploring how we can become more independent. Today we thought about how we could become more independent at home by making a list of things we need to remember for school. We also did some maths challenges and then thought of new ways to get to school and made our own models of them. Thank you to all the parents who sent in so many boxes!

Independent Thinking Days