In science we have been learning how Penguins adapt to their environment. There are 17 different breeds of Penguin. We each choose one and made a mask to show how it looks different.
In computing we have been programming Bee Bots and enjoying the process.
This week in PSHE we have been discussing global warming and the impact this may be having on penguins habitats in Antarctica. Using a large sheet of paper representing an ice berg and some of the children pretending to be penguins we were able to demonstrate the concept of a shrinking habitat.
What a first week back we've had! We've introduced our new text 'The Emperor's Egg' to the children which is all about the journey of an Emperor Penguin. In English, we looked at describing a setting using exciting vocabulary such as desolate, tranquil and sub-zero. The children created some beautiful descriptions where they continued their focus on core writing skills. We have also looked at some facts about penguins. Did you know an Emperor Penguin can grow up to 1.3 metres tall? In Maths, we have been exploring different 2D and 3D shapes and used key mathematical vocabulary to describe their properties. We even began to compare some shapes by looking at their similarities and differences. In Art, we were inspired by the artist 'Paul Klee' where we used different geometric shapes made out of different materials to recreate the front cover of our book. In Geography, we have looked at the different continents and countries that can be found within them by using an atlas. We have had a really exciting first week back and can't wait to learn more!
Norfolk 1 enjoyed being part of this years Nativity play. They were very well cast as angels as they are an angelic class all year round! We were very proud of their performance.
Cooking in progress as Norfolk 1 are busy making tasty fruity flapjacks for Bob, the Man on the Moon, to have at one of his picnics. We all took it in turns to weigh out and mix the ingredients together and then press the mixture down into a baking tray.
The highlight of this week, was definitely the film night. It was so much fun to have so many children (around 170) from the Infants all together having such a brilliant time. We all had a packet of crisps and some squash. We enjoyed being cosy in our pyjamas and the children were so excited, but behaved beautifully from start to finish.
In PE we have been expressing ourselves through dance. Here we have made our own streamers and we are pretending to whoosh through the sky like fireworks.
More fun this week at forest school looking at the different trees and their leaves and of course... hot chocolate!
This week in Geography we have been exploring different maps, from local to world.
Forest School started for Norfolk this week. We had a great time exploring the woods and creating our class and own names out of twigs. We also learnt about being safe in the woods and respecting our surroundings,
This Week's Notices
Remember you may continue to bring your child into the classroom on a Monday morning if you wish.
Please ensure that your child’s wellies are labelled and on their pegs all year for Outdoor Learning.
Please can you also ensure that your child has the appropriate seasonal P.E kit with every item labelled.
Show and Tell will be on a Wednesday for Year 1 each week. If your child wishes to bring in something for Show and Tell please ensure it is linked to our current learning.
To ensure our Reading areas are exciting and engaging we would really like to put up some photos of the children reading in a special/comfortable place. We would be really grateful if you could take a photo of your child reading in their favourite place and give it to their class teacher to put up on display.
Just a reminder Reading Records and books need to be returned to school on a Wednesday to be changed and they are then given back out on a Thursday.
As part of our Science this term we are going to need lots of junk modelling, if you have any cardboard, foil, plastic etc. please could you kindly donate it to your child's class. We would be grateful to have this by the Friday 11th October.