We have been investigating odd and even numbers using the Numicon. We realised the even numbers all have a friend but the odd numbers always have someone left out. Miss Lydon challenged us to find out if a number was odd or even with a blindfold on!
Elm Class - Pancake Day
Happy Pancake Day!
Elm enjoyed celebrating Shrove Tuesday by choosing healthy toppings for their pancakes.
Elm Class - 2D & 3D Shape Hunt
Elm Class - Making our own 3D shapes
Elm Class - Chinese Dance
This week a Chinese Dance workshop came into school to celebrate Chinese New Year. The children had lots of fun dancing together, in pairs and under the dragon’s tail!
Elm Class - Geography
In Geography we have been using globes, atlases and world maps to look at hot and cold climates!
Elm Class - Counting in 2, 5 & 10
In Elm Class, we have been counting in groups of 2, 5 and 10 this week. We used 2p, 5p and 10p coins to fill our purses and piggy banks with different amounts, then used number lines and hundred squares to check our counting.
Elm Class - Gymnastics
Elm Class have been focusing on their balancing skills in gymnastics!
Elm Class - Numicon Hunt
Today Elm Class went on a Numicon Hunt! The children searched high and low for as many pieces of Numicon as they could find. They then had to find their partners to make number bonds to 10. Some of the children were able to match some number bonds to 20 too!
Elm Class - Place Values
In Elm Class we have been focusing on place value. We used hundred beads, hundred squares and 10p and 1p coins to represent two digit numbers. The children worked quickly and carefully, making sure they had the correct amount of tens and ones.
Elm Class - Starry Night
In Elm Class, we have been creating our own paintings inspired by Van Gogh’s - Starry Night. Miss Lydon put out all of our artwork and we pretended to look around a real Art Gallery. We took our time looking at our friend’s paintings and talked about all the different elements we liked. We then put a post-it note on each painting which helped us evaluate and reflect on our own work.
Elm Class - Diya Painting
On Monday we celebrated Diwali by creating our own Diya Lamps. We carefully painted inside the lamps with decorative patterns to celebrate the festival of light!
Elm Class - Star Collage
In Year 1, we are reading the story of Laura’s Star. Elm Class have been busy collaging their own stars, making sure they are as bright and sparkly as possible!
Elm Class - Making and Estimating Amounts
In Elm Class, we got busy finding quantities of 5, 10, 20 and 50 items! This really helps our estimation skills.
Elm Class - Sorting and Investigating Shapes
In Elm Class we have been busy identifying 2D shapes using Venn Diagrams and investigating symmetry!
Elm Class - Our Bodies
In Science, we have been asking the question: How are we different? We drew around Asser and labelled as many parts of his body as we could. We also talked about which parts of the body are the most important and why we need them. Then we sang ‘The Body Song’ and remembered a few more parts of our body like our cheeks, muscles and blood.
Elm Class - Toy Workshop
We were very lucky to have a visit from Don and Catherine, who run their very own toy workshop! Don created a timeline of toys for us and showed us some toys that were around hundreds of years ago. We then created a range of different toys all by our self. We used buffers to make sure the wood was smooth, then we drilled holes using different types of drills and finally we had to be especially careful using the hammer! Our finished toys looked amazing and they were great fun to play with.
Elm Class - Numeracy
Here are some pictures of what we’ve been up to in Numeracy this week!
Elm Class - Artefacts
In History, we have been looking back at old toys and comparing them to new toys. We have also been putting events in chronological order from the past. Mrs McDowell kindly shared some real-life artefacts from our school’s history – the school log books from over 100 years ago. The children were amazed by the handwriting and how computers were not used then.