This term we will be learning about heroes from a long time ago. We will be finding out who Grace Darling was and why she is still famous today. We will look at the history of lifeboats with a special visit from today's heroes of the sea, the RNLI. We will also learn about Nelson Mandela and why he is famous as well as comparing the village he came from,Mvezo, with the City of Truro.
Please look at this term's topic overview and maths overview for more details (Y1 letters and overviews section).
A very brave rescue
Grace became famous
Her bravery is still remembered today
As part of our topic on "Heroes From The Past", Year 1 have been learning about Grace Darling.
We started by listing questions about Grace that we wanted to find answers to .
Why was Grace Darling a hero?
How old was she when she became a hero?
Where did Grace live?
What did Grace do that was so amazing?
We then used pictures, a power point and a story to find the answers to these questions.
This is what we discovered:
St Piran's Day
We watched a video and listened to the story of " St Piran". Then we acted out the story . Open the document below to see our storyboard.
We have looked closely at the characteristics of a Traditional Tale.
Here are some.
"Once upon a time..."
A good character "... live a kind, sweet little girl called..." or "... a brave, handsome Prince...
A bad character ..." an evil , old witch.." or ".... a big , bad wolf..."
A happy ending "... and they all lived happily ever after. The end."
We made up some of our own traditional tales to read to Foundation class.
We hope you enjoy reading them below.
By Max (Unaided Writing)
By Emily (Unaided Writing)
By Eleanor (Unaided Writing)
Story Telling Role Play
Falmouth Maritime Museum Visit
We visited the Maritime Museum to find out more about boats and the “Voyage of the Mystery”.We saw how a some of the first boats were carved and dug out from tree trunks. We looked at the similarities and differences between the boats from a long time ago and boats made today.
We made our own boats and then tested them in the sailing pool. We have brought them back to school to try and improve our designs in DT next week.
We watched a performance by an actor who told the story of the “Voyage of the Mystery” through the eyes of one of the crew, Job Kylynack. We sat around a rope that marked the actual shape and size of the Mystery. We saw the route to Australia on a large map and a we were shown a sextant. A sextant uses the stars to navigate and this is what the fishermen used to find their way to Australia!
We noticed that the dug out canoe is made from an enormous tree trunk.
This boat from the 2012 Olympics is made from fibreglass.
We made sailing boats out of strong card and paper.
We sailed our boats in the sailing pool.They all floated and the sails caught the wind , which made them move across the pool!
The Mystery was only a little boat.
The fishermen used a sextant to navigate their way to Australia!
We are learning to use part whole models to find a missing number. We can use part whole models, ten frames and number lines to help us. We are really mastering the part whole model!
We used part whole models to solve "Missing Number" problems
In Science we are exploring materials. We have started with some activities to sort and classify objects according to their properties and the materials they are made from. We used feely bags to feel and describe the texture and malleability of objects, we sorted objects with the same and different properties and characteristics and we played "What is it?" with our partner as we descibed how an object looked, felt and behaved!
We have explored materials that are magnetic. We are now investigating metal objects to find out if all metal is attracted to a magnet...
We sorted objects into groups to show similarities and differences between the materials and their properties
We used "feely bags" to describe the properties of the different materials.
We had to describe our object and the material it was made from and our partner had to work out what it was.
We sorted objects according to the materials they are made of. Some objects were made of more than one material.
We sorted objects according to the properties of the materials. Here we are sorting into groups of "rigid" materials and "flexible" materials
We explored which materials were magnetic.
The white board is magnetic!
The wooden book case is not magnetic.
Our Magnet Investigation- Are all metal objects magnetic?
We were surprised to discover that not all metal objects are magnetic!
The Year 1 Travel Agents
In our Travel Agents we are learning how to book a holiday.We have to ask the customer where they would like to visit, how they would like to travel, where they would like to stay and when they would like to leave and return home.
We are using travel brochures, atlases and maps to look for exciting destinations. We have to check the calendar for dates to travel and return and then we can book a train, plane or boat ticket. We telephone hotels to make reservations and write out tickets for our customers.
Here are some photos of us working hard at booking and choosing holidays.
Music - "Duration"
We have been listening to , identifying and creating long and short sounds on our percussion instruments. We have used the best long and shorts sounds to accompany "Oh Jack Frost!" Enjoy our short performance below.
Christmas In Europe
This term we will be learning about celebrations in the UK and other European countries.
We will find out why we have fireworks on November 5th, how Hindus celebrate Diwali in Europe and what Advent means to Christians.
In December we will begin our Christmas topic. We will be finding out how Christmas is celebrated in other European countries, with a particular focus on a "Swedish Christmas".
Our literacy genres will be poetry, invitation and letter writing. We will use our story telling skills to retell the Diwali and Christmas stories.
For more details about our learning , please look at our "Topic Overview" in the "Information and Letters" section.
Watch this space for photos and examples of our fantastic work!
Year 1 did themselves proud this week when they took part in 3 performances of the Nativity play. They sang their hearts out throughout each performance. They danced their feet off for their " Cavalcade Of Kings" dance and they all looked amazing in their costumes!
Well done Year 1.
The Kings' Camels
A Cavalcade Of Kings
Christmas In Europe
In Year 1 we are learning about Christmas in Sweden.
A Swedish Christmas
Saint Lucia Day 13th December
Vad en behandling!
As part of our Christmas in Europe topic we have been learning about the Swedish festival of St Lucia. This festival is based on a story that has been told for generations, in fact it dates back to when the Monks brought Christianity to Sweden.
Saint Lucia was a very kind, generous lady who gave food to those who were in need. In December, daylight is very short in Sweden so St Lucia used candles to help light her way. When she delivered the food she wore a headdress with candles on it, so her hands were free to carry all the food. The traditional food they bake to celebrate is Lussekatter which translates to saffron buns. Due to our fantastic Christmas Fayre being set up, we could not cook these delicious treats, but we enjoyed the challenge of making them the corrrect 's' shape out of plasticine.
Year 1 and Year 4 brought their learning together to make these special headdresses for all the Year 1 girls. As per the tradition, we made the Y1 boys a Stjarngossar which literally means star boys. Yes, you guessed it, these are hats with stars on. The Stjarngossar stand during the festivities.
We look forward to next week, when we will act out this special procession through the play ground. LyckligSt Lucia dag!
Enjoy looking through our photographs...
Best wishes, Mrs Olive and Mrs Bray
Y4 and Y1 Lussekatter
This term we are learning to write poetry. Here is our first whole class poem using adjectives and ideas from last term's "Bolster" story.
Enormous, gigantic, massive giant
Unbreakable , hairy,skinny, bony, bumpy hands.
Soft, spiky, short, grassy hair.
Mean ,nasty, evil, cruel giant Bolster !
By Year 1
Apple Poems-We have improved our poetry by using our 5 senses to describe an apple. Look at all the adjectives we have used.
Firework Poems-We used adjectives and similes in our firework poems!
Diwali Poems - We used adjectives, similes and alliteration in our Diwali poems.
Apple Poems using our senses to describe the apples. We have used adjectives in our poems.
We have used adjectives and similes in our "Firework Poems".
We thought of words beginning with the same sound to use alliteration in our poems.
Part whole models
We are learning about Part Whole models. We have been representing a whole number with people and then counters. We then drew our own part whole models and found related number facts.
The whole number 5 split into 2 parts
Part whole models
Science- Weather Detectives
We have been making weather observations. We made rain gauges and left them on the balcony to collect rainwater. We predicted how many scoops of rain we might collect . After 3 days we measured how much rain had fallen. Some of us collected more than 10 scoops which was more than we had predicted. It had rained very hard!
We have also made wind sockes to measure wind direction and wind speed. We have used a simple beaufort scale to record our findings.
We measured how many scoops of rain we had collected.
We made windsocks...
...to measure wind direction and speed. This was number 1 on the Beaufort Scale!
A windy day! Number 5 on the Beaufort Scale.
As part of our topic, we are learning about how Hindus worship and celebrate festivals.
We watched a video about Hindu worship , Puja. We acted out Puja and then created our own Hindu shrine in our role play area so that we can learn more about Hinduism.
Christianity - Advent
We visited Kea Church to find out what Advent means. We listened to the story of the Nativity and now we know that the Church are waiting for Jesus' birthday during Advent. At Church there is an Advent ring with four coloured candles and one white candle. One coloured candle is lit every Sunday during Advent and the white candle in the middle is lit on Christmas Eve.
Ring the bell to alert the gods
Light a Diwa lamp and offer food to the gods.
Year 1 role play
The Advent Candle
Welcome to Year 1
Our topic for Autumn Term 1 is
"Cornish Myths and Legends"
We will add examples of our work and photographs of our
learning and achievements throughout the term.
Please see our "Y1 Curriculum Overview September 2018" in the "letters" section .
KS1 Entry Point Day
"The Legend of King Arthur"
We launched our Cornish Myths and Legends topic with a day exploring the legend of King Arthur. In the morning we listened to the story of how Arthur became king.We made puppets and performed our own play in groups. We made shields and swords ready for our afternoon activities.
In the afternoon we became ladies and knights! We held our own Camelot Games where we learned how to hit a target with a bow and arrow. We then jousted on the balcony , improving our jousting accuracy with practise. Finally, we used our design technology skills to make our own sword in a stone.
We are now really excited to find out more about our topic!
We made our own sword in a stone
We made swords and shields
We became knights and jousted in our own Camelot Games
We aimed at a target and fired our bow and arrows
Year 1 -"Cornish Piskies"
This week we have been learning about the myth of Cornish Piskies.
We read some stories from "3 Cornish Piskies and their Amazing Adventures" and wrote our own piskie descriptions. We invented our own piskie potions, made piskie puppets and imagined we were in Piskie land!
Have a look at some of our Piskie work below.
Searching for Piskie Potion ingredients.
Piskie Land Role Play
Piskie puppet making
Making Piskie potions
We are reading stories about Cornish Piskies. The Piskies have exciting adventures involving giants, mermaids and miners. In one of our lessons, we turned ourselves into Piskies by crawling through a magical cave. We have described what we looked like in our writing. We used adjectives to make our writing more interesting.
By Carter the Cornish Piskie
By Max the Cornish Piskie
My Piskie name is Gracie.
I have little blue eyes.
I have curly hair.
I have spiky ears.
My Piskie name is Mali.
I have small purple eyes.
I have golden hair all the way down to my toes.
My Piskie name is Shae.
I have rainbow eyes.
I have rainbow glittery hair.
Enjoy reading our Mermaid of Zennor stories...
The Mermaid of Zennor
We have been learning to sort objects into groups using different criteria. We sorted ourselves into groups of children wearing jumpers and children not wearing jumpers.We sorted our resources into cubes and pegs. We then went outside and collected lots of sticks to sort into groups. Look at our sorting pictures below!
"I have a group of children wearing glasses."
"I have a group of children not wearing glasses."
"I have a group of children wearing trousers."
"I have a group of children wearing dresses."
We collected sticks to sort.
"I have a group of sticks with shoots."
"I have a group of sticks without shoots."
In Science, we are investigating seasonal changes. We have hunted for Autumn in the school grounds , written daily weather reports and harvested apples. Watch this space for our weather station work.
We have picked apples from our orchard and cooked apple snacks. We learned how to slice the apples thinly and safely! We sprinkled cinnamon and ginger on the slices and baked them slowly.We ate some of of our tasty apple snacks at break time and took some home to share with our families. They were delicious!
We picked apples from the orchard and made baked apple snacks.
We sliced the apples really thinly
We sprinkled the slices with cinnamon and ginger spices and baked them slowly
I already knew the colours of the Russian flag
I knew that the "Firebird" was a Russian tale.
I have learned that there are 143 million peole living in Russia.
I have learned that Moscow is the capital city of Russia.
We played with Russian toys.
We put the Russian dolls in size order from tallest to shortest.
We looked at Russian books and noticed that some of the letters were different to English letters.
First we put our flour into a bowl and made a well in the flour
Next we cracked an egg and poured it into our flour well.
Then we slowly added the milk
We had to whisk it very hard
After that we added the melted butter.
...and whisked until we had a smooth batter mix.
Next we melted the butter in a hot frying pan.
Then we added spoonfuls of the batter to make little blinis. We had to turn them over so they could cook on both sides.
Finally we ate them. They were delicious!
We counted in 5s by making groups of 5 with our resources
We can represent our groups of 5 in a drawing and count 5 more each time. We made 20 altogether.
We then used our 100 square to represent 5 more. We looked at the pattern and noticed which parts of the numbers had changed and which parts had
This cress has not had any light. It is yellow.
We want to find out why....
This cress has not been watered. It has only grown a little bit.
This cress does not have any soil to grow in, it has been planted on paper. The seeds have not grown at all yet
Year 1's Role play "Anderson Shelter"
An Army Jeep visited us on "Evacuees Day"
"Evacuees Day" We used pastels to create the fiery sky
We dressed up as evacuees
Year 1 Blitz Dispaly
Asking and answering questions
Maths problem solving using concrete and pictorial representations
Representing numbers with manipulatives
Partitioning numbers into tens and ones
Studying roots in Science
The sepal protects the bud
An open dandelion
We found the stigma and stamens inside a flower.
Sir Winston Churchill
A US Jeep
The remains of a bombed house
Inside an Anderson Shelter
Rationing in the grocery shops
Evacuees saying "Good-bye" at the railway station.
A Morrison Shelter
The remains of a house bombed in the Blitz
1 person's rations for a week
Lewis with his Grandad's 1940 bike "Swift"
The Dino Train
The Space Shuttle
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