Year 1 are learning about our local environment – Nechells in Geography. We have been learning about physical and human features and how to ask geographical questions. We know that physical features are features that are natural and human features are features that are man-made. On our walk to the Post Office, we noticed lots of human features; houses, shops, road sign etc. We are going to learn some mapping skills and create a map for Mrs Ali to show her how to get back to school from the Post Office.
This week Year 1 took part in forest school with Mrs Grant. We were shown how to be safe around a fire. We used our senses to describe what we could see, hear, smell, feel and taste. It helped us to create some superb Firework Poems. We enjoyed tasting hot chocolate!
Year 1 have had a wonderful exploring measuring weight! Betty the Baker needed help to learn all the skills a baker needs. So, we helped her by learning lots about measuring. We learnt all of the mathematical language and measured weight using lots of different resources. We have ended our week with our maths workshop for the parents to see and join in all the fun learning we have been doing this week.
Year 1 had some special visitors in the classroom today! Police officers from Nechells Police station came to talk to the children about their important job they do in the community. Louise and Rob also showed the children the special clothes and gear they have to wear, and the children even had a chance to try it on too!
In Year One we have been learning the language of greater than and less than. We have been counting amounts and labelling them with less or more. We have been learning the symbols that represent greater than and less than and also been discussing what the equals sign actually means. We sang the song ‘The equal sign is a balance’ which has really helped the children to understand this concept. We also used balance scales to show this. Ask your child to sing you the song at home!