What have we been up to in One Blue?
We have had a very busy term so far! We are learning something new everyday and have celebrated some of our learning through our Assembly and our very first 3 Way Interview!
In Mathematics we have been practicing the ‘counting on’ strategy to help us solve addition problems. We know to put the biggest number in our head first then count on the smallest number – this way we can solve the sum a lot faster! We have been playing a game called ‘Tip and Spill’ with double sided counters. When the counters spill out of the cup we can straight away see an addition sum. This game also helps us to practice writing the sum correctly with the plus and equals signs.
We have been playing ‘Tip and Spill’ to help us with addition sums.
We have played this game several times to help us with finding the different ways of making 7,8,9 and then 10.
Our Guided Inquiry topic has focused on History and taking a step back in time to have a look at ‘the past’. We each collected some special objects in our History of Me bags and used them to create a special story about ourselves using the My Story app on the iPad. We had to put our objects in the correct sequence from birth to Year One and recorded our voice explaining each item. It was a long process but it was a great opportunity for us to use technology in a meaningful way. We were very proud and excited to show our stories at our 3 Way Interview.
We had to take a ‘selfie’ for the front cover of our story. It was a bit challenging to hold the iPad, press the button and smile at the same time!
We had to place our special items in the correct sequence.
We chose the colour of our background and added in titles.
Some of our items were very cute and we couldn’t believe that we used to fit in them!
In Religion we have been talking about using our bodies in loving ways just like Jesus. We have shared some of the ways that we like to use our bodies, have discovered that our five senses help us to enjoy our world and have read a special story called ‘The Washing of the Feet’ which celebrated one of the many ways that Jesus used His body to show love to others. The challenge for us now is to remember to use our own body to show love to our family and friends.
I use my body to play with my friends. We play hide and seek. I love my friends.
I use my body to play with my dog. I throw the ball to him.
We had to label our five senses and write two sentences about our favourite senses.
Some of ideas were very creative. From listening to sea shells to smelling mum’s cooking!
‘The Washing of the Feet’ is a special story showing how Jesus used His body to show love.
We have also been busy in our literacy sessions. We used the story ‘Mice in the Kitchen’ to help us think about adjectives.
We know that ‘adjective’ is a very fancy word for ‘describing words’. After reading the story we thought about the main characters, a family of mice, and words we could use to describe them. When we think of adjectives we can think about colour, size, shape, texture and what they might sound like. We created our family of mice and surrounded them with our adjectives. Our writing challenge now is to include some adjectives in our sentences to help make our ideas more descriptive and interesting to read.
We created the main characters from the story – the family of mice using coloured paper.
Our knowledge of 2D shapes always comes in handy when we are being creative! It was a little tricky to make the smaller shapes.
Our finished adjective poster!
So many adjectives to describe mice!
We are always busy in Year One!