Throughout the year the children are guided through a series of Learning Adventures. Below is a review of the last Learning Adventure with some associated photos, ENJOY!
Spring Learning Adventure - No Place Like Home
After the Christmas holidays, Year 1 had a launch day where the children bought photos in to show their homes and their favourite places in Andover. We discussed their photos and then the children had a busy day making their houses out of play dough and painting their favourite place. This half term we discussed different homes and where people live. Using maps we looked at what is in and around Andover. It was interesting to find our school and homes on the map. We also discussed the changes we are having to our school and we were sent lots of tasks by the builders. We ended our adventure with a visit from Laura whose role is to work alongside the builders and find out about the development of our school. She told us all about how the school is being built and showed us what materials they are using.
In English, we have been reading the stories ‘Lost and Found’ and ‘What the Ladybird heard.’ We have written adventure stories and a recount in the role of the Ladybird. We have learnt lots of new skills such as verbs ending in ‘ed’ and time conjunctions such as ‘first’ ‘next’ and ‘then’
In Maths, the children were set various tasks from the builders. They have been solving addition and subtraction problems using number lines. They have also been learning more about 2D and 3D shapes, so we can help Mr LeFevre decide where to put things in the new classroom.
In Science, we have been doing lots of investigations to find out about various materials. By touching and looking at various materials the children could tell us what the material was made of and some of its properties. They decided which materials would be best in our new classrooms and why. We wrote a letter back to Mr LeFevre explaining our findings.
In DT, the children planned, made and evaluated homes made from straws. They had to investigate which material would be the strongest to hold their homes together.
Year 1 have been incredibly busy this half term and yet again worked exceptionally hard. Thank you for the support you have given the children. We are looking forward to starting a new adventure!