Wingham Primary School

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Term 4

Year 1 have really enjoyed term 4… it has absolutely flown by!  We loved continuing our topic of Pirates and we had the opportunity to showcase our learning to our parents in a recent class assembly

In English, we have been focusing on stories about pirates. We read the story of The Pirate Cruncher and The Pirates Next Door. We loved listening to both of these stories and one of our tasks was to design our own under the sea monster that ate pirates! We also designed our very own treasure map which linked perfectly to learning map work skills in Geography.

In maths, we have been focusing on numbers to 50. We have been learning how to order numbers and partition numbers into their tens and units. More recently, we have been learning about measuring. We started off by learning how to measure length and height using a ruler. We then moved onto learn about measuring weight and capacity. We enjoyed taking part in lots of practical maths lessons.

In Science, we continued to learn about Materials. We particularly focused on learning about materials that are waterproof and those that are absorbent. We used this knowledge to select the most suitable material to make a pirate ship from. We then designed and made our pirate ships during our ‘Significant Female’ morning. We then tested our ships to see if they would sink or float.

We were also lucky enough to participate in a whole school science day where we got to participate in 3 fun experiments including making magnetic slime and building a bridge from spaghetti and marshmallows.

In PE, we have been doing tennis and football skills. We have learned how to hold a tennis racket correctly and how to balance and hit a ball. In football, we have been practising our dribbling and aiming skills.

In art, we have been learning about the Japanese artist Hokusai. We followed an online tutorial to draw a picture of his most famous picture: The Great Wave. The results were very impressive!

During our computing lessons, we have been learning about Algorithms and thinking about different types of input and output devices.