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Year 1 - Rabbit Class

16 February 2024 - Design and Technology

We have had a busy week this week. On Friday we had our class assembly and we really enjoyed sharing what we have been learning with our parents. We have also finished our Design and Technology moving pictures work. We have made a moving picture with different types of transport so that we can make a transport book for our classroom.

9 February 2024 - learning about measuring

This week in maths we are learning about measuring. We ordered different colour string from the shortest to longest. We worked together to make sure all the string was in the correct order. We then used the string to find objects in the class that were longer and shorter. At the end of the lesson we then ordered ourselves in height order from tallest to shortest.

2 February 2024 - Number Day

We had great fun on Number day. We enjoyed looking at all the numbers everyone was wearing and doing lots of number activities. We completed a number quiz in pairs and went on a maths hunt. We also played a game where we had to race to make numbers before our partners, we were all very competitive!!


26 January 2024 - Barnaby Bear's Birthday

On Friday we celebrated Barnaby Bear's Birthday. We had an assembly to watch him open his cards and presents and we sang him happy birthday. In the afternoon we made cards for Barnaby and shared some information about ourselves with him. We then ended the day eating bear biscuits with our own teddy bears. 

19 January 2024 - Design and Technology

T his week in Design and Technology we made a horizontal slider mechanism for a moving picture. We had to use a ruler to draw lines, a hole punch to punch holes and scissors to cut the parts for our slider. We all worked very hard and enjoyed making our moving pictures. 

12 January 2024 - Moving parts

This week in Rabbit class we started our new Design and Technology plan. We are going to be making moving pictures. This week we made a moving person. To make the person we had to use our cutting and hole punching skills. We had great fun with the hole punchers! We also used split pins. We had great fun making our people!


15 December 2023 - Christmas Play

This week we have been taking part in the Christmas play. We were singing a song called 'Puppies are not just for Christmas.' We had great fun dressing in our costumes and performing the song for all the parents.

8 December 2023 - Where's my Teddy?

This week we have been reading Where's my Teddy ? by Jez Alborough. It is about a boy called Eddy who loses his teddy Freddy. We made posters to help find Freddy. 

1 December 2023 - George Seurat 

This week in Rabbit class we have been using a paint programme on the Ipads. We were learning about George Seurat who painted using the technique pointillism. We created our own sunflower pictures using pointillism.

24 November 2023 - Voices in the park

We have been reading a new book called 'Voices in the Park'. It is a story about two families who visit the park and the story is told by all four members of the families. We have been summarising the events of the story.

17 November 2023 - Mr Big

This week in Rabbit class we have been reading Mr Big. Mr Big plays beautiful music and all his neighbours come to listen. He joins a band and is very happy at the end of the story. We wrote speech bubbles pretending to be Mr Big talking about how he felt. 

10 November 2023 - Library Visit

On Wednesday we had a great trip to North Watford Library. We were all very sensible walking to the library in the rain. The librarians read us a story and told us how we can join the library. The library had lots of exciting books and we had great fun reading them. 

3 November 2023 - Jam Sandwiches

This week in Rabbit class we have been writing instructions on how to make jam sandwiches. On Wednesday we made jam sandwiches. On Thursday we then wrote instructions. After we had finished our writing we looked at it again and edited our work. We checked that we had used a capital letter at the start of our sentence and a full stop at the end. 

20 October 2023 - Designing Playground Equipment

This term in Design and Technology we have been designing our own playground equipment. On Thursday we made our designs. We made swings, slides, climbing frames, zip wires and monkey bars. We had great fun helping each other make our models. 

13 October 2023 - Bossy Verbs

This week in Rabbit class we have been reading 'Gruffalo Crumble and other recipes. We have been learning about bossy verbs and writing sentences using a bossy verb. We gave the Gruffalo instructions before he made Terrible Tusk fruit skewers.
We told the Gruffalo to 'Wash your hands' and 'Cut your fruit'.

6 October 2023 - Different amounts

Rabbit class used toy animals to make different amounts. The challenge was to make a total using two colours eg. 2 + 3 = 5

29 September 2023 - Farmer Duck

This week in Rabbit class we have been reading Farmer Duck. We wrote captions using pictures from Farmer Duck. We worked hard to use our phonic knowledge to write words. We also made sure we used a capital letter at the start of our sentence, a full stop at the end and finger spaces between our words. 

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