Weighing, weighing, weighing! We are becoming masters at weighing. Today we weighed different objects and put them in order from the heaviest to the lightest. Weighing was quite easy (we're very good at this now) but ordering it was a bit tricky.
We have been thinking about The Beast in our book The Lonely Beast. We were debating whether the Beast would want to stay in the park in the town or if he wanted to leave. We thought of reasons for both decisions and then we lined up and advised the Beast on what choice to make. Well done everyone. And thank you Beast for being a lovely Beast!
We have been weighing fruits, using scales and cubes. If the scales are not aligned, that means that either there are too many cubes or not enough fruit. Or is it too much fruit?
Then we ate the fruit! We needed it after all that thinking!
We have been learning about the Easter story in RE and today we played pass the parcel. If you could re-tell the event when you opened a layer, you got to eat the chocolate treat. Well done Kayla...she won the star prize!
It's spring (nearly) so we have been doing some planting. We are going to see how our seeds will grow over the next weeks. We planted carrots and radishes outside, beans in pouches and cress in pots. Let's observe and see how they grow.
We also learnt what plants need to grow: soil, water, sun, space and air.
So everyone, remember to water your plants regularly!
It's World Book Day!
Look at our fab costumes! These little badgers look wonderful. Well done everybody! And we got some scones from Little Red Riding Hood (THANK YOU LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD!!!) and some sweety pizza from The Lady with the Alligator Purse.
Now curl up and get a book!
As today is Shrove Tuesday we treated Badgers to some delicious pancakes with a variety of fillings; chocolate spread, marshmallows, honey, lemon and sugar. They went down a treat and didn't last long!
Little Badgers like to stay healthy! Today we learnt about what we need to do to stay healthy. The Little Badgers knew very well what to do: exercise, eat healthy food and relax. We practiced all 3 and had a wonderful afternoon. See if you can keep it up at home Little Badgers!
We learnt about the Wright Brothers today. We learnt that they developed the first plane and that the first flight took place in December 1903 in Kitty Hawk in the USA (North America - thank you Jayden) and that it lasted 12 seconds. So some of us experienced lying on our front as if we were the Wright brothers flying our first plane for 12 seconds.
Thanks to what the 2 men did (do you remember their name? Orville and Wilbur), we can now fly in planes, far away, sitting comfortably, not lying on our front!
In Maths we are learning to compare sizes, so we went around the classroom comparing ourselves to each other: who is the tallest? Who is shorter than me? Who is taller than me?
We also compared cows and dogs! The cow is bigger than the dog. The dog is smaller than the cow.
Remember to use the words correctly: taller than, shorter than; bigger than, smaller than. Have a practice!
We made some shapes with our bodies. Can you recognise our squares, triangles and VERY BIG cylinders?
On Thursday we went to Dover Transport Museum. We saw lots of different vehicles, most of them old, some very old. We saw some shops as well and it was fun to look at the model railway.
Thankyou so much for your support in fundraising for the NSPCC. We raised an amazing £785.58!
This afternoon we started our art project. We tried lots of different ways to create a picture and it was great fun. We all made fantastic pictures using pencils, felt tips, crayons, wax crayons, paint, stamping, collage... Tomorrow we will make a big picture to represent our picture of our world, using different things. It should be great fun.
We have been reading "Zeraffa Giraffa" and we have been learning how people in Paris fell in love with Zeraffa. They made biscuits in the shape of a giraffe, they cut their hedges in the shape of a giraffe and .... they wanted giraffe hairstyles!
So today we thought how we could design our giraffe hairstyles and used our skills and creativity to colour, glue, stick...
Look at our amazing giraffe hairstyles:
We have been planning our hot air balloons and then we made them. We used lots of things to make them then we tested them with a hair dryer to see if they would lift off. It was a lot of fun and very messy!
We made some chocolate chip biscuits today! We mixed the butter and the sugar, then we added the flour. We made it into a ball that we rolled out and then we designed our own giraffe. When it was made we added some chocolate chips to make our giraffe look like Zeraffa Giraffa.
When we ate them in the afternoon we realised that not only were they beautiful, they also tasted delicious!
We had a visit from Baker Ben to tell us how to make bread. We found out all about his job and what he has to do each day. Then we got to taste some delicious sourdough. We want to visit his shop at the weekend called 'Modern Provider'
We did a science experiment to see what floats and what sinks. First we thought about it, then we tested our ideas. It was great fun.
Which of these do you think we could use to build a boat to transport Zeraffa?
Year 1 were really lucky to have a visit from two PCSO's today. We heard about ways to keep safe and then took part in lots of different activities. We sat in the police car, tried on police uniforms, read secret messages with a UV light and had our finger prints taken. Thank you Debbie and Dan for a fantastic morning!
We are learning about continents and oceans. The children have been practicing naming the 7 continents and the 5 oceans. They learnt that an ocean is much bigger than a sea. But really, the sea covers the whole of the earth.
In our book Zeraffa Giraffa, the keeper puts an amulet around Zeraffa's neck.
So we looked at different amulets and then we made our own in salt dough.
We had a lot of thoughts about this and tried different ways. Look at what we made.
We visited Margate Baptist Church to see what it was like inside. It was very different to St Johns church
We have started our new Power of Reading book. We know it has something to do with a giraffe in Africa. We looked at giraffes in their natural habitat, then painted acacia trees.
Today we went outside to investigate.
There was a parachute in the trees up on the bank. We were very surprised and puzzled and we wondered what had happened, who had come with it and if someone was hiding somewhere near.
We didn't see anyone.
What do you think? What happened?
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU
from Badger class
Hip Hip Hooray for 2019!
Our Nativity was FABULOUS! Thank you so much for supporting us.
Science and DT day. We were visited by two scientists from STEM and we made bath bombs to sell at the Christmas Fair. It was great fun choosing the colour and scent.
We have been comparing groups in maths to find out which was more or less. It was fun to use skittles...and we got to eat them at the end!
During indoor PE, we explored the apparatus...we loved climbing like monkeys!
We have been learning about 3D shapes in maths.
In English we made a fruity cocktail and drank hot chocolate just like Claude and Sir Bobblysock did at the Fancy Cafe!
Holy Trinity was lucky to get a visitor today: Max the fireman came to see us and talk to us about fire safety. He taught us some rhymes to remember and he showed us how he dresses to go into a dangerous place. He said he is a fireman to help people which is what he was doing today: helping us understand how fire can be dangerous.
Can you spot the fire alarm?
As part of our art work and because we visited the Turner Centre (just like Claude will be visiting an Art Gallery in our book this term, we made our own sculpture.
First we thought about what we were going to make and designed it.
Then today we made it with clay. What do you think?
Can you tell what we made?
We made our own spaceships for Beegu.
On Friday we drew our self-portrait. What fun! Can you recognise our features? Well done Badgers, some of you are real artists. Maybe we will see your work in the National Gallery one day!
We went on a lovely nature walk in the school grounds to look at some signs of Autumn. We found some lovely dry leaves and lots of beautiful colours. We found a few conkers but we think the rest was taken by some cheeky children, unless it was by squirrels. We loved looking at Autumn, it's a very pretty time of year.
When you are out and about, try to point out different signs of Autumn.
As we have been reading Beegu, we are going to write a new story about an alien. So on Friday we made our own alien out of clay. What wonderful aliens we have in Badger class!
We went to Pizza Express!!!
What a lovely experience. The children loved making their pizza, shaping the dough, spreading the tomato sauce and getting as much cheese on it as they could! And so did the grown ups!
And while our pizzas were cooking we talked about some of the food we use for pizzas and where that food comes from: tomatoes, cheese, olives, mushrooms, onions and basil. And we tasted all of them.
At last we ate our delicious pizza (there wasn't much noise in the room...) before thanking the lovely staff and walking back to the mini buses on this gorgeous sunny day.
We talked about what we thought Beegu's planet was like and then painted our ideas. They look great!
Badger class will be having a very busy year ahead!