To continue with our dinosaur theme, we planned and made our own dinosaur. Do you like our junk modelling? We needed to cooperate and work as a team. It wasn't easy but the results were super!
In English we have started reading The Adventures of the Egg Box Dragon. So we did like Emma in the story and made our own Egg Box Dragon. Can you spot the egg box in our dragons?
We have been learning about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We have learnt that dinosaurs were herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. To know that, we looked at their teeth.
If their teeth are sharp and pointy, the dinosaur is a carnivore.
If their teeth are flat-ish, the dinosaur is a herbivore.
If their teeth are a mix of pointy and flatish, the dinosaur is an omnivore.
Look at the dinosaur teeth we made.
We have opened our "rocks" and found our fossils. They were crushed nicely so our "dinosaur" (gummy bear) left a great mark.
This term we are learning about dinosaurs. We started looking at fossils and how they are made. We made our own fossils out of salt dough and we created other fossils with bread and a gummy dinosaur to understand about the layers of sand and mud and rock that covered the dinosaurs. It was fun and we wanted to eat them!
Today we went to the church to do some activities and pray for our school, our community, the beach and all the people who need help.
We have been learning about money and the different coins and banknotes. We have practiced understanding about money by playing shops and "buying" some objects.
We looked at animals in the arctic today and we thought and studied about which animal eats what. Then we created our own food chain. Do you like them?
We have been learning about half and quarters. We have looked at shapes and quantity. Today we had a fraction picnic.We had to follow the instructions and got tricked because we were given more things that we needed. Look at our final picnics! They were yummy.
What a day we had at Quex Park! We saw lots of animals in lovely displays and we tried to find some hidden ones. It was fascinating to see all these animals and to understand how big they are. Afterwards we went for a great walk in the park. A perfect day!
We are getting ready for our Tea Party this afternoon...ham, cheese or jam sandwiches and decorated cakes, plus carrots and cucumber!
We are learning to count in 2s this week. So we put ourselves into pairs, one pair behind the other, and then counted in 2s. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30. What comes after?
Now fill in the missing numbers:
2, 4, __, __, 10, __, __, 16, __, 20, __, __ ,__, __, __.
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.