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STEM Week at Hotwells - Our Recycling City!

Class 1 partnered up with Class 3 today to work on their technology and engineering skills. They were visited by professionals from Peter Brett Associates who work on engineering, economic and urban planning projects. They told us all about how they use recycling for building materials. They use old plastic bottles filled with recycling which make very strong bricks (known as eco-bricks). They also showed the children how they can layer old newspapers and even used nappies (!) to create materials similar to planks of wood. The children thought about what every 'city' needs. They then created their own pictures of a perfect city. Finally they worked in their mixed age groups to create these cities using recycled materials. They all listened very well and worked efficiently with their Class 3 partners. Well done Class 1! 

Forest School at Hotwells

Class One enjoyed a wild and windy school-based Forest school session. They loved taking part in the RSPB's Big Bird Watch - identifying many different types - and bug befriending. After a snack and some fruit tea, they were back outdoors again to make magic potions. The aim was to create interesting smells; they certainly achieved this! Enjoy these photos of the morning.

This term our learning in Class One is around the topic 'This is Me'.

In Class One we have been learning about where our food comes from. We have visited the 'Garden for Life' to look closely at all of the produce growing there. The children identified many things including: pears, grapes, blackberries, courgettes, beans and marrows. Back in the classroom the children have sorted pictures of fruit and vegetables according to whether they grow above or below the ground. We have also looked at where other food types originate such as milk, wheat, eggs and meat. 

In our phonics sessions we have started to learn the next set of sounds. We have learnt a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, ea, aw and oi so far. We are looking at stories that have repeated phrases such as The Gruffalo and Handa's Surprise. We have acted out the story The Gruffalo and made a Gruffalo mask. This week we have written our own version of Handa's Surprise.

In maths we are learning to name the days of the week and months of the year in order. We have also been counting to 100.

We love to hear what you are enjoying in Class 1. Why not leave a comment here?

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Eshaan(a couple of months ago)

I love maths

Eshaan(a couple of months ago)

I love activities and I also really enjoyed playing football with my friends at break on Friday. I LOVE CLASS 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eshaan(a couple of months ago)

I loved activities and playing football with all my friends at break! I liked the hoola hoops.

noah(a couple of months ago)

I am loving year 1