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Ryton Infant and Junior School Federation

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Mrs Johnson - 1NJ

A Winter Walk

We had a super walk this week to look for signs of winter. We saw deciduous trees with no leaves, evergreen trees with lots of leaves and beautiful snowdrops. The weather was cold and foggy but we had our warm clothes on.

This Week's Achievers and Hot Chocolate Friday! 16/02/2024

Geography 

We used maps, a globe and an atlas to find out about where we live. We can name the seven continents and the five oceans. We found our country in the atlas and found the  four countries and the capital cities.

Dress to Impress 

We can experiment with different media

We experimented and explored different drawing mediums.  We used watercolours, pastels, crayons, pens and pencils.

We drew around the 2D shapes, making sure that they overlapped to create our abstract art.

We used the different mediums to colour the overlap. Lots of the children said that pen was their favourite!

Shades of Green 

The children mixed together the primary colours blue and yellow to make the secondary colour green. They then made different shades/hues of green by adding more blue or yellow.

This Week's Achievers and Hot Chocolate Friday! 02/02/2024

This Week's Achievers and Hot Chocolate Friday! 26/01/2024

Problem Solving 

Mr Lee counted 14 legs on his farm.  How many hens and sheep could he have?
The children solved the problem using lolly sticks and cubes and then recorded their answer in their books.

Place Value

We have been looking at the value of each digit in a 2 digit number. We can make 11,12 and 13 with tens and ones, Numicon and our rekenreks.

We had a lovely time this afternoon when Year 5 came up to visit us with the books that they have been making. They have made fantastic pop-up books with moving parts and we really enjoyed reading them.

We loved making the 2D shapes on geoboards. We were human geoboards, we used geoboards and we used the IPads. 

We have started our new topic on toys. The children loved sharing their favourite toy with their friends. Most of the toys were made from plastic. Some toys moved, made sounds and some even changed colour!

We have had a super first week back!

We looked around the classroom to find 3D shapes. We could name all of the shapes.

We had a super last day and loved finishing our party food. We had a special visit from Santa this afternoon!

We wrote super Three Little Pig stories and we shared them with our friends this morning.

We had an amazing Christmas party!

Within RE we have been telling the Christian Christmas story. We have been looking at different Nativity sets from all over the world.

We enjoyed our Christmas dinners.

We loved telling the story of Christmas in our Nativity play. Everyone looked super in their costumes and sang beautifully.

We had a special visitor in school on Monday!
The children wrote questions for the Big Bad Wolf and he arrived from Fairytale Land. 

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We had a lovely time playing out in the snow on Friday.

Mother Pig sent us a letter this week, she was worried about her little pigs!

We wrote back to her to reassure her that her pigs were safe!

We then told the story of the three little pigs using puppets. We have written questions for the wolf coming on Monday!

We made moving pictures using sliders and levers.

Levers and Sliders

We enjoyed exploring how the pictures in the books moved.  We learned that they can move with levers and sliders.  We are going to make our own moving picture next week!

Science Investigation 

 

We carried out an investigation to see which material would be best to make a towel for the doll. We tested fabric, rubber, paper and plastic.  We found out that the fabric was the best material because it absorbed the water. 

Our poetry performance winner.

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Our class performing the poem 'Big Green Crocodile' by Jane Newberry.

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Children in Need biscuits!

Science 

We know which material each object is made from.

We used numicon to find all the pairs of numbers that made 10. 

The guinea pigs came to visit Mrs Cradock’s class so we had a visit to hold Bubble and Squeak!

We have been looking at number bonds within 10 in maths.

The children found all the different ways to make 7.

We have been so busy this week!

 

In English the children sorted strips into two piles, deciding whether they were full sentences or not. 


In art we listened to music written by the composer Debussy called La Mer, and then used sea colours to draw wavy lines to represent the sea.

 

In maths we wrote the fact family number sentences to represent Mrs Johnson’s sweets!

Today we had a lovely visit to Crawcrook Library. Kyle read us a great story, then we took part in a Halloween themed treasure hunt. We had some time to look at the books too. Two of us had brought our library cards and were able to take some books out

Achievers of the Week and Hot Chocolate Friday! 13/10/2023

We made our own number lines in maths!

Abstract Art

We looked at the artist Beatriz Milhazes and her abstract art using colour and shapes. We worked with our friends to create our own abstract art using circles.

Star of the Week and Hot Chocolate Friday! 29/09/2023

We have been learning about Autumn in class so when we visited the forest this afternoon, we looked for signs of the changing seasons. We listened to a lovely story called 'Leaf Man' by Lois Ehlert then went off to find leaves that we could use to make our own leaf figures. We couldn't leave the forest without having a little bit of time to play.

Science

We were super scientists this week.
We have been finding out about our senses. The children used their sense of taste to decide if the drink was sweet, salty, sour, bitter or bland and if they liked it. Not many children liked the sour drink!

Our elected School Council, Star of the Week and Ice-Cream Friday! 22/09/2023

In PE, after a good warm-up, we worked with the children in Mrs Cradock's class to practise balancing on different body parts, linking this work to our science topic 'Our Bodies'.

In maths we have been ordering numbers to 10 and finding the number name. We have also been looking at the number 5 and finding all the ways to make 5.

 

In Art we have looked at self portraits by the famous artists Frida Kahlo and Vincent Van Gogh. We then looked closely at our faces in the mirror and sketched a first draft of our own self portrait. 

Star of the Week and Ice-Cream Friday! 15/09/2023

An Amazing First Week in Year 1

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