Year 1 LJ

The Dark and Take One Picture Project

14 Jun 2018

Hi 1LJ

This week we have been reading the story 'The Dark' by Lemony Snicket. We used the descriptions of 'the dark' from the story and created our own similies. We have also written character descriptions of Laszlo and stories about our own experiences of being afraid of the dark.

This term, the school will be taking part in a project called Take One Picture. We are focusing on the painting 'An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump' by Joseph Wright 'of Derby'. We will be using the picture to focus on light and shade and we will be creating our own pictures, which will be put up on display at our Telfer Gallery on Thursday 28th June

Other things we have learnt this week:

Maths - Partitioning 2-digit and 3-digit numbers (hundreds, tens and units) and using partitioning to add two 2-digit numbers together.

Science - Naming different light sources.

Music - Performing 'Peace at Last' with percussion instruments to Reception. 

Art - Shading to create the night sky around the moon.

International Day/Night

Next Friday 22nd June is International Day. The children are invited to come into school dressed in traditional clothes from their culture or international football shirts.

We would love it if the children came in with some traditional food for the class to try. Remember it can't contain any nuts. If you do bring in food, please provide food labels so that we know what the ingredients are. 

If you would like to talk to the class about the country that you or your family are from, please sign up on the sheet outside my classroom. Unfortunately there are only 4 slots but if we receive a lot of offers, maybe we could try fitting in some parent talk times throughout the week. 

Star of the Week

Well done to Isla May, who is our Star of the Week, for her amazing improvement in reading!

Show and Tell

Next Wednesday is Macaws turn for show and tell. Learning theme: mixing colours to create different shades, the moon, local birds.

Happy learning

Miss Jun-Tai