# A busy week!

This  has been such a busy week for the children in year 1… as well as the teachers! We have had a fun filled time with lots of practical activities.

In English we have continued to explore our pirate theme. We have revisited our core vocabulary that we want the children to use and introduced some ‘ing’ words to describe what their pirates have been doing. We have been doing lots of acting of our simple stories using our new words, making pirate hats and finally putting it all together to write some super sentences using both an adjective and an ‘ing’ word. They all did so well!

In maths we have continued to explore shape but this time solving problems with pattern and halves. How do we know if a shape is in half?  We have explored shape using lolly sticks and by folding paper shapes as well as asking ‘explain your reasoning’ questions.

In science we have been learning about materials. We worked in groups to explore a range of objects. We thought about the materials used to make the objects. We also thought about the properties of the different materials.

In our topic work we have been focusing on geography, this week looking closely at a range of different maps: Polynesian stick maps, maps of the sea bed, geological bedrock maps, town maps and maps that sailors use! We even found our school on a town map! We really had fun exploring the different features we could see and talking about why we would use each map.

Finally, we have had our Liturgy this week which focused on our ideas of what Heaven is like. Mr Cunningham, Mrs Knight and Miss Chapman came to listen to us. We particularly enjoyed performing to the other class! We all shared prayers together to think about those who we know who are in Heaven.