16th September – Scootability

It has been yet another busy week in Year 1. This week we have been introducing the children to Geography, Science and PSHE which is a change from their learning in Reception as they are now stand alone subjects rather than learning through play activities.

In Geography we are focussing on a unit of work called ‘Around Our School’. The children were introduced to Rosie the hen who was very bossy and gave them instructions to navigate around the room and out on the playground. We looked at a compass and the directions of north, east, south and west and told the children to remember the directions by thinking about Never Eat Shredded Wheat.

Rosie the Hen

In our Science unit we are looking at plants. This week we focussed on what a plant was and took a walk outside around the field to see what plants we could find and looked at some of them with a magnifying glass. We also looked at some seeds – poppy, pepper, broad beans and sunflowers. The children drew the broad bean seed and then drew what they thought it would look like in 5 weeks time. They also had an opportunity to plant a seed each and we will water them each day and check on their growth.

The seeds we have planted

One of the highlights of the week was Scootability. The children had a great time learning about how to ride a scooter safely and were reminded particularly about road safety and were given the message ‘stop, look and listen’. Some of the children were super speedy. Some children had not rode on a two-wheeled scooter before so we were really pleased with them using their ‘rainbow brains’ and giving it a go.

Just a reminder that children should only be having water in their water bottles and not juice please.