Spotlight on: Year 1
Mrs Carol Kew shares stories from Year 1
This term Year 1 pupils have been learning about Antarctica and reading The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear and, this week, presented their work to their parents in a class assembly.
The girls turned the classroom into a museum and invited their parents to visit on Wednesday morning. It was great fun preparing the museum and the girls enjoyed showcasing all of the work they have been doing this term. The museum’s exhibits included the girls’ learning in Science, Art, English, History, Geography, Mandarin and Computer Science.
In presenting their work the girls had to speak audibly and fluently, which they did extremely well, and even more daunting on the day was the fact that no one knew what questions they were going to be asked. The girls were thrilled to wear labels with their names and job titles (curator) printed on them. On the day, the girls explained to the museum visitors that there were four areas to see and that they could wander around and ask as many questions as they wished, and that the curators would do their best to answer them. People from all over the world have visited the museum and so the girls welcomed visitors by singing a welcoming song in Mandarin.
Bong Tree Island
The Year 1 class is looking forward to beginning another topic next term, and this time it will be all about clothes and materials; who wore what and when and how materials are made and joined together. Even though it will (hopefully) be lovely summer sunshine, we shall be knitting Eeyore (who lives in the Year 1 classroom) another colourful winter scarf and hat!