Year 1 Half Termly Information Summer 2 2019

This half term Year 1 have been learning all about Dinosaurs and Darwin. It was so exciting to go on a trip to Knebworth House and Garden to see some dinosaurs up close! We all enjoyed finding out more information about the dinosaurs and reading interesting facts. It was great fun to have Sue from Tatty Bumpkins in. She brought Darwin’s journey to the Galapagos Islands to life. Whilst on the trip, Year one also explored their Science topic of ‘Plants’. This half term all the children in year one got the opportunity to plant their own seeds. We used this opportunity to investigate what a plant needs to grow. During Science week, Mad Science came to visit to talk about states of matter. We all got to make our own Slime!

We also took part in the School’s enterprise week and the children came up with the great idea of making their own bracelets to sell in school. It was a great opportunity to learn about the value to money and what coins look like.

As part of Design and technology the children made their own vehicle with the objective of making their vehicle travel as far as they can down a ramp. The children learnt about axles and chassis. After the experiment, the children discussed what they could do to improve their vehicles.

Children’s comments about their learning

“Wow, that dinosaur is huge.”

“I like the smell of the mint, it smells like my toothpaste.”

“I can see the roots growing from my seed.”

“I think bigger wheels will make it go faster.”

“I know there are 100 pennies in a pound, 2 pounds has 200 hundred pennies.”