# Comparing homes past and present

The class enjoyed our history lesson about comparing homes this week.  We found out lots of information about what a kitchen would have been like 100 years ago.  Then we thought about features of modern day kitchens that are similar and different.  The children made careful drawings and wrote sentences about what they had found out.  Extra points were handed out for anyone that used conjunctions correctly in their sentences.

# Our Trip to Harewood House!

On Monday we had a fantastic trip to Harewood House.  We enjoyed having a guided tour of the house and seeing how splendid it is inside.  The weather was beautiful so we had fun exploring the bird garden and the formal gardens.  Thank you to the parent volunteers who were able to come and help.

# Fractions

This week in maths we have been learning about halves and quarters.

Which pictures show half of a rectangle?  Explain yours answer.

# Art Celebration

Thank you to those who were able to attend the celebration of our work in the Art Studio.  If you were not able to make it here are some photos of our work based around the book Augustus and His Smile.

We listened to some riddles about sea creatures a clue at a time and used these clues to discuss in our learning buddies what the creature could be and write down our ideas.

We had a go at making observational drawings of sea creatures.  We gave each other feedback and then made a second draft to help us improve our picture.  Some of us did a third and fourth draft!

We used a pencil to transfer our pictures to poly board ready for printing.

We used rollers to apply the ink to the board and worked collaboratively to press the board onto the paper.

# Year 1DC in the Art Studio

This week we have been in the Art Studio working with Mrs Johnston.  We have been introduced to some clues about a story.

We had a go at creating our own stories.

We even told our stories to our friends.

# Floating Fish Experiment

As part of Science Week the children worked in groups to carry out an investigation.  The had fish which were made out of different materials.  They had to predict which would float and which would sink.  They then tested out their ideas and the group leader recorded their findings in a table,

# Trip to Tropical World and Roundhay Park

Year 1 had a fantastic trip to Tropical World last week.  A big thank you to our parent volunteers for coming too!