Y1LC - Platypus 2019 - 2020

Miss Cowell

Welcome to Platypus Class.

Class Teacher: Miss Cowell

Teaching Assistant: Miss Crabtree

Autumn 2 - Our Clever Bodies

This half term we have focussed on our bodies and our senses. We discussed how our senses work, in particularly the sense of sight. We discovered that not everyone sees the same way by looking at optical illusions, such as the blue and black or white and gold dress. Then we looked at how people who are blind or have visual impairments and how they use different strategies to help them. We created our own names in Braille, learnt about the importance of guide dogs and their jobs.


Also this half term we have been practising our Nativity performance; practising lines, stages directions and songs to put on 2 wonderful performances for the parents.


Autumn 1 - Family Album

In English this half term we have been learning a variety of Traditional Tales, such as 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and 'The Gingerbread Man'. We used Talk for Write actions to help us verbally retell the story and then we wrote the story, making small changes to innovate into our own story.


In Maths we have been very busy! We have practised using and describing capacity and weight, writing and forming our numbers correctly and learnt about place value and 'Tens' and 'Ones'. We used games on the computer and Base 10 equipment to support our learning.  

If you would like to play the game at home, click here for the computer version or here for the iPad/mobile version.


In Theme, our main focus has been Geography. We have explored maps, globes and atlases and their differences. We used these different map types to locate the United Kingdom and then learnt the four countries which make the UK and their capital cities. We have also used 'Google Maps' to locate geographical features, both natural and man-made, such as beaches, rivers, roads and buildings.

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