Our topic this term is Supermarket
This project has a science focus and teaches children about a range of materials and their properties used for packaging in shops and supermarkets and about the issues surrounding waste and re-cycling. At the heart of this project the children will write and follow a range of instructions and develop additional skills in creating labels, lists and captions. In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by setting up and managing their own section of a supermarket. In this project the children will learn:
• What products are sold at supermarkets and how they are packaged;
• How to find information by interviewing, using ICT and first-hand experience;
• How to follow and write a recipe;
• How to use metric measurements of weight;
• To identify the features of a fair test;
• How to be aware of safety and hygiene when preparing food;
• To record their work in writing and through the use of digital media;
• To solve simple problems using money and recognise different coins;
• How to design and make packaging and labelling using various techniques and vocabulary.
Recently we have been practicing lots on our spellings and taking some home for homework. This practice has helped every child in Year 1 improve on the number of Key words they know and can spell. Some children can spell all the Year 1 key words and are now on Year 2 words.
In Welsh we have been practicing to say “Beth sy yn y fasged siopa?” We have been playing guessing games by describing fruit using colours and ‘fawr a fach’.
Some of us have been making powerpoint presentations this week with information regarding our trip to Tesco and our Smoothie project. We have all also been busy practicing our adding skills. We have been counting on, using fingers, cubes and number lines to help us.
The Easter bunny paid Year 1 a visit and in preparation for his arrival we made Easter baskets and cards to take home to our loved ones. Pasg Hapus i pawb!
Awarded for a great improvement in her reading and spelling
We started the week by doing Maths and English where we were grouping items in 5s and 10s and also practicing our number bonds to 10. We also learnt new sounds. Some of us learnt ck, e, u and r sounds and others of us learnt vowel blends such as ai, oa, oo and igh.
Here’s Connor and Alfie showing us some number bonds.
Awarded for a brilliant re-telling of the Easter story and for great enthusiasm during our Smoothie project
We have had a very interesting week this week. We went to Tesco on Monday and we really enjoyed ourselves. Please look in the Tesco Visit file below to see what we got up to. Also Mrs Thomas taught us a new song in our Music lesson. Ask your child if they remember how ‘Beth sydd yn y fasged siopa?’ goes.
Awarded for consistantly producing work to a very high standard and for being an excellent role-model
We have had a relatively normal week this week and done lots of English, Maths and Welsh. We have been writing about foods we find in the supermarket that we like and dislike, and then making shopping lists based on these foods. We also did this in Welsh by getting into roles of customers and shopkeepers and asking one another “Beth wyt ti’n eisiau?” and responding by saying “Dwi’n eisiau.........”
In Maths we have been locating numbers on the 100 square and recapping how to add and subtract by one and ten. We have also been practicing our Mental Maths by having our weekly quiz again where most of us have improved our scores significantly from last week. We have been improving these skills by having fun on www.sumdog.com in the I.T. suite too. Lots of children have been playing this at home and it is certainly helping. Keep it up Year one! This week’s Sumdog Challenge winner is Joshua Aderounmu. Da iawn Josh, gwaith ardderchog!
Our handwriting is also improving as we have been practicing hand control and letter formation. Next week there will be prizes for the child with the best handwriting and the child who has improved the most.
We will also start awarding Writer of the Week again as of next week, as we have been very busy the past several weeks. A winner will be picked from some writing we did this week, where we discussed various aspects of a Supermarket and wrote about them in detail. Some children wrote about what they see in a Butcher’s and some wrote about the delicious smells coming from the Bakery. This writing work will be improved upon next week after visiting Tesco in Culverhouse Cross. We are really excited!
Awarded for becoming more and more independent and taking responsibility for her own learning
We have begun our new topic Supermarket by practicing money problems and looking at different food labels and packaging. We have been using prices of food, where we have been ordering them from cheapest to most expensive; finding the amount using coins and also some of us have been trying to work out change from 20p. We had a task this week to design our own label to go on a tin of baked beans. We tried really hard to add lots of important things such as the name of the product, weight of the tin, price, colour and other information. We also looked at various pieces of art work by Andy Warhol and made observational drawings of things we find in the supermarket, such as tomato sauce, baked beans and bananas.