Holbrook Primary – Year 1

Look what we are learning.

Daisy the Dinosaur

In Computing we have been using Daisy the Dinosaur by Hopscotch Technologies to introduce pupils to simple computer programming.

Last week we used the challenge mode as a tutorial to make learn how to make the dinosaur move, jump, and spin using drag and drop instructions.

This week we have been using the free play mode which adds on further commands, turn, grow and shrink. To much the delight of the pupils.

What makes this APP even better is that you can download it for Free from the APP store. So you can have a go at home.

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We are artists

This afternoon we all became artists. We chose to create a picture in the style of one of the artists we have been learning about.

What are the similarities and differences between Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso’s work?

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Which colours do you see?
Which patterns and shapes do you see?
Can you name the parts of a face?

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Buttons and shoes .

Some children really struggle when changing for PE or putting their indoor or outdoor shoes on the correct feet.

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This is something they can practise everyday at home especially when the get dress for school or dressed for bed.

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Measure it!

We have been learning how to measure objects using non-standard units such as cubes, match sticks and straws. We used these non-standard units to find out how long or short different objects are around the classroom.

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Can you measure objects at home to find out how long and short they are? Try some below…

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Paul Klee

We have started to look at an artist called Paul Klee. We looked at lots of different pictures he has created describing what we could see.

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Can you describe the pictures below? What shapes and colours can you see?

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As tall as a giant

Today Year 1 have been learning how measure height. We have learnt to stand back to back to compare who is taller and shorter. We then used this to help us order ourselves from shortest to tallest.

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Longest to shortest

This week Year 1 have started to learn how to measure. Today we learnt how to compare and order the length of objects. We used our working together key to measure the objects comparing which were longer and shorter and then put them in order.

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Forward, back, turn left, turn right, go!

We again have looked Bee-Bot, it is help us get ready for programming as we have to tell the bee how to travel around a maze. As the controls don’t move but the bot faces different directions!

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How do you feel?

Today we went for a learning walk around the playground to explore our sense of touch. We learnt that we use our whole body to touch starting from your head to your toes and that we feel through our skin. We used our sense of touch to discover what the things we can see around us feel like.

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