Pear Tree Class - Year 1
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During the first term in Pear Tree we had lots of fun in our Topic lessons. We did lots of exploring the school and spending time learning outside. Over the term, we learnt about autumn and talked about what the signs of autumn were. We found out about what happens to trees over autumn and how animals adapt, like sheep who grow more wool to protect them. One of the fun ways we learned about autumn was through an autumn hunt. We had to investigate the outside area and try and find some of the signs we had learnt. Some of us wrote words, some collected leaves and some of us even found some real life bugs! We were very interested in what happened to the leaves and how they fall off trees. We also enjoyed talking to our friends about what we had found. We had lots of fun going outside with our learning!
Pear Tree have been working hard with the EYFS/KS1 Nativity this term. We have been exploring the story of baby Jesus’ birth through our RE learning to prepare us for our roles within the Nativity. Over the term, we read the Bible story and acted it out in different roles. We found it really helped us to get into our roles as Angels and Romans. We added actions and moves to our dance. We have had lots of fun learning the Nativity story and we were very confident in acting it out in front of our families and audience. Miss Simpson, Mrs B and Mrs Bedwell are very proud of all of us!
At the beginning of this term, Pear Tree had a visit from Lydiard Millicent to start our new topic of ‘Roots, Shoots and Muddy Boots!’. We had a jam packed day of different activities. We all began by going on a hunt around the school, by following clues, to find the different fruits and vegetables that the farmer had planted. We then had a break before we began building our very own tractors in class to help us plough up some vegetables. Before lunch we met Ann, a farmer from Wiltshire, she talked to us all about her farm and what happens around the farm. She was very interesting to listen to and we learnt lots of new facts. During the afternoon, we split in to two teams to take it in turns to go fruit tasting or planting our own vegetables. We found some of the fruits and vegetables yummy but we didn’t like the radishes! Finally, we had to say goodbye to Lydiard and they went home. We had a fantastic day and made lots of new friends!