Tuesday, 25 April 2017


In Year 1 we are learning about all different types of measurement.
Larks today were learning about length. We used non standard units to measure different things in our classroom. The non standard units we used were lego dots, blocks, counters and popsicle sticks.
Here is a picture of a person we drew around, we are measuring the arms, legs, fingers, head, ponytail, feet and neck in blocks.

We also had car races on the tiles in the hallways around school, the hallways were perfect because we could use the tiles to count how far our cars had gone and the cars went really fast on the tiles. We were having so much fun with the cars that we forgot to take photos!

Tell us in the comments below how you have used non standard measure before.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Can you walk the story?

We have started this term by reading the story The Three Little Camels. We have read it and joined in with the fun, exciting and repeating lines. Our favorite line is "I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in."

We have made story maps of the road the camels walked along to build their houses. We walked along our story map and told the story to our friends. We looked at the pictures on our map to remember what came next in the story.

We are excited to write our own versions of this story next week, Kingston said he is going to have a titanium house in his story. What would you build your house from in the story? Leave us a comment and let us know.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

You Have Been Invited To...

...the much anticipated, the much talked about upcoming Year 1 end of term spectacular that is...

the GREEN FINGERS performance!

This is an opportunity for us to showcase our learning from this term across a range of subject areas.

We won't give too much away...

...you'll have to come and watch for yourself!

See you on Wednesday 22nd March for an 8:15am start in the Atrium.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Money, money and more money!

Year 1 have been looking at UAE currency. We have been learning to recognise and order the UAE currency from the smallest to the biggest and the biggest to the smallest value, We have had fun playing shopping games and use the currency to make different values to pay for a variety of items. We enjoyed being challenged to find and show how we could pay for an item in 4 different ways! Enjoy looking at our photos.

Learning through play

We love the shared area! The children in Year One love working and playing together and learning new things. This week in the shared area the children have been making seasons pictures in the Art area and designing and building gardens in the construction area. What would you like to see in the shared area next? Leave us a comment and let us know! 

Monday, 13 March 2017

Sunny Sunflowers

Sometimes it is fun to look at art work by famous artists. Earlier this term we looked at a famous artist Vincent Van Gough and his famous picture of sunflowers. Then we made our own pictures of sunflowers. They are now on display in our classrooms.

Here are some of our pictures.

If you want to read a story about the sunflowers some of us have really enjoyed looking at the story Camille and the Sunflowers.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

We are Clever Computer Collectors!

Clever Computing!

We are learning how to be collectors!

First, we have to log on. This can be a little bit tricky!


Then, we have to open the internet using Google and type in Flickr.

After, we type the name of a plant into the search bar.

Next week we will be learning how to copy and paste pictures from Google into a PowerPoint!

This will be our 'Plant Collectors' PowerPoint.