Thursday, 16 February 2017

Doves give a poem a go!

Thanks for looking at the Larks poems. Doves have had a go also. Let them know in the comments below what you think.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Ladybirds try a poem

The Larks Ladybirds  had a go at reading a monologue poem today. They recorded themselves, watched it back then self assessed and made some improvements. This is their last recording of the poem  'I want to be a Farmer', they decided that the actions really help them remember the poem. Let us know what you think of their poem in the comments.

Talk for Writing - Poetry

Year One are working on monologue poems this week. We know that means a poem that is just one voice, and uses words like 'I', 'we', 'me'. The Bumblebees in Larks are using some talk for writing strategies to learn a monologue poem. Watch them perform it and leave a comment telling us your favourite part of the poem.


Sunday, 29 January 2017

Exclamation Mark

This week in our SPAG lesson we are learning about adding an exclamation mark to the end of an exciting lesson. Look at this story about an exclamation mark who learns when he can be used.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Coming Up!

Coming up this week...

it is Sports Day! Tuesday the 31st is Sports Day for Year 1! We are all very excited. Remember your PE kit on Tuesday.

Because of Sports Days there is no regular swimming or PE this week.

In English we will be re writing the ending for The Enormous Turnip.

In Maths we are learning about family of facts.

In Science we are going to be naming garden flowers found in the UK and the UAE.

In art we are going to start to look at Van Gough's Sunflowers.

Paperless Learning

On Thursday as part of our week on sustainability we tried to use no paper. It was really difficult and sometimes we did have to use paper. In the afternoon we found a way to do our work without paper.

We were learning about Australia because it was Australia Day in Australia and being an international school a lot of our friends are from Australia. We were going to draw the Australian flag. We each got an ipad and drew the flags using 'Show Me'. We enjoyed using the ipads to draw and we think our learning was even better than if we used paper.

Can you suggest any other ways we could be sustainable in our classrooms? Leave us a comment down below.

Monday, 23 January 2017

"Tell me and I'll forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

Today the Larks learnt to use the Show Me app to become involved in their learning as a class. They used it to teach each other how to do missing number problems. Ayesha and Miss Gorman worked together to create a story about 10 lollipops. Check it out below and leave a comment to let Ayesha know how amazing her 'Show Me' is.