Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Umm Al Emarat Park

Yesterday all of Year One visited Umm Al Emarat Park. 

 We had the best time.

"Looking at the camel was my favourite part, I wanted it see it spit but it didn't" - Kingston

"I saw a lama, a cactus plant and an umbrella thorn tree" - Arnav

"I  loved when we saw the bunnies. I also liked the dancing to the chicken song." - Ayesha

"I liked the park and playing with the balls on the grass." - Khaled

"The bunny rabbits lived in the logs near the wadi, I wanted to bring a bunny home." - Molly

Thank you park rangers at Umm Al Emarat we had a great time learning all about plants in the UAE and finding them in your gardens. And we loved all the other parts of Umm Al Emarat too.

Check in on the blog tomorrow for photos of us having fun at the park. 

Sharing in maths

This week in maths we have been looking at sharing. Have a look at this video of things being shared into groups. Here is a challenge question. Leave the answer in the comments. Mrs Davey has 25 stickers she needs to share them with 5 children. How many stickers does each child get?

Sunday, 26 February 2017


We are learning all about instruction writing.

With our class we are 'shared writing' instructions about planting a seed. Then using talk for writing techniques we are learning to say all of the sentences.  We make up actions and images for each of the words and our teacher draws them in boxes. One box for each sentence.

Today was our first day making up the actions and remembering each sentence. Arnav and Kingston had a go at showing our class what they could remember after only one lesson. This stage of Talk for Writing is called imitate.

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.