# Spring Term 1

Handa's Surprise

Literacy

In Spring 1 term, we learned the story of Handa's Surprise. Here is the start of the story:

"Handa put seven delicious fruits in a basket for her friend Akeyo. She will be surprised, thought Handa, as she set off for Akeyo's village. I wonder which fruit she will like the best? Will she like the soft yellow banana or..."

In reading week we joined with Year Five to listen to their story-to-tell on the school stage outside and to share our story with them. They also came and read some stories to us in the class.

Numeracy

Number and place value

Calculations

http://nrich.maths.org/192

Properties of shapes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/shapes/play/

Measurements

In Year 1 we like to use practical activities to strengthen the understanding of concepts.

Year 1 had a maths workshop deepening our understanding of problem solving.

Science

To be able to identify and name a variety of common animals.

Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals.

To name animals by what they eat - herbivore, carnivore and omnivore.

We also observed the changes across the four seasons.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z7y4wmn

DT / Engineering

When we made fruit kebabs we developed our food vocabulary and the ability to group familiar foods.

We learned to cut, peel, grate and chop a range of fruits.

 We thought about the need for a variety of foods in our diet. We measured and weighed ingredients and worked safely and hygienically.

Art

 We printed with a range of hard and soft materials.         We created simple printing blocks and designed repetitive patterns.

Music

To make good use of a range of resources when improvising and composing on various instruments.

RRS: Article 13 (Freedom of expression): Children have the right to freedom of expression [which] includes the right to share information in any way they choose.

http://fun2think.com/free-online-music-making-for-kids/

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