Ibn Thaabit Spring 1

Hello everyone from Ibn Thaabit

It is now nearly the end of our second term in year 1 and we are all very excited and keen to keep learning. There are still so many things to look forward to and learn in this next half term! Here is what we have been up to!

In English, we have been learning about non-fiction books, in particular one about the United Kingdom! We learnt about the Union flag and how it was made from the flags of three different countries. We found out lots of information and we were even lucky enough to try different foods from each country including followed a recipe to make our own yummy scones. This English unit also fit in nicely with our Geography topic about the UK and we even got the opportunity to welcome a Scottish visitor to our school who played the bagpipes for us! It was very loud but exciting!

In Maths we have had fun learning how to compare the length and mass of objects using straws and lolly sticks for length to measure our body parts and our height. We have also been using the pan balances to work out the mass of objects using marbles and cubes as units.

Recently, in RE, we had a Super Learning Week and we learnt about four different faiths: Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism. It was really interesting to find out the similarities and differences between world faiths and also look at the important celebrations that they have. In particular we learnt about the Holi festival that Hindus celebrate known as the festival of colours so we decided to have a go ourselves but luckily not as messy!

In Science, we have been finding out about conservation and what we can do to look after our planet. We also learnt about how cutting too many trees down is harmful to the environment in particular harming the animals who depend on the trees for shelter and food.

In Art we have looked closely at sculptures and in particular a lady called Myung Naman who makes sculptures of sea life creatures such as urchins and starfish. We got the chance to design our own sculptures in the style of Myung Naman and made our own clay sculptures of either a sea urchin or a starfish. They all looked amazing!

Here are some useful links…

www.bugclub.co.uk for reading books.
www.letterjoin.co.uk for handwriting.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk for helping with Phonics learning.
www.letters-and-sounds.com for helping with Phonics learning.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/ for Maths games.
www.topmarks.co.uk for lots of different subjects.

Please check back in to see more photos and news on our latest adventures in Ibn Thaabit.

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