Year 1

This term our theme has been Travel. For the first half term we used the book ‘You Can’t Take an Elephant on a Bus’ to explore travel through time. We learnt how transport has changed over time and the different vehicles that were used.
In Enrichment we designed and created our own vehicles and sketched old and new cars.
This half term we have been reading ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. We have focused on finding adjectives to describe settings, sequenced the story and then retold it. We also used the book to create rhyming words.

In Enrichment we explored floating and sinking, creating a boat for the snails, created animations of a slithering snail and investigated making and exploring slime. For art we have used a variety of media and materials to create snail shell patterns.
We have also had ‘real’ snails in our classroom. One of them was called Stanley and another was called Susan. In Science we used what we had learnt about the snails and where they lived to create snail habitats.