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Fountains

Welcome to Fountains Class!

 

"York" is the main theme for our work this term. We will be pretending to be builders choosing a place to build a new city.  We will be finding out about the main features of our nearest city and some of its changes over time.  Chocolate factories, railways and the majestic York Minster will be key features we will look more closely at and we will also be creating our own maps.   Our art, design and technology work will be linked to the theme of York and includes creating a  badge for the city.

Our science this term initially involves exploring our local area and its inhabitants, as we focus on living things and their habitats.

 

In Maths we will be learning about place value and then using this to aid addition and subtraction.  We will also begin to look at and use money and solve problems.

Any practice learning number bonds to 10 and then 20 will help.  

Using coins and playing shops at home is a fun way to help too.

 

In our English work Year 1's will continue with Read Write Inc and most Year 2's will be focusing on traditional stories and those stories with familiar settings.  

 

Our first question in RE is How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter? We shall also be meeting two special friends Bumble and Tweet.

 

Come back soon to see what fun things we have been up to!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

We have been painting our own pictures of Bumble and Tweet.  We have been using watercolours and mixing different shades.
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Following Instructions

We have been busy following instructions about how to play conkers.  We then made our own conker Tweet.  After that we began to write our own instructions.

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Conker Tree Corner

Fountains have been busy writing character descriptions of Bumble the bee and Tweet the robin who live at Conker Tree Corner.

Look back soon to see our pictures of them!

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Busy writing!

 

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Making Templates

We have been busy making paper templates for our badge designs.

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Our Pumpkins!

Have a look at how our pumpkins are doing!

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Living Things

This week we have been focusing on whether something is living, dead or has never been alive in science.  We have been exploring our outside area to find as many different living things as we can.

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September 2018-2019

A very busy day!

 

Fountains class have had a very busy day! 

We've had a wedding to prepare for. 

As part of our RE work on sacred places and celebrations, we had a pretend wedding in church. The Reverend Terry came to help us all with the service.  We spent the day preparing food, including making delicious sandwiches and decorating biscuits all ready for the celebrations. We made enough for the whole school.

 

The Deep

We have had a fantastic trip to The Deep and saw many amazing sea creatures.  Here are a few photographs but go to the Gallery page for more! A huge thank you to all our parent helpers who came with us. Another huge thank you to FOWSA who contributed towards us all having a pencil and notebook.

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Creative Sea Creatures

 

We have started to design and make models of strange new sea creatures found at the bottom of the ocean.   Have a look at our work so far...

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Becoming an active citizen.

On our latest PSHCEE day we focused on becoming an active citizen. We first tried to improve and care for our own outside area.  We planted seeds, redid the planters, weeded and even sanded the shed.  A huge thank you to all our parents for helping us.  We also thought about recycling and what other steps we can do to help such as switching off lights, walking to school and using less plastic.

Performing Poetry

 

We've been busy preparing for our class assembly by practising performing a few of our favourite animal and ocean themed poems.

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Salvation

 

Salvation is the theme of our RE work this term.  We focused on the events of Holy Week and looked at various images related to these.  We then began to create our own art work.

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Blast off into space!

During our Literacy sessions we are travelling into space.  We are using exciting adjectives to describe the setting of Q Pootle 5.  We are now going to create and describe our own story settings in space.

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We have had a very busy week. 

On a sunny afternoon we went looking for signs of Spring and then produced some careful observational drawings. 

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Fabulous fun with fractions!

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During we Science week had a great time.  We created our own shadow puppets and observed how our shadows change direction throughout the day.  Professor Roddy and Richard from the University of York also came to visit us. 
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We had lots of fun on Shrove Tuesday.  We found out about the celebrations of Shrove Tuesday in different countries.  

Pancake Fun

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We have been reading lots of books by Julia Donaldson and telling our friends about them.
We were very lucky when the Selby Fire Brigade came to put out our replica Pudding Lane.
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We pretended to be the houses and also tried to put out the fire.

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