Welcome to Fountains Class!
Spring Term 2020
"Toys" is the main theme for our work this half term. We will be finding out about toys of the past and how they have changed over time. We will also be asking our parents and grand parents about the toys they had. Our art, design and technology work will be linked to the theme of Toys and includes creating a toy of our own.
Our science this term initially involves investigating materials, their properties and uses. This will also help us find out why and how toys have changed over time.
In Maths we will be learning recapping addition and subtraction and then moving on to multiplication and division.
Year 1's will focus on multiples and Year 2's their times tables.
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 Year 2's will be focusing on stories by the same author, Mick Inkpen. We will also be looking at the story Lost in the Toy Museum by David Lucas.
Our question in RE is related to having a wider understanding of the beliefs of others. Who is a Muslim and what do they believe ? We shall also be meeting our friends Bumble and Tweet again.
A few of our favourite things!
We all enjoyed sharing what we learnt about chocolate and our favourite toys during our assembly on Friday. If anyone has any toys from past we would love to see them.
Interviewing the mice!
We have been reading Kipper's Toybox and thinking about the characters and their actions. This week we tried some 'hot seating' when we pretended to be the mice. We all wrote questions for them.
Mr Smith, from Nestle, came to visit us this week. He told us about the history of chocolate in York. We found out about how chocolate is made and even got some chocolate to take home! It was a great end to our topic about York! Thank you Mr Smith.
PSHE Day Keeping myself safe
On Friday we found out many ways to keep ourselves safe including when crossing the road. We also focused on dangers at home and when using our tablets or parents' phones. We had a very busy day!
City of York Badges
We have designed and then made our own badges to represent the city of York. We have all been practising our sewing skills.
We've been busy painting using watercolours. Our paintings will be added to our class display board. Can you guess what we have been painting?
Nick from Project Wild brought some amazing creatures for us to meet. We were even allowed to told some of them. We met a grass snake called Lucien, a rose haired tarantula called Charlie, a leaf bug and a toad named Toddle. We found out lots about looking after wildlife and each of the different creatures.
PSHE Day- Me and My Relationships
We have had an amazing day finding out how marvellous we all are and how to keep safe. We worked together to name and label parts of our body. We then thought about how to be a good friend. Our families are also important to us and they came along to join us in the afternoon.
We have had so much fun growing our own squash from seed. We have then drawn them and also made squash soup! Yum Yum!
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.
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!
We have been busy making paper templates for our badge designs.
Have a look at how our pumpkins are doing!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
We've been busy preparing for our class assembly by practising performing a few of our favourite animal and ocean themed poems.
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.
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.
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.
Fabulous fun with fractions!
We had lots of fun on Shrove Tuesday. We found out about the celebrations of Shrove Tuesday in different countries.