Welcome to Fountains Class!
Spring Term 2020
"Who was Florence Nightingale?" is the main theme for our work this half term. We will be finding out Florence, her life and how she changed nursing. We will look at the life of Mary Secole and the difference she made too.
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 finishing work on division and then moving on to shape, length and fractions.
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 information texts, especially those about Florence Nightingale.
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.
Training to be nurses
We have been very busy training to be nurses just like Florence Nightingale did when she went to Germany and France. We learned about the need for clean hands, clothes and bedding. We practiced putting slings and bandages on our friends. We even made beds and cared for our patients!
Florence Nightingale's Lamp
We've been busy following instructions to make a model lamp. It was very tricky folding and cutting to make 2 pieces of paper look like a real lamp!
This week we found out all about Shrove Tuesday and took part in some of it's traditions. We tried pancake races, flipping pancakes and of course, eating pancakes!
We also found out about why Shrove Tuesday is so important to some Christians.
My Healthy Lifestyle
We had fun finding out how to have a healthy lifestyle during our latest PSHE day. We found out about healthy balanced diets- and even made banana smoothies. We practised cleaning teeth, designed a healthy meal, washed our hands properly and then had time to think about how we can help have a healthy mindset. All Fountains class thought of ways to help calm themselves down and what to do if we are upset. We all had great ideas which we have shared with each other.
This week we have been making replica Victorian toys. We have used pegs, fabric and wool scraps to make peg dolls. We have also been using hack saws safely to cut wooden dowel for axels for toys carts.
Maths Open Lesson
We were delighted to have our parents join us for Maths on Friday morning. We did lots of work learning about the properties of 3D shapes and using terms such as edge, face and vertices.
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.