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December 2020

York's December Blog 17/12/20

York Class December blog is slightly different this year. We didn't get a chance to get together all of our photo's and activities that we have been creating, due to the sudden closure of our Year 1 bubble. Our blog shows a mixture of activities and work we started in December and then what we have been doing during our Christmas Safari virtual learning. In December we created jam sandwiches, decorated biscuits, created baubles and practiced for our virtual Christmas performance.
Before virtual learning

In maths, we began to look at length and weight. The children enjoyed using cubes and themselves to see what objects were shorter or longer. Together we used our maths talk, such as "The rug is longer than the table". The children had lots of fun measuring, using their feet and hands. When we looked at weight the children used practical items, such as weighing scales. They weighed cubes and objects around the room. We used our maths talk to answer  questions "One cube is lighter than a pencil".


During English we looked at 'What are instructions?'. York class discussed where and what instructions are, together we found out that instructions can be found on how to make a biscuit. The children really enjoyed learning how to sequence the instructions and were amazed when our 'magic' cupboard cooked the ingredients and they then got to decorate the biscuits. We hope you enjoyed seeing the biscuits they brought home, along with the jam sandwiches.



Christmas Safari virtual learning

Christmas Safari week gives us a chance to focus on our foundation subjects. We would normally complete this week in school but we have had to be more creative this year and complete our activities virtually. 


Day 1: We designed baubles, hand print wreaths and wrote a letter to Father Christmas telling him what we would like. We tried our best to included capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 


Day 2: We designed and crested Christmas stockings. we thought about the true meaning of Christmas. Many of us wrote and filled the stocking with what we thought, spending time with family and seeing people happy.


Day 3: We had already designed our baubles, so today we created them. There was plenty of sparkle along the way. We also created a frosty looking snowman Christmas card, from craft we had at home. 


Day 4: Woohoo! its Christmas party day, even though we are not in school we can still have fun by our dance moves. In the morning we completed some fun math's activities. 


Day 5: Today was Space Time, where the children got to choose what activities as a reward, for their dojos, they wanted to do. 

Have a look at what we created virtually