# Class News

## Arrays and factor pairs

Posted on Thursday 21 March 2019 by Mr Mills

Today, we had a very hands on practical lesson learning about factor pairs. A factor pair is two numbers that when multiplied together give a particular product. For example, the number 24 has factor pairs of: 2 and 12; 1 and 24; 3 and 8; and 4 and 6.

We used multilink cubes to make arrays that allowed us to spot the factor pairs for numbers we were given.

‘Using multilink helped me see the numbers easily’

‘I always like using apparatus to help me’

## Spectacular Sculptures!

Posted on Friday 15 March 2019 by Miss Beatson

We have been very busy working on our sculptures this week. Some of us have now painted and finished them; some of us are still creating the shape using Modroc.

## Living and Learning: I can pay and receive compliments

Posted on Friday 15 March 2019 by Miss Beatson

This week, we’ve been paying and receiving compliments as part of our Living and Learning lesson. It made us feel really happy inside when our friends gave us a compliment.

## Leeds Art Gallery

Posted on Friday 15 March 2019 by

Year 1 and 2 have had a super exciting day today. We visited Leeds Art Gallery and we saw lots of different kinds of art. There were many artists who had a variety of skills. Leonardo Da Vinci created some amazing pieces.

• Ava shared that she loved the way he had used shading.
• Dexter explained that Leonardo’s art showing the anatomy of a human looked so realistic that it made him feel shocked.
• Mikey liked the way in which Leonardo used his maths skills when measuring up the length of a horse’s leg.

## Living and Learning: I can pay and receive compliments in a sensible way.

Posted on Thursday 14 March 2019 by Mr Mills

We started our Living and Learning session this week by paying ourselves some compliments!

The children reflected on what they were good at, both in and out of school. Following this, they wrote down three compliments for themselves. We then gave each other some compliments, which the children enjoyed receiving, saying they made them feel: ‘happy, ‘warm inside’ and ‘proud’. The children wrote some lovely comments for each other and also thanked each other for their compliments.

## We love colours!

Posted on Tuesday 12 March 2019 by

Look at our amazing colour mixing skills. We’ve been learning all about primary colours and the processes we can go through to make new colours. Take a look!

Posted on Monday 11 March 2019 by Miss Beatson

As part of our learning on e-safety, we’ve been thinking about when we use passwords and how we can make them as strong and secure as possible. We ordered passwords from the strongest to the weakest and discussed why it isn’t a good idea to use names and dates of birth. We did agree that using lower and uppercase letters, numbers and symbols are a good way of making our passwords safe and secure.

## Foundation’s Starry snack time…

Posted on Monday 11 March 2019 by Mr Roundtree

This morning, our speaking focus during our snack time has been all about stars: Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night to be exact.

The children were asked to think carefully about what they could see and several suggestions were listened to in our group: a castle, buildings, cars, the moon and lots of stars.

It was great to see the children thinking carefully about their ideas, speaking clearly when sharing our ideas and listening attentively when it was someone else’s turn to speak.

Levi, Summer, Evie and Liam showed fantastic speaking and listening skills – nice one!

Our book this week is Oliver Jeffer’s How to Catch A Star so be sure to come into our classroom and how a look at our star learning!

## Pancake Day

Posted on Saturday 09 March 2019 by Miss Beatson

On Tuesday, we celebrated Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes.

They were delicious!

## Living and Learning: I can say something good about myself.

Posted on Friday 08 March 2019 by

The Living and Learning statement this week is ” I can say something good about myself”. During circle time the class took turns to tell Bob the Bear something good about themselves. Below are some of the things that some of the children said.

Kara shared that she tries to help people when they need help and Eliza described herself as helpful. Leah tries to help people even if they are not her friend. Mikey told us that he is nice to his sister. Daisy feels that she is good at knowing what to use to help her learn.