Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

Willow wb 18.09.2023

This week, we were very lucky to be invited to Experience Harvest at the chapel. We started with an introduction finding out why Christians celebrate harvest before taking part in activities that explored different aspects of harvest festival, including making sheep with cotton wool, grinding grain, planting seeds and making clay pots. The children were so engaged throughout the morning and were fantastic representatives for the school, with lots of comments made about their excellent behaviour and listening. 
In Science this week, we've been focusing on the nutritional value of different foods. We looked at lots of different food packaging, identifying the labels and discussing what these can tell us. At home, please encourage your child to look at labels on the food they eat to see what they contain and to support their understanding. In Music, we've continued to practise our new song, 'Let Your Spirit Fly'. We remembered this well from last week and we're starting to work on how we can improve our performance.
In our Maths lessons we have been focusing on finding 1, 10 and 100 more or less than a value. To help us with this we have used the place value flip charts especially when numbers have 0 tens and we need to exchange. We have improved our speed and accuracy with this skill as the week has gone on and also shown a brilliant understanding of how to use number lines to 1000. In our Writing lessons we have written our very own versions of Jack and the Dreamsack which were so enjoyable to read. The children had to be sure to include expanded nouns and adverbials to help the reader picture their Dreamworld and move the story on. 
In our Topic lesson we took on the role of archaeologists and used our history detective skills to look at primary sources of evidence. We had to look closely for clues as to what each item from the Stone Age was and how it may have been used in their everyday lives. We also considered what each item was made from and what this could tell us about how Stone Age people survived during this era.