Fruit Salad Faces in Year 1

Fruit Salad Faces in Year 1

As part of our design and technology work, the Year 1 children have been learning about fruits and vegetables. We’ve tasted a range of new foods and designed fruit salads to eat. To make our salads more fun, we turned them into colourful faces. The children worked so hard and enjoyed eating their creations once they were finished.

DT in Year 1

DT in Year 1

As part of our design and technology block, the Year 1 children are going to be making healthy, fruit salad faces. We have been researching the most popular fruits and vegetables in our class, which meant that we had to try a range of different foods. We have tried coconut, pomegranate seeds, pineapple, plum, mangos and many more fruits and vegetables that we might include as our ingredients. Lots of children have discovered some food that they now like and are going to ask their parents to add it to their shopping lists. Well done, Year 1!

Celebrations

Celebrations

Our topic this half term has been all about different celebrations. Here are some of the different celebrations we have been learning about.

We learnt all about the Hindi celebration of Diwali. We made rangoli patterns in the coloured rice, listened to and acted out the story of Rama and Sita and made diya lamps because Diwali is the festival of light.

Next we learnt about the Jewish celebration Hanukkah. We listened to the story about the 8 days that it take places over 8 days and we talked about what activities we do on each day of the week. We made a menorah, and then had donuts to celebrate the festival.

We have started our RE topic all about birthdays. It was Ellie the elephants birthday so we made cards, decorated cakes and the classroom and had a party for her to celebrate. We will begin to get ready for the next big celebration…Christmas!

Pumpkin Soup!

Pumpkin Soup!

Last week there were a few pumpkins left over from Halloween so we cut one open and explored what was inside. Then we made our own pumpkin soup!

We looked at the outside of the pumpkin and saw that it was a round sphere shape. We talked about the colour and the lines down it.

In our kitchen area we pretended to cut the pumpkin open, so Miss Green got a very sharp knife and cut it open for us. Inside it was really stringy and there were lots of pumpkin seeds…which ended up all over the classroom! We talked about the shape of the seeds and used them to help us count. We also saw that the inside of the pumpkin was a lighter orange than the outside.

Miss Green then read us this story about three animals making their own pumpkin soup so we decided that we wanted to try it.

First we looked at, touched and smelt the ingredients. The onion had an awful smell! The pumpkin had been chopped really small and we added in some sweet potato to make it nice and thick. It was a darker shade of orange!

Next we added the ingredients into the soup maker.

We got to look at the soup being made. All of the pieces were blended together and the soup was piping hot!

Finally, we got to try our pumpkin soup! Caleb said that it tasted a little bit spicy. Jolene and Bonnie said that it was sweet. And Tedd and Polly loved it soooo much that they finished the bowl!