Year 1 Design and Technology- Design a porridge for Goldilocks
After writing the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Year 1 designed a porridge they thought would be best for Goldilocks to eat. They learnt about healthy and unhealthy foods and decided fruit and honey would be the best option. They then chose which topping they wanted and made the porridge. We checked that the porridge wasn't too hot and waited for it to be just right! The children absolutely loved it and had a great time making it.
Year 1- Travelling Crib (Advent Wonder Day)
Our final activity on our Advent Wonder day was to make a travelling crib to take home to our families. We made the nativity scene and some puppets of Mary and Joseph. We are going to take these home, set them up, light a candle and read the nativity story to help us prepare and remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Year 1- Christmas tree decorations (Advent Wonder Day)
To help prepare for Christmas, each child in Year 1 made a personalised decoration to put on our class Christmas tree. We talked about how we have to use our focus virtue of patience during Advent as we wait for Christmas day when we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Year 1- Wreath hats (Advent Wonder Day)
To start off our very exciting Advent Wonder Day, Year 1 discussed the meaning of advent, the different parts of the Advent Wreath and what they mean. We talked about the wreath being in a circle to represent God's infinite love. We also learnt the meaning of each of the candles. The children then made their own Advent wreath hats.
Year 1- The Three Little Pigs
I was so proud of Year 1. They have worked so hard on their writing over the last two weeks. They have been retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs and they have worked on including finger spaces, full stops, capital letters and adjectives. Here are just a few examples of the wonderful work they have produced.
Year 1 Science- What material would be best to make a house for The Three Little Pigs?
Today Year 1 carried out a science experiment to investigate which materials would be best to build a house for The Three Little pigs. Each group built their house out of different materials they had chosen. The Big Bad wolf then came along and tried to blow the houses down! Year 1 discovered that wood and plastic would make the best house for a little pig.
Our Amazing Year 1 Writing
Our Year 1 class have been really impressing Miss Darvill with their writing of traditional stories. They have been writing traditional tales. They are focussing on re-ordering the story, focussing on writing super sentences and character descriptions, and finally are planning, drafting and writing their own simple versions of the stories. They are enjoying acting out the stories using puppets. I wonder if they can retell the story to you? I am really impressed with the improvement in the quality of writing in Year 1. Keep up your hard, super work!
Year 1 English: Orally retelling a repetitive rhyme
Year 1 are reading the repetitive poem, 'Brown Bear Brown Bear what can you see?' We have really enjoyed learning this poem together. Today we created our own masks to link to our performance and learnt some actions to help us retell the poem. This will help us tomorrow when we write our own poems just like the ones in the book "Brown Bear".
Year 1 Science - Our Sensational Senses Wonder Day!
This half term Year 1 have been learning about the five senses. To explore our five senses even further, we had a senses wonder day. Year 1 became Scientists for the day! Year 1 used their five senses to carve pumpkins and watch them explode. They explored what it would be like to lose their sense of sight and had to guide each other round the playground. The class even explored their sense of touch by taking part in a mystery touch test! It was an excellent day and all the children loved it!
Year 1 RE and Virtue Development: Saying thanks for God's wonderful world (Visit by Bowland Farm)
In RE we are learning about the virtue thanksgiving. We visited the farm as we used our sense to say thank you to God for our wonderful animals. We really enjoyed the wonder of all the animals. We thanked God for his special gifts to us when we returned to class in our morning prayers.
Bowland Farm- Research for an Information text
In English this half term Year 1 are writing information texts about farm animals. To help us, Farmer David came to visit bringing his friends from Bowland Farm. We learnt many facts about the animals and we had lots of fun feeding and walking them too!
Year 1 Geography: Our walk around Beeston
In Geography this half term we are learning all about our local area. To help with our learning we undertook some fieldwork and went on a walk around Beeston to look at all the different human and physical features that make Beeston a special place. We saw our church, shops, bus stops and a roundabout. We looked at the different buildings and discussed the different types of houses.
Year 1 Science: Exploring our sense of taste!
Today Year one were learning about their sense of taste. We talked about foods that were sweet, salty and sour. We even tried some sour fruit that made us make a funny face!
Welcome to Year 1
As a brand new school year approaches I would just like to a say a huge welcome back from myself and all the staff working in year 1. After what we can only describe as a challenging time I am thrilled to be starting a new academic year. I have heard so much about each and every one of you and I am thoroughly excited for us to start your new learning journey together. I am looking forward to watching you all grow in confidence, knowledge and curiosity as you take part in a full and creative curriculum!
I know that some of you may feel slightly anxious about returning to school however I can assure you that you will be entering a safe and happy classroom where I will support you all as best I can.
Take a look back!
A little picture to remember how far we have all come!
Religious Education in Year 1
Year 1 are such a thoughtful and reflective class. I have loved to hear their responses and ideas in RE lessons this year!
Year 1's History Journey
Take a look back at all the wonderful work Year 1 have completed in History this year.
Year 1's Wonderful Writing
Throughout this difficult time I have loved seeing all the excellent work you have been doing at home. I took some time today to look back at all your amazing writing. Year 1 have worked so hard to improve their writing this year. I am so proud of their perseverance, resilience and all they have achieved. Well done Year 1!
A visit from the Rock pool company
This half term Year 1 have been learning all about animals in science and have been writing information texts in English. To help with this, the Rock pool company came into school with lots of different animals that you can find in the sea. They brought different types of star fish, a hermit crab, a spider crab and lots more. The children absolutely loved it and learnt many amazing facts. Next week the children will be writing their own information texts about all the different animals.
Science: Features of Fish
Year 1 spent a science lesson investigating the features of fish with Miss Taylor. It was a fantastic lesson where the children used magnifying glasses to investigate the scales and asked lots of questions to deepen their understanding.
Making mocktails in Maths
Last week Year 1 were learning all about capacity. We used mathematical vocabulary such as full, empty, almost full, half full and almost empty. We wrote our own recipes for a fruit mocktail using all the vocabulary we had learnt. We were then able to make them in the following lesson. They were delicious!
Reading with Year 6
What a wonderful time our children listening to stories being told by our Year 6 class!
World Book Day
What an eventful World Book Day! We all dressed up as our favourite book characters and took part in many activities that inspired our love of reading. Year 1 made Gruffalo crumble after reading the story, it was delicious. They were also very lucky to have the Year 6 children read their favourite books to them in the playground. They listened so well and loved every minute of it.
Fairytales and Dragon Workshop
During reading week Year 1 were lucky enough to take part in a Fairytales and Dragon workshop in order to support their story writing in Literacy. The children watched an incredible performance of The Princess and the Dragon, which they thoroughly enjoyed. The children then had to create their own fairytale land and characters using recycled materials. The workshop sparked the children's imaginations and they came up with some fantastic ideas! Well done Year 1 .
Our History Curriculum (Using primary sources of evidence to find out about toys in the past through a visit to Abbey House Museum)
What a fantastic day! Year 1 visited Abbey house museum, linking to our history topic 'Old Toys'. The children looked around an old Victorian village and even got to dress up! They had lots of fun using old pennies to play in the old fashioned arcade. Year 1 were also lucky enough to take part in a workshop where they got to learn all about toys from the past and got the chance to play with them. They used first hand sources of evidence and were able to touch, feel and describe the old toys, comparing them to toys nowadays.
Design and Technology research
In Design and Technology this half term Year 1 are going to be making kites. In order to find out what makes the best kite, we carried out some research and went to fly them. Despite it not being very windy the children were amazing and eventually got the kites to fly! They had so much fun and they can't wait to start designing their own kites.
Science Investigation- What material would be best to make an umbrella for Teddy?
This week Year 1 have been looking at which materials are waterproof and which our not. We investigated materials to find out what would be best to make an umbrella for teddy! We poured water over materials such as plastic, cotton, netting and kitchen roll to see if teddy would get wet. Year 1 came to the conclusion that plastic would be the best material as it is the most waterproof.
History- An interview with Mrs Pollard
History- An interview with Mrs Pollard
To support with our history topic 'Old Toys' we invited Mrs Pollard into our class to tell us all about the toys she played with as a little girl. We prepared some questions and found out all about toys from the past. Mrs Pollard liked to play with a whip and top, cards and the 'jacks' game. Mrs Pollard also played with games that we are familiar with! Hopscotch, yoyo's and hula hoops. We loved having Mrs Pollard in to talk to us and we are so excited for our upcoming school trip!
Year 1 had great fun on Friday meeting and learning about all the animals from Bowland Farm!
Skylar's missing note
On Monday Year 1 had to opportunity to take part in an incredible music workshop. The workshop was linked to what the children have been learning in their lessons this half term. The children watched a brilliant performance in the hall and then completed the workshop in the classroom. As you can see from the photos, they absolutely loved it!
School trip to Eureka
What a day! Year 1 had an incredible time at Eureka today and thoroughly enjoyed it. 'The Gross Lab' workshop was fantastic, they learnt about all the disgusting things the body does. The children made fake sick, fake wounds and lots more. 🤢 We then explored the 'All about me' gallery where the children were able to explore the human body and the senses, linked to our science topic this half term. As my first school trip as a class teacher, I am so proud of how well behaved and sensible Year 1 were today. Well done!
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
This afternoon Year 1 acted out the story from The Tiger Who Came to Tea. We made our own sandwiches, created tiger masks and made invitations. We all sat together on the carpet and ate our delicious snacks and juice while we retold the story.
Year 1 Sound Walk
Year 1 have had a fantastic week and completed some amazing work. This week we developed our science skills and looked at our sense of hearing. We went on a sound walk around school to see what we could hear.
Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome! I can’t believe how busy we have been in our first week back to Year 1! I have been so impressed and you have made me very proud already.
Below I have outlined a few things which will help you along the way this year:
* PE lessons usually take place on Tuesday and Thursday. Please remember that your PE kit must be in school at all times in case these days change or we have another exciting activities planned. The indoor kit is as follows: White top and black shorts. Outdoor kit: Black tracksuit, white top and trainers.
* Practise your spellings at home each day. The spellings follow the patterns we are learning in class and really will enable your children to develop an embedded understanding of the spelling patterns. We follow a 'look, cover, write, check' method, which should help you at home. Spelling tests take place on a Thursday.
* Read at home every night and discuss what you have read in great detail (such as making predictions about what may happen next, discussing the characters and linking what has been read to own experiences).
* Come to school every day ready to learn! The doors open at 8.35am and registration begins at 8.45am.
I am so impressed with what you can do already and how clever, kind and determined you all are. Let’s learn and grow together this year and make sure we are shining like the superstars we are!