Look to see what we have been doing in Year 1…

The Gingerbread Man

we have been learning all about a special traditional tale this week! We have investigated what all traditional tales have, sequenced The Gingerbread Man, acted it out, compared old and new versions and baked some Gingerbread Men. The children have been fantastic and have asked some amazing questions about how The Gingerbread Man story has changed over the years.

Year 1 Shape Day

In year 1 we have had a fun, informative day all about 2D shapes! To learn the properties of triangles, squares, rectangles, and circles, we have taken part in lots of different activities both inside and outside the classroom. We went on a shape hunt outside, looking at everyday objects which resemble our 2D shapes. Take a look at our art pieces too, where we used block printing to create a dog out of 2D shapes!

Year 1 Geography

This week, we have bee learning about the United Kingdom. We know that it is made up of 4 countries, and all of the flags mixed together to make the Union Jack Flag. We have ‘visited’ each country; looked at their landmarks, capitals, flags and special flowers. Then we made a large United Kingdom map for our classroom. Well done, Year 1!

Fun at the Christmas Party!

We danced, did karaoke, played games and had an amazing party tea! Here are some photos from our Christmas Party.

Reindeer Visit

The Year 1 children sneaked out of school to go and visit Santa’s reindeer on Wednesday! The children had no idea where they were going and the reindeer were very cute! We had the opportunity to feed and stroke them. There was even a little baby!

Visit to the Church

On Monday, we went to the Holy Trinity Church to learn about the Christmas Story. We helped Jenifer the vicar to build the nativity scene and then lit the Advent candles. It was a really special morning and the children were fantastic!

Teeth Brushing

We had a dentist come to speak to us about how important it is to brush your teeth. You have to brush them twice a day, without water and don’t rinse out your mouth! We listened to the dentist and then brushed our teeth. We are going to keep our toothbrushes in our special ‘Tooth Train’ and brush for 2 minutes when we come into school.

Polar Express Afternoon

This afternoon, the children got a golden ticket and were all able to attend our Polar Express Afternoon. Children got changed into their pyjamas, had hot chocolate and snacks whilst we all watched a film together. It was lovely!

National Nursery Rhyme Day

Year 1 were very lucky to be invited to visit the Beacon of Light to take part in a Nursery Rhyme morning. We sang lots of rhymes, went on a character hunt around the building, built our very own imaginary farm and met Samson the Cat! Here are some of our wonderful photos.

Bonfire Night

Year 1  have been learning about Bonfire night and its history. We loved listening to and discussing the story of Guy Fawkes. We then talked about the safety of bonfire night and how we are going to keep safe when we are out and about. We then talked about the rules of fire pit safety before we went around the fire pit. Around the fire pit, we discussed bonfire night and Guy Fawkes’ gunpowder plot. We watched Miss Dickinson safely light the fire and we all had a turn at using the flint and steels to make a spark. We took it in turns to safely walk into the fire pit and we toasted a marshmallow. Whilst we ate our marshmallow, we waited for the hot chocolate to heat up and then had a warm drink. Take a look at some of our photos!

Outdoor Classroom Day

To celebrate Outdoor Classroom day, we took our Read Write Inc and phonics outside. We collected lots of sticks and practiced reading our green words and making them out of our findings. Look at our beautiful work!

Year 1 have become designers…

This week, after our bus trip, we have been making models of the different bridges that we saw. We used art straws and joining materials to make them sturdy and strong. Here are some of our models.

Our brilliant bus trip!

Year 1 children have all been given a ‘house team’ where they can earn ‘house points’ for rewards and special treats. The houses are named after landmarks around the local area. We spent the morning, in different group, on the mini bus visiting them so we knew what they looked like up close. Here are some of the photos…

Materials Hunt

Some of the Year 1 children have been investigating different materials and finding out about some of their properties. They went on a hunt for metal, plastic and wood around the school grounds. The children discussed why these materials are good materials for different jobs, such as being waterproof and hard. They used iPads to record what they find by taking photos of their findings. Here are some of the photos from their hunt.

Year 1 have been very busy!

Year 1 have been very busy since returning to school. We have been making calm bottles, painting, sorting objects into different groups, thinking about how to stay safe on the internet, counting, writing and reading! Here are some wonderful photos of our learning so far…

Autumn Adventures

Year 1 have been out and about looking for signs of Autumn in the school yard and the local area.