5, 4, 3, 2, 1....Blast Off!
Year 1 had an absolutely amazing day at The National Space Centre today and it was a superb way to end our Blast Off topic. There was so much to do, from filming a weather report, to seeing a real rocket, learning about the moon landing, exploring a model of the International Space Station, testing rockets, dressing up, seeing an astronaut movie in the planetarium and so much more! The children were a credit to the school and despite the excitement of being somewhere so wonderful and wearing their own Red Nose Day clothes, they behaved brilliantly. Thank you very much parents for bringing your children in so early and supporting our trip and a special thank you to all of the grown ups who helped make our day so special and memorable.
Year 1 had great fun making and testing paper aeroplanes to find out which paper aeroplane would fly the furthest. In Sparrows the children made two different designs of paper aeroplanes, in Robins children made one big and one small paper aeroplane and in Wrens children used different materials to make aeroplanes. Each class then went outside to test their aeroplanes to find out which flew the furthest.
Thank you so much for the amazing turnout at our Fashion Show! We were delighted to see so many parents coming to see our lovely work and the children were fantastic models.
We looked fantastic in our World Book Day Costumes and had a great day celebrating books and reading.
This term, our PE times are as follows:
Thursday pm - Robins
Tuesday pm - Robins
Wednesday pm - Wrens
Indoor PE is subject to change to due hall use.
Pupils must always change for PE. Plain white t-shirts (white logo-ed PE t-shirts can be purchased from the School Office) and black or navy shorts should be worn (without slogans or brand names). Indoor PE will be done in bare feet but pupils will need trainers for outdoor PE. During cold weather, pupils can wear navy or black tracksuits for outside PE. For safety reasons, we do not allow tops with hoods attached to be worn during PE lessons.
Year 1 have been learning about special religious places such as synagogues, churches, gurdwaras and mosques. They described the special places and learnt about expected behaviour in a special place. The children designed and made their very own special place, with their own special rules and had a lovely time playing games and reading stories.
To get the children engaged with our new topic 'Big Build' we spent the day being builders! We used different types of construction such as plastic cups, lego, stickle bricks, junk and building blocks.
To end our Brilliant Bodies topic with a BANG, the children had a fun afternoon using healthy foods to make fun Christmas snacks. The children planned their designs in the morning and made a list of the healthy food they would need so that the grown ups knew what to get from the shop. They really enjoyed making (and eating!) their apple Christmas trees, grape and strawberry elves and healthy snowmen.
Year 1 had a great time learning about different countries and cultures. They enjoyed learning about Christmas traditions from Germany, the history of the rooster in Portugal and making traditional African masks.
Year 1's Wriggly Nativity was absolutely fantastic! The children put on an amazing show and should be very, very pleased with themselves. They put in so much hard work learning songs and actions, dance routines, lines and remembering when it was their turn to go on stage. The costumes were spectacular and we are very grateful to the parents for providing these, supporting the children at home with learning their parts and for coming to see the show. The children were delighted that Reverend Matt from All Saints Church could come and see our Nativity too.
Well done everyone!
Visiting All Saints Church
Year 1 had a wonderful time visiting All Saints Church in Middleton Village. They learnt about the Christmas story and the meaning for Christians. Reverend Matt was very impressed with how well the children behaved and how much they learnt and understood. The children are very grateful to Matt and the staff at the church who made our visit so special.
This week we have been learning about Remembrance Day. In English we read a book about Remembrance and learnt what happens on the day. We wrote about the important things that we remember. In art we decorated wooden spoons with red glitter to look like poppies. The poppies were planted and we could see them glistening in the sun during our Remembrance Service.
During Art Week Year 1 looked at some of Eric Carle's stories and illustrations. In the story, 'The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse', Eric Carle chose unusual colours to paint his animals. We learnt how to add white to a base colour to make different tints and painted our own animals in the different tints. We also used different shades of tissue paper and made our own unusually coloured animals.
Why are Pirates called Pirates? Because they aarrrrgh!
What a wonderful end to our pirate topic! The children had a fantastic day singing pirate songs, going on a scavenger hunt, hearing pirate stories and having lots of fun during our pirate parties.
The children looked brilliant - thank you parents for all of your support with this topic.
Have a wonderful half term holiday.
In maths we have been learning the pairs of numbers (number bonds) that make 5, 10, and 20 and we've been learning how to add using a number line.
This week we have been learning all about Grace Darling. In the outdoor area we acted out the story and used little boats to retell the story. We sequenced pictures and wrote sentences about what happened.
In maths we have been learning to read and write numbers in digits and words and count up to 100!
We love learning outdoors!
We now have a lovely outdoor classroom and learning area for Year 1. The children have really enjoyed having some of their English, Maths, Science and Topic lessons outside.
The children in Year 1 made wonderful pirate ships and had lots of fun sailing them.