Year One have become scientists!

Year one received a letter from Zeb; an alien from outer space:

           

 

To help him we decided that we need to become scientists to carry out our research.

We started our research by looking first at ourselves;

the human body and our senses…

    

We’ve had lots of fun being scientists; naming and labelling parts of the body and making our own skeletons!

     

              

We have also taken part in a number of experiments linked to our senses such as a smell test and a taste test!

        

Year One’s trip to Weston Super-Mare

This term year one have been learning all about the seaside. It was great to celebrate our learning by taking a trip to Weston super-Mare.

During our visit we had fun playing on the beach, digging in the sand and competing in a sandcastle competition.
We also had a donkey ride along the beach and finished the day with a delicious Mr Whippy ice cream!

We had a wonderful day. It was lots of fun!

    

   

          

 

Step into the Jungle with Year One

This term Year one have been learning about the artist Henri Rousseau.

We explored his famous painting ‘Surprised’ and talked about the colours and textures we could see.

We learnt about the fore ground, middle ground and back ground in a picture and discussed where to place animals to achieve a planned effect.

As part of our project we studied different plants, sketching and colour mixing to create images similar to Henri’s style of work.

       

We then chose to create a ‘hidden toucan’ or ‘hidden tiger’ picture and used oil pastels as our preferred medium.

      

We think our toucan and tigers look terrific!

 

 

A slimy surprise!

Last week Year one received some very strange parcels! Class 3 had a visit from some sea snails whilst class 4 met Simon the land snail!       

We talked about where they might have come from and noticed that we had also been left the story ‘The Snail and the Whale’.

After reading the story we found out the snail had travelled around the world visiting different places.  We discussed where our snails could have been on their travels and and thought about lots of questions we could ask to find out more about them!

We really enjoyed having the snails in our classroom but felt ithe kindest thing we could do was to release them on their next journey to somewhere new.

We are now creating our own stories based on our story map of ‘The snail and the Whale’.

Our hunt for the Giant’s golden eggs!

On Friday, after assembly the Year 1’s were walking back to their classrooms when suddenly we spotted some big muddy footprints in the corridor. We went into the classrooms to find a letter had been left for us.

The letter was from the Giant in Jack and the Beanstalk. Unfortunately, Jack had stolen his golden eggs. However, if we could find the golden eggs then we could exchange it for some chocolate eggs.

Firstly, we went out into the playground and we each had to find a colourful egg.

 

 

 

Inside the eggs were words which joined together to make four clues.

As a class, we decided that the clues were leading us to the pirate ship and so we went out to hunt for the golden egg. When we got to the ship, we climbed the ladder to the top and found two golden eggs.

We took the eggs back inside and left them on the beanstalk for the giant to find.

When we got back to our classrooms we were amazed to find that the giant had left us each a chocolate egg- they were delicious!

Jack’s trip up the beanstalk!

On Friday we had a giant surprise in year one…a huge beanstalk had grown up to the sky and two large feet were dangling down above us! We then received a letter from Jack who recounted his trip up the beanstalk to the castle! He told us how much he enjoyed climbing the beanstalk and told us that we should try too!

We thought about how we could do this and decided we needed to use our imaginations…we then went into the hall and ate magic jelly beans…the beans turned us into beanstalks and we created a short dance movement to show how the beanstalk would grow. We then moved under the parachute and pretended it was the the thick, dark leaves of the beanstalk. We thought about how Jack might have pushed his way through to reach the top. After that we climbed the ladder to reach the castle and stole the giant’s golden hen and the golden chocolate eggs!

It was so much fun!

We can’t wait to find out more about Jack’s recount in our literacy lessons.                                                  

Growing beans!

In year one we are learning about plants. We have talked about what plants need to grow and have devised an experiment to help us find this out. Today we planted our own seeds and look forward to watching our beanstalks grow over the coming weeks! We even made our own castles in the sky and hope that our beanstalks will reach them!    

Tasting foods from around the UK

In year one we have been learning about the different countries in the United Kingdom. We have spent our geography lessons locating different places on the map and using an atlas to help us. Today we looked at the different foods that are associated with places in the UK. We tried shortbread from Scotland, soda bread from Northern Ireland, scones from England and welsh cakes from Wales. They were all delicious and we each voted on our favourite

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The tiger who came to school!

Mrs Arnold told the children that when she came in to school this morning the classroom was very untidy. She asked the office staff to check the CCTV cameras to see who had made all of the mess.

The children were very shocked to see that the tiger had visited our classrooms! We talked about the different things he had been doing such as jumping on the tables, painting with all of the paints and eating all of the pears!

We then wrote sentences using the -ing suffix to show what he had been up to!

The children then spent the rest of the day looking out for the tiger and investigating paw prints and scratch marks that they had found!

This afternoon they wrote their own signs and have hoped to entice him into school again using a trail of raisins and arrows marking the route!

They even created a home for him in the role play house

Great team work, problem solving and independent writing skills Class 3!

First Aid Training for Year 1

Today the children in year one received First Aid training.

We talked abut the difference between needing first aid and hospital treatment and sorted a range of pictures for each type.

We then talked about what we would do in an emergency and what number we should phone. The children were aware they needed to call ‘999’.

Our trainer Neil then told us the information we need to give to the operator in an emergency such as our name, address and phone number.

The children were shown how to put someone in the recovery position and then spent some time practising this with a partner.

We had fun learning this important life skill!