STEM DAY 2018
As part of our STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) day the children in Year 1 learnt about rockets and we made our own rocket mice. In Year 1 we were investigating the best material to make a rocket. We made and tested our designs. It was all great fun!
Autumn 1 2018
We have had a great first few weeks in Year 1. The children have got used to their new classroom and the Year 1 team.
In English we have enjoyed reading stories by Julia Donaldson. We read 'Paper Dolls' and in Art we created our own paper dolls to help us plan and write our own paper doll adventures.
Roald Dahl Day 2018
Roald Dahl day was a great success. The children loved learning the interesting facts about the author and his gruesome writing den. They shared his stories with friends and they all enjoyed the delivery of the ' Wonka bar'
LAST YEAR'S ADVENTURES AND EXPERIENCES IN YEAR ONE
Summer Term 1 2018
Our topic for this term has been 'Plants and Animals'. We started this topic with the 'Year One Great Hyacinth Race'. The children were given hyacinth bulbs to take care of in groups. They had to water their plants daily and record the height of their plants for the race. The children were surprised when their hyacinths flowered in different colours at different rates. Later on in the term, we also grew water cress in different conditions and we planted seed potatoes. The children discovered that plants cannot grow without water.
Royal Wedding Celebrations
At WINS we celebrated the Royal Wedding in style. In class we enjoyed learning about past Royal weddings and about members of the royal family. We also had a dress making area and the children helped to add embellishments and detail to the dress to make it perfect for Miss Markle. The whole school took a 'rock and roll dance class' to learn how to party in style. They children were amazing dancers and they danced all week. On the Friday, we had a whole street party. We started the day with an amazing assembly by Mrs Fairclough. In the afternoon we had a street party for the whole school in the playground. At the party, we had crisps, drinks and ice-cream. The party was full of smiles and dancing.
Spring Term 1 2018
Our topic for this half term has been "Ourselves".
The children have really enjoyed learning about how our bodies work and how we can take care of them.
We know that we have 5 senses and which parts of our body we use for each sense. We have learned about our food's journey through our digestive system and also how our skeleton is essential for us to stand and walk around. We have been using some very tricky scientific words and the children have done a very job job remembering them!
The dental nurse came to visit and was very impressed with how much the children already knew about looking after their teeth. Jack's mummy also visited and told us all about her job as a physiotherapist.
Nest week we are looking forward to a visit from Sam's mummy and their new baby as the children will be looking at how we change as we grow up.