Our visit to St Martin’s Church
Just before Christmas Year One visited the local church in Ashton Village where Rev Catherine told us about the Christmas story. We were also able to look at all the different Christmas trees decorated by local community groups including our school. We were able to read all the wishes we had written for the New Year.
KS1 Christmas Show
Forest School Adventures
During the Autumn term we have been in our Forest school using all available natural resources to make Andy Goldsworthy inspired pictures. The Autumn colours were beautiful and we’re thrilled with our creations.
Spooky day 2022
We have had a brilliant time during spooky day. We explored the spooky activities in our classroom and we played some spooky games in the hall. Have a look what we have been up to.
Settling into Year One in Autumn 1 2022
We have been having a fabulous time settling into our Year One Classroom. The children have enjoyed getting busy in our continuous provision. Have a look what we have been up to.
We were very lucky to have one of our parents come in to tell us all about his job as a builder. He inspired the children by showing them how to build a brick wall, how to cut wood for a roof and how to mix cement. We even made a pebble mural. Thank you Mr Conway!
Matt Goodfellow Visit
On Tuesday we were visited by poet Matt Goodfellow, who read from his collection of poems in a fun assembly! He then helped us write some poetry of our own by encouraging us to write in our own voices and about our own lives.
Manchester Airport Trip
As part of our ‘Flight’ topic we went on a visit to the Runway Visitor Park. We learned about all of the different jobs that people have at the airport and tried on all the different uniforms. We went on a tour around different aircrafts and we even sat in the flight decks. We were so lucky to get to see concord and learn all the interesting facts about the amazing aircraft. What an amazing day!
As part of their Science work on plants and growth our Year One children had a visit from Mrs Whilby today. Mrs Whilby is Miss Graham's daughter's "Grandma Flo" and Flo showed the children photos of her allotment and talked to them about the things that she grows there. Flo brought a variety of seeds in for the children to plant - including beetroot and cucumber seeds and some beans. Once they have germinated we will be transferring some of these into our allotment. The children also have some to take home to grow too.
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
We had a wonderful day today to celebrate the Jubilee. We had an assembly and we sang our song to the Queen, we danced and we ate cake on the field!
Our classrooms were decorated and we came dressed to impress!
Queen’s Jubilee drama workshop
We had a great morning acting out the jubilee celebrations in our drama workshop. We pretended that we were invited to the palace and that we ate all the party food. It was lots of fun!
We had a visit from one of our parents and their team members in school this week. They showed us around a fire engine and talked about the role of a firefighter. They also spoke to us about fire safety too! It was an amazing experience for the children.
We had a wonderful last day of term celebrating Easter. We sang our hearts out in assembly, we took part in an Easter egg raffle and we ended the day with an Easter egg hunt.
World Book Day 2022
What an amazing day Year One had dressed up as their favourite book characters. We had an author and illustrator come in to visit us. She told us her story, then we had a drawing workshop in which we learnt how to draw one of her characters. In the afternoon Year Four visited us from the Juniors and they read us stories to bring our amazing World Book Day to an end.
Lunar New Year Celebrations in Year One
We have really enjoyed learning all about how Lunar New Year is celebrated.
The children enjoyed created their own decorations in the craft.
Christmas celebrations in Year One
We have been busy in our classroom getting in the Christmas Spirit
Spooky day 2021
We had an amazing time on spooky day. In class we completed spooky activities and in the afternoon we had a spooky party on the hall! We all had a great day!
Autumn Term- September 2021
The children have settled very well in their new class room with great areas to explore. They have been very busy completing challenges and activities based around the topic, Houses and Homes. Although the highlight over the first couple of days was eating their dinners in the school hall, at last!
Careful building ensuring the bricks are stable.
Challenges outside- word building
Macmillan Coffee Morning
The children brought a contribution in and delicious cakes were shared to raise money for people living with Cancer. Thank you parents for helping support this worthy cause.
Sports Day and end of the year fun!
Year 1 are absolutely thrilled to be coached for the Summer Term by professional basketball player, Pharroh Gordon.
What a lot of talent there is in Year 1... keep it up everyone!
Our Year 1s are always recreating worlds and telling stories in the areas. This time we tried recreating 'Where the Wild Things are', with just a few small props.
Art and Science - cross curricular work exploring wild plants and Plaster of Paris work.
The children have began to identify and name common wild plants and flowers, and enjoy finding them in the hedgerows of the field and in forest school.
We rolled out air drying clay to line a plastic container. We then gathered plants and flowers and set out a composition in the clay. The plants were gently pressed into the clay and then carefully peeled out. We then mixed up Plaster of Paris and explored the changes of state and observed the exothermic reaction - fun!
The children loved watching the big reveal as we peeled the clay away from the dry casts and washed off the surface of the finished piece.
Artists at work.
During January and February, the children at home and in school have been eager to learn all about the body. We've used our senses, learnt how our bodies digest food and also learnt the names of organs!
The children really enjoyed their virtual visit from the author Sarah Parkinson. They all had a go at drawing their own illustrations and produced some fabulous snowmen!
We love yoga!
We've enjoyed exploring our new classroom (inside and out) and being with all of our friends again!
We started the term with the Oliver Jeffer's story "Here We Are". In these exceptional times, we're making sure that we take care of each other and remember to be kind.
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Sports Relief 2020
Have at look at at our Year One athletes attempting our assault course to raise money for this years sports relief. What amazing athletes!
Science Week 2020
For Science week we were thinking about ‘Our Diverse World’. In Year One we were thinking about diverse people and how we can adapt playground games to make them accessible to everyone, even if they don’t have all 5 of their senses. We adapted playground games for people who were blind or partially sighted. The children were great at thinking of their own adaptations. We also had. Go at drawing each other’s bodies and looking carefully at our similarities and differences. Have a look at us in action!
World Book Day 2020
We had such a great week this week to celebrate world book day. We had a visit from the illustrator Penny Neville-Lee and she taught us how to draw some of the illustrations from her stories and inspired us to draw. We also had a visit from the author Sarah Parkinson who shared of her stories with us and she inspired us to write and illustrate our own stories. What’s more we dressed up on Friday as our favourite story characters and shared our favourite stories! Some children were lucky enough to be drawn out of the raffle and have a special story time with our therapy dog visitor. Year One had such fun and the children a amazing author illustrators.
Our Museum Shelf
As part of our ‘ In the Old loft’ topic we have created a museum shelf to allow children to understand the different ways in which we learn about the past and to allow them to handle artefacts. We have been amazed by the wonderful and precious items the children have brought in and how they have been able to share interesting information about them! Have a look at the artefacts we have on our shelf.
A Year One parent came into school to tell us all about the important job of a physiotherapist. We were able to look closely at the equipment used by a physiotherapist and we learnt about their uses. We enjoyed playing with the equipment. Have a look at the fun we had!
The children have really enjoyed learning about the human body and the senses. They have wanted to learn all about the different body systems so we have ran with their enthusiasm and looked more closely into the human body. We had team competitions where the children had to draw around a friend in their class and draw the body parts and systems they had been learning about. There work was pretty impressive and they were so knowledgable about the body. Have a look at the fun they had!
Chinese New Year Shadow Puppets
As part of our learning about Chinese New Year, Miss Graham came into Year One to teach us how to make shadow puppets. We explored how shadows puppets are part of the Chinese tradition and looked at a variety of shadow puppets. We then designed and made our own shadow puppets to help retell the Chinese New Year ‘ Great Race’ story.
Guide Dog Visit
We were very lucky to have a visit from Brailley the guide dog and his trainer. As part of our ‘Ourselves’ topic we have been learning about the senses and we learned about the lives of Louis Braille who was blind and Helen Keller who was blind and deaf. The children were keen to find out about how guide dogs help people today who are blind and deaf. When Brailley came into school, we were keen to get the answers to all our questions. The children learned about the life of the guide dog and how they are trained. Have a look at the photos from our special visit.
Amazing Art Work
The children have been doing lots of self portraits and drawing detailed drawings of their eyes as part of their ‘Oursleves’ topic. Have a look at their amazing textured portraits!
Christmas in Year 1
The children have enjoyed designing and making their own Diva lamps or Christmas candles. They moulded candle pots from clay and moulded the candles from wax.
We then wrapped them and finished them with a gift tag.
We also created our own baubles and Christmas cards. Have a look at our creations!
Christmas Party Day
We had a great day on our party day. We had and entertainer and a visit from Father Christmas. We played party games in the hall and a Christmas feast in our classroom! What a super day we had!
play and settling in in Autumn term
Yan Tan Tethera
Here are some photos of our fabulous workshop with Professor Jiggit from Yan Tan Tethera. This artist had our children mesmerised. Their imaginations were racing.
The Professor told his stories of dragon hunting; showed them his collection of eggs; educated them on dragons; and then they matched the eggs to the correct dragons. He finished with an interactive story telling featuring the Cockertrice, played by one of our Year 1s!
Maths work in Autumn 1.
Here is a little peep at Year 1s using a range of equipment to explore ‘less than’ and ‘greater than’. We have also been using numicon to work on our number bonds to 10 and 20. Finally, everyone is doing a super job of reinforcing images in our heads of numberlines. We can use them to solve simple addition by drawing and counting jumps.
Autumn 1 2019
Amazing Art Work
This term our topic is 'Building and Homes'. In Art we have been drawing buildings in the same style as the artist Matthew Gibson using simple line drawings- I'm sure you'll agree this technique is so effective! After developing these skills we then drew our own dream homes and used different watercolour techniques to add colour. The children have really enjoyed developing their watercolour techniques in our Year 1 'Artist Area' too.
Take a look at our super art work below!