Fabulous Forest School Fun- making decorations and party props for a party in Forest School.
Natural Art -inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy
Gaudi inspired paper sculptures.
Spooky Day Fun
Great fun was had on Spooky Day, with some scary dancing…..a haunted Phonics lesson and finally we had some chilled out little monsters during our Yoga session.
Exploring Where We Live
How interesting is the place where we live. On our walk around Ashton-on Mersey we spotted lots different types of buildings, both old and new. Then we learnt about the secret tunnel as we walked across the cobbles to St Martin’s church. We loved looking at the stocks outside the church. We finished the walk looking at the old school building.
DOT DAY-MAKING OUR MARK
What creative classes we are! Using our imagination, we explored different ways of decorating our dots. Printing, collage and painting with our friends we definitely made our marks.
The children have had lots of fun exploring their new classroom, completing challenges and meeting their new teachers.
Year One’s Got Talent.
We are so proud of our talented classes. So brave to perform in front of all our friends.
70s day celebrating 50 years of our school.
What a fantastic day we had celebrating 50 years of our school. We sang, we danced and we ate cake!
Stay and Play Fun in Mrs Sullivan’s Class.
Stay and Play in Mrs Rutter’s Class
What a wonderful afternoon we had for our ‘Stay and Play’. We loved having you! Have a look at the fun we had!
The Beat Goes On
We really enjoyed our body percussion workshop today. We loved making our own compositions! Have a listen to how wonderful we sounded!
Mrs Sullivan’s class making more music using our bodies.
Sports Day 2023
What a wonderful afternoon we all had and well done to the winning team - 🇪🇸 Spain!
More Sports day fun!
Year One Sporting Superstars
We had a fantastic morning at Ashton On Mersey High School taking part in various multi sports. Thank you to all the teachers and Year 12 PE students who helped us. From Cat and Mousing games with the parachute to perfecting our golf swing, just look at all the fun we had.
Our Trip to Runway Visitor Park- Manchester Airport
As part of our flight topic, we visited the airport. We had a wonderful, sunny day spotting the aeroplanes taking off to far flung places like New York and Dublin. We had a close look at an aeroplane, spotting the different features such as the luggage hold and jet engines. Inside the plane, we all sat in the cockpit and had a go at being a pilot. We also learnt about some of the different jobs at the airport, such as police officers and firefighters. Despite the heat, we all enjoyed our trip and of course enjoyed the bus ride, picnic and play in the playground.
Coronation Week Celebrations
We have been having an amazing time in Year One leading up to the coronation of King Charles. We have had coronation themed activities in our continuous provision, we have a celebratory assembly and we even had a street party to celebrate. Have a look at the fun we had!
Being an illustrator
We have been very lucky in Year One to have a visit from the author and illustrator Sarah Parkinson. She spoke to the children about being an author and illustrator. She showed the children how to draw a fabulous coronation cake for King Charles. It was an amazing experience!
ROLL UP, ROLL UP AND COME AND JOIN THE CIRCUS!
Year One had a fun filled morning learning how to juggle, walk on stilts and spin plates.
Science Week 2023 - Being a radiographer
We have been really lucky to have a parent come into school to talk about her job as a radiographer. We were amazed by all the fantastic equipment radiographers use and the important job they do to look after people. I think we have inspired some radiographers of the future!
Science Week 2023- Making Paper Bridges
As part of Science Week we investigated how to make strong bridges using 5 sheets of paper, masking tape and wooden blocks. We first learnt about the skills used in real life construction to make strong bridges. We then applied this to our paper bridge making investigation. We tested the strength of our bridges using weights. Have at look at our science work in action!
Science Week 2023- Scientist Visitor
We we’re very lucky to have a Mum come into school to show us some fantastic science experiments. Changing the state of materials. We loved all the FIZZ POP BANGS!
World Book Day 2023
Have a look at the fun we had during our World Book Day in Year One!
We enjoyed sharing books with children in the Juniors.
Fabulous Fun at Forest School
Spring in nearly here and Year One have been busy outside. We began by whittling sticks. We enjoyed making sharp sticks using vegetable peelers, remembering to scrape the sticks away from us.
We’ve been busy planting seeds to grow into spring onions that we can eat….yum, yum!
With the cold weather we know our feathered friends, the birds are very hungry so we’ve been making bird feeders and filling them to the top with delicious seeds. Well enjoy watching the birds eat their delicious snacks.
Painting with Scissors
Inspired by the collages created by the French artist Henri Matisse we applied some of his techniques to our own pictures.
Lunar New Year- January 2023
We were lucky to have a parent come in and talk about how this festival is celebrated.
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!