Year 1

Spring Term

Wow! What a fantastic way to start spring term with a Topic day surrounding our Artist of the Term - Sir Terry Frost.

The children have produced some lovely pieces of artwork.

 

Sunbursts

 

Sun and Boats

 

Orchard Tambourine

 

Week 2 - Theatre Visit

Year 1 have had a lovely afternoon going to the Theatre to see Cinderella. For many, this was a new experience and the children thoroughly enjoyed it!

 

 

 

Week 2 - Forest School

This half term, both 1G and 1R have been going to Forest School each week. They have been very busy bird watching, whittling, digging, drilling and bug hunting.

 

 

Week 3 - Materials

It was fantastic to see all the lovely holiday projects by the children across all Year One classes! After studying the different properties of a range of material, the children tested their boats to see which would float/sink and which were waterproof/not waterproof. It was a very successful experiment.

Have a look at all the different boats the classes had made.

 

 

 

Week 4 - Computing (Making Algorithms)

In our Computing unit, we have been learning about algorithms. The children have been following and creating their own algorithms for the BeeBots.

 

 

 

 

Week 5 - Stickman by Julia Donaldson

After studying our Author of the Half Term - Julia Donaldson, we have been reading Stickman. The children have thoroughly enjoyed it and have produced some wonderful pieces of writing to retell the story in their own words.

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term

 

 

Visual Literacy

In the lead up to Christmas, during our visual literacy, we have been retelling the story of Bear's First Christmas. The children have sequenced the story and have written some fabulous sentences.

 

 

 

 

Major Mustard Visit

We had a visit from Major Mustard during our study on Light. He performed a puppet show with lots of singing. Then we made our own shadow puppets for the Gruffalo story.

 

 

In Maths this term, we have covered: place value, addition and subtraction. In place value, the children have worked really hard to order numbers up to 100.

 

 

After our class teddy bears went missing, the children wrote letters to the Teddy Robber asking him to return them in Literacy.

 

 

In Guided Reading, children have been working really hard to develop their reading comprehension skills.

 

 

This week the children have thoroughly enjoyed following instructions to make a clay diva lamp, in preparation for our Diwali Assembly. The above piece of work is independent writing following the practical activity.

 

As part of our topic - Toys from the past, Year 1 visited Weston Park to see what it was like for Victorian children; they played with old toys, dressed up, looked at a Victorian nursery/playroom, and made their own wooden spoon puppets.

 

 

 

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