Welcome to Year 1!
Tuesday 17th March 2020
Year 1 have had an amazing time learning what it was like to be a child in the Victorian Era. We were lucky enough to be visited by Queen Victoria herself, who told us all about her husband and her 9 children! We then went back into class where we took some Victoria lessons. We wrote our ABCs on boards with slate pencils, learnt a poem by rote and practiced our drill moves. We we also looked at many Victoria artifacts and explored and played with some Victorian toys.
Wednesday 4th December 2019
As part of our Science topic on Animals, Year 1 have been looking at Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores. Today we investigated a selection of ‘animal poo’ (obviously not real!) to identify which animal group it came from, based on the contents of the excretion! We had lots of fun learning and a few disgusted faces!
Friday 20th September 2019
As inspiration for our first extended write, Class 3 & 4 joined in one classroom and watched a very animated Michael Rosen read his book – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The children all loved joining in with the actions.
As it was such a beautiful day, we all took our teddy bears out onto the field and enjoyed our picnic of rich tea biscuits. Many of the children showed lovely sharing of their biscuits with their toys.
The children introduced their toys to one another, followed by a circle game of duck, duck, goose. It was very encouraging to see how the children were cheering each other on.
The children then came inside and wrote some lovely recounts of our picnic.
Thursday 19th September 2019
Over the next few weeks, Year 1 will be looking at our five senses in our Science lessons. This week we have looked at the sense of taste. We explored our own sense of taste by tasting some foods. We began with oranges, which were described as “nice and sweet” but “quite sharp”. Then we tried banana. The banana proved the most popular despite being “a little bit sloppy tasting”. The children were able to tell us that it was “sweet but milder than the orange”.
Next we decided to be a bit more adventurous and tried celery. Some children were a little apprehensive as it was their first time tasting celery, but were brave enough to give it a try and some even found they liked it. Finally, we tried some lemon. The children were able to tell us that it would be sour and we were very impressed that nearly all the children gave it a go. Despite some interesting facial expressions, the lemon actually proved quite popular.