Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to Year 1 with Mrs Bowell, Mrs Goss, Mrs Tomlin and Miss Kingswood!
We have a very exciting year ahead of us as we begin Key Stage 1 and we believe it is extremely important to still have plenty of opportunities to explore a play based curriculum as well as developing our key skills and becoming even more independent.
This year we begin with our topic "Memory Box", learning about the past, ourselves and others. Other topics include "Superheroes", "Bright Lights- Big City", "Paws, Claws and Whiskers" and "Rio de Vida"- look out for updates of the super things we have been upto on our class page. Some topics will include a creative homework project and we really do like you to be as creative and imaginative as possible!
As always, reading at home is particularly important and we encourage every child to read at home as much as possible to develop their skills learned at school.
The teachers and children in Year 1 are lookind forward to the exciting adventure they will embark on together this year and all of the wonerful things that we will achieve together!
JWS Multi skills festival
Last week we visited Joseph Whitaker school for a multi skills festival. We practised our balancing skills, ball skills and team game skills. Lots of fun was had by all!
During "Welly Wednesday" we collected leaves and made masks for nature heroes. We looked online to explore the nature trust and find out about how they protect our environment and our wildlife.
We launched our topic with a superhero dress up day. We practised our skills on the iPad by taking pictures of each other in different superhero poses.
This week we used music and ribbons to create a firework dance. We built a bonfire with leaves and twigs and danced around it, using high and low movements, twirls and jumps. Finally we added music to make the sounds of different fireworks and made our movements match the sounds....
Teddy Bear Picnic
To celebrate the end of our memory box topic, we invited our teddy bears to an extra special picnic. We designed, made and evaluated a range of sandwiches and played circle games. We had a fabulous day.... we think our teddy bears did too!
The Wild West
Foundation have loved learning about The Wild West. They have been visited by Cowgirls on their horses and Sheriff Kelvin and have made their own tepees and dreamcatchers!
Egg decorating, egg rolling and an egg hunt solving clues!
Our Christian Experience
On Tuesday, Foundation and Key Stage 1 got together to explore the Easter Story through art, song and reflection. They spent all morning working in mixed year group teams, and made their way around 8 stations throughout school, where they made twig crosses, re-enacted the Last Supper, made palms, reflected in the...
We were very lucky in the FSU to see the chicks hatch before our eyes and even got the chance to hold them!
During trekking this week we used the nets and tanks to see what we could find in our pond. We were so excited to find lots of frogspawn which we looked closely at back in the classroom. We even got to see some very tiny tadpoles!