Today we entered our classroom after lunch with a passport and an aeroplane ticket. Our classroom has been transformed to look like an aeroplane. We took our seats, put our hand luggage (coats) under our seats, fastened our pretend seatbelts and watched TUI’s safety video. The plane took off and we were airborne! How would this feel if it was real? What could we see?
We watched a video that someone had recorded whilst on an aeroplane above the clouds to help us deepen our thinking and understanding. Once we landed, we got off and collected our luggage (PE KIT) and then went to our hotel in Madrid. How would we feel now? Why?
It was much warmer in Madrid than the UK, so we had to get changed and put on our sun cream and sunhats (we used our PE kits). Then we headed to the beach! We had fun playing in the sand and sea. We headed back to our hotel and got changed for evening meal. We wanted to look our best.
Finally it was time for bed and for role-play journey to be over.
In Geography this half term we have been learning about continents, the oceans and planet earth. We learnt a great continents song, which helped us remember the names of the 7 continents and where they are on a world map.
World Book Day 2019!
We had a great day celebrating World Book Day. The day started with a special assembly, where we shared some of our favourite books and had a look at everyones costumes. They were brilliant! Later we shared a story with our friends, talked about why we came to school in the character we did and make our own books. At the end of the day we got a book token to get a World Book Day book from the supermarket. Which book will you get?
Look at our brand new superhero capes!
In KS1 we are 'Superhero Writers'. Who is going to be first to wear one of our capes?
Ask you child how they can get one and if they have worn one yet.
Our 'Superpower is Writing!'
For our WOW we have estimated amounts, measured animal footprints using non standard measurements such as multilink, sorted animals into different categories, created animal dens and ordered animals by their height. We also created a fantastic animal themed display in the corridor, by making leaves, painting palm trees and painting different animals. It looks great!
This week we have been learning about the Artist Kandinsky. He painted a range of paintings using colours, lines, music and shapes. He liked to listen to Jazz music when he was painting as this gave him inspiration and creativity.
Take a look at our Art journey ...
We explored the difference between primary and secondary colours and we learnt how to create secondary colours.
It was very exciting.
"Look blue and red make purple!" one child said in amazement.
We then went on to create a painting, using the colours we had mixed, in the style of Kandinsky.
Our Class Assembly
This week we have been working hard practising our class assembly. We used lots of our school characteristics and showed a growth mind set when learning our lines. The final performance was fantastic.
WELL DONE YEAR 1! We are all very proud of you!
For our WOW we have been on a secret mission to help Spiderman. He is visiting the Arctic, but he doesn't have the appropriate clothes. It was our job to help design him some warm clothes to stop him freezing. We also painted an Arctic picture using different shades of grey and blue too. It was all very exciting!
What a great time we all had at our Christmas Fair on Tuesday! We sold lots of our 'Build your own Olaf's' and our handmade Year 1 Reindeer food.
Well done to the winner of 'Storm', the giant wolf dog. The lucky winner in Miss James class was very excited to claim her prize. Miss James wishes she could have taken him home too!
Storm enjoyed his day in Beech class today, he even got to sit at the Superhero Writing table!
This week we have had two special visitors in our classrooms ..... Elf Beech and Elf Hazel.
... and it looks like they are here to stay!!!
This half term, in Maths, we have been learning how to add and subtract numbers. We started by using objects, then we moved onto number line addition and subtraction and then we learn some mental methods of adding and taking away numbers. We also learnt what a number family is and that numbers can be swapped round within mathematical sentences. If we are taking away then the answer will get smaller and if we are adding the number will get larger.
Anti-Bullying Day 2018
As part of Anti- Bullying week, children were able to wear silly socks. This was to create awareness towards bullying and appreciate everyone is different. We focused on terms such as respect and created a caricature of ourselves to demonstrate what qualities we have in order to be a good person and how treat others in high regard.
Internet Safety Drama Workshop
In Year 1, we explored the theme 'Staying Safe Online' through drama. We put on our binoculars and 'jumped into the internet'. Miss James could see pink bananas, another child could see their dog doing backflips on the trampoline and we even had one child who said they could see their dad as a zombie! We had to use our imagination skills to explore and think creatively about what we could see. All of a sudden, Wonder Woman appeared and she taught us how to be a superhero and stay safe online. We were great superheroes and we remember the three key messages to stay safe. 1) Don't tell anyone your name. 2) Don't tell anyone your address. 3) Don't tell anyone what school you go to. This was also reinforced through another game, where we had to try and get a magic bucket. On our mission to get the bucket, we were being asked personal questions (we were still in the world of the internet at this point) so we had to shout back "I'm not telling you!" so we could keep our personal information safe and private. Our final problem to solve on our journey was to help Penny find and keep her password safe. We had to search for the missing password - and guess what - we found it! We learnt that it is important that we tell a trusted adult what our password is, but no-one else, as they will help us to keep it safe and keep us safe too. Finally we did some more exploring in the world of the internet, using our binoculars and imagination to see what we could find. To finish our drama lesson, we got into a circle, held hands and together jumped back out of the internet. We had great fun on our exploration journey today and we can't wait to do it again!
Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, is a day to remember all those who have fought for us and died for us in War. It is commemorated every year on the 11thNovember at 11am, when the fighting stopped, bringing an end to World War One. This week we have learnt about Remembrance Day, why some people wear poppies at this time and what the poppy stands for. We created Remembrance Art work, made poppies to go in our school Poppy Remembrance Garden and we took part in a special Remembrance service to remember those who have died.
What season are we in now? How do you know? How is this different to the other seasons in the year?
Autumn 2 WOW
Year One have returned after the holidays refreshed and ready to learn. As part of our new topic, “Bright Lights, Big City” the children have read the story of “Katie’s Tour of London”. We have learnt London is a city and is the capital of England. We discovered lots of historical and modern sites to which we then designed and made replicas out of recyclable goods.
This half term one of our units of PE is dance. We have used our imagination and knowledge of the story 'The Three Little Pigs' to take on the roles of different characters. We have thought about the characters personality, actions and ways they might move. We pretended we were the big, bad, nasty wolf and we crept around. We moved in ways which we thought were sneaky, often working at a lower level and closer to the ground. We had to move as quietly as we could so we wouldn't be heard. We then took on the role of the Three Little Pigs and pretended we were carrying bricks, sticks and straw to make our houses. The bricks were extremely heavy so we had to try and recreate this in movement. We used our hands and arms to pretend to pull heavy piles of bricks along the floor. In contrast, when were were pretending to carry the straw that was much lighter, we worked at a higher level and our facial expression were much happier. Throughout the whole journey we had to work with others, we worked in pairs, in small groups and as a whole class. We developed our speaking, listening, performing and feedback skills throughout. We learnt to give positive and constructive feedback to others to say what we liked about their movement/performance and tell them how in they could improve it and make it even better. This is something we are going to continue to work on throughout Year 1.
When we came into our classroom this afternoon there were photos all over our tables. The photos were of famous places and landmarks in different locations. We had to work together to discuss the pictures and try and work out where they were. We identified pictures of places close to our school (on Grange Park), famous buildings and places in Blackpool town center and Jethro even knew that some of the photographs were of places in London and he could name them. We then worked as a class to group the photos according to their location. We talked about how our immediate area is called Grange Park and this is within the town Blackpool. We talked about us living in England, located it on a UK map and talked briefly about the three other countries that surround us and make up the UK. We then looked at aerial photographs and maps too. What were the similarities? What were the differences? Could we locate any places on the maps? Where are and what are the physical and human features of these three UK locations? We learnt and used lots of Geographical vocabulary too!
School Council Elections
Reading into Writing
Autumn 1 WOW!
As part of our WOW, Year One have been introduced to our Me, Myself and I topic. Our aims were to discuss, identify and label parts of the human body and our facial features. We used loose parts, natural items and large paper to draw, create and represent ourselves. It was lots of fun!
Year 1 Spellings
These are the some of the key words we learn to read, write and confidently apply within different contexts in Year 1. Learning to read and write these words at home will help us read more challenging text and write a range of sentences independently.
Year 1 have had a fun filled year. They began Year 1 learning about healthy lifestyles and the human body. This led to some interesting pieces of artwork based on the style of artist Andy Goldsworthy.
Year 1 went on to create an enormous junk model version of London in our ‘Bright Lights Big City’ topic. This was an enormous creative group effort that the children thoroughly enjoyed.
The children’s journey then took them on an Antarctic adventure with Sir Robert Falcon Scott the explorer. They were fascinated by his story and expedition. The children really enjoyed getting to meet him and interview him.
The next chapter of our learning journey took us deep in to the jungle, when Year 1 visited Blackpool Zoo and had an interactive workshop. They got to meet giant hissing cockroaches and many other great animals.
The children have had a fantastic year filled with lots of fun and exciting learning opportunities. Miss Wooding and Mrs Webster would like to say well done to Year 1 on their brilliant work and amazing effort. The children have worked so hard and learnt so much this year. The Children will be amazing in Year 2.
Year 1 Class of 2016/17
In Year 1 we have enjoyed lots of learning outside the classroom and through creative projects. We have covered topics about winter wonderlands, wild animals and dinosaurs. Year 1 children have developed in to confident speakers and performers by doing the Christmas show, our Year group assembly and taking part in the Choral Speaking Competition. It has been an energetic and enthusiastic year. The children have all become independent learns with a great Growth Mindset.
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