Our last day this year at Forest School, and we had the enjoyment of welcoming our parents and grandparents along to see what all the fuss was about. It was a pleasure to see the children enthusiastically showing parents around the site and introducing them to all the vocabulary linked to Forest School, and sharing fovourite experiences. Thank you parents and grandparents for coming along to support your child.
White Class have been working hard to show their school values in their work and with each other. They were awarded green frogs when they were spotted showing their values. When their pot of frogs was full they earned their treat.
Today (24.5.17) we went for a short trip to the park. The children had a great time and played together beautifully. Well done White Class.
Such a warm day today, we finally got to take off our coats! We had a new experience at the fire circle today, making pop corn, which was great fun to watch. We have become really confident with the animals at the farm now, and got to go in with the pigs and give them a stroke. We have also perfeted the zip wire and were whizzing today. Our final activity was a trust and leadership game, taking our partner to different trees in the forest blindfolded, where they had to guess the tree they had been led to. This was more tricky than it sounds.
We were at a different site today for our activities, with new things to explore! We were taught how to make our own spy glass, using elder wood, a potato peeler and a tent peg. We then used our spy glasses to creep up upon the group who were building shelters, and staged our own pirate attack and battle. We also had our second fire circle and perfected our marshmallow toasting. An adventurous day!
We had another amazing day at Forest School. The weather was beautiful and we got to explored site 3. This week the children completed fire building, den building and learned how to use a potato peeler to strip elder wood, making a spy glass.
We have been investigating how old the trees are at Forest School by measuring them with tape measures. We found the oldest tree was 124 years old! Using our environment we created natural art sculptures and floor pictures. We had our first fire circle today and learnt all about the safety rules and materials needed to create fire. We toasted marshmallows and learnt how to use a fire striker. Another fabulous day.
A cold day today at Forest School, brrrrrr.
We learnt how to use a bow saw to cut our own wood cookie, we decorated these with felt tip pens. We were also taught how to use a trowel to plant bulbs and identified what these would need in order to grow. Our final activity was to visit the fairy village and create friendship bracelets with the fairy breath and decorate our own magic wand. A magical day!
What a great start to our adventures at Forest School!
Our activities today included; meeting the farm animals, learning about how to look after them, riding the zip wire, identifying trees from their leaves and making recipes for the Gruffalo in the mud kitchen.
White Class had a fantastic day at Forest School this Thursday. We created pictures using found materials, found out how to work out the age of a tree and went on a bug hunt. Each group also learned how to build a fire in the fire circle and then toasted marshmallows.
White Class Forest School 27.4.17.
We had another great day up at Forest School. This week the children planted summer bulbs, visited the Fairy Village and used a bow saw to cut a wood cookie. It was all very exciting! Here are some photo’s.
We went around the school and saw lots of examples of seasonal change. The pond was so interesting.
daffodils, blossom, green shoots, buds, leaves, newts, tadpoles, flowers and a bird sitting on a nest!
We have been busy looking for signs of spring, and had a lovely visit to the school pond, which was abundant with new life! Thousands of tadpoles and newts, the children were thrilled to see them all. We managed to spot nearly all the signs of spring on our spotter sheet, the only one missing was the squirrel!
Minster and Me!
We have made a fantastic start to our new topic this term!
We have been looking at aerial maps and photographs of Minster to try and identify features in our local area, as well as larger ordinance survey maps of our district to locate various OS symbols. We are looking forward to going into the village in the next couple of weeks to explore our local area even further.
We have been busy learning how to programme a bee-bot robot. We have learnt to how to follow instructions and directions, as well as write our own instructions for bee-bot to follow. We used the bee-bot app on the iPad to improve our knowledge and understanding of the buttons and their related functions.
DT - 'Great Year 1 Bake Off' Cakes!
Children worked in groups to design, build and evaluate a cake using junk modelling materials. They focused on effective joining so that it could be free standing, and the materials that they would use for decorating.
Maths - Shape Walk
We have been learning all about shapes in maths, and went on a walk in our environment to find 3D shapes. We were amazed by how many shapes we are surrounded with!
This term as part of our Science work we are learning all about the human body. We drew around each other and labelled the body parts.
We went outside when there was a little flurry of snow as part of our ongoing work on Seasons.
We worked in groups to make 3d junk model cakes. Great team work White Class!
We had great fun in term 2 making our Christmas biscuits. They looked amazing all packaged up ready to go home.
In term 2 we designed and made a bag in DT that Mr Wolf could use to carry his shopping. We investigated which materials we could use and how to join them before testing if they were strong enough to carry a bag of flour across the room.
In Red Class we learnt lots about Remembrance Day and why it is very important we do not forget. Here are some of the things we made.
Battle of Hastings Day 14.10.16
Red Class have a lovely time celebrating the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. We learnt lots about the battle and made our own shields and helmets. We even recreated the battle and a few of us narrowly missed arrows in our eyes!!
We had lots of fun on our Quex trip and learnt lots about the adventures of Percy Powell-Cotton in Africa.
Red Class Term 1
We are feeling very settled already in year 1 and have been creating lots to do with our 'Going on a lion hunt' topic. Here are a few pictures to show our African dancing for 'Wake up & Shake up', our African hut role play with lots of African animals and some examples of our beautiful writing in Letters and Sounds and practicing writing our whole name.