2021 - 2022
'Year 1 so enjoyed their kite making day for their Design and Technology topic.
We learnt how to design our product, make it and then evaluate it. Part of the evaluation was seeing if we could get it to fly in the air, even though it was not a windy day. Some of them really did go up in the air!
Year 1 have shown some amazing skills in their gymnastics over this term. We have learnt to balance on 'points' and 'patches', which you can see from the photographs. We have learnt to point our toes and show our core strength in holding a tricky balance for 5 seconds.
Year 1 and Year 4 partnered up this week for some reading as our classes are 'reading buddies'. We read our own books to each other as well as the younger ones choosing a book that they would like their reading buddy to read to them. Both classes enjoyed it so much and look forward to our next meeting in a few weeks.
Lots more learning outside for Year 1! We investigated woodland homes for woodland animals and took a toy outside to build a safe, cosy home for them.
We made crowns using interesting treasures collected from the woodland areas in our school. We used our finished crown to help us write instructions on how to make one as well. We even had a parade wearing them around school.
We had a lovely sunny afternoon to do our land art. Year 1 were using their learning about the famous land artist, Andy Goldsworthy to develop design techniques using colour, pattern and texture with natural objects.
Year 1 have been enjoying our outside areas around school. We have been investigating woodland and trees. We have been finding out about different types of trees and using the words 'deciduous' and 'evergreen' to describe them.
We have been very busy with our Maths in Year 1 so far. We have been learning to count and sort by different criteria and compare different amounts of objects and numbers. We have been learning to write our numbers correctly and use the symbols for 'greater than' and 'less than'.
We have enjoyed doing Write Dance in hall all together. This helps us to strengthen the muscles needed for our handwriting.