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Year 1

Power Week 8th April

This week we have had fun doing lots of creative activities related to this half term's topic. After reading the story we made our own gingerbread men from scratch. Everyone had a part to play in this complicated process. Unlike the story, our gingerbread men did not attempt to run away.

Learning How to make Gingerbread Men

Castles

We have been learning about castles and comparing these to our own homes. This week we drew a castle and then experimented with colour mixing paints to create the most appropriate colour for the castle. Once happy with the mixed colours we used these to paint the clay castles we had made last week.

Painted Castles and Clay Castles

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 Super Artists

This year we have been learning about three artists and their different styles.

We have looked at the work of Manchester born L.S. Lowry and created our own city, factory and school landscapes based on Lowry's style.

In the style of LS Lowry

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We have also been looking at the work of the artist Jan Pienowski who is most famous for illustrating children's books.

Examples of Jan Pienowski's work

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Our challenge was to make a castle picture in this style. To make the background for the picture we learned how to use marble inks to create a lovely swirly effect. Each of our backgrounds is unique. Here are some examples of our achievements.

Using marble inks to create the background.

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This week we have looked at the work of outdoor artist Andy Goldsworthy. We had fun collecting natural resources from the school grounds to use in our creations. We worked together in small groups taking each others opinions into account. The final results were amazing. 

Andy Goldsworthy Outdoor Art

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Fun in the sun searching for natural resources for our artwork

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Here are some of our examples

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This week (25th March) so far...

We have been making clocks and using these to help us to learn to tell the time to the hour and half hour.

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We each drew a story map for the Traditional Tale The Three Little Pigs. We also learnt to re-tell the story with actions to help us remember this story.

Finley's amazing Story map. We can re-tell the story with actions.

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On Friday, as part of this half term's topic based around Traditional Story Tales,  we made houses for the Three Little Pigs. We worked individually, or in pairs and  used a selection of construction kits and junk to make these. When we had finished we tested the strength of the houses,  by using a hairdryer to see if they could withstand the Big Bad Wolf's huffing and puffing.
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This week we have been very busy preparing our school vegetable area. The children have enjoyed digging and preparing the soil, planting seeds and looking for mini beasts.
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St Anne's Food Bank

Today the children in Year 1 helped to sort out the donated food ready to take to the food bank. First we sorted the food into groups of food types and then we made a tally chart recording how many of each types there were. Once we'd done this we all helped to bag the food ready for distribution.

Food Bank Tally Chart

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Year One's helping hands

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World Book Day

We had a lovely day today. All the children looked amazing in their costumes. We did some great work on the book Tuesday which was all pictures and no words. Year 4 came down to share books with us and in the afternoon we made bouncy frogs on lily pads to remind us of the story Tuesday.

World Book Day Fun

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Creative Fun. Using design skills to make a frog with a spring

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                        Shrove Tuesday          aka  Pancake Day

We had great fun today learning about how to make pancakes and why this special day is celebrated. Everyone had a turn at cooking and tossing a pancake before choosing the toppings they wanted. They were delicious.

Thank you Mrs Palfreman!

We have an amazing addition to the classroom. It is a magical small world 'fairy garden' as part of the new topic which is based around traditional fairy tales.

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Get Out of our Swamp

This Half term's topic is Get Out of our Swamp. Today we looked at photographs of a selection of  swamps before making our own collage swamp.

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Lunchtime reading Club

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Year 1 have some new reading partners. Thank  you Year 5 for helping us!

Poetry Competition

Year 1 have been looking at poems over the last few weeks. We have been reading a selection of rhymes and poems and even had a go at writing our own. We based our Competition entry  poems around the senses and thought about the things we can see, hear, smell, taste and feel. We tried to use lots of descriptive language (adjectives) in our writing. We are sending the entries off soon so fingers crossed!

Our competition entries.

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What a busy day we have had in year 1

Story Stop Tuesday

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Fire Safety Talk

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Fire Safety  Talk for Year 1

Today we had a visit from Nuneaton Fire Service to talk to us about the importance of keeping safe around fire. We looked at safe and unsafe fires. We looked at the clothes fire fighters wear before going near a fire and we learnt a technique to help if our clothes accidently caught on fire. STOP-DROP-ROLL and we learnt a rhyme to remind us to never play with mathches. 

Matches and lighters never touch

They might hurt you very much.

Internet Safety Day

We had an assembly and time in class, learning about how to stay safe on the internet. We designed a poster to help us remember some of the important rules.

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Celebrating Chinese New Year: 2019 the Year of the Pig

 

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Week 4

This week  we have been experimenting with writing the 'Victorian way' using dip pens and slate and chalk. We had great fun but decided that using pencils is much easier.

Writing the old fashioned way.

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Happy New Year and best wishes for 2019

This term we are looking at schools over the past 100 years. We have created a small Victorian role pay area in the classroom with an abacus, easel and slates to write on. The children have experienced  some traditional old fashioned games in P.E

Traditional games

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SHARING BOOKS

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Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend our reading session today. It was great to see you all and the children really enjoyed sharing some books with you.

 

Autumn 1 Term the children in Year 1 enjoyed the Superheroes topic. They engaged in small world and role play activities and made and designed their own superheroes. We read lots of stories related to this topic and learnt about the real life superhero Grace Darling and what her life was like in Victorian times.supeer hero small world area.

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In year 1 we had great fun carving pumpkins to celebrate harvest. It was hard work but we all persevered.

Harvest Pumpkins

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The children are now helping to plan our weekly collective worship. This week we chose to each place a paper 'helping hand' on the water and prayed for all the people who need help in the world. After a few minutes on the water, the closed hands opened up.
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