Welcome to the Year One Web Pages.
Please have a look at all the super things we are doing! We hope to keep you informed on what we are learning about and the new skills we are achieving.
The God Who Speaks Retreat Day
On Thursday we had a wonderful and fun retreat day thinking about how God speaks to us through the scripture. There was lots of acting, singing and drawing activities with Dan and Emily.
The History of Flight
The children are learning about the history of flight and how this has developed over time. After watching a short film they had the opportunity to design their own plane and test them outside on the playground. The had to listen carefully and follow Mrs William's instructions when making their paper plane.
End of Autumn 2
It is hard to believe that the children have completed a whole term at school. We are all really proud of the progress they have made and how much they have grown in confidence since September. Here are some of the things we have been doing over the last few weeks.
Pablo's last few days
We have enyoed having Pablo visit our class. He as taken part in lots of our lessons both indoor and out.
Well done to year one for their super acting and singing skills when performing in the Christmas production.
Fire Safety Talk
Today, Thursday 28th November we had a visit from two Nuneaton based firefighters. They came to give year one some information about keeping safe around fires. We learnt what to do if our clothes caught on fire (stop, drop and roll) and a catchy rhyme to remind us of the dangers of fire.
"Matches and lighters never touch, they might hurt you very much"
We also got the opportunity to try out the firefighters uniform.
Autumn 2 Science -Humans
We are learning about the five senses and which parts of the body they relate to. Today we have been investigating our sense of smell. We had eight smells to identify and we tested to see if holding your nose would help or hinder smelling the items. We couldn't see the items and we found that holding your nose made it more difficult to identify the smells (coffee, lemon, mint, chocolate, vinegar, garlic, bubble bath and banana) . Most children found vinegar, mint and lemon the easiest to identify.
We always have fun in our music lessons but are also learning to follow a steady beat, play faster, slower louder and softly. We have been using the musical instruments to represent other sounds also.
Last week we had a very special visitor to Year 1. Pablo the penguin came to visit again. The children remember him from their time in Reception but he has grown up quite a lot. To make him feel at home they helped Mrs Williams and Mrs Dooley to make him his very own igloo.
Autumn 2 Term
This half term we are learning about the polar regions. We will be reading lots of fiction and non fiction books based around these areas and the animals that live there. We have a igloo role play area and a lovely new small world set.
Look at the skills we are learning in P.E.
We all tried to write the 'Victorian Way' using slates boards and dip pens and ink. This was much harder that we thought it was going to be.
We had such fun at the Autumn disco. We enjoyed dancing, spending time with our friends and snack time.
It is almost the end of the first half term and we have enjoyed learning about schools from Victorian times to present day times. Here are some of the things we have covered in this topic.
Look at our amazing class fingerprint tree
As well as working hard in year one we always have fun on a Friday during our Golden Time. Here or some of the things the children choose to do this week.
Year One spent some time discussing what rules they thought would be good to have as our class rules. They came up with some great ideas.
We had good fun in PE this week.
Yet another busy week in year 1
Once again the children have been working really hard and learning lots of new things. In History they have been looking at the differences between schools in Victorian times and present day schools. They were all able to cut out pictures of school items and decide whether they were from the past, present day or would be used in both eras.
Design and Technology
As part of our topic 'School Days' we have designed and are making a model of a classroom or school. We are developing and improving our cutting and joining skills to help us make the models. Here are some examples so far.
Audio stories in the reading area.
The children have enjoyed listening to and reading along with, books written by Julia Donaldson this week. They are all developing a great love of books.
Year One Rainbow Chairs
We have two special Rainbow chairs in year one. Each day we choose two children that have worked really well, to sit on the chairs for the day. So far lots of different children have had a turn.
This week our Collective Worship time was based around saying 'Thank You' to God for all the things we are grateful for. We spent quiet time listening to relaxing music and reflecting on all the good things in our life. We each had a paper star and folded the points of our stars in to the centre. In turn we placed the stars on the water and told the class what it was that we wanted to say 'Thank You' for. We saw the stars open up, as if by magic.
We are also enjoying spending time in the reading corner. These are some of our favourite books.
The children in Year One really enjoyed sharing stories with both adults and siblings at our recent Story Stop session. It was lovely to see everyone enjoying reaing together.
On Thursday we had a special visitor who showed us some fun scientific experiements. This was a very exciting with lots of fun activities to watch.