What a fun start to our new project!

Year 1 had a great start to their new project when they dressed up as Polar Explorers. The children enjoyed exploring the North and South Pole (playgrounds) to find the different animals. Back in class, the children had great fun learning about the book ‘Poles Apart’ and creating their own artwork inspired by the book. They enjoyed lots of different learning such as creating snowflakes, drawing polar bears and making penguins.

Thank you to everyone for helping with the children’s outfit, they loved the day.

Year 1 Team

Polar Explorer dress up day!

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday 5th November, is our Polar Explorer dress up day. The children do not need to wear school uniform and may come to school dressed as a Polar Explorer instead. Children could wear clothing such as tracksuit trousers/jeans, jumper/fleece and possibly bring a hat and scarf. Please ensure all belongings are named.

We look forward to starting our new project with the children tomorrow.


Year 1 Team

Sensational Senses Exhibition

What an amazing end to our Sensational Senses project! It was great to see so many of you during our art exhibition and for the children to share their learning with you. The children had great fun using their senses to create the artwork and hoped you enjoyed looking at it.

We hope you all have a lovely half term and look forward to seeing you next week for the start of our next project, Polar Explorers.

Year 1 Team

Reminder: please remember we are having a Polar Explorer dress up day on Tuesday 5th November, if your child wishes to dress up in clothing fit for the poles!

Beautiful Butterflies and Delicious Kebabs

The children have continued to enjoy our project this term. They have been very excited watching our caterpillars grow and turn into cocoons. Everyday, they were watching to see when they would emerge and finally they did – ‘beautiful butterflies’ were the comments from many children as they watched them spread their wings. This week, we released the butterflies and watched them as they took flight.

We wrote poems using our senses and imagining what the butterflies might see, hear, taste, smell and feel as they entered their new world. We also enjoyed recounting how the caterpillars grew into butterflies and wrote about this in our English this week.

Yesterday, we all enjoyed using our sense of smell, taste and sight when making our vegetable kebabs. The repeating patterns the children made on the kebabs were fab, they smelt delicious and all the children said they tasted ‘yummy!’. It was great fun. The children enjoyed writing their own simple recipes for their kebab, so they should be able to tell you how to make them.

As the children approach the end of this project, we would like to invite you to come in and see their artwork in the small hall on Wednesday 23rd October, 8.30-8.45 am.

Thank you for all you support.

The Year 1 Team

Using our senses!

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve had great fun exploring our sense of sight. We have learnt about primary colours and how to mix them to make secondary colours. The children enjoyed using their sense of touch by finger printing to help mix and paint mini-beast pictures and then embellish them with pens.

We have continued to explore our sense of sight by looking at our artist of the moment, Giuseppe Arcimboldo who used fruit, vegetables and flowers to help create his artwork. The children loved using images of fruit and vegetables to create their own artwork.

In English, we have learnt about ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ and retold the story in pictures, oral retells and writing. This week, we are going to continue our learning about poetry and write our own poems about what we like to eat.

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our maths workshop and class visit, we hope you found it enjoyable. We know the children loved sharing their learning with you. We look forward to sharing more of our learning with you in the future.

Year 1 Team

Fantastic start to the new year!

What a great start we have all had in Year 1 and we are looking forward to getting to know your children over the coming year. The children are settling into all their new routines and have started our new project, ‘Sensational Senses’ brilliantly. We have started to explore our senses through a senses discovery afternoon last week and are beginning to use our senses to help write some poetry this week. There was great excitement on Friday when caterpillars joined our classrooms. We will be watching them as they grow and develop into butterflies over the coming weeks.

In maths, we are exploring number and practicing our counting skills by finding one more and one less. We look forward to seeing many of you at our curriculum evening or morning later this week.

PE days are Monday and Wednesday this term. The children will be taking part in both indoor and outdoor PE sessions, so please make sure they have suitable clothing for both and that all items are named clearly.

Thank you

Year 1 Team (Mrs Carter, Miss Jamieson, Miss Hall)