Today in Year 1 we have been learning about remembrance day and how important the soldiers were 100 years ago. We know wht poppies are so special at this time.
Our parent workshop went exceptionally well... the grown ups helped their children to build a house suitable for a little pig. Thank you to the families who brought in their boxes and other resources to make a start... I think there were some very competitive grown ups.. (helping) their child to build a home!
The standard of homes and creative ideas have blown us away! Well done to all.
This week in year 1 is culture week. We have been listening to different stories from the bible and learning about the important messages that come from the stories. We have enjoyed the story of Noah's Ark. We have created artwork to retell the story and also used ICT. We have even built our very own ark's in the construction. We have identified some important parts of the story and written super sentences to retell these.
We have been learning about the 4 countries in the UK and have used Mr Bee to help us locate the countries. We have navigated Mr Bee from where we live in England up to Scotland, down to Wales and across to Ireland. We had to be very clear with our instructions!
This week we have had a great time closely observing autumn leaves to sketch them in detail. We had to look closely at the features of the different leaves to show this in our artwork, using sketching pencils and colour. We also used printing in different ways, to represent impressionist artwork, and create autumn trees through a range of printing methods.
In Y1 this week we have been busy bees finishing off our woodland work.
We have created autumn trees on the ipads using Doodle Bug.
We learned how to navigate the program and select different tools to make out work detailed and fantastic.
In our shared area, we are developing our role play area into a weather station. While we are looking closely at the seasonal changes happening at the moment, we are also looking closely at the weather and how this changes throughout the year. Be sure to watch the weather reports on the TV, so that you can act out the role in school.
Following on from our walk to Wombwell woods, we transformed into nature detective’s and examined closely what we had found. We also practiced the art skill of rubbing using oil pastels to identify the fine details of the leaves to find out more about them.
This week we have visited Wombwell woods. Here we have observed the seasonal changes that are upon us, taking a closer look at what is living, growing and changing right where we live. We saw some fantastic signs of Autumn, and enjoyed our walk through our local streets. The children were so excited!
Welcome to all our new Year 1 parents, family and children. It has been a successful, first week back and the children are settling into their new classes and routines. We are so proud of them.
Please check our blog regularly for weekly updates of what we are learning about. Next week we have our walk to the woods, so watch this space for photos :-).
Year 1 Blog
This year the staff within Year 1 are - Mrs Housden, Mrs Simpkins, Mrs King, Mrs Myers and Mrs Johnson.