Year 1 have been on their trip to the Rainbow Factory. As always the children did us proud with their impeccable behaviour. The day was fantastic and a great time was had by all. The children explored the different traditional tales and their alternative endings, had fun travelling through the enchanted forest and took part in lots of questions to help with their reading and comprehension skills.
Today Year 1 have had their Christmas party. We had so much fun dancing with our friends, playing party games and having some party food.
This morning we also made some lovely biscuits to enjoy with our party food.
The party was complete with a visit from a very special someone. Can you spot him on the pictures?
We have been learning all about the true meaning behind Christmas...Jesus.
We have read lots of different stories together and have learnt lots about Mary, Joseph and their journey to Bethlehem. We have acted out the story together, sequenced the story through pictures and sentences and then even wrote a recount of the story. Some pictures of some of our work can be seen below.
The teachers were so proud of each and every one of the children as they produced some excellent work about Christmas. You should be super proud parents!
To celebrate the theme of Children in Need - spotty, we decided to make some spotty designs on our biscuits. As we have been learning about number bonds in maths, we linked this together so we made number bonds on our biscuits. Everyone made different pairs of numbers, we had great fun. Look at our pictures!
This week the whole school has taken part in Anti-bullying Week with a theme of "All Different, All Equal". We started the week not only wearing odd socks to show how we can all be different, but also with the entire school gathering in the school playground for us all to take part in "Stamping out Bullying".
The children have talked about what bullying is, what it means and how it can make children feel. We had Circle times to discuss what makes a good friend and what to do if they feel someone is being unkind. The children all know that at High View, we follow our golden rules and all friends together.
We chose a friend within class and then designed a friendship biscuit for them, before exchanging these at the end of the week. We had lots of fun :-).
Today some of our parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and wider family joined us to take part in our Rocket Workshop. As part of our Topic on Space and learning all about Neil Armstrong, we decided it would be fantastic to test out our DT and Art skills and make rockets.
WOW...what creative children and adults we have! The workshop was a huge success and the work created was fabulous to put on display in our corridors. The children showed us how great they were at choosing materials, cutting, sticking and putting together different materials to make such great rockets.
We decided to keep the majority of these in school to allow us to link them to literacy and use them alongside our imaginations to write some fantastic stories. Watch this space for some of our work around school and on here.
Both of our Year 1 classes have visited the woods this week as part of our Geography and Science topics. This allowed us to observe how things change around us due to the seasons, look at different plants and trees within the woods and discuss all of our surroundings.
The children loved the walk to the woods in their wellies, looking at everything we saw along the way. Once in the woods, we had the chance to observe so many changes around us in Autumn. The children excitedly pointed out different things that they could see and loved their muddy walk, squelching through the muds and reciting "The Bear Hunt".
Below are just some of the pictures we took on the day of the exciting things we saw and great fun we had.
Year 1 Blog
This year the staff within Year 1 are - Mrs Housden, Mrs Ottewell, Mrs King, Miss Wordsworth, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Hudson.