Welcome to the Year 1 Page!
Old class pages can be found below. Info added before February 2016 can be found there.
Today we came to school in our Eid clothes. We all looked very smart! In the afternoon we played some great party games and won prizes.
On Friday we came to school dressed in our beach clothes; shorts, t-shirts, sun dresses, sunglasses and hats. We all paid a donation of £1 for Guide Dogs For the Blind. We were hoping to raise enough to sponsor a guide dog puppy. We did lots of fabulous activities including making beach cup-cakes and eating ice creams. Which is your favourite? Strawberry or chocolate?
Empty Classroom Day was happening all over the country! We took our learning outside... Here are pictures of 1C looking for flowers, trees and other plants around our school.
To mark the start of the Euro 2016 Football tournament, 1C and 1S came to school wearing their sports kits. The highlight of the day was the Penalty Shoot Out.
The weather was kind to us this week, when we went to Tame Valley Wetlands Centre. The sun shone and all 3 classes had fantastic days. Special thanks to Miss Hague who went on all 3 days, Miss Sherlock and also to lunchtime supervisor, Mrs Hall for their help.
We have been learning about trees and plants during our Science work this term. Whilst at Tame Valley we put what we had learned to good use. We explored our surroundings looking for seeds, leaves, roots and flowers. We also spotted lots of creatures around the pond such as water snails and dragon flies. Simon, our guide even let us hold a dragon fly casing. After our lunch we went for a walk through the woods to see the River Tame flowing through the valley. Then we followed Simon to a clearing in the wood where we worked in groups to make shelters out of sticks and twigs. it was lots of fun!
Soon it was time to leave. On the coach home, we were all worn out!
We have been learning about droughts, snow storms, floods, hurricanes and tornados during our Geography lessons this term. We have found it really interesting!
On Tuesday we worked with our friends to make posters to show what we could remember.
One of our Year 1 maths objectives is to learn how to read and write number words. This is quite tricky to do so we did it in lots of fun ways. We used shaving foam and magnet letters to spell the words as well as making paper chains with the words on. Take a look!
Today 1C treated us to an excellent class assembly, explaining the story of St George. He is the patron saint of England and celebrates his special day on April 23rd each year. Once upon a time a dragon terrorised a small village, threatening to burn it down and eat the people that lived there! Along came brave George to scare off the dragon and save the villagers.
The assembly was excellent- all of the children had learnt their lines and spoke them with clear voices. There was also some dancing too! Well done 1C!
To celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday we came to school dressed in the colours of the Union Flag- red, white and blue. We looked at key moments from her life and our teachers were really pleased that we had remembered so much from our recent History topic. We made flags, Queen cones, party invitations and completed Queen word searches.
Green Lane Masjid
Today half of the year group visited Green Lane Masjid as part of our RE work. The other half will go Monday 25th April.
When we arrived we all took our shoes off and our lady teachers made sure their heads were covered. We met Semir who works at the mosque. He showed us where the imam leads prayers. We even had a go on his microphone! Semir explained that the mosque is open for everyone in the community to use. He told us that there are lots of different groups happening all day long. We were amazed to hear that the building used to be a swimming pool!
(UN CRC Article 29- Education must... encourage the child's respect for their own and other cultures.)
Today was our special Easter Bonnet parade! We brought in the hats and bonnets that we had made at home. Mrs Simpson gave Easter Eggs out to the winners.
And these were our wonderful winners!
As part of our topic on mechanisms we made a lever from card and attached it to a pivot (a split pin). This meant that Jack was able to climb the beanstalk! Take a look at our pictures... we are concentrating really hard!
Our day started with a fantastic assembly by the author Chris White. What a talented man he is! He had us laughing so hard! Chris shared with us some of his poetry and we enjoyed joining in with him.
We have loved reading the Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage. It's a story about a group of cheeky seagulls who steal poor old Mr Grinling's delicious picnic lunch. Fortunately Mrs Grinling has a great plan to outwit the pesky birds... We made our own lighthouses and then the next day we wrote our own instructions using time connectives and adverbs.
Our parents were invited into school to take part in some phonics games. Mrs Simpson explained about the Phonics Screening Check that we all have to do in June. Then we had a great time making and playing lots of lovely games to help us learn our sounds.