English in Year 1

We have just finished our first topic using the book ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’ by Oliver Jeffers, the children made their own books and did not eat them like Henry did.

The class have now started to read ‘My Granny went to market’ it is a counting story where Granny visits many countries and buys something special in each place.

Year 1 visit Eltham Environmental Centre.

On Monday 14th May the children got the chance to go and learn about seasonal change. The children looked around the woodlands at the colours of Spring and collected samples of every colour to create a special collage. While we were there we had a chance to feed Darwin and Wallace the pigs, this was one of the highlights for the children. As a class we explored the woods and made nests for birds. Year 1 had a wonderful day. 

DT in Year 1


The children have been making safe vehicles for Humpty Dumpty to travel in. They used boxes and had to think about how to create a safe space for him, ways to stop him from moving around when we tested them with actual eggs.
Year 1 very much enjoyed making and sharing ideas with each other as they worked. They were able to help each other by holding objects in place or with cutting out holes so they could actually fit Humpty Dumpty into the boxes.

Ice sculptures

The children in year 1 as part of their art topic learned about ice sculptures. We wrote instructions in English for how to make a sculpture and talked about the material of ice in science. We think the sculptures look amazing, its a shame they had to melt!

Science in year 1

The children have started a new topic learning about materials. For our first lessons, we explored materials found around the school. The class talked about what they were, how they felt and how they could be used. The children had a great time exploring the materials using their senses.

 

 

Year 1 visit the church

The children went to the church to re-enact a baptism at the end of our sacraments topic, the whole class enjoyed using the actual baptismal font and those of them who had been to a baptism shared their experiences with the other children.

Pattern in Year 1

This week in year 1 the children are making patterns using cubes. They started by using 2 colours then 3 colours. We then challenged the class to create their own patterns with cubes. They all accepted the challenge and told their friend about their pattern.

History in year 1

In history year 1 are learning about castles and the children built castles using lego, and other construction materials.