- Guy Fawkes and bonfire night
- English in Year 1
- Year 6 Vs Staff Netball match
- Year 1 visit Eltham Environmental Centre.
- DT in Year 1
- Ice sculptures
- Science in year 1
- Year 1 visit the church
- Pattern in Year 1
- BMX track in Beckenham Place Park
Year 1 had great fun making pastel pictures of fireworks and using bubble paint and powder paint to create some artwork.
They also learnt about the history of bonfire night and how to be safe.
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.
Well done to the year 6 children and the staff who took part today in the match. The match was well played and the rest of the school were great spectators. This is one of the traditions we have every summer term and is always enjoyable.
The score was 9-2, well done to the staff team who won.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
There is a open day this Saturday 30th September from 2pm-5pm. The children can bring their bikes or scooters and try the new BMX track. For anyone who does not have a bike they will have some at the track and helmets.
In history year 1 are learning about castles and the children built castles using lego, and other construction materials.
Year 1 have been learning about capacity. The children have been using education city games to help learn the vocabulary empty, full and half full. The class completed an activity using cubes or other objects to fill different size containers and had to describe how full it was. The challenge was to predict how many objects it would take to fill the container each group had.
We had a lovely day, the sun was shining. In the morning we spent time thinking about what to wear for each season and what animals do in each season.
After an early lunch we went to the woodland nearly and saw the wheat growing,the trees and some flowers that were blooming. The children got to make nests for birds and we saw some lambs. The walk in the woodland was a perfect way to end our day at Horton Kirby.
The children in year 1 took part in a workshop. They had a great time and played games where they had to go through obstacle courses on the bikes to avoid the crocodiles and catch the spider. The children learned how to control the bike, balance and move around on the bikes in a safe way.
For 2Feet spent the day in school working with Years 1 and 2 on Scooter Safety. The children received 45 minutes of training – 20 minutes in the playground and 25 minutes on the pavements around the school. The training included a safety check of equipment, scooter control games, hazards they may encounter while out scootering and safe places to cross the road with a scooter. All children who took part enjoyed their session and came back full of enthusiasm and knowledge of scooter safety.
As part of our DT topic the children made a safe mode of transport for Humpty Dumpty. The children use bubble wrap, cotton wool and ribbons to create soft seats and seat belts for Humpty to wear.
In Year 1 we have been using the laptops to access Active learn. The children have enjoyed using the various maths games and can now log on by themselves.