Year 1 – NO Pen Day!

Year 1 were shocked and excited to see that all the pencils and pens were taped off this morning as it was NO Pen Day!

The children enjoyed the day doing lots of speaking and listening and creative activities. In English they did ‘talk for writing’ where they shared their sentences with each other so that they can write their Bowker Vale leaflets next week. They enjoyed a lesson full of measure activities in Maths. They also enjoyed learning about Animals Including Humans in our new Science topic where we did talk circles and sorting activities.

World Book Day – 1S

The children in year 1 loved being part of the World Book Day celebrations. They enjoyed being in their costumes and bringing in their favourite books. They took part in a library session and enjoyed sharing lots of books with each other. They also enjoyed making shooting stars based on the book ‘Look Up’ and they met The Everywhere Bear for the first time.
The Everywhere Bear is our class bear and story and the children are going to be taking it in turns to take him home to give him lots of lovely experiences!

Year 1 Visit to Heaton Park

On Monday Year 1 went on a great walk to Heaton Park as we are learning about our local area in Geography. The children used their maps to locate where we were and naviagte to different places in the park. We were lucky enough to be invited into the Tram Museum, where we learned lots of history about trams in Manchester, which was so interesting. The children were able to identify human and physical features of the park and they even enjoyed a good play on the play park.

Well done Year 1!

Year 1 – Science – Everyday Materials – Knowledge Organiser

This term Year 1 are learning about Everyday Materials.

Take a look at the knowledge organiser to reinforce learning at home.

When you are at home or out and about talk about what things are made out of. Talk about why you think it has been made out of that. For example, a window is made out of glass because it is transparent and we can see through it. The sofa is made out of fabric because it is soft and comfy.

Year 1S – Design and Technology – Making Toy Fire Engines

The children have really enjoyed their Design and Technology project where they have designed and made toy fire engines. The children started the project by exploring existing toys and vehicles. They then moved onto tinkering with materials to create a chassis for their fire engine using wheels and creating axels so that the wheels could move freely. Next they designed and made what they wanted their fire engine to look like using the craft materials and recycled resources we had available. The children worked so well in their teams and they created the most AMAZING toy fire engines. Well done Year 1!

Year 1S – Making Gingerbread Men

Year 1 are starting to learn about reading and writing instructions in our English lessons. So, yesterday we went to the kitchen and followed a set of instructions on how to make a Gingerbread Man. The children were amazing at pouring, mixing, kneading, rolling and cutting to create their biscuits. The children really enjoyed decorating them and they made sure they ate their Gingerbread Man before he RAN AWAY!

Year 1 – Science – Exploring our tastes

This term the children have been exploring their five senses in lots of different ways. Last week the children really enjoyed exploring their sense of taste. The children tried crisps, dark chocolate, white chocolate and lemon. Their task was to try to identify which was salty, bitter, sweet and sour and they did really well. We discovered which tastes we liked and disliked and it helped us to identify other foods which were similar.