Welcome to Year 1's class page. Please have a look at what we have been getting up to in class!
Today we were really lucky to have Ian from Doodlebugs come and teach us how to draw something to scale using dots and guidelines. The reason Ian came in was to inspire the children to be resilient and to persevere when they find something difficult! They had a great time and really listened well and learnt to keep on trying when they found it difficult.
Today the children have been planting sunflower seeds and we are going to watch them grow over the next few weeks. Also we will be conducting an experiment to see how the amount of sunlight received effects the growth of three different seeds. Then the class wrote their predictions.
Today the children have been doing a jigsaw activity to learn new facts about the Moon. First they had to research the facts on research tables and then when they returned to their home table they had to share what they had learned with others in their group. Then the children had to design a poster sharing what they had learnt and they had to present their poster to the rest of the class.
The children has a go at Wheelchair Basketball this week with their coach Nat. They found it really exciting and enjoyed taking part!
This week the Reception and Year 1 have produced a collage of a beach and the Year 2 and KS2 children have produced a chalk picture in the style of Percy Kelly.
Today the children found some podberries in our school forest. This was unusual as we had just been reading about them in our class story, 'Bob and the Moontree'. The children had to decide whether we should open them or not and in the end it was decided that we should just leave them as there might be an alien inside and it could take over Egremont.
Have a look at the space collages that Year 1 have made, they're fantastic!
The children have been extremely lucky this term to practice their rugby skills with our sports coach Marnie. She has had them working hard to improve their skills in a fun, enjoyable and challenging way.
Why is Ranulph Fiennes the world's greatest living explorer?
Today the children have been learning about Ranulph Fiennes and why he is classed as, “the world’s greatest living explorer.” In class the children were introduced to the words courage, bravery, dedication, resilience and patience and had to work out how these words applied to Ranulph Fiennes.
Science Day - What can worms sense?
Today we were trying to answer the question, “Do worms have senses. First we discussed what we had to do/changes we had to make to test the worm’s senses and we worked out what we would observe to check. Then we made our predictions.
Then the children went to the forest school to try and find worms. They found most of their worms under stools and logs and we discussed that reason for this was that the soil was more moist in these places. Then the children used magnifying lenses to look more closely at the worm’s bodies.
Then we performed four different tests. The first test was to check if worms respond to touch and the children tickled them with cotton buds. Then they tested whether the worms respond to sound by clapping closely to them. After this the children used a cotton bud soaked in vinegar to test whether they respond to smell. The final test was checking whether worms can sense light and we set up a tunnel to see if the worms would crawl into it.
At the end of the worms were safely returned back to the forest area. The children had a fantastic time practicing their investigative skills.
SIIBOO Charity Fundraising
Today the children have brought in change from home and made a chain of it around the race track on the MUGA. The money raised will go to the SIBBOO charity.
Class Assembly - Great Fire of London
Today the children have been learning about the equator and that the countries that are closest to it are generally warmer and those that are further away are colder. The children had to find the countries on the map and then read the key on another map to work out its weather conditions.
David Walliams - World Book Day
We've had a fantastic day today for World Book Day. The children have engaged in lots of fun activities in different classes throughout the school.
Painting the Weather
Today the children have been exploring how many of the great artists painted the weather - choice of colour, texture and brush strokes used. The all the children got the opportunity to go into the Rainbow Room and paint their very own picture of the weather.
The children created some fantastic maths games as part of their homework this week. They were all amazing, well done!
Today some of the children went to Westlakes Academy to take part in a multiskills sports festival. They had an amazing time!
The Year 4's created a maths trail for Year 1 to complete this week.
We were very lucky to have Imagination Gaming come to visit us this week. The children got the chance to play many different maths based games which would develop their reasoning, problem solving and memory skills. An added bonus was that they were lots of fun too and the children had a fantastic time!
Maths Investigation - Handling Data
Today the children were investigating the statement: The most multilink a child in our class could hold in their hands is 25. Is this true? First they had to make a prediction whether they thought that they could hold 25 multilink and then they used a carroll diagram to present their predictions and final results. This was their prediction: