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Year 1

YEAR 1 2021-2022

A trip to the farm!

We enjoyed a trip to Farmer Kev's farm at Strudda Bank.  We enjoyed finding out about all the animals and where our food comes from.  We looked at mammals and birds and also found out which were herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. 


The Great Fire of London

we explored fire. We started by using our senses to describe what we could hear, see, taste, smell and taste. Then we thought about what materials are flammable. After that we learnt that in the past the only way of cooking food was on a fire by making some bread. Then we heard the story of Freddie the Friendly Rat and sang London’s Burning.

πŸ“š Ross Mackenzie πŸ“š 

Poetry Competition - I had a dream πŸ’­ 

We have been creating our own poems about silly dreams.  We used adjectives, alliteration and similes.


We have been learning tuck, star, pike and straddle shapes in gymnastics.  Today we got to practise them on the apparatus.

Material Hunt

πŸ‘‚ πŸ‘ Exploring the Senses πŸ‘ƒ πŸ‘„ 🀚 

In science we investigated which body part we used for each of our senses.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ The United Kingdom πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 

πŸ”¬ Investigating Poo! πŸ”¬

We have been learning about animals in science and received a letter from Chester Zoo asking for help to sort out the mixed poo samples to match the animals.

πŸ“šStory Time Dance 🐻 

We have explored different ways of moving in dance and then put them together to tell a story.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

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🦸‍♂️ Traction Man 🦸‍♂️ 

Traction Man

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Remembrance Poetry Workshop


We had a great day learning about how poetry changed during the war years and how it is important to remember.  As war broke out poems that were written were strong and brave but as the war developed and years passed it reflected the tragedy and suffering.

Billy The Soldier Boy 1

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Billy The Soldier Boy 2

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🎨 Exploring Line 🎨 

We have learnt about different types of line you can use to create pictures.  We. then used music to inspire us to draw lines that represent the sea.  We drew some thick, thin, straight, wavy, diagonal, zig zag, horizontal, vertical.

Exploring Line

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Here We Are 

We enjoyed learning about space when we read the story Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers.

Abstract Art 🎨 

We enjoyed studying the work of Beatriz Millhazes and how she used colour and shape in her artwork.  We then composed our own piece in her style.

Music 🎢 

We have been enjoying learning to play the glockenspiel and chime bars.  We were learning to keep a steady pulse using the note C.

Run, run as fast as you can!

Mrs Fawcett went to eat her lunch and discovered it had disappeared!  The CCTV showed her gingerbread man escaping so we have written letters to people to see if they can help us find it.

The Gingerbread Man

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He then sent us a letter saying it was the first of several challenges.  We had to learn the story of The Gingerbread Man first.

The Gingerbread Man

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πŸ€ Wheelchair Basketball πŸ€

We enjoyed practising our skills in wheelchair basketball after we learnt about Nat Pattison'sincredible sporting journey overcoming a manner of obstacles to become an English champion.

Forest School

We have enjoyed our Forest School sessions with Mrs Scaplehorn.  It has involved lots of exploring, creating, playing, building, communicating and working together.

🌳 Forest School 🌳

Science - Investigating Trees🌲 🌳 

We have enjoyed learning to name the different parts of trees and how to recognise trees by their leaves.


YEAR 1 2020 - 2021


In RE we have been learning all about Shabbat.  

Michael’s Magical Menagerie

In music we are taking part in the Cumbria Music Hub and Trellis Art project.  We are busy learning new songs through Michael and his Mum and all about different animals and plants.

Great Fire of London

We have been learning about the Great Fire of London.  We have explored fire through poetry and then learnt a story called Freddie the Friendly Rat in English.  In history we have learnt when the fire was and why it was so great.  We have created timelines, baked bread on the fire, practised putting out a fire with water and looked at other methods used.

Fire Fighting

Freddie the Friendly the Rat

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A trip round the 4 countries of the UK

Wheelchair basketball πŸ€ 

Using aerial photographs to explore school.

Forest School 🌲🌳