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Phonics screening information evening

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Please see details of the Year 1 Phonics screening check information meeting.

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you.

Miss Johnson 

Phonics screening check 2020.pptx

Conisbrough Castle

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Year 1 had a great morning out visiting Conisbrough Castle.

Children loved learning about tales from the Keep which included learning how prisoners lived in the dungeons, how the kitchens would work and how the great hall would have looked in the 11th century.

Children climbed the stairs to hear stories of the history of each level of the Keep and even dared walk in the open heights of the very top!

Children really enjoyed talking about their favourite parts of the day when we got to class and many could not decide they had enjoyed it all so much.

We’re going on a dragon hunt...

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Year 1 went on a dragon hunt this week in their outdoor afternoon.

Looking for clues such as claw marks on trees, scorched earth, dragon food and footprints, children set off to see what they could find.  

Children continued the dragon theme by making mini dragon dens out of foliage and dragon eggs out of clay.


Once upon an outdoor Thursday...

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Todays outdoor fun had a royal feel to it with children taking what they had started to learn in this terms topic into the outdoor area.

This week in class, children have been learning about royalty and became Kings and Queens themselves by making their own crowns from leaves, sticks, grass and flowers.

We have also been learning about portraiture and today children drew their own portraits of a friend adding leaves and other natural outdoor items to add texture.

Children did a great job with both these tasks and are very proud Kings and Queens of the forest

Every child is an artist

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Over the last few weeks Year 1 have been learning all about art and colour.

Children started their learning journey looking at primary, secondary and tertiary colours.  They then developed their art knowledge in more detail by exploring colours that are cool and colours that are warm.

We have explored how to make different tints of colour by adding white and different shades of colours by adding black.

Children explored artists Paul Klee and Claude Monet to closely observe how effective the use of different colours, tints and shades are in paintings.

Children then used all this knowledge to paint a Arctic landscape and an African landscape using opposing colours.

The children and I are very proud of the work they have produced

A colourful outdoor afternoon

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Year 1's learning has had an art focus over the last few weeks which we continued into our outdoor learning afternoon.

Children used their knowledge of the primary and secondary colour wheel to match leaves they found in the outdoor area.

They were surprised by how many different coloured leaves they found. The only colour leaf we could not find was a blue one which children had predicted before we ventured outside.

Outdoor explorers

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Year 1 had a great outdoor afternoon on Thursday. Albeit a little wet and muddy, Year 1 did not let this dampen their spirits and had a great afternoon building dens and building a Bivouac shelter.

Continuing our topic theme on explorers into our outdoor learning, children built dens using tar-poling, bungee string, tent pegs and hammers to shelter themselves from the rain.  Children then rewarded themselves by enjoying their hot chocolate in their dry den.

Children also go to have a go at working as a team to quickly assemble a Bivouac shelter role playing being Scott of the Antarctica and his team in a snow storm.  Children were tasked in getting inside the Bivouac shelter as quick as possible.  Children really enjoyed this task and got into action at an impressive speed.

Year 1's Diwali afternoon

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Year 1's Come and See lesson had a Diwali theme this afternoon which started with us learning about the Hindu religion and the story which lead to Diwali 'festival of light'.

Children used clay and accessories to make their own Diva lamp, created their own Rangoli pattern decorations and made a 'Happy Diwali' card for their loved ones,

Children were fully immersed in their activities this afternoon whilst listening to traditional Diwali music.

The classroom had lots of candles and lights to portray the lights used in the festival of light and children reflected on all things good in the world.

A special thank you to Mr and Mrs Whitmore who supplied us with lots of craft materials that used in this lesson.

Hedgehog outdoor afternoon

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This weeks outdoor afternoon had a hedgehog theme which started off with us discussing everything we knew about hedgehogs.  We discussed how they are nocturnal and how they like to hibernate in the winter.

Children then went off into the outdoors and made their own hedgehogs using clay and twigs and hedgehog pictures out of leaves.

Encorporating one of our school values into our outdoor learning, children showed stewardship by working in pairs to carefully build hedgehog hibertation homes in and around our outdoor areas.

As always, Year 1 finished off their afternoon with hot chocolate and a story sat on logs in the willow.

Let's go fly a kite

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After adding our finishing touches to our kites; string, handle, tail and bow. Year 1 were ready to go and test out their kites.

Firstly checking they had good kite flying weather, children set out to test their products suitability as a flyable kite.

Children had a great time testing out their kites, many with great success.  Others unfortunatley did not quite gain the lift and thrust associated with a successful kite which led to a good discussion in our evaluation as to what went wrong and what they would do different time.

Children were excited to take their kites home to continue to use outside of school.

Well done Year 1.