Year 1 spent Wednesday afternoon making Christmas decorations to sell to raise money for Gabby Gecko. We decided what things to make and talked lots about why we need to raise this money. Year 1 will have a stall selling these items on Friday at the Christmas Fayre!
This week in Science, Year 1 have carried on our topic of materials. Miss Jones gave the children a range of materials and the children had to experiment with water to see if they were waterproof.
Welly work and Science!
On Monday, Year 1 got their wellies and went outside to make their own nature boats. They then tested the boats to see if they floated or sank.
Talk4Art, parents in for BookTalk and Diwali!
Year 1 are always getting creative, but the last 2 weeks we have been trying ‘Talk4Art’. They took a piece of art work and imitated it, they then innovated it with their own ideas, once they had learnt the techniques! Take a look in the KS1 hall way, outside the classroom to see their wonderful art on display. We also had lots of lovely parents in to join us with Booktalk! (Which the children loved!). We also learnt about Diwali, Amiya brought in some lovely cakes for us all to try! Sheena and Piyus also kindly came in to teach Reception and Year 1 an Indian dance!
Week to WOW
What a lovely way to end the term, by finishing with a week to wow. This week, we solely focused on Animal Kingdom. The children chose what they wanted to explore on this week, so we researched.. African animals, Arctic animals, our pets and a day dedicated to Gabby the Gecko! We even had Wellingborough Fire service in, who specialise in animal rescue!
Mounts Fire Brigade
On Monday, Miss Jones invited in Mounts Fire Brigade to help show the class how quickly the fire would have spread in the Great Fire of London. We did this by placing our model houses just as close together as they would have been in 1666. The Fire Brigade then set the houses of fire. We slowly watched the fire spread across the line of houses, the wind helped it along. The Fire Brigade then put the fire out! After this.. Adam, Tom, Leon and Mark spoke to the children about fire safety, showed us their kit that they wear and even let us on the Fire Engine!
Science and welly work!
In this week Science lesson, we carried on looking at properties of materials. We were testing to see which material would catch fire quickly and linked it to our topic – The Great Fire of London! We spoke lots about what materials houses were made out of then and what they’re made out of now. The weather was so lovely on Thursday, we took our artwork outside. They went on a nature hunt for materials and made pictures of themselves.
Mosaic Art Day!
This week the school had a whole school art day, on the theme Mosaics. We were lucky enough for Andrew to come and work with Years 1, 2 and 3 to make our own Cogenhoe Mosaic!
The Great Fire of London art work
Year 1 spent a whole day with Mrs Partridge-Underwood and Mrs Nairn focusing on Art, they were building their houses from recycling or drawing their pictures of the fire!
Harvest festival and a visit from a little Red Hen..
Our Class Pet!
On Monday, Year 1 came into school with a BIG (or should I say, small) surprise! Miss Jones had a busy weekend buying Gabby the Leopard Gecko. She is only 14 weeks old and at the moment, a little shy. On Tuesday, we came in to ANOTHER surprise. Gabby had hatched 2 eggs! The class were brilliant at keeping calm and quiet around her while this was happening and Mrs McCarlie took the eggs to Bruno’s Pet Store for them to incubate them for us! How exciting..
Year 1’s first full week
What a busy week we have had! We started off our week making our own bread like the Little Red Hen. We had an amazing day with the ‘History Off The Wall’ team! We learnt what it would have been like in the Great Fire of London! In Science, we look at materials and were able to identify what different items were made from. Thursday morning we even had a Yoga session!!
Our first week in Year 1!
In Year 1 this week, the class have been getting use to their new class room and everyone in it. We had PE work shops, playing dodgeball, netball and dancing! We have been learning to write in cursive, which they all did fantastically and we even wrote our first independent story. We ended the week with some calming Yoga!