Welcome to Year 1
Year 1 Senses workshop - 09/11/22
The children had a senses workshop. They explored our five senses though various activities. The activities were:
- Guess the smell
- Write your name in braille
- Listen to animal sounds
- Touch different materials and describe them
- Taste and describe
- Look at the bones in our skeleton
- Make a picture illusion
For our science lesson the children carried out an experiment to see how easily and quickly germs can spread. As a class we discussed how important it is to keep our hands clean and always wash our hands especially before eating.
Germs cannot be seen which is why it is so easy to spread germs with everything we do. We carried out an experiment using glitter to represent germs. The children were amazed how quickly and easily germs can be spread.
Click on the links below to find resources to help your child learn Set 1 and Set 2 sounds for phonics
Trip to Old McDonald Farm
For out topic this term ‘Our Wonderful World’ we decided to take a trip to Old McDonald Farm. The children were able to learn about different animals, feed them and also have a close up experience. They also enjoyed the different rides at the farm. Here are some pictures of the fun day we had:
World Book Day
Year 1 had a lovely day dressing up as their favourite book characters. They were able to show their favourite books and tell us why this was their favourite story.
Great Fire of London Day
Our topic this term is Eye on London. The children have been learning all about London and have particularly enjoyed learning about ‘The Great Fire of London’. Today Year 1 & 2 had a Great Fire of London workshop. The hall was set out as Pudding Lane, where the fire had started. There were different activities the children could take part in which included:
Barber Surgeons, Apothecaries, Leather Workers, Chandlers, and Weavers.
While the children were taking part in their activities some children were chosen to act out different parts of the event such as putting out the fire, or collecting and killing the rats. All the children were completely engaged and took on their responsibilities very seriously. They had to be responsible for putting out the fire and pass a bucket to each other quickly before the fire got worse. This was an experience the children will never forget and it helped enhance what they already knew about the fire and also taught them many more facts that they didn't know.
In Year 1 we have been reading the book ‘Beegu’. Beegu is from another wold who somehow gets lost on Earth. Lonely and confused, she wanders off to a nearby city to find some friends. But the only friendly people she comes across are the children, while the big Earth creatures just don't seem to understand.
This story has enabled the children to make connections with their own lives by the use of drama, story telling, poetry and artwork the children have been able to say how Beegu would have felt and also develop empathy for the characters in the story.
Here is what we have been doing so far…
DT Project - Moving nursery rhymes
DT Project - Moving nursery rhymes For our DT project year 1 made moving pictures. The children in year 1 looked at different ways to make a moving picture and used split pins to achieve this. The each chose a nursery rhyme they wanted to do. They then drew a picture and decided what part they wanted to move. The used their DT skills to measure, cut, stick and carefully pierce through the split pins and created some fantastic moving pictures.
Here is a short video of what we did:
Year 1 & 2 - End of term poetry performance
Since we were not able to do our normal amazing Christmas show this year, we have put a small performance together to showcase our performace skills.
Please click on the link below:
Father Christmas came to Ladbrooke!
Today was a very exciting day for Ladbrooke School. Father Christmas came to visit all the children. Year 1 were very excited to see him and even more excited to find out they were all on his ‘nice’ list!
‘It was amazing, we got a present!’ Ege
‘I liked seeing my mummy as an elf’ Olivia
‘I liked guessing the names of all the reindeers’ James
This was not the only exciting news for Year 1 today. It was also our special treat day for filling up all our class marble jar. We had an end of term Christmas party! The children got to decorate their own hats, and had a STEM challenge where they had to work in groups to make and decorate a festive hat.
We also played a few more party games and had the opportunity to win some prizes.
Well done for working hard this term Year 1!
Y1 have been doing lots of sewing and sticking this week to create these lovely hanging penguin decorations. You can buy yours from the office now - they are only £2.50. What a bargain!
We went on a bear hunt!!
Tuesday 15th September 2020
All they children in Year 1 have settled in very well and have thoroughly enjoyed all the activities we have been doing. This week we have been reading the book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. The children made their own story maps, binoculars and have acted out the story. The sun was shining this morning so we decided to go outside and have our own bear hunt. The children retold the story as we walked past each obstacle such as:
Long wavy grass, the deep cold river, the thick oozy mud, the swirling whirling snowstorm, the big dark forest and finally the narrow gloomy cave.
Welcome to Year 1
It was lovely seeing some of you at the picnic on Wednesday and I am looking forward to teaching you next year. I have prepared a video for you to watch which may help you feel a bit more excited about coming to Year 1.
Hope you all have a lovely summer.
Last Week of School!
W/C 13th July 2020
Good Morning Year 1,
This is our final week of school and home learning. We just wanted to take this time to say how proud we are of each and every one of you. This has been a difficult year and you have all worked so hard and been so positive. Even though we have not had a full year with you it has been a pleasure teaching you.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at the picnic and hearing about how you have all been getting on. Have a great summer and make sure you come back in September ready to learn.
The activities we have included are to get you to reflect on the year you have had and think about starting September as year 2 children.
We have also included some pictures to show you what a successful year you have all had:
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