In Spring 1 our topic was Toys old and new. Year 1 were very excited about their trip to Weston Park Museum . They had to use their observational skills to look at what materials the toys were made of and decide if they were old or new. We then chose a range of toys to display our very own toy museum. The children then made their own toys out of clay which they really enjoyed.
We used Pi Corbett to learn the toy story (1) story and them retold this in their literacy books. The children used pastels to draw their favourite characters. The children really enjoyed learning about the man who invented Lego and produced some fantastic information booklets. All of their wonderful work was shared with their adults in our class finale at the end of term.
The children had music lessons with Mrs Whitely and learned to play a tune on the chime bars which they loved. In PE we have used our bodies to practise static balances, lots of
team games and cosmic yoga.
We tested it which was the best material to make a waterproof coat for Barnaby Bear and explored all their different properties. We have been very busy in maths practising our counting multiples and finding half and quarters of amounts. Phonics is key in year 1 and we practise this every day.
Phew what a busy half term!
In Spring 2, Year 1s topic was What Makes Great Britain Great? We started off learning about our local area Kimberworth Park. We had a walk around the community and created some fantastic information booklets filled with interesting facts. We learned about the different countries in the UK and looked at each of their capital cities their flags and traditions. We used pastels and watercolours to recreate their national flowers.
Our story in Literacy was the hilarious Queens knickers which led us into some tricky maths work involving money and subtraction. We wrote our own questions for the Queen and got a chance to ask her these on her Royal visit to Redscope. We even learned the national anthem.
We had a fantastic time on World Book Day and got to dress as our favourite book character even paying a visit to the travelling book fair. Despite an unexpected end to the term it was filled with lots of learning and lots of fun and Year 1 continued to be the best they could be .