This week year 1, as part of our science topic ‘Seasons’, visited our local eco-park.
Guy greeted us and gave us a brief talk about seasons.
Guy took us on a tour of the Eco-park and we were looking out for early signs of spring.
The first sign we came across was the Catkins growing on the Hazel trees.
Further along our tour we spotted Snowdrops and Bluebells beginning to sprout.
Towards the end of our tour in the flower beds we saw our fourth and final sign of spring Primrose flowers.
Then we had the chance to sketch and label all the things we saw on our tour to take back for our classroom display.
On Friday 26th January 2018, year 1 visited the Black Country Museum to look at how things were in the past and how things have changed over time.
The children began the day by participating in a Victorian wash day. Whereby, they had to grate the soap and add it to the water in the dolly tub. After that the children had to use the dolly to twist and mix the clothes until they were clean.
Then they had to use all their strength to turn the mangle to rinse the excess water from the clothes. Finally they then hung their clothes on a washing line using a peg.
It was an enjoyable experience but the children realised how hard the Victorian children had to work.
The half of the day the children visited old shops, a school and houses to see how they lived and to think about the difference between then and now. The children were quite surprised of the huge difference there was.
The children were so well behaved and really did Starbank Primary proud. Children and teachers alike both enjoyed the trip! It was a very worth while experience.
Year 1 & Year 2 joined forces to deliver the first Starbank – Phase based show from Bierton Road. This show has everything from Animals, the History of Cadbury’s Chocolate, Christmas Acrostic Poems, to a Geography Quiz. Enjoy listening by clicking below, and happy holidays from Rocket Radio!
Searching for ladybirds
Today we went out into the garden to explore ladybirds. We investigated what they look like and how they move. Afterwards we used our observations to create an interesting word bank bursting with adjectives and verbs to describe ladybirds. Tomorrow we will use this vocabulary to create our very own ladybird poem in the style of James Carter’s Caterpillar poem.
Another two radio stars are born! Two of our new teachers from Starbank Road delivered their very first Rocket Radio shows last week. Mrs Javed and Miss Mir completed their Rocket Radio studio training by delivering the brilliant “Music, Music, Music Show” and the “Fabulous Food Show” LIVE across school! Have a listen again by clicking the links below.
1RB have enjoyed experimenting, planning, designing and making their musical instruments in Design and Technology this week! They had to think about what resources would be best to use, how they can be fixed together and to make sure it created a sound.
Take a look at their brilliant musical instruments!