Category Archives: Year 1

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KS1 Dance Workshop

We would like to say a big Thank you to our parents who came and supported us today. The children have been working so hard and were so excited to finally perform for you all.

The children have learnt lots about different styles of dance and how we can move our bodies to different styles of music . The children worked extremly hard to sequence their own movements and we worked on how we could perform these for our audience.

Here are some rehearsal pictures. imageimageimageimageimageimage

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Year One Preparing Vegetables

We have started our new topic this week – ‘Eat More Fruit and Vegetables’.  We investigated different fruits and used them to make a delicious fruit salad.  Then we used different tools to chop, grate and peel vegetables.

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Try this game to match the fruit names to the correct picture:

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html

Or find out about different food groups:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/nutritionforkids/games/foodgroupsgame.html 

 

 

Finding out about the Weather

Year One have been finding out about the seasons and the different ways in which we can measure the weather – wind, rain and temperature. We watched this video to find out how to make our very own rain guage!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOzdcM-YZ2U

Soon we will be going on a visit to the local EcoPark to find out about changes to the weather and the seasons.  These are some of the questions which the children want to find the answers to:

What changes can you see happening to the trees during Autumn?

What do we use to test the wind?

Does a thermometer measure heat?

How much rain falls down?

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1C Visit the Ecopark

On Thursday 1C visited the Ecopark as we began our new topic ‘Plants and Trees’.  When we were there we looked for lots of different types of plants, using a chart to help us try to identify them.  We also drew some of the leaves and flowers that we came across.

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Can you recognise the plants which these leaves came from?

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Visit this website for more help on identifying plants:

http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/download/hunt_leaves 

 

Layering a collage

1C celebrate Art

This week in 1C we have been finding out about the work of the artist Jackson Pollock. We have read his autobiography and we have talked about some of his paintings.  We have created paintings by rolling marbles through paint. We have layered paper over balloons to create  papier-mache. We have layered different materials to create collages.

Layering a collage

Layering materials

Creating a marble painting

Creating a marble painting

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Working together with papier mache

Working together with papier-mache

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In Literacy we have also been identifying and describing characters in familiar stories. We described the good characters and bad characters in ‘Snow White’ using adjectives.DSCN3140[1] DSCN3139[1]

Find out about familiar story characters at:

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/html/fiction/fairytale2/fairytale.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/theme/fairytales/

http://www.everyschool.co.uk/english-key-stage-1-stories.html

 

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Maths in 1C

This week in year one we are learning about patterns – colour patterns, shape patterns, number patterns. Here are some shape patterns which we created:

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Can you find which numbers would come next in the following patterns:

5,   10,   15 ….

12,  17,  22 …..

16,   26,   36 …..

24,  22,  20 …..

17,   15,   13 …..

67,  57,  47 ….