Back in May we looked at the poem 'Daffodils' by William Wordsworth in English. The children worked hard to learn the poem and perform it with actions. When discussing their Year 1 highlights this was mentioned a lot and they were keen to share their fantastic performance with you. Enjoy!
As part of our topic, 'Seaside Holidays Now and Then', we have looked at the puppet show 'Punch and Judy'. The children selected a character from the show and designed and made their own hand puppet using felt. They worked hard to follow their design, taking care to cut the felt into the right shape and glue it in the right place. They were very pleased with the results and are keen to take them home!
This week we have been learning about 'Le Quatorze Juillet' or 'Bastille Day' which is celebrated in France on 14th July every year. The children have learnt about the history of the day and how the people of France mark this special day with fireworks, flags and parties. They then used collage to make their own French flags.
As part of Science week we carried out a fun investigation into what would happen if we poured water onto a plate of Skittles. The children came up with some lovely predictions and were delighted by the results. Take a look a the slideshow to see what happened...
Thank you to everyone who braved the boiling temperatures to show their support on Wednesday at our Sports Day! The children tried their absolute best and showed true sportsmanship as they competed so should feel very proud of themselves indeed!
We started our new text in English this week; 'Flotsam', a picture book with no words. We have worked in groups to ask questions about the mysterious sea creatures in the book, and used our imaginations and interesting adjectives to describe them.
This Thursday in PE we took part in 'Smile for a mile'. Working in our house teams to earn points, we ran circuits around the field and received a point every time we completed one. We all worked incredibly hard and were tired, red faced but very happy afterwards!
Thursday was our class 'Olympics Day'. It was a busy but very enjoyable day! In the morning the children chose a country that they would represent and created a flag. They also prepared healthy food for our Olympic feast at the end of the day. In the afternoon we had our mini games, during which the children showed great sportsmanship!
We have really enjoyed our PE lessons this term where we have been learning how to play tennis. We have practised controlling the ball using our rackets and are starting to hit the ball to our partner to develop a rally.
We have continued our topic about the Olympics this week and have been looking at the history of the Olympic torch. We found out many interesting tasks and worked in pairs to create our own Olympic torch!
We have been learning about time this week in Maths and exploring what we can do in a minute. We have also been thinking about the difference between hours, minutes and seconds. We decided that we could draw a stick man in just seconds but would need hours to walk from Hazel Grove to Stockport!
We have been getting creative this week, using collage to create a piece of artwork linked to our RE topic 'The Resurrection'!
We have been learning about Traditional Tales this week, focusing on the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. We have been learning and retelling the story as a class using a story map and actions for each part of the story.
As Spring seems to finally be here we have been looking at seasonal changes. We looked at some trees in the playground and discussed how they are no longer bare, and are starting to grow new buds. We then made observational drawings of the tree.
We have been learning about Frogs this week and writing information texts. We were very lucky as Mia Witter brought in some frogspawn from her bond so we were able to observe it, and even saw the eggs turning into tadpoles!
This week we have been observing the key features of non-fiction books.
We had a fantastic day out at Knowsley Safari park yesterday! Despite the weather we saw lots of animals and learnt many new facts from our helpful guide tour Abbey. We had lunch with the sea lions, got very close to the Birds of Prey, and the adventurous among us even touched a snake!
We have had another busy week in Year 1! In Maths we have been getting messy with water whilst exploring capacity and in English we have been writing and publishing our own poems.
This week we looked at the book 'Handa's Surprise' and have written our own version based in Hazel Grove. On Monday we tasted different fruit and vegetables to generate interesting vocabulary to use in our stories.
We are learning about Handa's Surprise in PE, we are creating a dance about all of the animals.