Wow, we love Science in Year 1!
We have been learning about different types of plants. We have looked at parts of a plant – leaf, stem, root and flower. We went outside and looked for these plant parts on real plants.
We also learned about deciduous and evergreen trees. Deciduous trees lose their leaves in winter, but evergreen trees stay green all year. We went outside and identified these trees in our playground.
Today, we have enjoyed our amazing trip to Bolton Museum!
We really enjoyed the coach ride to the museum. First, we went into the art gallery to look at the paintings and sculptures, and we drew our favourites. Then we went to the animals section. We looked at the compass points (North, South, East, West) and drew what we could see in each direction. After that, we walked down to the aquarium and we enjoyed looking at all the different types of fish.
After dinner, we took part in a workshop about how children in Bolton lived in the past.
Well done to all our superstars for their excellent listening and behaviour on their first Year 1 trip!
Can you tell me something you learned?
Today a man called Adrian came into school to show us lots of cool Science! He showed us lots of amazing science experiments. He showed us how to float ketchup in water, how to make balloons fly and he even showed us how to set off a rocket! It was amazing!
“My favourite part was the balloons” – Amelia
“I loved it when the rocket blasted into the corner!” – Leo
“I loved the rocket shooting” – Rayan
This week, we have been learning how to keep safe around the roads. We have learned how to use STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, THINK to cross the road safely.
We drew our own road outside on the playground and we all practised crossing the road safely.
Today, we have taken part in a workshop all about Remembrance. We talked about the wars and how soldiers died to protect us. We talked about poppies and why they are so important. We performed drama and dance all about Remembrance.
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Every year, our school links with another school in Bolton and we enjoy meeting up to meet new friends. In Year 1 this year, we are linking with The Valley!
We are enjoying writing to our new friends, and we are really looking forward to meeting them all soon!
If you are from The Valley, feel free to leave us a comment to say hello!
Year 1 have been working on shape in maths this week. We have recapped the names of 2D shapes, and looked at how many sides they have.
We used the BeeBots to help us practise shape names and direction vocabulary, such as left and right. We wrote programs for the BeeBots to travel from one shape to another, such as from the hexagon to the triangle.
In Geography, we have been learning how to use compasses. We found North, and then worked out where South, East and West were. We worked to pairs to see what was in each direction on the playground.
In the classroom, we worked out what we could see in the North, South, East and West.
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Today, Year 1 have been outside on an autumn leaf hunt! We used a leaf ID spotter to identify what leaves we had found. We found:
We also worked with our adults at home to collect leaves in our local area. We brought these into school and sorted these in the classroom.
Wow! What an amazing afternoon we have had at the smiley reward!
We met a real life dinosaur! He was very big and a bit scary, but we were all so brave and he was very nice really.
We also worked with Joe and Sam to make some green screen dinosaur videos!
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This week, we have been really lucky to be able to play with some real life toys from the past!
We explored the toys and talked about how children used to play with them. We compared the old toys to our own toys today. Some of the toys are really similar and some of them are very different.
We chose our favourite toys, and we are going to do some writing about them next week.
We love learning lots of maths facts!
We are working on addition at the moment in maths.
Next week, we will be focusing on remembering our doubles facts.
To practise these, please click the picture and put in the PIN code: th5837
Today, we have planned and written our own stories. These were based on the Gingerbread Man, and we chose a character made of food who would run away and meet other animals.
We did some wonderful writing! Kai used lots of WOW words in his story:
Abigail used great finger spaces and checked to make sure all the words were in her sentences:
Well done everyone!
This half term, we are looking at the artwork of Kehinde Wiley. He is an artist from America who paints portraits. He likes to put lots of beautiful flowers and leaves in the background, and he was chosen to paint the portrait of Mr Obama, who used to be in charge of America.
Today, we tried to draw our own portraits of our partners in the style of Kehinde Wiley. We had some excellent pictures, but an extra special well done to Imogen! Her portrait has lots of amazing details, and she has tried hard to label the parts of the face she has drawn.
This afternoon, we had a fantastic time on the playground finding minibeasts!
We learned the words ‘vertebrate’ and ‘invertebrate’.
We found out that minibeasts like dark places. We were very gentle and careful not to hurt them, and we put them back where we found them at the end.
We have had a really exciting Sports afternoon!
We all got into teams in the hall and enjoyed some super races! We were all winners getting stickers, and we had so much fun!
Thanks to all our parents who joined us and cheered us all on!
“Fantastic sports day! All the children did brilliantly!” – Year 1 parent
“Well done to Year 1. Did really well.” – Thomas’ nana
“Well done Year 1. Great sports assembly.” – Nicole’s dad
“Well done to all of Year 1, fantastic sports day.” – Luca’s mum
“Well done Year 1. Brilliant!” – Xavier’s mum
“Brill sports day. Well done Year 1.” – Alfie’s mum
Today in Year 1, we were so lucky to have our first visitor of the school year! We met Mr Bowman, who is Miss Brewer’s grandad. He came in to talk to us about life in the past, when he was a little boy. We all wrote a question to ask him.
He told us all about schools, transport, toys and many other things. We are really lucky, because Mr Bowman said Oxford Grove is so much nicer than his school when he was a little boy!