Our class author is Julia Donaldson and our class poet is Giles Andreae. We have read lots of books by these authors.
We read lots of books by other authors too. This week, we enjoyed reading The Queen’s Hat by Steve Anthony, as part of our Geography topic all about our country. What was your favourite part of this book?
Today, we have been very lucky to take part in healthy workshops with A Life!
This morning, we enjoyed a healthy living workshop. We did lots of activities about how to keep healthy. We learned about brushing our teeth, how to cut down sugar, how much water to drink, good exercise, and fruit and vegetables.
In the afternoon, we did exercise workshops. We learned lots of different ways to move our body, and get some ideas for exercise we can do out of school.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!