Be Bright! Be Seen!

Year 1 recently attended a workshop in school with Marcus. He came to tell us about how to avoid accidents in the dark by being seen through wearing brightly coloured clothing. The children gained some good advice on how to add sparkly touches to their clothes and accessories on these dark mornings and evenings. Even wearing a shiny hairband, badge, hat or scarf could help you to be seen by a motorist or cyclist in the dark!

Homes and Toys from the past

On Friday, Year 1 met ‘That History Bloke’ for the first time. The children enjoyed a ‘hands on’ workshop which was delivered in two parts throughout the morning First the children learnt about homes from 100 years ago, and then investigated the toys children would have played with in those days. The day was lots of…Continue Reading

A Family Liturgy

Year 1 have been learning about families in our RE lessons over the last four weeks. The children have enjoyed bringing in their family photographs to share with the class and they recognise that God loves and cares for every family. To celebrate the end of our class topic the children planned their own Liturgy…Continue Reading

Grassroots Gymnastics

Year 1 are very fortunate to have be given the opportunity this term to have some gymnastics coaching from a company called Grassroots. After a few weeks the children are already able to to do pencil rolls, forward rolls and some amazing balances. Take a look at our photographs and see how good we are!  Continue Reading

Year 1 Little Rescuers

On Monday, Year 1 enjoyed a workshop with ‘Little Rescuers’ where they learned about keeping themselves safe and helping other people to be safe. The children were very good at picking out dangerous situations and household objects and they enjoyed learning the postcode song for calling an ambulance.     Continue Reading

Welcome to Year 1.

Our new Year 1 class have made a great start to the school year. The children have all made a successful transition to Key Stage 1, which is quite a big jump from the Early Years curriculum. As well as continuing to learn through their self-selected activities, the children have also now begun to learn…Continue Reading

Tasty treats in Year 1.

Yesterday Year 1 made delicious fruit salads as part of their Design and Technology food project for this term. The children have enjoyed listening to some stories about a little boy called Oliver in ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’, who only liked eating chips! Oliver learned in the stories that he should try eating…Continue Reading

A super seaside visit.

Year 1 had a wonderful visit to the seaside on Wednesday. The children have been learning about seaside environments and comparing them with the local environment of Bensham where our school is situated. They have labelled maps of seaside resorts around the UK and have learned about the features of a seaside locality. The children…Continue Reading

Eerie goings on in Year 1.

Something really strange happened recently in Y1! Four alien babies suddenly appeared in our classroom. We are not sure why this happened but we found some torn up notes nearby saying ‘If found please return to Phogtronic‘ and ‘Help I have lost my babies’. We didn’t really understand what had happened but we wondered if…Continue Reading