Year 1 - Latest News
Year 1 Wheels Day
We were lucky enough to be joined by many different vehicles including a Fire engine and car, Land Rover, Racing car, Campervan and an MG classic car! The children were able to explore the different vehicles and ask questions to our visitors. We then returned to our classrooms to build our own moving model vehicles and even finished the day with a Wagon Wheel! Lots of fun was had by all!
More images can be found by clicking the picture to the right.
More end of Year 1 celebrations when Year 1 pupils were joined by ... Spiderman!! Following a demonstration of some of his skills in the hall, he joined the pupils on the field for some games, dancing, acrobatics and fun with silly string! The pupils then enjoyed burgers, sausages and ice lollies!! What a FANTASTIC afternoon!
Enchanted Woods Day!
Enchanted Woods Day in Year 1 was a HUGE success! The children re-planted their garden, painted the border, made ogre or fairy head wreaths (Hair by Woodland Realm - Mrs Smart's new business venture!!), made wishing webs, decorated Fairy Doors, made marshmallow toadstools and lots more!!! Luckily the sun shone on this very busy day! Thank you to all the people who helped make the day such a success and the garden area look so good!
EVERYONE worked SO hard today on the Year 1 garden area - please respect this by NOT sitting on the garden edge!
Forest Schools - Session 6!
In their final Forest Schools session, Year 1 whittled sticks for their marshmallows, made Journey Sticks, created sparks and toasted (and ate) marshmallows around the camp fire! They finished their session by sharing their favourite memory of their Forest Schools Sessions! Thank You Squirrel Sue and ALL the helpers who joined us this year!
Forest Schools- Session 4!
Sue Squirrel was back for the 4th Forest Schools session for Year 1! At the woods, they had a letter from Plumberina the fairy who left the pupils friendship bracelets and instructed them to make camouflage dens! More follow up on dens at the next session!
Mrs Myall's Class!
Mrs Myall's Class have had a very busy week! A mum in Mrs Myall's class entered a competition and won a class treat of an ice-cream each from Gelato Italia! Naughty but Nice!!
The Class have also been following their instructions for their planned Science investigations. They planted beans in all different conditions. They are going to wait and observe how they do over the next 2 weeks!
Forest Schools - Session 3!
Year 1 pupils were not able to go to the woods for their latest Forest Schools session as Squirrel Sue was poorly (another date will be rescheduled before half term if possible). Instead, they went onto the field to complete a Rainbow Scavenger Hunt, finding different objects to match the colours of the rainbow. They also collected sticks, leaves, and other natural objects in order to make an Enchanted Woods collage in the afternoon. They also used these natural objects to make clay faces to scare away the Plumberowogre.
(Get Well Soon Squirrel Sue!)
Year 1 pupils this week have been Super Scientists! They have been planning investigations for planting beans, changing one thing, like giving their bean orange juice rather than water, or planting it in wool, rather than soil.
They have been making predictions about how the bean will grow, and considering how to make it a fair test. They have also written instructions and a list of equipment they will need. They will be carrying out their investigations later!!
Forest Schools - Session 2!
In their second Forest Schools session, Year 2 pupils finished and improved their Fairy homes, made fairy wands, wooden peg fairies, magic potions and made mud faces to scare away the Plumberogre!!
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Mrs Cross/Miss Jones' Class!
...and a video of the class making their wishes!
Forest Schools - Session 1!
The weather was kind for the first session of the Year 1 Forest Schools! At this session, the pupils were reminded of the Forest School rules and then went on to make fairy houses and dens for the ogre, following on from their new topic work on Enchanted Woods where the ogre had destroyed the houses of the fire fairies!
The Fire Fairies have visited the Year 1 classrooms to leave some resources to build some new homes which the terrible Plumberogre has been destroying! The pupils were asked to make them new homes and then write instructions to inform them how to make them!
Easter in Year 1!
Year 1 have been set a challenge this week by Peter Rabbit. He is helping the Easter Bunny, and has been asked to hide some Easter Eggs from Mr Todd. The children went outside and found a suitable place to hide the eggs. They had to note down the features they passed on the way, so they can write rhyming riddles later in the week to describe the whereabouts of the eggs! They are also drawing maps to plot their hiding places! Mrs Clarke/Mrs Clayton's Class and Ms Browne/Miss Jones' Class have also been making clay animals and tiles, Easter Cards and Easter baskets!
Homes for Jeremy Fisher!
Mrs Myall's Class have been making their shoebox pond homes for Jeremy Fisher. They had previously designed and labelled their own designs, and so it was time to make them! The children decided on the materials and techniques they would use!
Miss Jones/Ms Browne's class have also made their Jeremy Fisher houses. They then coloured in the Jeremy Fisher mural that a talented dad had drawn on their wall!
Year 1 are learning about Poetry! For their homework they had to find a poem and try to learn it off by heart to perform to the class!
Watch Miss Jones/Ms Browne's Class here!
Watch Mrs Myall's Class here!
Watch Mrs Clarke/Mrs Clayton's Class here!
Plumberow were visited by 'The Resilient Reader'!! Following a Parents' Meeting, KS1 pupils attended a fun filled assembly (photos of which can be viewed here)! There were also lots of reading based activities happening in classrooms, lots of book sharing and some absolutely FANTASTIC costumes! Everyone had a great day (including the staff!!) Thank you for your continued support in helping to make Powerful Learners of the pupils at Plumberow!
(Beatrix) 'Potter at The Pond'
Year 1 started their new topic by making their first visit to the pond. As part of their Beatrix Potter English, they talked about all the vocabulary they could use to persuade Mr Jeremy Fisher that this was a super place for him to build a new home! They also worked with partners to describe the different parts of the pond using as many adjectives as possible.
Wizard of Oz Day!
As the conclusion to their 'Wizard of Oz' topic, Year 1 held a Wizard of Oz Day! Each Year 1 classroom had a set of different activities and the children moved between them. In Mrs Myall's room, they made scarecrows, witches and the emerald city. In Mrs Clayton's room, they made rainbow paper plates, rainbow shaving foam printing and baskets with Toto. In Ms Browne's room they made tin men and made a collage of Dorothy!In the afternoon, all Year 1 got together as a Year group and sang songs and acted out parts of the story. A busy, fun filled day!!
(Some of the work from our Wizard of Oz topic and Special day is now on display outside the Year 1 classrooms!)
The Year 1 teachers have been so impressed and proud with the Wizard of Oz writing of their pupils that they invited parents in after school to view their children's work! The children have all written their own versions of the Wizard of Oz story, taking so much pride and enthusiasm in their work that the teachers wanted to share their hard work with their families.
Well done Year One!
Year 1 Assembly
Year one pupils shared some of their Wizard o f Oz Work at a KS1 assembly! They shared their story openings, their story maps where they planned their own three characters, some art work of rainbows and glittery ruby slippers and their science work... parts of the body and the senses! They sang heads shoulders knees and toes and Somewhere Over The Rainbow followed by all the pupils joining in!
Mrs Myall's Class have been working on their story writing in English this half term and in preparation for writing their own stories, they have been looking for examples of brilliant story openers. They worked with a partner to hunt for good story openings, looked at the vocabulary used and what made them effective. The best story openers were added to their working wall, ready to help with planning their own stories!
Spring Term! - Over the Rainbow!
Mrs Myall was really proud of her class who worked so well as part of a team to create this amazing rainbow, working independently!
They have started their new topic titled - 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' (Wizard of Oz). and this was a rainbow that they worked on together ready for their Role Play area, which has been set up as the Emerald City!
In Mrs Clayton and Mrs Clarke's class, pupils have also started the new year with a bang! They too have started their Wizard of Oz topic and even did a spot of yoga!
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Pupils in Year 1 joined the pupils from Year 2 for their Christmas Lunch!
A delicious lunch with Mr Buckle once again, swapping his teaching hat with his DJ hat to get everyone in the party spirit (whilst trying to raise the roof at the same time!)
It really must be Christmas!
Once Upon a Stable!
Due to the weather conditions, Year 1 had to perform their play indoors but this sudden change of venue did not worry the children who still gave brilliant displays of speaking, singing, acting and dancing! True professionals! Well Done!
Year 1 enjoyed a Pirate breakfast! They celebrated passing out of Pirate School with some yummy treats - brioche, pancakes, fruit loaf and fruit. Plus, they were awarded some chocolate treasure coins!
In the afternoon, they received golden medallions and Pirate School Certificates!
In Year 1, as part of their DT work for this half term and as part of their Pirates topic, the pupils designed pirate ships! Working in small teams, they then made them! The pupils tested their results on the water to see if they were fit for Pirates, and then evaluated their success (or failure!)!
Pupils from Years 1&2 were visited by the drama group 'Perform' who came to Plumberow to share an 'Under the Sea' session which promoted their company!
WOW! A FUN session enjoyed by all!
Shiver me timbers! Pirate Day!!!
Ahoy, me hearties (hello, my friends/crew members)!! Avast ye (stop and check this out or pay attention) - What a fantastic day full of pirate games and activities!! Pirate dance, pirate songs, pirate ships, pirate biscuits, pirate punch, pirate junk modelling....and that was just some of the indoor activities! Outside, there was a Captain's Table and a treasure chest garden!
Savvy? (do you understand and do you agree?)
Thank you to everyone who helped and for all the super pirate costumes (pupils and staff all looked brilliant) and pirate themed lunches!
Ms Browne's Class!
Ms Brown's class have had a busy first few weeks in Year 1!!
Pirate work...Dressing up (pupils and staff!)...number bonds in maths...and looking for clues after there was a break-in and someone stole the treasure chest!!!
..and we have been learning our number bonds to 10...