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Cottam

Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1's Class Page

Teacher: Mrs N Ward

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Griffin, Mrs Lee and Ms Turner

 

Welcome to Year 1!

 

We are so excited to welcome the children and yourselves to Year 1.

The Year 1 team and I can't wait to get to know the children and help them grow over the next twelve months.

The children loved being back together after the holidays and enjoyed talking about all the adventures they had. Mrs Griffin and I are so proud of how well they all settled on the first day back.

 

We have an exciting year planned with lots of new topics to explore. I will regularly add information about our learning and what we have been doing in class to the web page.  

 

Routines

P.E. - P.E. days will be on Mondays and Fridays

 

If you have any questions or concerns then please contact me using the following email address:

y1homework@cottam.lancs.sch.uk

 

Mrs Ward, Mrs Griffin, Mrs Lee and Ms Turner

 

 

 

 

Chinese New Year

This week we were treated to a visit from Mrs Lin, one of the parents from school.

Mrs Lin taught us all about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated.

We practised saying some traditional Chinese phrases and tried to pick up fortune cookies using chop sticks!

 

Happy New Year!

The children have come back to school excited and eager to learn and have settled back into the school routine well.

 

Christmas Party Day

The children loved our party day!

We danced, played lots of traditional party games and had great fun. 

Art - Dragon's eyes

As part of our art unit of work we explored various images of dragons eyes. We identified the different shapes and colours we could see around the eye before trying to recreate some of the eyes through sketches. We sketched several different dragons eyes and discussed what we liked and disliked about them. We then drew one finial design and used water colours to paint it. We used clay to create a sculpture of our designs, using a range of tools and skills to create different textures and shapes. 

 

Ju Jitsu

Today we had a taster session of Ju Jitsu. Everyone enjoyed watching the demonstrations and trying out some of the moves themselves.

Art - Collage

This half term our Art unit of work was based on collage.

We explored a range of different collages and identified the techniques the artists had used. We looked at the work of Eric Carle and how he decorates tissue paper before using it to create his collages. 

 

Science - Animals

This term our Science topic is Animals.

We enjoyed finding different ways of classifying animals, exploring features of various animals and how they could be sorted. We talked about what animals eat and whether they were herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. We compared various animals and talked about what was the same and what was different.

To support our learning Mrs Griffin brought in her pet tortoise, Dale. The children loved meeting Dale and asking various questions to find out more about him and how Mrs Griffin cares for him.  

D.T. - Puppets

Over the past few weeks we have been looking at various puppets and finding out how they are made. We practised various skills to join fabrics together, such as stapling, gluing, running stich and over stitch.

We designed our own puppets on the theme of animals and used our skills to cut out and join together the parts required to make the puppet. 

Science - Seasonal Change

As part of our Science work we will be observing and discussing seasonal changes throughout the year.

In class we shared some ideas of what season we thought we were in and reasons why. 

We explored the school grounds, making observations of what we could see and hear. We agreed we were from summer into Autumn and shared ideas of how we thought our environment would change over the next few weeks. 

Whilst on the walk we discovered the school's apple tree. We talked about how we knew when the apples were ready and shared ideas of what we could do with them. All the children were very keen to make and taste apple crumble! 

 

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