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.
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:
Mrs Ward, Mrs Griffin, Mrs Lee and Ms Turner
Today we joined Year 2 to participate in a Lego Workshop based on the idea of 'electric city builders.
We thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and the opportunity to explore a variety of skills to help create individual houses before joining them together to create a street.
The children have loved learning about Preston Guild and are excited to find out more about the celebrations that have previously taken place. It has been lovely to see so many children excited to share memorabilia brought in from home.
We were very lucky this week to be visited by Hannah's Grandad who has been the Mayor of Preston. The children thoroughly enjoyed listening to him talk about his experiences of being a Mayor and of the Preston Guild.
This half term we had the opportunity to learn about and try out the fencing.
We learnt some of the words used during fencing and a range of key strategies to help get our opponent and move away from them.
World Book Day
We had great fun dressing up as our favourite book characters and sharing lots of different traditional stories.
We had a very busy spring term exploring the story 'Supertato'. At the beginning of the term we discovered lots of vegetables had been captured or tormented! Mr Carrot had been stuck down with plasters, Mr Pear had been hung from the ceiling and Mr Kiwi had been trapped in a cage. After a few days we discovered who the villain was.... the Evil Pea!
The children had great fun exploring the story and making predictions. We even learnt how to make jelly traps, custard traps, angel delight traps and jam sandwich traps and wrote instructions on how to make them for the shop keeper to follow.
Towards the end of the term we learnt how to write a story. We then created our own superheroes and spent some time writing a story about them.
On Tuesday some of the children took part in a Mini Skills competition at West View Leisure Centre.
This week we were given the opportunity to learn how to play quidditch. We learnt about the different roles played including Chasers, Beaters, Keeper and Seeker.
We had great fun chasing Mrs Ward who was the Golden Snitch.
This half term we have been exploring the story 'Supertato'. We discovered The Evil Pea had captured the vegetables and trapped them in different ways.
Last week we received a letter from the manager of the local shop who explained more evil peas had escaped! He asked for help in capturing the peas on the loose.
We thought of ways we could trap the peas and wrote instructions on how to create these.
Paralympian Visit - Stuart Robinson
Last week met Stuart Robinson. Stuart Robinson is a Paralympian who won gold at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. We had the opportunity to learn about wheelchair rugby and ask Stuart about his life.
We all took part in the sponsored circuits and had great fun.
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.
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!