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Cottam

Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1's Class Page

Teacher: Mrs N Ward

Teaching Assistants: Monday to Thursday - Mrs Griffin

Monday to Friday - Mrs Kaur

Welcome to Year 1's website page!

Please check the page regularly for updates and information about what we have been up to.

 

 

Seaside Day

What a day we've had!

After the horrid rain on Monday we have been extremely lucky with the sunshine today.

We have done lots of different things including making kites, building sandcastles and splashing in the water. 

We all loved the visit to the ice cream van this afternoon (although many of the children couldn't eat the ice cream quick enough before it began to melt!).

 

Hope you enjoy looking at the photos of our day.

 

Mrs Ward, Mrs Griffin and Mrs Kaur

Blackpool Airport Trip

We had a fabulous time on our trip to Blackpool Airport. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the fire engines, using the hose and learning about the various air planes in the hanger. We even had the chance to watch the jet take off!

 

Enjoy looking through our photo albums!

 

Mrs Ward

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY-FOOD TECHNOLOGY

 

Year 1 have had a great time over the last few weeks. We have used different tools to prepare fruit and vegetables. We have made and tasted different dips such as raita and hummus. Some of us loved the garlic taste in the hummus and some weren't keen on the lime juice and mint in the Indian dip! The highlight for most of us was our picnic day! We made our own picnic lunch and designed a picnic bag. The weather might have been cold and breezy, but that didn't stop us having fun!

Thank you to all the parents for helping with the costs involved. It was much appreciated. Enjoy looking through our food photo albums!

 

Mrs Harrison.

Preparing fruit and vegetables

Summer 1

Science

 

This half term our Science topic is all about plants. 

On Friday we started our topic off by exploring the different parts of plants and what their functions were. We all enjoyed looking at the plants, identifying and labelling the different parts and recalling what their functions were.

 

Science 

 

On Tuesday we went on our first welly walk of the year!

In class we talked about the difference between wild and garden plants, learnt some common plant names and described what they looked like. 

 

We then became nature detectives! We went on a walk around the local area, using identification sheets to name plants we came across. We closely observed some of the plants, drawing what they looked like, their different features and writing sentences to describe them. 

 

The children really enjoyed learning some of the plant names and were keen to use the vocabulary they had learnt in the previous session. 

Christmas Party Day

 

The children have really enjoyed party day today. We did lots of dancing and played party games. Mrs Timms discovered a special visitor had been to school overnight and left a sackful of presents for the children! They really enjoyed watching Father Christmas on the CCTV.

We have had lots of fun learning new skills on a Wednesday afternoon. The children have really enjoyed this unit of Design Technology on making puppets. Year 1 have acquired the following skills-

To select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.

To use drawings to record ideas for a design.

 To use simple design criteria to help develop their ideas.

To understand that a 3-D textiles product can be assembled from two identical fabric shapes.

To suggest how their products could be improved.

To generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing and templates.

DT Finished puppets

The finished puppets!

The children have done a fantastic job completing their puppets. We are really proud of each and every one of them!

Can you spot a sloth, a mermaid, a unicorn, a tortoise and a bird? There are plenty of cats, dogs and snakes! We are sure the children will all enjoy playing with their finished puppets at home. 

We are sure you'll agree the range of puppets and the standard achieved is brilliant!

Well done everyone!!

Mrs Harrison, Mrs Griffin and Mrs Kaur have loved working with all those superstar workers!

Thursday 10th December - Hanukkah

 

The children had a fabulous day celebrating Hanukkah. Daniel taught us lots of things about the special celebration and how he celebrates. We watched the story of Hanukkah and retold our favourite part. We learnt what a menorah was and made our own ready for our celebration in the afternoon. 

 

We made latkes and enjoyed tasting them in the afternoon with sour cream or apple sauce. 

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Christmas Dinner - 2nd December 

The children all really enjoyed their Christmas lunch. Take a look at our photos!

 

ART We have all enjoyed the collage unit of work. Have a look at our fantastic work!

Week Beginning 2/11/20

What a week!

On Monday the children discovered some toys and a message about a toy box. They wondered what the toy box was and predicted why the toys were scared of it. 

On Tuesday a trail of toys and arrows led us to the toy box. Together, we captured the toy box and created a pen to keep it in. We also discovered the poem 'The Naughty toy Box'. We talked about the poem and discussed some of the interesting words in it. 

We recited the poem and used items around the classroom to create sound effects. We all loved performing the poem to each other.

 

    

 

 

Autumn Term 2

Welcome back!

I hope you all enjoyed the break and managed to get some rest.

We were really impressed with how settled the children are and how well they have got back into the school routine after the holidays. 

 

Below is the homework menu for this half term.

Please use a pencil to complete any written work in the homework book.

 

Thank you.

Halloween

The children looked fabulous in all their costumes!

They had a great time looking at each others' pumpkins and completing Halloween activities.

Tuesday 20th October 2020

This afternoon we were treated to a film afternoon!

As a reward for all our hard work writing stories we had hot chocolate and biscuits whilst we watched the animated film 'Lost and Found'. We all really enjoyed the hot chocolate and watching another version of the story we explored over the past few weeks.  

Monday 19th October 2020

The children worked extremely hard today. They planned and wrote their own version of the story 'Lost and Found'. Mrs Griffin and I were very impressed with their stories! 

We will send the completed stories home later on in the week for the children to share with you. 

 

13th October 2020

The children have been very curious about a huge box that appeared outside our classroom yesterday. They were desperate to open the box and discover what was inside. Luckily, we were allowed to peer inside the box this afternoon.

 

Inside the box we discovered a mysterious animal! Using new facts we learnt in Science, we decided the animal was a mammal as it was covered in fur... but we don't know anything else about it!

 

We will spend some time this week finding out more about the new animal: the type of eater it is, where it has come from and how to care for it. Next week we will use this information to create an information leaflet about the new animal for others to use.  

7th October 2020

Today we went on another welly walk. We were very lucky with the weather and were able to spot lots of signs of autumn. We all loved walking underneath the row of trees and admiring the colourful leaves above us. On our return to school we talked about what we had seen and how things had changed since our last welly walk in September. We read the story 'Leaf Man' and used the items we collected to create our own leaf pictures. 

6th October 2020

We have had a very busy and exciting week! As part of our Science work we have been learning all about animals and different ways of classifying them. We have also been learning about the seasons and hibernation. To enhance our learning, Mrs Griffin brought her pet tortoise, Dale, in to visit. We all loved meeting him and learning about how to look after him. 

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