Category: Class 1

Year 1 & 2 visit Nottingham Castle

Classes 1 and 2 had a fantastic time at Nottingham Castle yesterday. We enjoyed exploring the Castle and looking at various artefacts. We also learned a lot about the history of Nottingham and the adventures of Robin Hood!

Year 1 & 2 project exhibition

Wow! Thank you to all the parents who attended our exhibition. We hope you enjoyed learning a different style of art. The children loved it!😊

Year 1 compare the seasons

Year 1 continue to compare seasons in science. Children went outside and used a thermometer to check the temperature. It was 8 degrees at 2pm. Now it is winter. Brrr!

Year 1 – Design & Technology

Year 1 pupils have been learning new sewing skills. They showed great perseverance and resilience practising the running stitch and over stitch. We are so proud of the skills they displayed. Well done class 1!

Tootie Fruitie – A smoothie symphony

Children in EYFS and KS1 enjoyed a visit from Tootie Fruitie this afternoon. The children become brave explorers in a tropical musical rainforest and make their way through the huge trees and leaves to the lion family’s annual big boogie bash! Children were invited to find all the essential ingredients for a huge smoothie (the lions’ favourite drink!) and play their African djembe drums along the way.

Key Stage 1 Hook Days

Key Stage 1 returned to school after the holidays to CCTV footage of Santa losing control of his sleigh in the storm and a polar bear walking across the playground as he fell off the sleigh –    there were polar bear footprints all over the classrooms!!!  Children have been busy making a large igloo in the classroom for the polar bear to sleep in overnight, making small igloos using a variety of materials including sugar cubes and finding out facts about polar bears.  The children’s task this week is to not only think of ways to keep the polar bear cool, but to write letters to Santa to tell him where his polar bear is and to come and collect him.  I wonder how long the polar bear will continue to live at our school???

Year 1 & 2 project exhibition

Thank you SO SO much to everyone that came today for the Year 1 and 2 exhibition. The children have loved you being in school and getting creative. We appreciate your support as always!

Year 1 – Forest Schools

What an amazing afternoon in forest schools – we had the best time pretending to be Percy the park keeper. We made dens, jewellery, firework conkers, tree swings, toasted marshmallows to make smores and so much more! It was the best day ever!

Year 1 mixing colours

We have loved learning about mixing colours today. We mixed the primary colours to make secondary colours! It was lots of fun! 🌈

Toys Through Time Workshop – University of Nottingham

Pupils in Years 1 and 2 enjoyed a visit from Nottingham University.  They had the opportunity to explore how toys have evolved by material, shape, design and subject. Children enjoyed playing with a variety of games and toys – from Victorian board games to rubik cube!

Year 1 science experiment

Pupils worked in groups to investigate which type of biscuit would take the shortest time to fall apart.  Pupils observed the biscuit, recorded the seconds using an iPad and presented their data in a class bar chart.  They concluded that Biscuit B took the shortest time because it was thinner and the water easier to absorb.  What amazing Scientists we have in Class 1!

Year 1 design buggies

In Design & Technology children designed a buggy suitable to travel across a rough terrain.  They used their knowledge of axles and wheels to design, build and evaluate their own buggy.  We have some very creative designers and engineers in Class 1!

Year 1 Forest Schools

In today’s session, the children went on a mini beast hunt and explored the grounds looking for and identifying trees. They displayed great teamwork and observations skills.

Year 1 – Forest Schools

Year 1 had a fabulous first Forest Schools session – including going on a Gruffalo Hunt! We thought about how to be safe when climbing trees, carrying sticks, and making dens and using ropes. Our Gruffalo hunt helped us explore all the different areas of our Forest school and playground area. We spent some time looking at the different trees whilst trying to find all the characters from the book.

Years 1 and 2 at Cadbury World

What a brilliant day we all had yesterday at Cadbury World. We found out how chocolate is made and all about Cadbury. We also got some free yummy chocolate!

Year 1 – Coronation celebrations

Wow! What a celebration we had for the King’s Coronation Day. Drumming, crafting, eating, dancing and singing. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you! 👑🇬🇧

Year 1 and 2 Art Workshop

Parents and pupils in Years 1 and 2 enjoyed using clay to create a hedgehog.  Pupils taught their parents the techniques:  pinch, roll and squeeze. After, they performed  ‘London’s Burning’, singing in rounds.  Thank you to our parents for their support. What a lovely we have had!

Year 1 – Greens Windmill trip

Year 1 visited Greens Windmill in Nottingham as part of our Great Fire of London topic to see how bread was made. The children had a great time exploring the mill and seeing how wheat is turned into flour and how that flour is turned into dough. The children then made their own bread from the dough, learning how to knead and shape the dough. Well done Year 1!

Year 1 and 2’s interactive Science

Class 1 and 2 loved the live science session, learning about tractors and their link to space. It was very interactive and the children learnt just how complex tractors can be.

Year 1 – Seed check!

We looked at our seeds and they had grown. We measured them and checked to see if our predictions were correct! Do you know what a plant needs to grow well?

Year 1 & 2 reading for pleasure

Classes 1 and 2 love reading books!! We’re sharing our favourites … but what is your favourite book?

Year 1 & 2 – History: Great Fire of London

Class 1 and 2 joined together for their history lesson. They were looking at pictures from the Great Fire of London and discussing what happened at that time and why they think the fire spread. They then made a plaque with important information to remember this event. Great teamwork!

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