Year 1

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YEAR 1

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Preston Hall (Part 1)

As part of our “There’s No Place Like Home” topic, Year One visited Preston Hall to gain a better understanding of what home life was like during the Victorian era. The first workshop that the children took part in was based around household objects. First Joanne (our...

Pumpkin Peeps

To bring our Spooktacular Science week to a close, Year 1 carried out an investigation in order to find out what happens to "Pumpkin Peeps" (marshmallows) when you place them in different liquids (water, milks, oil and vinegar). Before doing so, the children shared...

Monster Mash-Up Morning

As part of our Spooktacular Science Week, children from across KS1 were split in to four groups: pumpkins, ghosts, cats and cauldrons, in order to carry out a range of Halloween-themed science activities. The first activity set up in Year 1 was a potion-themed pattern...

Spooky Stories

Today Maria from Gateshead Library visited Year One with a “Ghosts and Witches” themed story chest for our reading area. While Maria was here she shared a selection of books from the chest with the children, a particular favourite amongst them being “There's a Spider...

Spooktacular Science

This afternoon Year One took part in a Spooktacular Science workshop where they continued their learning in relation to materials and how we can use them to carry out really cool experiments. The first experiment that the children carried out required them to make...

Super Slime!

Today Year One visited Thorp Academy to take part in a Halloween-themed materials workshop. First they were introduced to the terms: solid, liquid and gas, and what they each mean. They then carried out practical tasks to help them understand exactly what they each...

Material Hunters

This week Year One have been learning all about everyday materials. First, we talked about the different materials that can be found within our environment. Then we explored some everyday materials such as paper, wood, plastic, glass, metal, stone, fabric and rubber....

Blaydon

As part of our “There’s No Place Like Home” topic, Year One went on an exploration of Blaydon to look at the different types of housing and buildings that can be found within their local environment. Each group chose to explore an area of their choice and took...

Picture Perfect

This afternoon Year One have been busy at work trying to create the perfect self-portrait. Before they set to work they explored the facial features of their friend's, making sure to use their observations to identify similarities and differences when doing so. They...

The Three Little Pigs

In preparation for tomorrow's story writing activity, the children have been busy working in pairs to create their very own storyboards. First we worked together on the carpet to sequence the story of “The Three Little Pigs”. We then worked as a team to retell the...

Build-a-Bedroom (Part 2)

Yesterday Year One continued to develop their design and technology skills through their "build-a-bedroom" project. Following yesterday's group discussion regarding where to go next with their creations; the children set to work making lists of the materials that they...

Build-a-Bedroom (Part 1)

Yesterday the children set to work on their "build-a-bedroom" creations. First they created  a carpet from felt and fitted it to the floor of their bedroom (cereal box). Next they applied the wallpaper that they designed on Purplemash to their bedroom walls. These...

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