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South Wilford Endowed C of E Primary School

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Year 1

Year 1 2023-24

Spring 2 - All Creatures Great and Small

Easter Gardens

 

We made our own Easter Gardens in Forest Schools.

Art - mixed media animals

 

We used lots of different techniques to create some wonder animal pictures.

Science - Classification

 

We were lucky to have lots of animals to visit us in year one!

Maths 

 

We have done lots of measuring this term, including capacity, length and weight.

Spring 1 - Where Did the Dinosaurs Go?

Dinosaur Museum

 

To celebrate all the wonderful work we have done about dinosaurs, we opened a museum and invited all our parents and carers to visit.

Art - Clay

 

We experimented how to model and join clay to make sculptures. We then put this into practice to make dinosaur sculptures.

COOL Time (Choose Our Own Learning)

 

We have weekly challenges to support different areas of the curriculum. Here are just a few pictures to show what we get up to!

Science Investigation

 

We carried out an investigation to see what dinosaurs ate. We have some coprolite (fossilised dinosaur poo) and we studied it to see if the dinosaurs were herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. 

Art - Sketching

 

We used different shading techniques and experimented with different art pencils to draw our own dinosaurs. 

Autumn 2 - People Who Help Us

Art - Christmas Cards

We explored mark making techniques and colour mixing using oil pastels. We then used these techniques to create a scene from the nativity story.

DT - Snowman Puppets

We designed and created snowman puppets. We tried to make our final product to look as much like as our designs as possible.

Art - Clay and Divas

Linked with RE, we made clay divas to celebrate Diwali.

Computing - Technology around us

In computing we learnt about technology used in the local area. We spotted so many different things including trams, buses and traffic lights. 

Sciences - Senses

We have done lots of activities to learn about our senses. We tried to do different jobs with a blindfold, played a listening game, guessed what was hidden in a box and tasted lots of different food.

A visit from the firefighters 🚒 

We were so lucky that the local fire brigade could come to visit it. We looked all around the fire engine, watched a safety visit, dressed up and even squirted the hose! 

Science

 

We have been learning about the parts of he body - inside and out. We have found out what some of our organs do. 

Autumn 1 - This Old House

Black History Month

 

As part of Black History Month we have looked at the beautiful art work by Biss Butler. We used her art as an inspiration for our own self portraits. 

Science

 

We went into Forest Schools and looked at the signs of Autumn. We looked at all the different colours and used the leaves to make pictures. 

Harvest

 

We produced some great work for our Harvest Festival. We mixed our own colours to paint some lovely food and vegetables. We enjoyed showing these to our parents and carers and singing some songs. 

History

 

We have been looking at old household items. We enjoyed guessing what they were used for!

Forest Schools

 

We took our science lesson outside. We read the story of The Great Storm and looked at the animals that live in the UK. We then build some of the animals a new house!

Science

 

We carried out an investigation into which material would make the best roof. We talked about the properties the material would need to have, made predictions and then tested them.

The Farm

 

Both classes have looked after the farm this half term. We made sure they had hay and fresh water. We even fed the chickens some meal worms!

Computing

 

The children have enjoyed using the iPads. We have been learning to log into Purple Mash using our log in and how to save our work.

Year 1 2022-23

Summer 1 - Happy Ever After

Year One outdoor area

 

With a quick tidy and a lick of paint our outside area is ready to use again. It is such a lovely extension of our classrooms and the children love using it. 

 

 

Maths

 

We have been learning about division - making equal group and sharing objects out equally. We have done lots of practical activities and even make 'Forest School Soup' by sharing out ingredients. 

Art

 

We have done our artist study of Vincent Van Gogh. We learnt about his life and the style he used when painting. We explored adding texture to our paint and using warm, dark and cool colours. We talked about how the colours made us feel and came up with names for the colours we mixed. We have then created our final pieces of work - we are ALL artists!

The Farm

 

We love our week on the farm! Kahlo did a great job feeding, cleaning out and making sure they all had water. Great job team!

Spring 2 - All Creatures Great and Small

RE

 

As part of our work on the Easter Story, we visited forest schools to see what signs of spring we could find. We were very excited to see lots of frog spawn in the pond!

Maths

 

We have done lots of measuring this term including, capacity, length and weight. 

Science

 

As part of science week, year one planted a range of seeds. We can't wait to plant them out in our allotment soon. 

Art 

 

We created stained glass window art for our upcoming church service. All the children contributed to these pieces of art by either doing to outline or using chalk.

Computing

 

We used Purple Mash to create mazes by writing our own algorithms. 

Spring 1 - Where Did the Dinosaurs Go? 

Art - Clay

 

We had a chance to play and investigate how to model and join clay to make sculputures. We then put these into practice to make dinosaur sculptures. 

COOL Times (Choosing Our Own Learning)

 

We have weekly challenges to support different areas of the curriculum. Here are just a few pictures to show what we get up to!
 

Science Investigation

 

We carried out an investigation to see what dinosaurs ate. We had some corprolite (fossilised dinosaur poo) and we studied it to see if the dinosaurs were herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. 

Forest Schools - Making Dinosaur Habitats

 

We've had a great time outside making habitats for our dinosaurs.

Art - Sketching

 

We used different shading skills and techniques to draw our own dinosaurs.

 

 

Autumn 2 - People Who Help Us

Visit from a nurse

 

We had a visit from a paediatric nurse. She told us all about her job and what she does to help poorly babies. We asked some great questions.

Computing

 

We had a great time on a walk in the village. We couldn't believe how much technology there was. 

Science - Senses

 

As part of our science work, we have been doing activities linked to our senses. We tasted food to see if it was sweet, sour, bitter, salty or peppery. We tried different activities blindfolded to see how hard it is. We smelt 6 different things and had to say what each one was. We felt things inside a bag and tried to guess what was inside.

Visit from the fire brigade

 

We were lucky to have West Bridgford fire brigade to visit our school. They talked to us about all the different jobs they do, showed us all the equipment on the fire engine and even let all the children use the hose! 

Forest School

 

To celebrate bonfire night, we have a fire in our Forest School's session. We talked about what we could see, hear and smell. We popped corn using two sieves - it was amazing!

Autumn 1 - This Old House

Science

 

We loved spending time outside and looking at the change of the seasons. We collected different coloured leaves and other outdoor treasures. 
 

History 

 

We looked at some artefacts from homes in the past. We made predictions about what they were used for. 

Art

 

We experimented with mixing paints. We used primary colours to make secondary colours. We then added more primary colours to make tertiary colours. We used our new sketch books. 

Farm

 

Year one have been on the farm. We love feeding the animals extra greens and checking they are all ok. 

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