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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

 

Welcome to our Year 1 class page. Take a look at what we are going to be learning about this half term. Our page will be updated with photographs regularly so you can see what we have been getting up to! 

 

Our whole school topic is ‘Around the World’ so we are going to be learning about the continents of the world and some countries within these. We will be focusing on identifying the human and physical features of places in the UK and comparing these to parts of Africa. This will link closely to the story we will be reading in English, Meerkat Mail, which is set in the Kalahari Desert.

 

Children will have PE every Wednesday and Friday so please make sure they come to school with their PE kits on these days. Art aprons also need to be in school in case we feel like getting messy!

 

Every Wednesday morning the class will be taking part in outdoor learning with Mrs Farrow so please make sure children come equipped with the necessary clothing for the weather (for example, wellies, hats and gloves).

 

 

 

 

Objectives covered this half term

Information about this half term

We had a spooky Forest School session today. Children were encouraged to use their imaginations to find all sorts of things around the site. They found pampas grass brooms, conker monster eyeballs, mossy witches’ warts and lots more magical items. We used these things to make potions and magic spells. Many children loved whizzing around the site on broomsticks made with willow and wool. Children also made wands, string spider’s webs and all sorts of clay creatures to hang from the trees. Some children used hammers and nails to help to make a Forest School sign to hang at the entrance-they were so proud of their finished design! After making marmalade last session, we toasted marmalade sandwiches over the campfire this week. Some children helped to lay the fire from scratch and light it on their own. Their developing fire lighting skills were very impressive!

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We have been making our own castles in Design and Technology and today we painted them!

We have been making our own castles in Design and Technology and today we painted them! 1
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We have been making our own castles in Design and Technology and today we painted them! 4
We have been making our own castles in Design and Technology and today we painted them! 5
We have been making our own castles in Design and Technology and today we painted them! 6
We have been making our own castles in Design and Technology and today we painted them! 7
We have been making our own castles in Design and Technology and today we painted them! 8
We have been making our own castles in Design and Technology and today we painted them! 9
We had a beautiful autumnal morning at Forest School this week and the site is full of signs of the season. Following on from last week’s session when we cooked corn on the cobs, this week children cooked popcorn over the campfire.  It was trickier to light the fire today due to the wind but we had some very determined children and we managed to get a good fire going.  The children were amazed to see and hear the corn pop and very much enjoyed eating it too! The heavy rain from earlier in the week had filled the pond so we decided to do some pond dipping; we found lots of interesting creatures to identify, including newt tadpoles.  Many children enjoyed using small hand drills to make holes in the conkers that were scattered around the site. They learnt about tool safety and demonstrated some good fine motor skills. Lots of children were able to thread the string through their hole by themselves and we saw some great knot tying too. Some children then challenged others to a game of ‘Conkers’! We had the clay out again today and we saw some more amazing creations including a cobra and a kangaroo as well as pine cone hedgehogs.  The class enjoyed making lavender bags with fresh lavender too. We made a rope swing in our den building area and also made a roof for our bird hide. It is great so see how involved the children have been in this project-they have asked to make a door for the bird hide next week! 
Today the troll had been creating mischief at Forest School and the pond path had to be closed because it was covered in slippery slime! Children went on a troll hunt and found his home hidden away in the trees. In our den building area they built a troll booby trap and another group decided to turn our bird hide into a troll look-out area. Lots of pupils enjoyed making clay trolls, birds and all sorts of other creatures; they then decorated trees with their beautiful creations. Lots of children enjoyed making leaf crowns and also made bird feeders from cheerios and pipe cleaners. It rained during Forest School this week but this only added to the fun as we made a mud slide! Everyone got very muddy at the ‘mud party’ and it was lovely to see so many smiling, mucky faces. We finished the session with corn on the cobs grilled on the campfire, lit by the children. Thank you to Harry’s grandparents for bringing the corn in for us-it was delicious! 

Something strange has happened in our classroom this week! We came in Tuesday morning to discover that the troll from The Three Billy Goats Gruff had ruined an area of our classroom! He left us a letter covered in troll bogies that explained his actions. We have drawn the crime scene and recorded exactly what the troll has done in preparation for our wanted posters!

Something strange has happened in our classroom this week! We came in Tuesday morning to discover that the troll from The Three Billy Goats Gruff had ruined an area of our classroom! He left us a letter covered in troll bogies that explained his actions. We have drawn the crime scene and recorded exactly what the troll has done in preparation for our wanted posters! 1

Year 1 have been enjoying Forest School so far. Over the past few sessions some children have used loppers to prune trees that were shading our growing area and we have now laid soil down ready to create our own vegetable patch. We used some of the branches that we cut to create a bird hide and this week children had a great time peeking through the leaves to spot birds-and to make their friends jump! Children looked for pine cones which they made into bird feeders to hang up in the woods, so hopefully there will be lots of birds to spot next time. The class have enjoyed some games in the forest and have worked really well together to build some very impressive dens using tarps, ropes and hazel poles. Some children have begun to use some simple knots when tying their ropes.  Over the past two sessions children have learnt how to stay safe around the campfire and many children have lit their own mini fires using twigs, cotton wool, petroleum jelly and a fire steel. Last week we toasted marshmallows and this week we made some yummy toffee apples over the campfire.  Many children have been interested in the pond and so we made some fishing rods from sticks and some apple boats to float on the water; the children loved fishing these out with their nets. We were looking at different colours in the natural environment this week. We searched for coloured cards scattered around the woods and then looked for a natural item that matched each card as closely as possible. Children thought very carefully and really began to notice the differences in the shades of colours in the natural environment. We made nature bracelets with some of the items that they found. We look forward to lots more fun next week-thank you so much to our brilliant volunteers and thank you to parents who have donated things for us to use at Forest School!

 
 
 

 

We have been learning to use objects to represent numbers in different ways.

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We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball!

We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 1
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 2
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 3
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 4
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 5
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 6
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 7
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 8
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 9
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 10
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 11
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 12
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 13
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 14
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 15
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 16
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 17
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 18
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 19
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 20
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 21
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 22
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 23
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 24
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 25
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 26
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 27
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 28
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 29
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 30
We had lots of fun on our 'Once upon a time' trip at Gressenhall. We climbed the beanstalk with Jack, made magical potions in the woods with the Wicked Witch, met the Ugly Sisters and helped Cinderella complete all of her chores so that she could go to the ball! 31

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Objectives for this half term

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Blofield Primary School Values

Fairness
  • “Win or lose, do it fairly.” Knute Rockne
Respect
  • “Everyone should be respected as an individual” Albert Einstein
Challenge
  • “We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges” Joyce Meyer
Perseverance
  • “No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” Ramana Maharshi
Thoughtfulness
  • “A little attention, a little kindness, a little thoughtfulness are worth more than all the wealth in the world.” Avijeet Das
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