Our topic for Summer Term is Famous Folk.
In Summer 2 we will be finding out about George Stephenson. Take a look at what we will be learning about:
In Summer 1 we found out about Tim Peake and Neil Armstrong. We continued the space theme in English and we read the story of Beegu.
We thought about what we would be able to take into space to eat and drink. We made pasta and used the smoothie bike to make a milkshake. RRS Article 24 All children have the right to healthy and nutritious food.
In Science we investigated waterproof materials and thought about the best material to use to make a raincoat for Beegu the alien.
We also talked about the Earth’s position in Space, what seasons are and why we have night and day. We went outside and looked at the shadows and how they changed across the day.
We designed a Space Buggy for NASA using different construction kits. Some of Year 5 came to help us. Our design brief said it had to be able to drive on rocky land and have seating for two astronauts.
We made our own Beebot mats and wrote instructions to travel around the different land marks.
We went to Hardwick Park and took part in a morning of Outdoor Adventure Activities.
RRS Article 31 Children have the right to relax and play.
Article 29 Children have the right to develop their personality, talents and abilities.
We went to the KS1 Multi-skills Festival at the Leisure Centre. We all had a fantastic time and tried really hard.
This half term our topic was Spennymoor. We found out about our local area past and present. We visited St Paul’s Church and Matt showed us around. We talked about the types of services Christians attend at the church and the different parts of the building.
We researched the work of local artist Norman Cornish. Our favourite piece from his collection was the picture of our school and we used pencils to draw our own drawings of our school. Norman was a miner and we talked about what it might be like to work down the mine and examined some mining artefacts.
We tried something new in PE- New Aged Kurling. It was great fun. To play you slide the stones across the floor towards a target. The stone closest to the target wins.
KS1 also had a taster session with the Dinky Dragons Taekwondo Club.
We used the Kurling equipment to see which playing area was best for making the stone travel the furthest. We built a ramp to slide the stone down and also tested how far it travelled by sliding it along the floor.
One of our homework tasks this half term was to make a model castle. Look at our fantastic work!
Rights Respects Week February 2016
Year One have been thinking about Article 24: The right to healthy food and clean water.
We made some healthy breakfast bars and overnight oats using our maths skills to carefully weigh ingredients. We invited our parents and carers to taste them on Friday Afternoon.
We also talked about what should be included in a healthy lunchbox.
We have been learning about 3D shapes this week and we went on a shape hunt around school. Look what we found!
We have been reading the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. We found out some information about Tortoises and we even had a visit from Rango the Tortoise.
During work on adjectives we looked carefully at Daisy our school rabbit and thought of adjectives to describe her. Then we wrote a description of Daisy .
This half term we linking our learning to Traditional Tales.
Christmas in Year One
We all had a really good afternoon at the Christmas Party. Santa even dropped in to deliver some presents!
Year One have had some visitors! We found out lots about each of the animals.
Chris Tomlinson Event
Olympic Long Jumper Chris Tomlinson came to visit. We attempted the long jump for ourselves and measured how far we had jumped. Then we were amazed when Chris told us how far he could jump!
Chris talked about being an athlete and the training he does. We completed a circuit of activities with Chris. It was a really fun afternoon.
Making Vegetable Soup
Everyone in Year One really enjoyed being a Victorian for the day at Beamish. We went on a tram and explored the different parts of the museum. We saw how washing was done without a machine and found out what it was like to be at school in the Victorian times. Our favourite things about the day were visiting the sweet shop and playing games in the school yard.