In D.T, Class 1 learnt about cutting food safely, using the 'bridge' and 'claw'. They peeled fruit and stirred the ingredients together to make a fresh fruit salad. The children enjoyed eating fruits they had never tasted before!
Skelton Grange Trip
Class 1 had a great trip to Skelton Grange. The children learnt about the seasons and the different signs. The day started by playing a hibernation game and then had the opportunity to explore the grounds and make some winter crafts. In the afternoon they made dens and played in the mud kitchen. The day finished with an open fire and freshly made popcorn!
Thackray Medical Museum Workshop - Teeth and Health Eating
We couldn't visit Thackray Medical Museum this year as it is closed for re-refurbishment. Instead, the museum came to us! We had a brilliant workshop on teeth and healthy eating. We learned what are different types of teeth do and started off by making a banana sandwich! We used a knife to cut the sandwich into smaller bits - this is the job of our incisor teeth at the front. Then we ripped the pieces with our fingers - this is like the job of our canine teeth (we woofed like dogs when we did this!) We then used a potato masher to squish the bits - this is like the job of our molar teeth! We put everything into a bag which we pretended was a stomach. We added some water to pretend it was saliva and then added some acids (vinegar and soap liquid) and squished it all together - it looked yucky! We saw some bubbles in the bag and we thought it was very funny like human wind!!! We also looked at some tools used a long time ago to pull teeth out! We will remember to brush our teeth twice a day! We had a great time and learned lots!
Temple Newsam Trip
Class 1 visited Temple Newsam house to look at some amazing portraits. The children then created a portrait of a man they named Peter.They learnt some new words: background, foreground, pose and sitter. Some of the children dressed up as some of the people in the portraits, and the other children sketched them.
R.E. A Sense of Belonging
Class 1 visited Leeds Minster to learn about baptism. The children enjoyed taking on the role of 'Parents' and 'Godparents' to Rebecca, Joshua and Ruby.
PE - Using the large apparatus.
The children have been learning how to use the large apparatus safely. They can now jump off the bench, remembering to bend their knees and hold their landing position. Next week we will be learning 'tuck' and 'star' shapes.
A busy start to Year 1.
We have been forming lovely shaped letters in handwriting, making NUMICON number lines in Maths and sketching some self-portraits in Art.
Class 1 had a brilliant day at Harlow Carr Gardens. They used leaf identification bags to collect different types of leaves. After a picnic lunch, there was time to play in the tree house and visit the bird hide.
Class 1 had great fun learning about the Great Fire of London. They worked hard with Mr Birkinshaw to try and put the fire out, by passing buckets of water along the chain.
Class 1 completed some fieldwork. They walked around the area surrounding school, identifying the different types of homes.
We saw: terraced houses, high-rise flats, flats, semi-detached houses, maisonettes and a bungalow!
Looking after pets
In science, the children in class 1 have been learning about looking after pets. Miss Spinks brought her pet guinea pig to visit us. We thought he was very cute and got to stroke him and feed him. We learned that he needs food, water, shelter and lots of cuddles!
Abbey House Museum
Class 1 visited Abbey House Museum to learn about homes long ago, with no electricity. The children had to work very hard cleaning and washing. They also sorted pegs into 'new' and 'old'.
Class 1 made a fresh fruit salad. They learnt about the 'bridge' and 'claw' cutting/ chopping skills.
Skelton Grange Trip
Class 1 had a fantastic day as part of their geography and science work learning about 'Winter'. They learnt about: hibernation (playing a game), made snowy owls, made gnomes which they dressed in warm clothes, made dens for shelter and explored the environment looking for signs of winter.
Thackray Medical Museum trip
Class 1 had a great time at the Thackray Medical Museum learning the names of our different teeth and the job they do. We also explored the Museum and learnt about our bodies.
Indian Dance Workshop
Class 1 had a fantastic time learning Indian Dance as part of our International Week celebrations.
When Grandma was a little girl
Ladi's Grandma visited Class 1 to talk about what it was like growing up as a little girl in the past. The children asked some interesting questions and were surprised at her answers! " No McDonalds, computers or Roadblox!"
Class 1 PE
Class 1 have enjoyed using small and large apparatus in P.E. They have been thinking about tuck, straight and star shapes.
Leeds Minster Visit
Class 1 have been learning about Baptism and having a sense of belonging in R.E. We visited Leeds Minster, taking 'Rosie' the class 1 doll to be baptised.
Cannon Hall Farm
Class 1 had a super day at Cannon Hall Farm, they visited the new 'Reptile House' as part of their English and Science work.
Class 1 Planting at Leeds Market
Class 1 met Katie Rushworth from ITV's programme 'Love your garden'. They learnt how to 'squeeze, tickle and put plants to bed'. Thyme, rosemary and lavender herb plants are now growing well in the food hall at Leeds City Market.
Class 1's amazing assembly!
Class 1 did an amazing assembly! The children have been reading lots of different stories. We enjoyed hearing all about them.
Class 1 Trip to Abbey House
Class 1 had a step back in time on their recent visit to Abbey House. Monday was wash day, no electricity meant no electric irons, washing machines or tumble dryers. We learnt that houses had no bathrooms and the toilet was outside.
Skelton Grange Trip
Class 1 had a fantastic day at Skelton Grange as part of their Geography and Science work about Winter. They pretended to be hedgehogs, made winter crafts, explored the woods, made houses for their gnomes and finished the day around a fire eating freshly popped popcorn.
Thackray Medical Museum Trip
Class 1 visited Thackray Medical Museum for a workshop on Teeth and Healthy Eating. They learned about the jobs our different teeth do and they did a messy experiment where they learn what happens to our food after we've eaten it! They also had a look around the Life Zone at the museum. They had a great time and were very well behaved. Well done Class 1!
An Autumn Walk
Class 1 went on an autumn walk to look for seasonal changes as part of their geography work.
Temple Newsam Trip
Class 1 went on a trip to Temple Newsam House to look at Portraits as part of their Art work.
They looked at portraits and made a 3D life size portrait. They also had the opportunity to dress up as characters from long ago and sketch some portraits.
Artwork Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy
Class 1 have looked at some art work by Andy Goldsworthy. The materials used in Andy Goldsworthy's art often include brightly coloured flowers, icicles, leaves, mud, pinecones, snow, stone, twigs, and thorns.
Teddy Bear's Picnic
Class 1 enjoyed having a Teddy Bear's Picnic as a reward for their hard work, running a very busy café.
Class 1 visited Harlow Carr to look at different types of trees and leaves.
We jumped over ditches and tip-toed past a troll!
To finish off such a busy day we played in the tree house.
Class 1 Café
Thank you to all the parents who came to the 'Class 1 Café'. The children worked very hard and the customers were delighted with the service they received.
Geography Project - Part 5
Using our postcodes we found our houses on Google Earth. The children were very excited!
Geography Project - Part 4
We all bought a second class stamp and posted our letters home - an invitation to Class 1 Café on Monday 3rd July.
Geography Project - Part 3
We have all learnt our addresses and most importantly our postcodes!
Geography Project - Part 2
The route is planned, so using the maps we set off with our letters for posting.
Geography Project - Part 1
Class 1 used a street map to plan their route to the local post office to buy stamps.
Class 1 had a 'Mastery Task' about capacity. It caused quite a discussion in the plenary. Please ask your children to explain the answer.
Weighing - using non-standard units of measure
Class 1 found objects around the classroom to weigh. Before weighing the objects they had to estimate the number of cubes needed.
Computing to create a block graph
Class 1 used the information from their bird watch to create a block graph on the computers and iPads.
Dogs Trust Visit
Martha a French Bull-Dog came to visit Class 1 from the Dogs Trust. We learnt how to stay safe around dogs and how to care for them.
Class 1 Ballerinas
Class 1 had a lovely PE lesson, learning some ballet moves - they were very graceful and listened beautifully to the instructions,
Class 1 Assembly
Class 1 performed a retelling of the traditional tale 'The Enormous Turnip'. They spoke clearly and sang beautifully. The rest of school clearly enjoyed it, as did so many parents! Well done Class 1!
RSPB School Birdwatch
Class 1 have taken part in the RSPB giant bird watch as part of their science topic. They spotted: house sparrows, blue tits, magpies and blackbirds....
Class 1 have been using step by step instructions to move the bee--bots on the mats. It was a bit tricky to start with but we are getting much better!
In DT we learnt a safe way to cut foods using the 'bridge' and 'claw' cut.
ERIC Time (Everyone Reading In Class) - the children really enjoy reading during ERIC time.
An Autumn Walk
Class 1 have been exploring the school grounds to see how things change in the autumn... leaves changing colours and falling from the trees. Some of the children found seeds from the Sycamore tree too!
Class 1's Visit to Leeds Minster
The children really enjoyed their visit to Leeds Minster and learnt about Baptism. There were some very proud 'Parents and Godparents' and no tears from the baby!
Class 1 thoroughly enjoyed skipping day - they were taught lots of new skills and had a fabulous day.
Temple Newsam Trip
Class 1 visited Temple Newsam house to look at lots of portraits. We chose props to create a 3D portrait and we dressed up as some of the people in the portraits. They lived in Temple Newsam House a long time ago,
Relaxing in the Garden!
So much is happening in the school garden. Class 1 enjoyed relaxing in the garden to do some observational drawings.