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Welcome to the Robin's blog page. It has been really nice to meet all the new year 1 children. The children have settled in nicely to the new routines and expectations of year 1. 

Term 1

The topic this term is 'Splendid Skies'. The children have covered various parts of the curriculum, such as weather, seasons, maps and continents. We have talked about our families, rules and our place within community. ICT was fun, the children even learnt some really big words such as 'algorithm' and 'execute'. The children particularly enjoyed looking at different objects within a church and talking about where their special place is. Next term we are hoping to visit a local church to see the objects we looked at in real life. 

The one thing the children thoroughly enjoyed doing this term was making kites. We planned, made and evaluated them. The children then got chance to go outside and test to see if they would fly. They had so much fun and was perfect weather conditions for doing this!


Term 2

The topic this term is 'Enchanted Woodlands'. The children have enjoyed taking part in lots of outdoor activities. They have made tree boggarts, dens and sculptures during DT and art lessons. They have also made woodland crowns using natural materials and wrote instructions on how to make them. As part of our RE learning the children visited a local church where they got to look around at different features and completed a hunt worksheet.

Towards the end of term the children have been spending lots of time practising their Christmas performance 'Ralph the Reindeer'. The children have been trying really hard to remember their lines and the songs. During the last week there will be lots of celebrations to look forward to as they are going to be making Christmas cards, calenders, having their Christmas party and visiting the Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime. 



Over the last couple of weeks we have been doing lots of art work. We have painted swimming pools and made picture collages in the style of David Hockney. We have spent lots of time researching London and looking at the Queen. We had a huge surprise during an English lesson when the Queen left all her knickers laying around in our classroom. In maths we have also been finding half and quarters of shapes and objects. 



Term 3

The topic this term has been 'Bright Lights, Big City'. We received an invitation from Buckingham Palace inviting year 1 to a royal tea party. We based our English lessons around this and spent time preparing for the occasion. Unfortunately the Queen was unable to attend but the children still had a wonderful time and Miss Burton made a great replacement.

Towards the end of the term the children took part in a history day where they learnt all about the Great Fire of London. They made tudor style houses, replicating Pudding Lane and got to show off all their learning at their curriculum evening. 


Term 4

The topic this term has been 'Memory Box'. We began the topic by discussing memories and comparing our needs to the needs of babies. The children particularly enjoyed looking at each other's baby photos and playing guess who? In the first week we had a teddy bear's picnic. It was beautiful weather all week, however, when it came to the day of the picnic it decided to rain very heavily. This didn't stop us though and the children thoroughly enjoyed sharing the sandwich kebabs with their parents that they had made earlier that day. 


Term 5

Our topic this term has been 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'. We began the topic with a memorable experience and went on our first trip of the year to Woodside Wildlife Park. The children had a fantastic day, lucikly the weather held out and we spent the day walking around the park learning about the animals kept there, and even had the chance to hold a snake! In English the children wrote recounts of our trip and included lots of wonderful detail in their writing. The children have completed lots of animal related learning this term. In Art, the children have sketched animals which have been put on display and they have taken part in outdoor learning.

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Take One Picture - Term 6

Our first week back to school has been very busy! We have spent the week looking at a painting by Jack Kavanagh. We have written newspapers in English about a robbery at the cafe and became newspaper reporters using green screen! We also created some fantastic silhouettes in our art lesson.


Baptist Church - Term 5

On Wednesday 8th May, Debbie from Spalding Baptist Church came in to speak to year 1 about Christianity. This term in RE we will we thinking about how Christians express their beliefs. Debbie talked about loving God and how we should treat others how we would like to be treated. We briefly discussed charity and what this means, Debbie showed us a photo of a boy called Jefferson. He lives in Haiti and Debbie explained how she often send him gifts and letters. 


Year 1 trip - Woodside Wildlife Park - Term 5

Yesterday Year 1 went on their trip to Woodside Wildlife Park. The children had a wonderful time learning all about the different animals kept there. We began the day by looking at the cute, fluffy meerkats, they were very good at digging! We then watched a variety of shows including feeding the wolves, lynx and tiger. We couldn't believe how sharp the tigers claws were! The children walked around the park with their guide who taught them all about the animals, telling us lots of different facts. Finally we went inside to watch the last show and was given the choice to stroke a blue tongue lizard and even hold a snake! Some of the children and teachers were very brave. What a fantastic day we had!


Science Day - Term 4

We had a fantastic day today. Year 1 have been doing different investigations throughout the day looking at  seasonal changes. The children braved storm Gareth by starting the day making windmills and pond dipping...we even found a huge frog! In the afternoon the children enjoyed preparing cress to see which conditions it would grow best in and went outside to get some bud/leaf clippings to draw. 

Ladies in School Day

What a wonderful day! The children really enjoyed having our family in school looking at what we do in class. We made a special poem about our mums and did some measuring in maths. In the afternoon we talked about memories and created some artwork to show our favourite one. They looked fantastic and everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves. 

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