The first topic we looked at in Year 1 was 'Our Bodies' - we looked at the book ‘Funny Bones’ the silly dog mixed up all the bones so we went around school .to find them!
In literacy labelled our body parts using our phonics and we measured our bodies using the beanbags as well as looking at 'teen' and 'ty' numbers for maths. In Science we looked at our 5 senses, a trip to the life caravan taught us how to keep our bodies nice and healthy. Harold the Giraffe taught us that 'pasta makes us faster' and '5 a day keep the doctor away'.
In the second term we learned all about the weather, our learning was linked to the book Jack Frost. Jack Frost came to our class and froze everything! In Science we made and designed our own ice lollies and observed the changes across the four seasons. In Literacy we wrote a role on the wall to describe the scary goblins from the ‘Jack Frost’ story and in maths we had to unfreeze the numbers that Jack had accidentally frozen!
Pen Pals – 1AS were very lucky to receive letters from the children in Maple Class at All Saint’s Primary School in Bradford. The children had lots of fun reading the children’s lovely letters. We also enjoyed using our traffic light sentences to write back to the children.
In the spring term we learned all about castles and plants - which linked to the book 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We received a letter from the big angry giant asking us to search high and low to help find the golden coins, golden harp and golden hen. We searched everywhere and then we finally found them in the playground... (We gave the coins back to Jack but shhhhh don't tell the giant he's still looking for them.)
A visit to Skipton Castle taught us lots about the history and the features of castles such as a portcullis, a moat, bailey and even the creepy dungeon! In Literacy, we looked at the features of fiction and non-fiction books then we wrote our own non-fiction books. We planted our own beanstalks in Science and we looked at different castles around the world in Geography!
For our last topic we have been learning all about animals. To hook us into our topic we had a movie afternoon and watched the Jungle Book. We made our own popcorn cones, wrote cinema rules and even use money to buy food for the cinema. Our final trip of the year was at Nell Bank, we had lots of fun trying to catch the Gruffalo and the little brown mouse!
Thank you to all the children for your hard work this year. You have been amazing!