Year 1 children had a great day out at Chirk Castle to extend their history learning of castles and science learning about plants. They explored castle life in the medieval era including the dungeons and the servants hall and were able to try on a range of armour. In the gardens the children investigated wildflowers and also used their senses to enjoy the stunning garden flowers.
World Book Day
Year 1 children loved taking part in World Book Day 2022 with Lower School. They each came to school dressed in their favourite book character and enjoyed taking part in a wide range of book related activities throughout the day. These included cosy reading by torchlight, designing bookmarks, making role play masks, designing teddy bear biscuits and a taking part in Bible quiz. The highlight for many was watching their teachers take part in a pantomime about Goldilocks and her 3 friends ... watch out for Burglar Bill!
Year 1 children have been exploring the topic of Space this half term. They have been learning about the Solar System and were fascinated by a visit to the Planetarium at The World Museum Liverpool. In design technology the children planned, made and evaluated their own rockets and produced some beautiful moon and sun pieces of art. They went back in time to discover key events in space travel history and were able to order these events on a time line. They took part in space travel role play in our own class International Space Station.
Year 1 had a brilliant day out at Imagine That with Lower School. They took part in science shows, art and craft and some great role play activities.
Making a Christmas Cake
Year 1 children are making a Christmas Cake to share with their family. Mrs Taylor is helping them with each stage of the process, from mixing the ingredients, rolling out and positioning the marzipan, rolling out and putting on the icing and finally decorating the cake. What a special treat for Christmas!
History of Toys Topic
This term Year 1 have been learning about the history of toys and developing their understanding of chronology. They started by exploring their own favourite toys and the sort of toys that children play with today. They then found out about the toys that their parents and Grandparents played with when they were children. Last week the children were able to meet some very special early 20th Century toys that belonged to Miss Dowrick's Grandparents. They loved playing a game called Tumbelin that was 100 years old! We compared the changes in toys over the years.
Early 20th Century Toys
Year 1 used their five senses to explore the signs of Autumn in our school grounds today. They particulary enjoyed hearing the rustling and crunching sounds as they kicked the leaves and tasting a crisp and sweet Autumn apple.
Busy Beach Art
Year 1 have been learning about the Welsh Artist Janet Bell. They carefully observed the colours and shapes in a range of her paintings and created their own busy beach collage pictures. These included drawings of their friends from Year 1 playing on the beach!
Year 1 children have been exploring the story of Noah and created this beautiful Noah's Ark collage. They have enjoyed learning about God's promises in The Bible.