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Well what a busy day we have had in Year 1! This morning, we were astonished by your amazing entries to our 'Spring Garden' themed challenge. Mrs Penney and Mrs Caskie kindly judged for us but said that it was extremely hard to choose. All of our KS1 children enjoyed viewing the fabulous healthy snacks you had put together during our assembly and our winners were congratulated. In class, children flexed their building power muscles to make their very own Spring crown and flower bouquet. They also enjoyed making crispy cakes and cheese and cucumber cocktail stick bites. It was great to see so many parents and relatives join us in the hall for our fiesta. Thank you for your continued support.

A big thank you to Mrs Gates who came into work with our Year 1 children to explain and show them why it is important to wash their hands properly. The children were able to look at their hands under the ultraviolet light to see if they had managed to clean their hands thoroughly.

We have been very busy making and eating our own sandwiches today. At the beginning of the week we learned all about how to make bread before designing our own ultimate sandwich. We practiced our skills of cutting, spreading and grating. They were very yummy! We also washed up and dried our own dishes ready for the next group!

To finish our recycling themed week, we all took part in Torrisholme’s Trashion Show. Thank you to all of our families for your support and enthusiasm in making these fabulous costumes with your children.

During our recycling themed week, we have found out about the importance of recycling our rubbish. We considered the effects our rubbish is having on our planets and imagined what it is like for creatures that live amongst the rubbish in our oceans. We know that some materials can be recycled and have practised sorting them too. We have also reused rubbish by upcycling it to make new things.

1KW on Red Nose Day!

This afternoon, we loved making our Funky Fresh Fruit Kebabs! We loved eating them even more!

We enjoyed a visit from the school nurses this afternoon. We learned about different ways to keep healthy including washing our hands properly. We even had a go at using a special light to see how clean our hands really were!

World Book Day 2019. A day for sharing stories- Lots of stories!

Last Friday we enjoyed a mini tasting tea party. Here we are tasting and evaluating the fruits and vegetables. We made ourselves very proud by trying new and different foods. We also had a go at sketching some fruits too.

Today, we enjoyed a mix up day with Year 5. As well as developing our design and technology skills, we were able to build our learning power. Our tasks were successfully completed because we were reflective, resilient, resourceful and we had good relationships.

We enjoyed making star and moon biscuits this afternoon in preperation for our 'Starlit Supper' this evening!

Gymnastics in Year 1

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We have been revising and applying the basic skills of travelling, jumping and rolling with different shapes to create short sequences.


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Measures in Maths. This week we have been exploring the length and heights of different items. We have used mathmatical language to compare them too. On Thursday we enjoyed a stick hunt. The children used rulers to measure the length of their sticks accurately.

We have been very creative this afternoon in 1KW. After listening attentively to parts of The Four Seasons composed by Vivaldi, the children wrote their own music. Then they experimented with untuned percussion insturments and combined sounds to make a Winter piece of music.

Check out the music we composed for our Winter piece.

Winter Composition

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We have LOVED our lastest experiment today: 'What will melt the ice the quickest?' We tried 5 different methods to help release the 'person' stuck inside the ice. We discovered that rubbing salt on the ice was the quickest way to melt the ice.

Today, we used our scientific knowledge, along with our designing and making skills to produce mini umbrellas for Incy Wincy Spider. The children were given a variety of materials to do this. They were encouraged to make a prototype with paper first and then challenged to ensure that their umbrella was waterproof. The children overcame many challenges during this learning process. Well done, Year 1!