Welcome to Year One
Mrs Ali & Miss Jones
Yellow Brick Road
02/03/20 – 03/03/20
As part of reading week we had the Yellow Brick Road Drama Group in to do a workshop with us.
We explored the book ‘The Great Explorer’.
Year 1 have created some nature sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. We used stones, shells, sticks, branches and leaves to create our sculptures.
Safer Internet Day
Throughout school we celebrated ‘Safer Internet Day’ by taking part in workshops, class activities
and assemblies to look at how to be safe on the internet.
Lost and Found
A suitcase mysteriously appeared in Year 1 today. The children discussed who it might belong to and opened
it to look at the contents. They found, lots of warm clothing, some food, a bottle of water,
a torch and a map. They discussed what each item might be used for. One child thought
the suitcase belonged to the boy in the story from ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers.
Maths – Counting Forward
In maths we used counters to help us count forward.
Maths – Sorting
In maths we are sorting/grouping different things. Some children grouped by colour, others grouped by shapes.
We went to Bankfield Residential Care Home. We asked the residents about what life was like many years ago. We talked about how
technology had changed. We found out they didn’t have mobile phones a long time ago. They had dial telephones.
We found out Layla had been evacuated to a different part of the country during the war and that they had rations during the war.
We also sang lots of songs for the residents at the home.
03/09/19 – 06/09/19
Year one have been looking at Op Art and Bridget Riley.
Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Typically, they give the viewer the impression
of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping.
First we practiced our colouring in skills and then we moved onto techniques and the use of different equipment.
Next we created our own art inspired by Bridget Riley.