Menu
Home Page
Achieve, believe, and succeed for a brighter future.

Newsletters

Read more

Y1JW

Welcome to Year 1JW!

 

Your teacher is:

Mrs Walton

 

Your teaching assistants:

Mrs Shelton - every day

Mrs Chaisty - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning

Mrs Powell - Wednesday afternoon

 

Reading books

Reading books will be changed every Wednesday.

Please read with your child every night and talk about what is happening in the story.

Amazing Athletes...

Year 1 have been very active during PE week. We have learnt new skills, found out about the athletes Usain Bolt and Jonny Peacock who both compete in the 100 metre sprint one in the Olympics the other in the Paralympics. They both won gold medals and broke world records. We measured out 100 metres on the field and ran the distance to see how our times would compare.

 

We've tried tennis with Miss Bolcover, Yoga with Mrs Flint, learned how to play Quick Cricket, visited Total Ninja which was amazing! We've completed the mile run around the school field twice! 

 

We have thought about healthy eating and considered whether our favourite meal is healthy, unhealthy or part healthy and how with a simple change by adding vegetables we could make it healthier. We've tested cereals comparing how much sugar is in some of our favourites and how big a portion we should eat for our needs.

 

Timing our 100 metre sprint.

Timing our 100 metre sprint. 1
Timing our 100 metre sprint. 2

Sorting our meal choices into healthy, unhealthy and part healthy...

Sorting our meal choices into healthy, unhealthy and part healthy... 1

Cricket

Cricket 1
Cricket 2
Cricket 3

Yoga

Yoga 1
Yoga 2
Yoga 3
Yoga 4
Yoga 5

Thinking about the impact of disability on sports and how sports are adapted for participation.

Thinking about the impact of disability on sports and how sports are adapted for participation. 1
Thinking about the impact of disability on sports and how sports are adapted for participation. 2
Thinking about the impact of disability on sports and how sports are adapted for participation. 3
Thinking about the impact of disability on sports and how sports are adapted for participation. 4
Thinking about the impact of disability on sports and how sports are adapted for participation. 5
Thinking about the impact of disability on sports and how sports are adapted for participation. 6

Tennis

Tennis 1
Tennis 2
Tennis 3

Year 1JW have loved STEM week becoming aeronautical engineers!

Year 1JW have loved STEM week becoming aeronautical engineers! 1
First we thought about what an engineer did and what skills would be needed. Then we looked at different engineers and their specialist field.  We looked at their photographs closely to pick up clues to predict what their job could be...
Picture 1
Picture 2

We discussed the 50th anniversary of the moon landings thinking about the tremendous achievement and bravery of the astronauts and watched the video of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the surface of the moon.

Then we read the story of Bob the Man on the Moon who needed our help. The aliens had been too heavy for his rocket and he needed our team of Year 1 engineers to help him design a new rocket and moon rover vehicle.

Making gliders - finding out we need stability at the back of the rocket to keep it on course and narrow at the front to reduce air resistance.

Making gliders - finding out we need stability at the back of the rocket to keep it on course and narrow at the front to reduce air resistance. 1
Making gliders - finding out we need stability at the back of the rocket to keep it on course and narrow at the front to reduce air resistance. 2
Making gliders - finding out we need stability at the back of the rocket to keep it on course and narrow at the front to reduce air resistance. 3
Making gliders - finding out we need stability at the back of the rocket to keep it on course and narrow at the front to reduce air resistance. 4
The next design we tried was the traditional rocket shape - a nose cone, cylindrical body and tail fins. We used air for propulsion.
Our next attempt at flight was creating a rocket in the shape of a jet plane propelled by kinetic energy using an elastic band...
Picture 1
Picture 2
The next stage to create a large rocket to carry a moon rover vehicle to rescue Bob. We made individual designs first, then as a group looked at the individual designs to create the best rocket by combining the designs in their engineering teams. We chose our materials and then proceeded to build and test the design.

The final stage of our STEM week challenge was to create the moon rover vehicle. We followed the design careful working as a team to build and test the best method of propulsion for our vehicle. We included a hinge mechanism on the sail to enable it to be flat packed to fit in the rocket. 

After the build we evaluated and amended our vehicles adding sturdier wheels and adapting the method to move our vehicles. 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7

Evaluating and Improving...

Evaluating and Improving... 1
Evaluating and Improving... 2
Evaluating and Improving... 3

The children loved the phonics workshop, when their parents came into school to learn how we teach phonics skills for reading and writing. They watched a lesson being taught and then had the opportunity to participate in a selection of activities and games with the children.

A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who came along.

Having fun with phonics...

We celebrated The International day of  Happiness on March 20th

Our aim - to fill the school with happiness!

 

We started with an assembly where we thought about what makes us happy.  Later on we had a happy hour! Stations were created in our classroom with a range of activities where we could work with our friends cooperatively, share, smile and have fun.

The Inn-spectors! A fantastic nativity performance our dancers were amazing. True angels helping each other to change into costume ...

The Inn-spectors! A fantastic nativity performance our dancers were amazing. True angels helping each other to change into costume ... 1
The Inn-spectors! A fantastic nativity performance our dancers were amazing. True angels helping each other to change into costume ... 2
Top