YEAR 1 Chestnut & Holly

Miss Jackson and Ms Greaves

Welcome to Year 1!

Miss Jackson and Ms Greaves are our Year 1 teachers, and they are supported by Miss Sowerby. Miss Jackson teaches Year 1 Holly and Ms Greaves teaches Year 1 Chestnut.

Information about what Year 1 will be learning can be found in our ‘Curriculum’ section.

Year 1 chicks hatch!

Year 1 have been VERY excited this week, as we had a delivery of some VERY special chicken eggs – they arrived on Monday, started to wobble on Tuesday, one started to hatch on Wednesday and then when we came into school on Thursday morning 7 had hatched!

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Year 1 test their boats and sail away with Columbus!

Before half term, Year 1 started learning about Christopher Columbus – his 3 ships (The Pinta, The Nina and The Santa Maria). Since then, we have investigated materials (and their properties) further and have made our own boats. We tested them and…..every single one of them floated!

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We all ‘heart’ our after school art!

During the past couple of weeks at after school Art club, the children have been making Valentines hearts using clay. They finished painting and decorating them this week – we hope you agree that they all look fantastic!

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Y1 build a ‘constructive’ visit with ESH Construction!

This week in Year 1, we had a visit from Claire at ESH Construction Company – who told us all about builders and the different careers which are involved in the construction industry! We had the chance to explore and play with different building materials and some of us got the chance to role play some jobs as a quantity surveyor, a builder, a site boss and an architect!

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Year 1 enjoy some ‘jammy’ maths!

In maths this week, Year 1 Holly have been learning about halving and quartering. We explored these mathematical concepts in a fun and practical way – by halving and then quartering some slices of bread!

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Martin Luther King Day and UNCRC ‘Rights Respecting’ assembly!

This week, Mrs Tetley led us in a ‘Rights Respecting’ assembly to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King – who fought for the rights of African Americans in the 1960’s. This assembly focused upon the United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child: Article 1 (Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention) and Article 2 (The Convention on the Rights of the Child applies to everyone without exception and Governments should take all measures to ensure that children are protected against all forms of discrimination.)

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Year 1 ‘hunt’ for plants!

On Wednesday this week, we went on a plant hunt to discover what is growing around our school. Every time we found a tree, bush or flower we took turns to take photos on the ipad. We then went back to the classroom to conduct a scientific observation – using our own planted seeds.

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Year 1 Holly explore measuring…

This week in Year 1, we have had fun measuring – using tape measures and rulers to measure the height of objects and people! We then used our maths skills to record the different heights in centimetres (cm).

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