Welcome to Year 1's class page
To begin our History focus on the historical figure 'Guy Fawkes' we had a creative morning learning about Bonfire night and how and why we celebrate this event on the 5th of November. We used the laptops to create a firework picture, we made chocolate sparklers, we used toiler tolls to create a firework picture, ripped paper to create a bonfire, used 2D shapes to create a rocket and finally went in the hall to create a firework dance! We are going to be doing some fabulous writing tasks based on this historical event too!
Year 1 had a creative day learning all about Diwali which was celebrated on Sunday 27th October. The children learnt all about what Diwali is and why it is celebrated in the Hindu religion. The children learnt how to do a special Diwali dance, they made diya lamps using coloured salt dough, practised henna designs, made rangoli patterns using the numicon and made diya lamps using filter paper and pipettes.
Mrs McNicholas is thrilled with our final self-portrait pictures. During the unit, we sketched our faces, enlarged our drawings onto sugar paper, used different media to create a portrait and looked at famous artists who also created self-portraits and tried to copy their style. Have a look at our finished art work, it's amazing!
On the 11th October, Year 1 shared their very first whole school assembly based on the theme of Creation. All children had an important part to play and read beautifully and clearly, shared prayers, created a video about how to take care of God's creation and even learnt to sign in makaton 'Wonderful World'. Mrs Hellawell was so impressed with Year 1's confidence and was very proud of everyone!
On the 4th October, Year 1 and 2 planned and delivered a very thought provoking and beautiful liturgy based around Saint Francis on his feast day and Mary as we enter the month of the Holy Rosary. We wrote our own prayers on rosary beads and shared them as we listened to some reflective music.
We started the year by planning a collective worship and focused particularly on the 'Gather' section. We introduced our class prayer bear and prayer bag that a child takes home each week to share with their family. We listened to Amelia, who shared a beautiful prayer that she had written at home with her family. Thank you Amelia!
We were very privileged to have an author 'Natalie Pritchard' visit us on the day she had released her 2nd book. We were the first class that she had ever read her new book, 'Sully the Seahorse' to. We also focused on her original book, 'Monty the Manatee' which was a fabulous text to start the school year with, as it focuses on Monty starting sea school and how the other pupils treated him. We learnt that we should treat each other with kindness and made promises about how we would show kindness to others. Look at the fabulous display of our work!