Year 1 Blog 2017-18

Welcome to the Year 1 blog!
Here you will find out information about what our Year 1s have been up to and learning about.

Visiting Oxburgh Hall

Year 1 spent a whole day on the grounds of Oxburgh Hall. Children learned about different features of castles. They could spot the battlements, the arrow slits and they were fascinated by the moat.

Year 1 had a calm start to our explorer day designing and making maps, binoculars, telescopes and compasses. Putting up our dens and pop-up tents in the afternoon, in gusty wind, was challenging but lots of fun!
We hope you enjoy looking at the photos of our explorations.
Year 1 enjoyed celebrating the royal wedding and the end of our Castle topic with a garden party. The children designed delicious fruit swords and enjoyed eating their finished products. Cake baking was a success and the buns were equally yummy. Party games were played on the field in the sunshine and these included a javelin contest, crowns and dishes, castle capers and other team games. We finished with a game of sleeping dragons to cool down. Lots of fun!
Year 1 have been celebrating Chinese New Year with many interesting and fun activities. The children have enjoyed making masks, dragons, lanterns, paper chains and money envelopes. They painted a blossom tree and a dragon using a stencil. We read stories about the Chinese New Year traditions and how this is celebrated all over the world.
We hope you enjoy viewing the photos.
Safer Internet Day 2018
It was Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 6th March and the children in year 1 spent part of their day thinking about ways to keep themselves and others safe when they go online. We agreed that the Internet has lots of fantastic reasons to use it, but also that it can sometimes be a dangerous place and we need to follow some rules to help us make the Internet a kinder place.
Year 1 thought about three Golden Rules to follow...
*Keep your password to yourself*
*If you see something you don't like, tell an adult and turn it off*
*Always ask a grown up before using a device*
We agreed that these rules could help us use the Internet more safely and made promises to ourselves about how we would follow our Golden Rules at home and school.
Year 1 loved sharing their work with the Year 2s.
Year 1 took part in a nocturnal day to finish off our ‘Into the Woods’ topic. Children came to school dressed in their PJs and cosy loungewear.
The children enjoyed making dream jars and writing about their dreams, reading and writing under the torch light, learning about diurnal and nocturnal animals and counting in 2s and 5s.