In September Year 1 were very busy getting used to our new classrooms. We learnt the story of the Gingerbread Man and can retell it off by heart! We have done lots of investigating in numeracy ready for our exciting learning in Year 1!
In October We went on an autumnal walk to St Peter's Church in Jarrow. We looked at the different features of the church and some of us had a turn of the church organ! On the way back we walked through the grassy park to collect some autumn leaves to create some lovely pictures back at school.
We also took part in our school's Harvest Festival service where our friends and family came to watch us.
We have had a great first half term in Year 1!
In November the children have worked very hard in maths using part-whole models and number lines to do addition. They have really enjoyed taking on maths challenges and have also enjoyed Julia Donaldson's story 'Room on a Broom' where they have written their own broomstick adventure!
We enjoyed a trip to Newcastle on the metro to see The Snowman at Fenwick's window and a visit to Greggs for a festive cupcake. We used a map of the Metro Network to work out how many stops we will need to travel, we have some avid navigators in Year 1!
In December Year 1 have had a very busy month! We went to the new Urban Factory in Hebburn to take part in a Gymnastics festival. We had great fun trying out all of the new equipment.
We went to see the pantomime -Beauty and the Beast at the Customs House. We have had lots of fun working around the story of The Snowman, making lots of Christmas crafts and singing Christmas songs. We really enjoyed learning how to sew when creating our snowman hand puppets. We performed our nativity too and all of our friends and family came to watch us.
In January, Year 1 have been busy learning about every day materials. We have been investigating what they are made of and exploring their properties. We have used the weather to create some winter inspired pictures, where we have mixing paint to make darker and lighter shades.
We have been reading the story Stickman in our Literacy lessons and using the text as a stimulus for our writing and created some stick art.
Unfortunately, due to the weather, our trip was cancelled to the Discovery Museum and has been rearranged for March.