Welcome to Year 1
To stay up to date with what is keeping our Year 1 children busy, why not take a peek at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/NewtonHallInfants .
Also don’t forget to have a look at our Good Sports page to see how active we have been.
Hoopstarz is one of our favourite visitors. We hula-hooped, skipped and learned how much fun it is keeping fit.
Taking our lead from Jackson Pollock we had great fun making art.
We flicked paint…
We dripped paint…
And we threw paint…
Summer Fun Run
Our super Sports School Partnership coaches came along and set up a seaside fun run for us to sweat round. We had to run round the course as many times as we could while the music played, stopping to do activities at various stations. We first of all we jumped over mini hurdles. Then we had to dive under the big blue wave. After that, instead of donkey rides we had to bounce on the space hoppers. Finally, it was fishing – well, hook a duck – and the prize? 10 STAR JUMPS! And then it was round you go again. But to keep us cool, the coaches had water guns – well you always get wet at the seaside, don’t you?
Food Glorious Food
Some lovely smells have been coming down the Year 1 corridor. Mmmmmm… If only we could follow our noses and visit their bubble but we will just have to savour the photographs. As well as learning how healthy food can be delicious, the children in Year 1 have learned the proper technique for holding a knife and using it for cutting and chopping with not a damaged finger in sight. Well done.
Time to Relax
What? Are Year 1 not doing as much work as usual? Noooo, don’t be silly, of course we are working as hard as ever but it is a good idea to sometimes take time out to look after our minds as well as our bodies; especially after the year we have had with lockdown and everything Covid going on.
We took time to refresh our minds and body this week with some yoga and the help of Christine and Tattybogle. We did some stretching and balancing and then we learned to control our breathing and relax our minds.
If you would like to try yoga at home with your child, check out Cosmic Kids yoga on youtube. These yoga sessions offer mindfulness and relaxation for children through interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence.
In DT Year 1 were making their very own Circus book with moving parts. What better way to get in the mood than to practise some circus skills.
Before making our circus books we did some research to see how we could make the parts move.
To make the book properly we had to bind the spine with a special machine.
Do yo think we did a good job?
Look out! Dino!
Oh! Who has been in Year 1? Whose footprints are these? Does the tooth fairy collect these teeth? Year 1 children have a puzzle to work out, so they became archaeological investigators to solve the mystery from the clues they found.
Craft days are always fun days but Mrs Goddard was especially pleased with the results of the pinchpot monsters. She was impressed with how the children followed her step by step instructions and no additional help. So what you see is all their own work. Well done, Class 4.
Mrs Lawson said class 3 have made some brilliant ones too.
Maths of the Day
Ask the children, “What is your favourite lesson?” and you might be surprised to hear it is maths. Children love being active and never more so than in maths of the day when physical activity is combined with maths learning. The children also learn team work and taking turns. Maths of the day teaches us much more than just maths.