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.
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.
Did you see the Easter Bunny?
The Easter Bunny came to school to say it was time to get up and active before we eat all our chocolate Easter eggs. The Bunny laid on lots of activities in the playground for us to have some fun.
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.
World Book Day 2021
We shared our favourite books with our friends. We also got to come to school in our PJs as everyone enjoys a book at bedtime. Mrs Goddard didn’t let us fall asleep though.
To get the season started our wonderful PTA arranged a Break the Rules Day. Look what came to school….
Then we had a Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day and a very colourful day it was too.
Hopefully, you have all seen the endearing Christmas song performance by Class 3 and Class 4 which was sent out on their Class Dojo.
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.
Children in Need
A few pictures of Class 3 as they joined Joe Wicks from their classroom to help him complete his 24hour PE challenge for Children in Need.
Back to School
So the classrooms look a little bit different…(and the teachers)
But we are not in our seats ALL the time. One of our favourite activities is Maths of the Day when we go into the hall and “play” with a partner. Mrs Goddard and Mrs Lawson say we are learning maths and how to get along, but it just seems like fun to us.
We have also enjoyed making our very own Mr Men or Little Miss. We listened to lots of the stories and then invented our own. We wrote about them too and tried very hard to remember ALL the things that you have to do to write a perfect sentence. So many things to think about!
But that’s no problem because we are trying super hard.
Lockdown Activity – updated 26.6.20
A few more pictures of your friends and their work.
We have been hearing about a lot of interesting things children have been doing in while at home. Mrs Ramsay has been busy too sending out Lexia Certificates….yes, she can see on her computer all the hard work that is taking place. Here are a few photographs of Year 1 children keeping busy and active.
The Magic of Reading
Our Year 1 Design and Technology challenge this half term was to learn about moving mechanisms. So, Year 1 pupils decided to make a book that would appeal to the Reception children. They created a book that had flaps to lift and things to spin. They also learned how to use the binding machine to bind their books themselves. So now, for the crunch test…would the Reception children like their book? Class 3 went to read their book to Class 5 and I think the pictures speak for themselves.
Class 5 gave it 5 stars out of 5!