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Autumn Term

Library Trip - Tigers

We went on an outing to Newark Library to explore a range of different books. As we have been learning about Julia Donaldson stories, the Library got us to perform and act out one of our favourites "Room on the Broom". The children enjoyed searching for the different characters on a character hunt. All of the children loved the walk there and back and were even treating some of the passers by to a sing-a-long! 

Superhero Day - Meerkats

To finish off our Superhero topic, our wonderful children all participated in Superhero Day! We showed our superhero powers of strength, kindness and friendship throughout the day in a variety of activities.

All the children looked fantastic and should be proud of themselves for a fantastic first half term in year one!


Superhero Day - Tigers 

As part of our Superheroes topic, we had a celebration of all things superhero! All the children loved being dressed up and took part in fun superhero activities. We also carried out a superhero obstacle course and played some super games. Take a look at what we got up to! 

Year 1 Meerkats - Maps

Meerkats have been using the story ' Charlies Superhero Underpants' to learn about our world and the Human and Physical features within it. We explored using a variety of maps including an atlas, Google Earth and a globe.

We then created our own school maps using pictures and labels before going on a 'sock' hunt around school, to help Charlie find his socks. The children navigated themselves around the building using a map. Well done Meerkats, You found all of Charlies socks!


Super Senses - Lion Class

This week as part of our superhero topic we have been learning all about our 5 senses. We have enjoyed exploring some feely boxes and guessing what was inside using the sense of 'Touch'. As well as exploring different foods using 'taste'. We also used our sense of 'smell' to guess what scents were hiding in the jars. During all of the activities we have developed our wonderful vocabulary and learnt some new words to help us describe the texture, taste and smell of things.

Our Senses - Meerkats

In Meerkats class, we have been learning about our 5 senses. We tasted a variety of foods with our eyes closed and described the taste, such as sweet, salty and bitter. We particularly enjoyed the lemon wedges and the funny faces we pulled. It is safe to say we all thought they were very sour!


Jigsaw lessons - Tigers

Last week we started our Jigsaw lessons. This is our Personal, Social and Health Education where we learn all about ourselves and how we fit into the wider world. The children absolutely loved this lesson. We started with a circle time and practiced being 'calm' by listening to the chime bar and thinking of a calm space. The children have never been so quiet! We discussed out own safe place and what makes us feel the most safe and secure. The children then had a go drawing a picture of their safe place. Lots of them decided on "At home with Mummy and Daddy!" After this the children reflected on what they had learnt during the session and everyone said this was the best lesson of the whole week and that they can't wait till next time! 

First Few Weeks of Year 1 - Tigers 

The Tigers have come back to school ready to learn! They have loved the first few weeks of school. We have been doing lots of exciting learning. We have been consolidating our knowledge of numbers with different activities, learning how to be a superhero and participating in some Autumn Craft! Have a look at some of the photos of us in Year 1!