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Y1 Miss Holden

Welcome to year 1

Active day - tennis training

Our treat jar!

The children have been very kind to each other this week so have filled their treat jar. Well done everyone, keep up your acts of kindness! 

Roller disco

Red Nose Day

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The children were singing “Shot gun” by George Ezra. The song was being passed around the school all day!

Cake sale - Red Nose Day

World book day

Drumming workshop

The children took part in a drumming workshop on world book day. They focused on pulse and rhythm, shaking, tapping and beating out the rhythm of titles of books and inventions that we have been talking about in class. At some points during the workshop they class were split into 3 parts to make a complicated rhythm. What a great musical workshop it has been!

Children in need 

We had our bring and buy sale for children in need today. We gave a lot of money to charity, some children chose to wear children in need themed clothes and others dressed up their teddies! Well done everyone for being so generous! 

Children in need

Big Draw - Play

The children have been taking part in big draw this Friday and the theme this year has been "play". We decided to look at statues and masks. We had a look at and thought about the meaning behind the: Cenotaph, Stonehenge,  Mount Rushmore, Terracotta Army. We then looked at the Easter Island statues and the features of the statues.

We then thought about the meaning behind the use of masks in different cultures and the use of them in play. We looked at examples of African masks made out of wood and examined the patterns and features. 

The children then designed their own masks and chose their favourite to make. Before making out of salt dough, they experimented making patterns and features using playdough. 

Designing our masks and experimenting with play-doh

WW1 - Remembrance Day


After taking part in a wonderful World War 1 drama workshop, where the children learnt all about why WW1 started and what soldiers might have felt like going to war, the children were left inspired. They wanted to know more about remembrance day. We watched an animation helping us to understand what the poppy symbolises and why the poppy was chosen. ( The children then set about making a poppy wreath, which will be displayed at Outwood Academy as part of their WW1 remembrance celebrations. The children used pencil, pen, water colour and chalk pastels to create their art - they spent a long time on their poppies and really took pride in their work. Well done Year 1!

Harvest Festival - Feed the world, Save the world


The harvest festival's theme this year has been about our environment and how we can help it. Especially to do with food waste, litter etc. Year 1 have been researching plastic in the sea. We looked at and sorted different materials and found out what plastic was. This helped us understand that it is not a natural material and does not break down. We then watched a video that showed us how much plastic is in the sea and what is happening to the animals. We were shocked! We then decided what we could do to help... we thought about that we could put our plastic in the recycle bin, we could use less plastic (reduce) and we could reuse plastic objects like bottles, straws and spoons. 

To then help show the rest of the school what we had been learning about we reused plastic from our lunch and from our houses and made pirate pictures.

Harvest Festival

World poetry day

"Change" was the theme for world poetry day, so we decided to learn a poem about growing and seasonal changes.

The children performed their poem (along with actions) to the whole school in an assembly. They did very well to remember such a long poem, and perform it to all the children and teachers! Well done everyone! 

Poetry day.mp4

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