Year 1HB: Blog items

Egg Mayonaise Sandwiches!

Date: 25th May 2023 @ 2:58pm

As part of our connective curriculum we have planted cress seeds and observed them grow. Today we followed a recipe to make egg mayonaise and cress sandwiches! It was so much fun to make and we enjoyed eating them afterwards! They were yummy!

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Observing flowers!

Date: 18th May 2023 @ 2:33pm

We have been working scientifically this week in 1HB whilst observing flowers! We have been using the science equipment such as petri dishes, tweezers and magnifying glasses to look closely at wild and planted flowers. We used the tweezers to pull apart the flowers and place them into the petri dishes. Then we observed closely using the magnifying glasses. It was amazing to look at the parts of the flowers more closely and we discovered that leaves have little veins that are used to feed the plant the water and we also discovered that some of the flower heads have seeds or pollen in them!

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Coronation Day Celebrations

Date: 8th May 2023 @ 1:22pm

We had lots of fun on Friday celebrating the King's coronation. We all came to school dressed in our own party clothes and looked fantastic! We started the morning with an assembly where we learnt what the King's coronation is all about and the year 3 children acted out the ceremony so we found out what to expect on the day! Our favourite part of the day was when we went outside to play the fairground games such as hook a duck and giant noughts and crosses! We also did lots of other fun activities such as decorating a plant pot and planting a sunflower seed, designing and making our own crowns, flag making and we also decorated the Kings favourite flower to make a whole school celebration card! What an exciting day we had!

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CC Plants Launch!

Date: 23rd Apr 2023 @ 8:19am

We had lots of fun on Friday as we launched our new topic "How does your garden grow?". We met Stuart the gardener and he taught us about how to grow plants! We planted our own seeds and looked at different types of flowers and plants. We also went on a minibeast hunt to discover what types of minibeasts you might find living in your garden amongst the flowers and plants.

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Easter Bonnet Parade!

Date: 2nd Apr 2023 @ 7:34am

We all created our own Easter bonnets and hats at home and brought them to school on Wednesday to take part in a Easter Parade! The hats all looked fantastic and we enjoyed parading around the daily mile to the Easter music for our parents. Afterwards we all had a chocolate Easter lolly to celebrate our success!

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Science Week!

Date: 19th Mar 2023 @ 2:17pm

We have had a very exciting week taking part in British Science Week! This year's theme was 'Connected' and we learned about how science can connect our ideas, thoughts, people and inventions! We started the week with the City coaches delivering a P.E lesson that made connections with our science topic body parts. We enjoyed challenging ourselves to balance our bodies whilst touching a ball to a particular named body part! On Tuesday, we had a special visitor who taught us about an inventor called 'Lyda Newman'. We found out how she had invented a hair comb! We also designed a hair salon poster to advertise Lyda Newman's super invention! On Friday, we invited Dihas' dad into school as he is connected to science in his job. Dihas' dad is an engineer professor at a university and he taught us about why train wheels are the shape that they are! We were very interested in this as it connected with our CC topic on transport. Dihas' dad gave us a demonstration of how he tested different wheel shapes on a train track and we also got to have a try! What an exciting week! We definitely felt scientifically inspired and some of us would love to work in science when we are grown up!






World Book Day!

Date: 6th Mar 2023 @ 8:24pm

He had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day. We all came to school dressed as our favourite book characters and took part in a fashion parade with the other classes to share our amazing costumes! The teachers also dressed up and we had to guess who their characters were. We found out that the KS1 teachers were dressed up as characters from our World Book Day book - Dolly Daydream. We read the book and discovered which characters the teachers were and them created a KS1 displayed based on the book. We made bookmarks and created minibeast artwork. In the afternoon, the teachers performed the story of Dolly Daydream and even sand and danced! The author also came to watch the performance and afterwards we were able to ask her questions about her book and being an author. To finish the day, the teachers shared masked reader videos and we had to guess the teacher and the story!

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Lost Bear!

Date: 14th Jan 2023 @ 10:05am

On Monday, Mrs Brierley found a lost teddy in the playground! The teddy looked old but we knew someone would be upset without him. To help find the owner, we decided to make 'found' posters to display around school to see if we could find the owner. In writing, we practised using adjectives and superlatives to describe him because we wanted to write a good description of the bear. By Thursday, we had completed our posters with written descriptions and displayed them around school. On Friday afternoon, Miss Riley came into our classroom asking about the bear because she had read our found posters! We were so happy that our posters helped the bear find it's owner and that Miss Riley was so happy to have him back too!


Date: 8th Jan 2023 @ 7:39am

We launched our connective curriculum topic this week 'Is the Xbox more fun than my Grandparents toys?' by playing with a variety of games and activities. We had lots of fun exploring how to play new and some old games. Afterwards we created a block graph to show which games or activities were the most popular to begin to answer our topic question. We found that the fishing game was the most popular!

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Christmas celebrations!

Date: 16th Dec 2022 @ 9:38am had a lovely time commencing the Christmas celebrations this week! We have been like litle elves making Christmas cards, party hats, table decorations and calendars! On Wednesday, we pulled crackers before going into the hall to eat our delicious, festive Christmas dinner! We were so excited to see the tables decorated and sang Christmas songs whilst we ate our lunch! 

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Date: 11th Dec 2022 @ 8:32am

This week Key Stage 1 performed our Christmas Nativity 'It's a baby!' The children were all fabulous and performed beautifully! Every child was able to showcase their talents whether it was narrating, singing or dancing which was a delight to watch. The children have throughly enjoyed the experience especially when their parents came to support them!

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Parent's Evening

Date: 1st Dec 2022 @ 11:21am

Thank you to all the parents who attended Progress Evening, it was lovely to see you all and share your child's learning with you. I am so very proud of all the children in 1HB and I know you all are too! 


Have a lovely weekend!

Categorizing Materials!

Date: 19th Nov 2022 @ 8:17pm

We have been exploring objects around us and identifying the materials that they are made from during our science lesson this week! We sorted a bag of objects into groups of materials and compared the similarities and differences. We also looked at photos of objects and sorted them. We had a materials hunt around the classroom and drew pictures of objects according to their materials. We found out that the most popular material used is wood and plastic. We were uncertain why this is and are keen to investigate more next week!

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The United Kingdom

Date: 13th Nov 2022 @ 7:14pm

We have been learning about the United Kingdom this week and how it is made up of 4 countries. We explored globes, atlases and maps to find out where the 4 countries are in the United Kingdom. We found out that the 4 countries are England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and we found out what their flags looked like. We even found out about the countries' symbols and national flowers too! We used our new found knowledge to design flags for the countries using the flag colours, flowers and symbols.

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Three Little Pigs CC Launch!

Date: 5th Nov 2022 @ 8:45am

We have had a fantastic week back! This week we have launched our new CC topic 'Could the three little pigs use better materials to build their house?' First we found clues in the construction area and predicted what the class topic would be about! We found bricks, sticks, straw, a silver pot, three pigs and a wolf! Of course we knew it was the traditional story of the three little pigs! Afterwards we read a version of the story and sequenced the events of the story using pictures and post its. In the provision, we created stick puppets to retell the story and built houses of our own in the constrcution area. On Friday, we invited parents into school and designed some huge houses using large cardboard boxes and everyday materials. It was very exciting because we had to work in a group and be creative! We made some amazing houses and Mrs Wolfendon could not chose the best house therefore she chose everyone's and we all got a prize!


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Exploring the senses!

Date: 22nd Oct 2022 @ 7:33am

In Science  this week, we have been learning more about the senses and how they work together to explore the world around us. We questioned which senses would we use more if we could not use our sense of sight. We worked in some groups to answer this question by blindfolding ourselves whilst exploring the classroom. Together we found that we heavily relied on our sense of touch and hearing to navigate the classroom without our sense of sight. We felt where we were with our hands and we listened to our friend's voices who kept us safe. We also had fun guessing scents using smelling pots and we could all guess the chocolate and tomato sauce! We also had fun exploring the slime!!

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Date: 15th Oct 2022 @ 7:45am

This week our class story is SUPERTATO! We have read the story together and then worked in groups to sequence the events of the story. We also created our own Supertatos and then wrote speechmarks to show what he might be saying during different events of the story. We also used stick puppets to role-play other characters in the story and wrote speech bubbles for what they might say. Next week we will be writing our own Supertato comic strip so we are now feeling confident about what to write in the speech bubbles now!

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Sorting fruit n veg using our senses!

Date: 1st Oct 2022 @ 8:31am

We have had lots of fun in science today! First we explored different types of fruit and veg using our senses! Some fruits and veg we had never even seen before such as aubergines, garlic, pomegranate and aparagus! We found that some fruits and veg felt spiky whilst others felt smooth! Some fruit and veg smelt very sweet whilst others had not much scent at all! After we had explored the fruits and veg using our senses, in groups, we sorted the fruit and veg into categories using the describing words that we had generated.

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One more and one less!

Date: 27th Sep 2022 @ 4:22am

This week in maths, we have been finding one more and one less than any given number up to 20 and beyond! We have had lots of fun using the maths equipment to find one more and one less! We also challeneged ourselves to write large number tracks on strips of paper using our skills of finding one more and one less!

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Why do some children not hear the whistle at playtime?

Date: 27th Sep 2022 @ 4:11am

Last week, in science we questioned 'Why do some children not hear the whistle at playtime?' We came up with a few theories together. Some of us suggested that children might have their hoods up sp they couldn't hear! Others said that they were playing loud games or that children were further away from the whistle when it was blown. Afterwards, we decided to test each of these theories by going into the playground and listening for the whistle for each of the theories. We ahd lots of fun finding out why children couldn't hear the whistle and found that we could not hear the whistle the most when we were playing noisy games!

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Welcome Back 1HB!

Date: 12th Sep 2022 @ 6:58pm

We have had a fantastic week back in 1HB! We have shared our holiday news and it has been wonderful listening to what everyone has been doing in the holidays! We have settled back into school well and have been getting used to the new routines in year 1. We had a fabulous day on Friday when we launched our new topic "What makes me incredible?" We all dressed up as our favourite superhero, created superhero masks and danced to superhero music!

Platinum Jubilee 2022!

Date: 26th May 2022 @ 1:45pm

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This week the children have been preparing for the Queen's Platium Jubilee. We have sang and danced our way through the week and loved every second! The children did a fantastic performance of Dancing Queen and got a huge applause from the Year 2 and 3 audience. They asked lots of great questions about the Queen and we looked together for answers and discussed what we found. Everyone was particularly interested in the Queen's friend on the back of money. We discovered Sir Winston Churchill, Jane Austen, JMW Turner and Alan Turing! 

Fruit Kebabs!

Date: 19th May 2022 @ 1:38pm

This week we designed and made fruit kebabs in DT. 


The children spent time looking at differnet types of fruit and thinking about what their favourites were. They then designed their kebabs while considering patterns and colours. 


Once designs were finalised the children very carefully constructed their kebabs. They took about 15 minutes to make and 15 seconds to be eaten! The children really enojyed this activity and trying the different types of fruit. It was especially refreshing as we did this activity on a really warm afternoon!


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Still life sketches!

Date: 16th May 2022 @ 6:13pm

As our topic this term is plants, last week we decided to practice our drawing skills and sketch some of the plants in our investigation area. The children had to use their sharp eyes to look at the plants in their area and sketch its shape in detail. They then used pastels to add colour and detail to their drawings. 


The children found this a really relaxing exercise and are often seen in the investigation area with a clip board, magnifying glass and pencils! 


I think we have some artists in the making! 


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Food tasting!

Date: 10th May 2022 @ 6:31pm

This week we have been reading a book called Oliver's Vegetables. Its all about a little boy who only eats chips! But when he visits his Grandpa's house for a week he discovers a new love of all the vegetables he finds... 

The children had the opportunity to try all the different veg on Friday afternoon and share their thoughts. The carrots went down a storm! Along with the peas, onion, potato and spinnach! Rhubarb was deemed to be too "spicy" by all but one person who loved it.


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I hope the children enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to trying lots of new fruits and vegetables just like Oliver! 


Miss Higgins :)  

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