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Year One - Ants


Investigating Materials

The Lonely Beast came into the classroom and made a big mess on all the tables! The children worked together to clean up the mess using different materials to test which material would be the most absorbent.

We tested plastic, sponge, paper and cotton.  


Welcome To Our Bears!

The Ants brought their special bears to school today as part of our topic work on memories and toys of the past.  In English we used our senses to describe how our bear looks, feels and smells.  We used adjectives to do this.


Victorian Day

This half term we have been learning about what life was like for children over one hundered years ago.   We took part in reading writing and arithmetic lessons.  The children took part in drill lessons and played Victorian games.  We skipped using a huge rope and drew hopscotches on the playground.



Take One Picture

Year One looked at a famous painting during Arts Week.  It was a painting called "An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump."  It is a painting by Joseph Wright.

Our theme was birds and we focused on the bird in the painting throughout our work.



We made sketches of birds in flight and painted them using watercolour paints.

Aren't they brilliant !

'"This is a good school." "All pupils...are well supported and make good progress from their starting points." ’Ofsted 2017
'"There is a pleasant and calm atmosphere in the school." "Pupils feel safe at school, they trust adults and know there is always someone to turn to if they need help." ’Ofsted 2017
'"Pupils enjoy their school life, especially the opportunities they have to learn through a variety of activities." "Pupils readily engage in activities and develop their curiosity and an appetite for learning ’Ofsted 2017