Week beginning June 14th. In P.E. this half term we are enjoying tennis with Tennis Tom!
On Friday we collected and drew lots of natural objects to make our Father's Day cards.
Week beginning June 7th. We are learning about Andy Goldsworthy in Art this term.
We took inspiration from nature and used clay to sculpt animals and natural objects.
In P.E. this week we worked on improving our cricket bowling skills.
We had to remember to keep our arms straight when bowling, which was really tricky!
Week beginning May 24th. The P.T.A. organised a fundraising Break The Rules Day. Some of us brought teddies and toys in to school.
We had crazy hair...
...and odd socks and different shoes.
We even had a sneaky biscuit!
We finished our weaving this week. Don't they look beautiful?
To celebrate Northumberland Day we made bunting in the Northumberland flag colours...
...and decorated outside the front of school.
We are proud to live and go to school in beautiful Northumberland.
Week beginning May 17th. Year 1 were challenged with making 0-20 number lines outside.
We had a super time in P.E. doing lots of different golf activities.
In Geography we used simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the environment in Riding Mill.
We couldn't explore the village without including a trip to the park!
Week Beginning May 10th. One of our classmates was celebrating Eid this week and we enjoyed hearing all about it and sharing in the excitement.
In P.E. with Mr Thompson we continued with our cricket skills.
We were working on hitting the ball hard and sending it in a straight line in front of us.
On Friday we enjoyed a Big Bubble Brunch with our friends, raising money for Christian Aid.
We thought it was very exciting having brunch in school; what a treat!
We spent some more time weaving this week. We are enjoying watching the colours coming together.
Weaving makes us feel...'calm', 'happy', and 'amazed'!
Week Beginning 3.05.21 BEEGU! Here we were responding to illustrations, creating freeze-frames and performing thought-tracking!
PE with Mr. Thompson
Cricket Skills - striking with accuracy and correct leg position were the key skills today!
Wow! What a strike!
The weather took us by surprise! Fascinating!
Perfect position for an accurate strike!
WEEK BEGINNING 26.04.21
In PSHE we were talking about what to do if we were approached by a stranger and spoken to by a stranger.
We worked in groups with different scenarios and worked out what the right and wrong thing would be.
We had some great discussions and shared our ideas as a class at the end.
On Friday we participated in The Daily Mile in school to try and get 1 million children moving, all on the same day!
Some people ran, some people walked, some people did both!
As a team, Class 1 ran or walked around the yard twenty times, some people did more because they were having so much fun!
We used stickers and a tally when passing the start station so we could remember how many laps we had done so far.
Here are some photos of our smiley faces after running a mile.
In Computing, we used drawing tools on Purple Mash, focusing on Broadway Boogie-Woogie and Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow by Mondrian.
We had great fun using new tools.
Eva Rothschild - we have started our textiles project. It might take us a few weeks to complete - just like a real artist!
WE ARE FAB AT RUNNING!
WEEK BEGINNING 19.4.21 We have been enjoying the story of Beegu. Here are some friends we made for the lonely alien.
Isn't he gorgeous?
This friend has long ears just like Beegu!
We had great fun using Fimo modelling clay to create our characters and writing about them in English.
This Beegu friend was called Lele...aren't her colours lovely and bright!
In Geography we went onto Google Earth to explore our school and to have a look at where we all live.
We had fun working together and looking at our local areas.
OUTDOOR LEARNING- We had great fun in the sun designing pictures with chalk on our yard.
Some people worked in pairs and some people worked on their own. This picture was a beautiful rainbow on a hilly mountain.
This is a fabulous coral reef scene we made from chalk.
In art we are looking at the artist Eva Rothschild. The art we created was inspired by her tapestry The Fallowfield.
We used masking tape to make the sharp, straight lines and felt tip pens for the bright colours.
Aren't these colours amazing?
We loved making our own art just like Eva Rothschild.
Week beginning 12th April. This term we are learning golf skills in P.E. with our golf coaches Brian and Kirsty.
We are also improving our throwing and catching skills with Mr Thompson.
On Thursday we made our own wands from natural materials found in our forest area.
On Friday, to celebrate the end of the Big Broomhaugh Reading Challenge, we came to school dressed as our favourite book characters.
Week beginning 22nd March. We built bug hotels in the woodland area as part of our outdoor learning.
In R.E we created a wheel to celebrate Holy Week.
Week beginning March 15th.
We did lots of fitness work in P.E. with Mr Thompson.
We had fun making little model campfires in the woods.
On Friday we dressed as Superheroes to raise money for Red Nose Day!
Week beginning March 8th. Finally we are all back at school together...HOORAY!!!
We enjoyed a super P.E. lesson with Mr Thompson.
We had a secret mission for a certain special day this Sunday. Shh, don't tell the mums!
In Art we are learning about L.S Lowry. We discovered that he only ever used five colours - red, blue, yellow, white and black.
Lowry used muted tones of these five colours by mixing them to create the hues he wanted.
Week beginning December 14th. We had great fun on Monday when the Holly and Ivy Roadshow came to school.
We loved joining in with the songs.
We have enjoyed our class Advent Calendar throughout December.
We made beautiful snowflake Christmas cards.
We had enjoyed quilling so much in Art that we used the technique to make 2021 calendars.
On Thursday it was time to PARTY! Here we are doing the Tinsel Limbo.
For the Christmas tree game, we had to tear a piece of paper into a Christmas tree shape - behind our back!
The results were very funny!
Here we are enjoying our party tea back in the classroom.
Merry Christmas to you all from Class 1!
Week beginning December 7th.
We all made a Christingle. We used an orange, red ribbon, cocktail sticks, sweets or raisins and a candle.
Christingle means 'Christ's Light'.
We raised money for Save The Children by participating in Christmas Jumper Day.
After our delicious Christmas Dinner, we had a surprise visit from Father Christmas in our Secret Garden.
We were very excited and had lots of questions for him.
In P.E. this week we played dodgeball in the hall.
It was so much fun!
Week beginning November 30th. In Geography this week we enjoyed using Atlases to find out more about the UK and the world.
In P.E. we worked on our throwing skills again, playing team games where we had to throw, block, and intercept the ball.
During our Art lesson we used tissue paper to add tiny 3D lilies to our Monet inspired pictures.
We are so pleased with our finished masterpieces!
Week beginning November 23rd. On Tuesday it was Christmas Pudding Stir Up Day!
We all love to stir the Christmas Pudding.
Our dance session this week involved listening to the story 'Aliens Love Underpants' then making strange alien shapes.
We enjoyed moving about and dancing like excited aliens!
During our Friends Resilience session this week we learned about the importance of relaxation. We all had a go at meditating..
We are studying Monet's Impressionist style of painting in Art. We were very excited to peel the tape off our paintings to reveal the bridge.
We then went on to have a go at drawing water lilies.
We have some very talented artists in Class 1!
In Geography we were working on simple sketch maps.
We went outside to draw sketch maps of the school.
Week beginning November 16th. In our recorder lesson Year 2 were practising the notes C and D.
In P.E. we were catching and throwing a small ball, and working on our technique and concentration.
Eyes on the ball!
We went for an autumn walk in science this week. We were looking for signs of seasonal changes.
We found lots of leaves on the ground; red, brown, yellow and orange ones.
A pine cone.
A seed head.
So many signs of autumn, including the cold weather!
Week beginning November 9th. In our Friends Resilience session this week we enjoyed learning about different feelings.
To begin our study of Monet we looked at the three main watercolour washes that artists use - flat wash, graded wash and variegated wash.
In P.E. with Mr Thompson we learned the correct technique to throw and catch a large ball.
On Friday we came to school in spots, stripes and patterns to raise money for Children In Need.
During our Guided Reading rotation one group always enjoys listening to a CD story. Today we were listening to Matilda by Roald Dahl.
Week beginning November 2nd. We enjoyed our recorder lesson on Wednesday.
On Thursday we learned about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night.
Then we designed our own fireworks.
We were very excited on Friday to use the new school laptops for our Computing lesson.
We practised logging in and out with our usernames and passwords.
Week beginning October 19th. In our final Forest School session we enjoyed cooking Autumn Spice Apples.
We climbed trees...
...we even had time to relax and chill out in the woods!
Then we got busy collecting leaves for a big job.
We had to build a nest for a Gigantosaurus!
The nest needed to be HUGE...
..big enough for our whole class to fit in!
In Science this week we investigated more properties of materials. We looked at whether objects were transparent or opaque.
We also sorted items depending on whether they were absorbent or not.
As part of Black History Month we learned about Martin Luther King and his fight for equality.
We painted the story tree that inspires people to come together under it's branches.
On Thursday we came to school in our brightest clothes to raise money to go towards new iPads for school.
Week beginning October 12th. In Forest School we cooked chocolate bananas over the campfire.
We threaded leaves onto string...
...and decorated the forest area.
We made some lovely decorations on the trees by sticking leaves on with mud.
Last Friday our Class 1 bubble walked to school on the Walking Bus as part of Walk To School month.
On Wednesday we brought our wheels to school.
We 'blinged' our bikes and scooters by decorating them with ribbons and streamers.
We practised our skills on a slalom course.
We had a game of limbo.
How low can you go?
We enjoyed a biker's breakfast of banana bagels.
Week beginning 5th October. In Forest School we collected different coloured leaves and made leaf people and animals.
We were inspired by the story Leaf Man.
It was interesting to try and identify which trees the different leaves came from.
Week beginning 28th September. In Art we made some 3D circles using a technique called quilling.
Happy Shoes Day! We raised money for Living Streets Walking Projects by wearing shoes that make us happy!
In P.E. we worked on our ball throwing technique.
We had great fun with this scavenger hunt in Forest School.
Week beginning 21st September. In Forest School this week we used clay and other natural materials to make forest monsters!
We had fun thinking of names for our monsters...
...and hid some of them in the woods.
We learned how to use a tippy tap to wash our hands.
Then we toasted marshmallows over the fire...
...and enjoyed eating smores!
In our art lesson we took inspiration from Kandinsky. Year 2 painted colour whirlpools showing off their expert colour mixing!
Year 1 created colourful concentric circles.
Week beginning 14th September. We made bug hotels this week in Forest School.
We also learned how to sharpen sticks safely with a peeler.
This week in athletics we had sprinting races.
We learned different painting techniques in Art.
Week beginning 7th September. During our first Forest School session we had a go at creating our faces out of natural materials.
There's always time to explore the woods during Forest School.
We had fun doing gymnastics with Gail.
Outdoor P.E. with Mr Thompson.
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