As part of Citizenship week, we had a police officer come in to talk about their job and how they support their community. We learnt about how you become a police officer, what they wear and how we can be good citizens for our local neighbourhood.
Making levers and sliders
In our DT topic, we learnt how to make moving pictures with levers and sliders. We looked at what makes a good lever or slider. Next, we designed our slider and lever and then finally we created our own lever and slider based on our story ‘Lost and Found’.
Sea Life Trip
Today Year 1 travelled to Central London to Sea Life London. We were right across the river from the Houses of Parliament! Once we went inside we met some penguins, sharks, jellyfish and many more sea creatures. The penguins were especially exciting as we are studying Lost and Found which is about a lost penguin. We even travelled on a travellator to get there and back on the tube.
The Christmas Experience
This week, Year 1 went to the Ascension Church to learn all about the story of the birth of Jesus Christ and the importance of Christmas to Christians. We met many of the important people in the Nativity story including Mary, Baby Jesus, the shepherds, the wise men and the angel Gabriel.
Also, a big thank you to all the parent volunteers that made the trip possible and such a success.
Creative writing day
Year 1 came in to find our classroom had been turned into an abandoned house. We explored the house to find clues to who lived there. We then talked about our homes and read our text ‘A House that Once was’. We made collages of our homes and then wrote a poem or description of our home.
This week, Year 1 had a party for our recount hook! We were given invitations and then some party food to eat. We played party games including Pass the Parcel and Musical statues. We had a fantastic time!
Trip to Ashburton Wood
Last week, Year 1 went on a trip to Ashburton woods. We left the school and looked for signs of Autumn. Next, we took pictures of the trees and the leaves on the ground.
We found sycamore seeds, different coloured leaves and even mushrooms on our trip.
Human Body curiosity projects
A big thank you to all the children and parents/carers who helped the children create such amazing curiosity projects about the human body. We love the care and attention and the amazing information and facts you have used in your work.
Well done Year 1!
The Dog Trust workshop
Year 1 had a visitor from the Dog Trust who taught us how to be ‘Dog Smart’ and how to behave around our dogs, such as being calm and giving a dog space.
Year 1 History off the page
Year 1 learnt all about old toys during our exciting History off the Page workshop. We got to play with a range of old toys, such as toys made from tin, wood and even homemade toys. We then became archaeologists and discovered long lost toys and sorted them. Finally, we learnt how to make our own toys to take home.
As part of Maths week, Year 1 had the opportunity to put their reasoning skills and shape knowledge to the test and create different pictures using a wide range of 2-D shapes. This required excellent teamwork and Year 1 had lots of fun trying to make the different shapes.
Year 1 explored the world under the sea and wrote fantastic poems, letters and descriptions based on the book, Flotsam.
As part of our Geography topic, Year 1 went on a trip to the local park to learn about maps. We had a map of the park, but some of the symbols were missing. We walked around the park to see which symbols we needed to add to our maps, and drew the symbols on.
Year 1 learnt a traditional story and about different foods that can be found in other parts of the world, such as coconuts from the Caribbean.
Year 1 Plants Assembly
This week, 1F performed a whole school assembly all about plants. We learnt about the lifecycle of a plant, the difference between trees and other plants and why they are so important. The children of 1F did a fantastic job, but why are there two Mr Finches?
Year 1 trip to the Ramgarhia Gurdwara Temple
Year 1 had the opportunity to go a Gurdwara Temple and learnt all about what is inside a Gurdwara, what it means to be a Sikh and to believe in Sikhism.
Parents listening to their children read in EYFS
Year 1 really enjoyed taking part in so many different activities during Maths week. We practiced our 2 times tables on Maths Rockstars, had parents to come and watch our Maths and No Problem lessons and took part in challenging Problem Solving puzzles!
At Hallsville we love the different activities we can do during break time. This is just a taster of what we do with Angie and Carol in Craft Club.
Year 1 making fruit salads!
As part of our Design Technology topic, 1A and 1F created different fruit salads. The children had previously talked about what makes a good fruit salad and had draw their own designs. The children selected their fruit and carefully cut it and placed it in their cups. Afterwards the children got to try them and say what was good about them and how they would improve them next time.
This year’s Hallsville Nativity Shine Star Shine saw Big Star struggle to find her shine. With the help of the small stars, the shepherds, kings and Mary and Joseph she finally found her shine in Bethlehem. The staff were so proud to see the children enjoy themselves as they performed to a packed hall of parents and carers.