Year 1 at Christchurch Mansion

In history as part of Take One Place, Year 1 have visited Christchurch Mansion. They had a busy day looking at toys, old and new, in the Mansion and finding out about the family who used to live there. Outside they explored the park land and found the ice house.

1B – Numeracy

We have been carrying out a sorting investigation based on the features of 9 houses.  This prompted lots of discussion and reasoning for their groups.  Well done 1B!

Year 1 Shape shops

In maths the challenge was to have our own shape shop. Working in teams of two or three we had to total our coins, then price and arrange our shape display. When the shops were open we had to make sure we took the right money and gave the correct change. At the end we made patterns with the shapes we had bought and counted our profits. 

Year 1 DT Handa’s Surprise

In D.T. Year 1 have been learning to prepare fruit safely and hygienically.  Using Handa’s basket of fruit as their starting point they learned how to prepare pineapple, papaya, passion fruit and mango. They even peeled a pineapple in a way that no one in school had ever tried before! Of course afterwards they had to eat all their hard word work. Many people tried something new. Yum.

Year 1 maths

In maths we have been learning about the properties of 3D shapes. We looked carefully at different cubes and used straws and plasticine to make them. We had to measure the straws carefully to make sure that each side was the same length.


Year 1 Brughuel inspired Art

Year 1 enjoyed looking at a painting by Brughuel that was over 500 years old!  We looked closely at all the activities the adults and children were doing, particularly the games they were playing.  We then thought about the games we play and recreated a modern version of the painting using our experiences and chalking them on the playground as a large piece of group art work.

Year 1 Music

Year 1  have been practising our singing and adding in some fun movements to help us remember and further our enjoyment of the songs.

Year 1 Morph dance

We have been watching the moves of ‘Morph’ and adapting them with our partner to create a Dance sequence.  We have been doing it in slow motion today!