18.09.20 - Minibeast Hunt
Year 1 have had a great day exploring the woods looking for minibeasts. We turned over logs and leaves on the search for slugs, snails, ants and earwigs. We observed the sky for flies, butterflies and bees. We even saw a millipede, although it was gone in a flash!
It has been a very busy, but great first week. See you on Monday, Year 1!
Transition Day - 11.09.20
Our new little Year 1s had a fantastic day in their new classroom today. We talked about the exciting things they will be learning this year and played lots of fun games to help us get to know each other. We painted our self-portraits for the display board and created colourful 'about me' butterflies for the Year 1 door.
Everyone had a big smile on their faces as they explored the Year 1 area and all of the provisions we have available.
I hope you are all having a restful weekend, ready for some fun learning next week. See you on Monday, Year 1!
05.03.20 - Year 1 had a great morning representing Haynes at the Multi-Skills festival at Robert Bloomfield Middle School. They were asked to take part in lots of different activities that involved throwing and catching or jumping and running. It was led by a group of Year 8 students, some of whom used to be students at Haynes!
Every child tried their absolute best and did so with huge smiles (and looks of intense concentration) on their faces throughout the morning.
Well done Year 1!
25.02.20 - Today is Pancake Day and Year 1 had great fun following a recipe that told them how much flour, milk and eggs to mix together to make the perfect pancakes! They concentrated hard on the mixing part to ensure their batter was the perfect consistency. But if you ask them, I'm sure they will tell you that EATING the pancakes was the best part of the morning.
We also had a discussion about why we make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and have decided as a class that we will each be choosing a value that we would like to try harder to show at school and at home, from now until the end of Lent. It was a super discussion to finish off a very exciting morning!
24.02.20 - In Science, Year 1 have been learning about the properties of different materials. They were set a task that required them to answer a question: Which material would be most suitable for an umbrella?
We discussed which materials might be waterproof and why this was important if we were using them to make an umbrella. We then decided to test 4 materials: plastic, wool, fabric and paper. Some of us had a good idea which one would prove to be the most suitable and wrote this down as a prediction. We then tested each material to see how much water it would allow to pass through it. Poor Ted (who was our test teddy) got very wet under the paper, wool and eventually the fabric too. But he stayed nice and dry under the plastic and Year 1 decided this would be the most suitable material for an umbrella. Great work Year 1!
15.11.19 - The Rickshaw Challenge flew by in a few seconds but we were all there to wave them on their way down to London. Year 1 and the rest of Haynes behaved impeccably whilst waiting at the roadside and I couldn't be prouder of them.
The toy, book and cake sale was a huge success and our overall total raised for Children in Need was an amazing £450! Wow!
A big, big thank you to all of the parents who walked with us down to the edge of Haynes or helped set up the stalls in the hall, it was a brilliant morning. Also, a big thank you to all of the children who picked a toy or a book to donate, there were some very generous children in Year 1.
4.11.19 - In Science, Year 1 have been identifying and labelling parts of the human body. This week we have explored which part of the body is associated with each sense and have had great fun exploring how we use our five senses.
The children had one of their senses taken away (sight) and were tasked with guessing what different objects were, using their other senses. They enjoyed exploring pasta and peas by taste, shaving foam and pumpkins by touch, water and shells by sound, vanilla and vinegar by smell and objects around the classroom by sight.
Autumn 2 - Welcome back Year 1! I hope you have all had a fantastic half term and a well deserved rest. We have a lot of things to look forward to in the week ahead with Diwali celebrations on Tuesday, Halloween on Thursday, the PTA Halloween Disco on Friday and I'm sure you will be watching some fireworks over the weekend, I know it will be!
Please make sure you stay safe and wrap up warm if you are venturing outside after school this week, it is getting very cold at night.
15.10.11 - KS1 had great fun dressing up for Space Day this week. The effort that went into the children's costumes was 'out of this world'. The whole school were amazed by the amazing aliens, the awesome astronauts, the robust rockets and the perfect planets.
In the afternoon, the children were able to take their parents to view the excellent work that was created during space week. There were kitchen roll rockets, modroc planets, space mechanisms, Neil Armstrong fact files, fizzing planet experiment write-ups, rock-cakes and planet headbands to look at. All of the parents and staff were extremely impressed with the quality of the work produced. Well done to everyone who helped make Space Day such a success.
1.10.11 - Today, KS1 completed their modroc planets. These have taken a few lessons to construct as we first had to layer modroc onto a balloon and leave it to dry for a week, before we could start to paint them. The children had a lot of fun dunking the modroc strips in water and then rubbing them onto the balloons, but they had to be very, very gentle or the balloon would go POP!
Once they were dry, the children used a photo of their planet to choose the correct colour to paint the modroc. They learnt to mix white with a colour to lighten it, or to mix two colours together to make a different colour entirely. We all had lots of messy fun and can't wait to show the parents our perfect planets on Space Day (15.10.11).