Thursday 29 February 2024

PE - Leeds United Visit

Tom from Leeds United visited this week to talk to the children about healthy eating. We created smoothies and talked about what fruit we like. Next week we will be doing PE with Tom. 


RE - What does it mean to belong to a Mosque?

 This term the children are learning about what it means to belong to a Mosque. We have explore different Mosques and looked at some of the features. This week we had a visitor into school to talk to the year one classes what Islam means to them and what it’s like going to a Mosque. They gave us a virtual tour of the Leeds Grand Mosque, showed us artefacts and answered questions that the children had about Islam. Some children dresses in traditional dress. 

Friday 23 February 2024

DT- Marmalade Sandwiches

 The children have been learning about Paddington Bear this week in English. We have learnt lots of facts about him, one being that he loves marmalade sandwiches. The children were excited to try the marmalade sandwiches so we decided to make them for ourselves. We practiced our spreading and cutting skills. With the bus being ready for the children this week, we enjoyed the sandwiches we made on the bus. 

Friday 9 February 2024

Art - Portraits

This half term the children have been learning about portraits. They have researched the various styles of artist. This lead to creating their own pencil drawing and oil pastel self portraits at the end of term. 
Below is a selection of Artwork inspired by Pablo Picasso’s portraits of himself. The children looked at a range of his self portraits and looked at his ever changing style. 


Friday 2 February 2024

Number day -Orienteering

The children enjoyed learning new skills for number day. We worked together in teams to find the signs around the KS2 playground. They used the map and looked at the different features on it to navigate around the playground. The children then ordered the numbers from smallest to biggest.


Friday 26 January 2024

Computing Bee Bots

The children have continued to programme their robots. We worked in partners to follow instructions and navigate the bee bot to different symbols on the grid. 


Science Materials

The children have been learning about different materials in science. We have talked about different materials and what things are made of. We have talked about why things are made of different materials and discussed their properties. Here the children are sorting objects into hoops. The children noticed that somethings are made of more than 1 material which prompted them to overlap the hoops such as the jar is made of glass with a metal lid. 


Monday 22 January 2024

Tuesday 16 January 2024

Computing-Bee Bots

This term the children will be learning all about robots. They will be learning how to program robots to make the move. Hear the children are practicing how to use the bee bots.

Geography - Weather and Climate

This week we have been looking at maps and where we live. We learnt that the capital city in England is London and that the Capital city in Scotland is Edinburgh. We learnt that we live in Leeds. We were able to sort and discuss the physical and human features of the cities. 

Throughout the week we will be comparing what the weather is like in Leeds and in Edinburgh. We have found that on some days the weather is the same but that it has been sunnier in Edinburgh at the start of the week. 

Wednesday 10 January 2024

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of our children and families in Year One.
We have had a fantastic start to the new term and have been very busy with our learning.
Our new book this week is 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers.
Here is a link to an online version of the story so you can read along at home.

Friday 15 December 2023

Science - Rain Gauges

The children created Rain Gauges to record how much water had fallen throughout a week. We took daily recording and added these to a table to compare the changes in rainfall. We then created a craft to show how much water we had collected each day.


RE - Church Visitor

We had a wonderful visit from curate and the children and family worker at St Pauls’s Church Ireland Wood. The children learnt about what it means to belong to a church and what celebrations happen at the church throughout the year. 

The children were shown lots of images of celebration and listened to stories that are special to Christians. 

Friday 1 December 2023

Rain Gauges

As part of our Science this half term, we are learning about the weather of each season.
We have made rain gauges as a class to measure rainfall over time.
Some of the children wanted to know how to make one at home so here is a link to a video showing you how to do it.
If you do make one, send a photo into school via the WhatsApp number.

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Geography - Creating Maps

 The children explored the tool google earth to look at physical and human features on maps and aerial view photo’s we explored places around the world such as Portugal, Peru and Dubai as well as the features around Leeds and our school. The children could tell me about places they had visited on holiday and the different geographical features they have seen. They created maps together and included labels. 

Monday 27 November 2023

Art - Andy Goldsworthy

The children were inspired by the Artist Andy Goldsworthy to create their own sculptures using natural resources. They created shapes using a range of leaves, twigs and stones they found on the playground. The children worked together in teams and thought carefully about how they would create their sculptures. They found different colours and sized leaves, created pictures and patterns.