ST. MARY'S CHURCH VISIT
Year One visited St. Mary’s Church as part of their R.E. topic. Rev. Martin Booth spoke to the children about Christian celebrations such as baptism and weddings in the church. They learnt about the font, the lectern and the importance of the bible as the Christian holy book.
YEAR ONE TOY TOPIC
It was all about toys for Year One in Term Three! The children read “Toys in Space” by Mini Grey and “Tatty Ratty” by Helen Cooper. They brought their favourite toy to school and wrote persuasive letters to Father Christmas about why their toy was the best and that he should make more of them. .
The school sparkled and twinkled as the children prepared their cards and gifts to take home for their families. Year One designed and made their own calendars. They learnt about hot and cold colours during their art lessons and made fantastic cold colour washes for their Christmas cards.
YEAR ONE STARLIGHT SAFARI
Year One children returned to school for a night-time adventure to enhance their curriculum topic. The six “starlight stations” included storytelling on the boat, singing around the campfire, paper lantern making, owl crafting which involved creating snowy owls out of pine cones and cotton wool, and a walk through the woodlands searching for hidden nocturnal animal photos. Everyone had a wonderful time discovering the school grounds by torch and eating delicious hot dogs under the night sky! Thank you to all the staff and parents who helped make the night so memorable for the children.
YEAR ONE "FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD"
The children are explored the story “Pumpkin Soup” and thought about how to solve differences between friends. In science they discovered that living things need food, water and air to stay alive. Compared different breakfasts across the world and developed their awareness of global citizenship by studying the diets of children in other countries in geography.
They have also studied the book "Supertato" to create their own Superhero from fruits and vegetables.
One visited RHS Garden Wisley part of their “Enchanted Garden” topic. During the visit they took part in an “Incredible Edible Plants” workshop which involved planting their own pea seeds which they brought back to school to look after them and watch them grow. They visited the orchards and greenhouses, explored the vegetable and herb gardens, and learnt how some food is produced. They also discussed which part of the plant can be eaten.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN YEAR ONE.........
The children investigated a crime involving porridge bowls and a broken chair! They wrote instructions to catch a porridge thief, describing the scene of the crime.
In science they investigated the best material needed by Daddy Bear to create a new waterproof and strong bowl for Baby Bear. They tried using paper cupcake holders, clay, and plastic cups and recorded their findings.
YEAR ONE BUTTERFLIES
Year One Children made beautiful butterflies in their D&T lessons to decorate their classrooms and the school grounds with!
BISCUIT SCIENCE INVESTIGATION
The Year One children received a letter from a Mr Jacobs asking them to find the BEST wrapper for his biscuits as they keep breaking. The children had to wrap their biscuits in three different materials and predict which one they thought would be the BEST!!! Overall the bubble wrap proved to be the most effective wrapper for the biscuits so we are hoping that Mr Jacobs will be happy with our findings!
YEAR ONE ATTEMPT TO ENTER THE RECORD BOOKS! WORLD RECORD ART CHALLENGE
Congratulations to all the Year One children who became record breakers! The children joined forces with artists around the country to be part of a world record challenge for 'The Largest Number of Original Artworks Exhibited Under One Roof'. The SAA, (Society for All Artists) based in Newark, displayed as many pictures as possible in January 2016 to challenge the current record of 5,154 pictures displayed in Canada, 2012.
The children each studied a piece of fruit or vegetable taking into account it's shape, colour changes and the direction of light and then drew a beautiful, colourful picture.
YEAR ONE VISIT TO PIZZA EXPRESS
The Year One children visited Pizza Express for their "Food glorious food” topic and were able to make their own delicious pizza, have a look in the kitchens and learn where the ingredients come from. A very big thank you to the Pizza Express team for looking after us so well.
YEAR ONE VISIT TO CHATHAM DOCKYARDS
The Year One Children had a wonderful day at the Chatham Dockyards which they visited as part of their "Ready Steady Go" topic. They went on a tour of the centre and attended a workshop making their own rope!
YEAR ONE COOLINGS NURSERY VISIT
Jane Wiseman from Coolings Nursery visited the Year One children. Each child planted a sunflower seed, each class planted a tomato plant and the whole year group planted a "popcorn" plant!
YEAR ONE SCIENCE INVESTIGATION
The children looked for signs of Spring during their Science Topic. They searched the school grounds to see what animals, insects and plants they can find, making some close observational drawings of them.
YEAR ONE HARVESING AND PLANTING
Year One harvested vegetables from the Kitchen Garden in readiness for our Harvest Festival. We have had a bumper crop of tomatoes, beans, courgettes and garlic. The Dahlias were stunning and cheered up the school with their amazing colours. After clearing the beds and giving them a good weed, each Year One child planted a daffodil bulb.
We joined other schools to take part in the Sing Fit Event at Sevenoaks School. The Year 1 children took part in 3 workshops, and the day ended with everyone coming together for one amazing choir. The aim of the event was for pupils to experience the physiological and psychological benefits of singing, to educate them in the health benefits of singing and to inspire and encourage life-long participation in music and the arts.
YEAR ONE ANIMATE ARTS PROJECTS
Year One children were lucky enough to take part in another Animate Arts' workshop. They built a wicker unicorn house, planted sunflower seeds for a bee supermarket and made a mini beast hotel with bamboo and sticks. The focus was on the chosen young team leaders to teach new skills to their peers.
YEAR ONE TRAVEL TOPIC
Some of our parents brought in different forms of transport for the children to look and learn about for the Year One "transport day". We had a limousine, motorbikes, a tractor and even a canoe!
Ten Year One children attended a BAD Big Art Day at Mascalls School. They worked alongside children from different backgrounds, with different abilities and ages from 11 other West Kent Schools, to create amazing tree sculptures using recycled materials, the tallest of which was 8ft! The “Leadership through Culture” project is part of the INSPIRE Olympic Legacy School’s Programme. Thank you to our chosen Leaders, who were amongst the youngest children at the event, for representing the school so well and sharing their experience with their classes. Please take a moment to visit their web site