"Teaching is of good quality and meets the needs of all pupils"
OFSTED Report 2012
We always follow instructionsWe are always kind and friendlyWe always try our best
We have a special modelling area in our new reception classroom, the children are enjoying using it so much that we have almost run out of boxes, card, bottle tops and newspaper. If you have any spare please could you let us have it? Just take it down to reception where Miss Kenyon will be glad to receive it. We would also welcome donations of matchbox cars and playmobil people. Thank you.
We have had yet another exciting day in Year 1! In Science our topic is Growing Plants and this week Miss Adams taught us all about plants we can eat. We also learnt which part of the plant we are eating, for example, cauliflower is the flower, celery is the stem, lettuce is the leaves, carrots and potatoes are roots, apples and oranges are fruits and sometimes we also eat seeds e.g. pumpkin and sunflower. Also, Husna has had fun reading with Miss Mirza and is in Gold Book this week for some fabulous drawings of her teachers. Take a look at the photos below:
And the colour version!
10.05.13 - Pirate Day!
Today Year 1 had a special 'Pirate Day' as an end to all their work on this topic. Children made pirate biscuits, played pirate games and even took part in a treasure hunt! A full video of the treasure hunt can be found below, please take a look:
This week we have had a very exciting week in Year 1 starting with a celebration of Abdulkhalik's 6th birthday.
Then we had a special visit from Mrs Lunat and her new baby boy Zak. The children were pleased to see them both and we got a cuddle too!
The highlight of our week this week was our Pirate Day. We have all thoroughly enjoyed our topic on Pirates and learned a lot. The children had great fun decorating Buccaneer biscuits for our party, looking for Captain Blackbeard's treasure and solving clues, doing Pirate PE and playing games. A big thank you to parents for contributing to our party and sending your children in Pirate outfits.
This week we celebrated Veer's 6th birthday. He was very excited and his parents kindly brought a delicious chocolate cake into class for us all to share!!!
Since starting back at school after Easter we have been very busy. We have started a new History topic on Seaside holidays in the past. First we looked at some sea shells and made observational drawings of them. We had to look closely at the shapes, the patterns and the colours of the shells.
We are loving our topic on Pirates and have enjoyed making hats and pirate ships.
In Literacy we have been looking at stories with a fantasy setting. This week we have been focussing on a story about pirates. We had a lovely surprise on Thursday morning, Miss Bobat brought in Toby Parrot to see us and we learned that pirates kept parrots not as pets but as 'investments', and they were used to sell when pirates needed extra money! We really enjoyed listening to Toby talk to us and he even shouted at us when we got a little too excited!!! Some of us even fed him some carrot and apple which he loved eating! Take a look at the photos below....
In literacy we have been reading 'The Night Pirates' by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright. Today with Miss Foster we had a go at acting out different parts of the story. Check out our video below:
The last week of term was very EGGciting in school. Mr. Scargill judged the Easter egg competition and there were some fabulous entrants. Here are just a few of ours.
As promised, a photo-video of Year 1's fun in the snow last friday! Enjoy:
Last week Year 1 visited the Royal Armouries in Leeds. We had a great time, take a look at our video and see for yourself!
Fun in the Snow!!!
Year 1 went out in the snow this morning! We had so much fun making snow angels, throwing snowballs and running around. We all worked together to make a HUGE snowman; take a look at our picture below. We took so many photgraphs watch out for a video photo-story coming soon!
Red Nose Day!
We all brought £1 into school this morning to wear red and raise money for children less fortunate than ourselves. The day started with an assembly in which we got to share our funniest jokes! At break time we bought some delicious buns baked by Year 6, and in the afternoon we threw sponges at the teachers as well as taking part in an obstacle course! Take a look at our photo story below:
This week we have thought about Spring and what this season brings. We made a collage to show our work. We enjoyed using a variety of skills to make chicks, lambs, fish, frogs, daffodils and other signs of Spring.
Year 1 have had a very busy fortnight. We started a new D&T topic on Pushes and Pulls, so we visited the local park to look at the playground equipment and how it works. We had fun finding out which force is needed to make things move.
Back in class we created our own playground equipment using art straws.
We've also enjoyed experimenting in the playground.
We've done lots of Maths and used different resources to help us learn such as calculators, counting beads and Numicon equipment.
World Book Day!
In Year 1 we have had a fantastic World Book Day! We came into school to find our teachers dressed up! Miss Foster dressed up as Roald Dahl's Matilda; Mrs Booth and Mrs Mirza dressed as characters from The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy:
In the morning a local theatre company treated us to a production of The Hobbit; we weren't afraid of Smaug!
Then Miss Foster then read us The Tale of Peter Rabbit and we had a go at making our own concertina books of the story.
After break, teachers and support staff in the school gave readings of their favourite books and we got to choose which one we wanted to go and listen to; we were spoilt for choice!
In the afternoon we each did a book review. Miss Jones is going to pick the best ones from each class and the winners will receive a prize.
Finally, we designed bookmarks on paper and some of us even had a go at embroidering a bookmark with Miss Foster.
Take a look at all this, as well as the amazing Year 1 costumes, in the photo story below:
In literacy this morning the children listened to the story of St Valentine then had a go at writing their own Valentine's Day poems. This afternoon they made some beautiful Valentine's Day cards, take a look at the photographs below:
The children were also busy in science today, conducting an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof and which are not. Check out the photographs:
Children in Year 1 have enjoyed celebrating the Chinese New Year by doing lots of fun activities. We have made Chinese stir fry, created Chinese dragons in the junk modelling area and decorated Chinese hats with Chinese symbols. In Maths we have experimented with tangrams to make different shapes.
Year One are budding actors in the making! Their performance of the Chinese Zodiac Story was brilliant and the whole school is very proud of them! Take a look below at a video of their performance and some photos from a lovely assembly!
As part of our topic work on The Chinese New Year, we have been learning lots of facts about the country of China. Some of our parents visited our class too to look at all the hard work we do.
Mrs Mirza took some children outside to build The Great Wall of China and some children built the wall inside too!
The children have really enjoyed our topic on Traditional stories. They used collage and wax resist to create the Princess's bed from the story of The Princess and the Pea and the results are lovely.
This week the children have enjoyed buiding a castle with the blocks in the shared area. It looked like the castle from Jack and the Beanstalk.
We celebrated Farah's 6th birthday this week with a lovely chocolate cake kindly sent in by her Mum...yummy!!!
Children enjoyed sorting and classifying objects according to their properties with Miss Foster this week.
In Maths this week we have been learning about positional language.
As part of our work on Traditional Stories, the children have enjoyed dressing up in character costumes. They have written lots of stories using the correct fairy tale language.
Yet again we have had a busy and exciting week. The children have enjoyed using dictionaries during Literacy to research their own vocabulary. We have studied our snowy environment and produced some wintry pictures by blowing through straws! They look fab.
We have also been lucky enough to learn a bit of Spanish this week from a visiting Spanish teacher. Children enjoyed learning greetings and numbers in Spanish.
Happy New Year to everyone from the staff in Year 1!
We have had a busy start to the new year thinking about our resolutions and how we are going to 'turn over a new leaf'.Do you like our resolution tree?
Our Science topic this half term is Materials and so we started off by looking at paper and what we can do to it to create an interesting picture. We used lots of techniques to make our paper sculptures.
We had a very exciting last week in Year 1 finishing with an appearance from a very special visitor to our class.... Santa Claus! The children were so excited to see him and were lucky enough to get a present each too.
In today's Science lesson with Miss Foster we learnt that objects which are shiny are not sources of light. We helped Miss Foster's friend, Discovery Dog, to make some reflective bands and badges to wear when crossing the road at night. Take a look at the pictures below:
Our Christmas Party was great. We played pass the parcel, musical chairs, musical statues and the chocolate game which we really enjoyed.
Fun, fun, fun!!! Year 1 have loved taking part in the Key Stage 1 production of Jack and The Beanstalk. We had some great actors and singers.
Year 1 took part in the Carlton Talent Show and sang an action song.
This week at Carlton Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed a trip to Dewsbury Library. We had a fantastic morning listening to stories, decorating Snowmen and Christmas trees and making paper chains. It was great fun!
We enjoyed looking at the Nativity scene outside the Church in Dewsbury too.
Christmas is just around the corner and we are looking forward to all the fun things we have planned in our school. We decorated our classroom to get us in the mood.
This weekend the Jewish people will celebrate the festival of Hanukkah. We learned all about the story of Hanukkah and the children did some amazing writing.
We have continued our work on 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and even drew some pictures on the computer using a drawing programme.
This week we have been very busy in our class. Some of the children enjoyed creative activities set up in the hall. They modelled with playdough, printed with a variety of objects, built in the sand, read books and lots more. They had great fun with Mrs Lunat and Mrs Patel.
In today's Science lesson with Miss Foster the Year One children carried out an experiment to find out if it is possible to see in the dark. They looked at an object through a peephole in a box first with no light, then with a little natural light and finally with a torch shining through the top. They found out that the eye cannot see an object unless light is shining on it. Take a look at the photos below:
The children in Year One have throroughly enjoyed reading 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt this week. They have produced some fantastic work related to the story. Take a look at the video below to see just how much fun we have learning in Year One!
This week the children in Year 1 have been learning about the Hindu festival of Divali. We enjoyed a quiet time of meditation by candle light and we were lucky to have Veer giving us lots of information about this special time. We even made divas out of clay and decorated them with paint as well as Divali patterns using pastels and chalk.
It was also Art Enrichment week in school. Year1 chose to look at the works of the artist Paul Klee. The children worked very hard to produce pictures in his style and used a variety of medium to achieve their fantastic results.I am very proud of their achievements.
We have had an exciting first week back at school after the half term holiday.We made some collage firework pictures using felt and sequins.
As part of our topic on Light and Dark we made a cave. Inside our cave we have torches, fluorescent wands and other objects that glow in the dark. It's very spooky but exciting!!
We also learned about Remembrance Sunday and why we wear a poppy as a symbol of remembrance.
The children in Year 1 celebrated Eid with a class party. We had a fantastic time playing pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey and musical statues.
This week in school the children in Year 1 took part in the Harvest/Eid Assembly. Mrs Booth would like to say a big thank you to the parents who went to a lot of effort to dress up their children as scarecrows. They all looked great! They enjoyed singing and dancing for the school.
1.10.12 to 12.10.12
In Science we have been learning about our senses. We used our noses to smell and name different foods and we tasted various kinds of fruits and vegetables. It was great fun and we learned a lot about taste.
As part of our art work we learned how to control a paint brush, how to colour mix and how to make a symmetrical painting of our name.
We enjoy playing in our new playground, digging in the sand and making music.
Children have been involved in Speaking and Listening activities. They retold a well known story and were brilliant! Mr.Scargill was very impressed!
This week we have completed our Self portraits. Can you recognise us?
We have also been learning about Instructions in Literacy. We know how to give and follow instructions, we know how to order instructions and how to write our own. We made a jelly using step by step instructions and we enjoyed eating it afterwards!
We've also done lots of practical Maths work.
Mrs Booth would like to welcome parents to the Year 1 class page. I am happy to say we had a lovely first week back at school that both myself and the children enjoyed. We had a themed week based on the story of The Gingerbread Man. The children worked really hard and produced some super work of all different kinds. Here are some examples of what we did.
The children enjoyed sequencing the story of The Gingerbread Man.
We also loved being creative in our new shared area.
Do you like our Gingerbread Men?
We used collage techniques to decorate them.
This week the children have enjoyed playing in the new playground and have also done some great colour mixing using powder paints to create self portraits.