Museum of Childhood

Year 1 were very excited to visit the Museum of Childhood.  We looked at different toys and learnt how some toys have changed over the years.  We enjoyed looking at the puppets and dolls houses and even got to ride a rocking horse. We also visited a workshop; ‘Toys on a Timeline’, where we looked at and compared toys from two generations. After that we got to play with the toys and games from the past including; a Rubik’s cube, 3D glasses, Tiddlywinks and Action Man. We had lots of fun!

Year 1 Mass – Feast of the Sacred Heart

Today Year 1 hosted Mass at St Mary and St Joseph Rc Church. The children worked hard learning their lines for the Procession of Faith and the Intercessions. We enjoyed singing our school hymns that we have learnt, and reflecting on all the ‘shepherds’ in our lives who help us.

Is it a fruit or a vegetable?

In science for our topic on ‘Plants’, we identified and classified different fruit and vegetables. We talked about their differences and learnt that they are all plants because of how they grow. We named different foods and then decided if they were a fruit or a vegetable. Finally we learnt that some foods we think are vegetables are actually fruit!



For ‘Toy Day’, we brought our favourite toy into school for our topic on ‘Toys’. We named and described our toy and shared the reasons why it is our favourite toy.

We talked about different toys we played with when we were younger and then thought about how we might find out about toys from the past. We wondered what our parents and grandparents played with when they were little!

We talked about the different materials the toys are made of and how they are made.

Year 1 homework – 23.05.19

Over the half-term, please practise reading the ‘Nonsense Alien Words’ and the ‘Real Words’ on the phonics sheets.

Look out for digraphs, trigraphs and split digraphs!

We wish you a very well deserved rest!

Have a wonderful holiday. The Year 1 team.

Trip to London City Airport

Today we visited London City Airport for our topic on ‘flight’.  We wanted to find out how people travel on modern planes.  We learned that people take their luggage on holiday with them, and it is checked in by the check-in staff. We met the friendly BA staff at the check-in desk and we were all given a special sticker!

Then we went upstairs to the boarding lounge and learnt about what you can take with you in the cabin. We looked at some pictures of different items and had to find those up to 100ml. We looked at the flight departure screen, destinations, and time of flights.

We were lucky to meet a pilot and we also saw the policemen who help keep the airport safe. 

Lastly (and by far the best part of our trip) we got to watch the planes take off and land!