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Year 1 - Blackbird

World Maths Day 2023

Today in Maths we completed some exciting challenges because it is World Maths Day. We thought about how we could use the equipment that we use at playtime and in PE to practice what we have been learning in our Maths Lessons. We counted the equipment in different ways, sorted it into categories and tried to identify all the 3D shapes we could find. We also had lots of fun recreating everyday objects with the equipment, ensuring that we remembered to use all the different types of item that we were asked to include. 



English Wow: March 2023

Today we thought about journeys and talked about where we would like to go on an adventure. We wondered what it would be like to explore space, so we went to the hall and enjoyed ‘Preparing for Launch’.

Journey through space. 1: Preparing for launch - BBC Teach


Year 1 Museum Trip : February 2023

Today Year 1 had a lovely day out visiting the Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury. The trip was to support our Science unit ‘Materials’. The children enjoyed looking around the museum while identifying different materials used in the old artefacts. They also got to play games feeling and naming materials, and they made felt out of wool using just water and soap. The children behaved really well and had a great time.

Mental Health Week : February 2023

This week is mental health week and we are thinking about how we can look after ourselves when things feel hard.

Today we learnt all about feeling calm; what clam is, what makes us calm or not calm and how we help ourselves when we don’t feel calm. Mrs Leach showed us some ways which we can help ourselves feel calm if we feel angry or anxious, when things feel too hard.

First she showed us some bubbles on the screen which made us feel calm, we had to look for and track the blue one, yellow one, smallest one… We all enjoyed it, especially Mrs Leach!

Then we learnt about ‘Calm Palm’. You have to trace around your fingers and thumb, breathing in when we go up a finger and out when we go down.

Finally we sat with a partner and traced patterns on each others’ back.

We already had some good ideas about what we can do to feel calmer including, having a relaxing bath and listening to music. Now we have more things we can try.