Check out what we have been up to so far this year. We can also look back over your previous year at Woodthorpe Primary.
We really enjoyed Culture week and learning all about the African Culture. We had a taste of African food, baking banana cakes and we thought it was yummy! We also learnt about African animals and the ‘Big Five’. We found out that only male lions have a mane and chimpanzees live in both wet and dry forests.
Studying African Masks and their meaning was extremely powerful for us and we wanted to create our own with their own meaning. We made some fantastic masks which symbolised ‘helping others’, ‘respect’, ‘keeping healthy’ and ‘being kind’.
Taking part in African animal yoga has really improved our balance. We learnt all sorts of different yoga positions but our favourite was the lion because we got to roar!
Finally, we were so inspired by a performance of Bollywood dancing that we learnt our own routine! We had so much fun!
As a Woodthorpe Value, sport is something we really enjoy! We regularly take part in a range of competitive and team sports, developing our skills and improving our fitness.
World Book DayWe love reading at Woodthorpe and we had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day! We acted out our favourite stories, described our character and drew illustrations!
We really enjoyed our visit from Farmer Carl. We met Henrietta and Spot who came to see us. We learnt a lot about the chickens and lambs and how Farmer Carl looks after them.
This was an exciting day for us! We had the opportunity to hold these amazing reptiles, learn about where they are from and how to care for them. We were so brave holding the snakes!
As a part of our topic we had a Dinosaur day! We saw real dinosaur fossils, a dinosaur bone and the skull of a T-Rex!
Acomb Fire station came to visit us with their Fire Engine. We were lucky enough to sit in the driving seat and have a go at using the hose! The firefighters spoke to us about how they use the equipment and how to stay safe!
In maths we love learning through doing. We are using our numicon to explore place value in numbers and using real life objects to discover the properties of shape.
In Year 1 we are enjoying exploring the school grounds in search for signs of Autumn. We have discovered lots of objects which we collected and used our senses to describe them in literacy.
Year 1 are exploring the world of algorithms and programming a Bee-Bot. We are beginning to understand what an algorithm is, how to create one and how to debug an algorithm.