Woodthorpe Primary School

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Memorable Moments

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Sports Day

A huge well done to Kingfishers on our sports day, we had such a lovely day! There was so much enthusiasm and cheering for our team mates. We loved watching our parents and teachers race!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Changing Me

As part of our new PSHE topic, ‘Changing me’ we are looking at how our bodies change as we grow older. We split our whiteboards into three different sections and drew ourselves as a baby, a toddler and a child. This made it super easy to spot the difference between each milestone!Have a look at some of our drawings!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Platinum Jubilee

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we spent the whole day celebrating! Ms Parker, one of our school governors, came to visit us for the morning and talked to us about the Queen and what she remembers from her coronation. She brought in lots of photos and retold some special stories. At lunchtime, we had a picnic outside in the glorious sunshine and then spent the afternoon creating our very own Kings and Queen models.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Old Toys

This half term, we spent time looking at our history unit ‘Our grandparents’ toys. We spent the morning rotating around a carousel of activities: writing with ink and feather, using a chalkboard and playing with old toys. We found it really tricky to use the ink and feathers!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Silver Jubilee

To celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee, we had a very special visitor! Ms Parker, one of our school governors, came to visit us for the morning and talked to us about the Queen and what she remembers from her coronation! She brought wonderful photographs and artefacts to share with us and we loved listening to her stories. In the afternoon, we made our very own miniature Queen models using card and glue. 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Grandparents Toys

This half term, we have completed our history unit, 'Our grandparent's toys' As we reached the end of the unit, we had a morning using the toys we had learnt about in school. We practised writing our names using ink and a quill, completed maths calculations on chalkboards and played outside with different toys such as YoYos and marbles. We had such an exciting morning! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - People who help us?

Our PSHE topic this term, is based on 'relationships' In our lesson this week, we looked at different people who can help us inside and outside of school. We then discussed the different ways that people may offer help. We looked at different scenarios in which help was needed. such as falling over or feeling sad. We then used our role play skills to showcase how to solve the situation. 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Royal Flowers

As part of our Royal Jubilee celebrations, we have looked at the different royal wedding bouquets throughout the decades. We decided to put our art skills to the test to complete observational drawings. We experimented with different gradients of pencils and looked at using shading to add depth to our drawings. We think our creations look brilliant! 

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Dinosaur excavation

We arrived at school to discover that some of our classroom Dinosaurs were frozen in ice! We quickly had to work as a team to work out the best method to free the Dinosaurs as quickly as we could! We decided to warm the ice in order to create heat. We know that heat makes particles inside a solid  vibrate and break their bonds, causing melting to occur. Luckily, our dinosaurs managed to escape!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Queens Jubilee

Overnight, 1KF has turned into a classroom fit for a King or Queen! In the next few weeks, it is the Queen's Jubilee marking her 70th year of service. We are celebrating this in school through our areas of provision, have a look at the photos!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Forest School Fire

To conclude our fantastic forest school sessions, we put out fire building skills to the test! We discovered how to stay safe around a fire and we all demonstrated excellent, safe behaviour. We toasted hot cross buns to celebrate the start of Easter! A huge thank you to Miss Banham for our sessions, we absolutely loved them!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Walk of Trust!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Chicks!

We have had the most magical two weeks in Hummingbird class, witnessing the arrival of the chicks! We have loved becoming chick champions, learning how to provide the best possible care to the chicks. It was such a special time creating such lovely friendships with the chicks! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Bee Mobiles

In our forest school session, we discovered how to make models using natural materials. We decided to make our very own bee mobile! We used pine cones for the bee's body, sticks for the mobile stand and yellow string for the bee's stripes! We then had great fun taking our new, little bee friends on an adventure around our school forest. 

Year 1 - Humminbird - Shadow Puppets

As part of our 'Seasons' topic, we spent the afternoon exploring shadows! We learnt that shadows are formed when an opaque object or material is placed in the path of rays of light. We decided to make our own opaque object in the form of a shadow puppet. We had great fun testing them out! 

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Shadow puppets

In Science we continued our topic of seasonal changes and had a look at how the length of day varies. To do this we created shadow puppets and took them outside, we used our observational skills to look at the shadows and discussed how this may change depending on what time of day it is. Have a look at some of our shadow puppets!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Wind vanes

In science we have been learning about seasonal changes. We created wind vanes to see if the wind changes direction throughout the day, this allowed us to measure the direction of the wind in the playground. We had so much fun!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Mud Painting

As part of our forest school session, we discovered how to create our own natural paint in the forest. We used water to create a mixture with the mud and then used sticks to paint with. We created some beautiful designs! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day, we came to school dressed in an animal inspired costume. Miss Newson loved hearing all the different animal noises we made to match our costumes! We then went on a magical adventure to Year 4, to take part in a shared read. We loved meeting the Year 4 children and enjoyed listening to them read. Some of us are already counting down the years until we can join Year 4, we loved it so much! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Forest School

In Hummingbird class, we headed down to the forest to take part in our first forest school session, led by Mrs Banham. Mrs Banham read us a gorgeous story about different minibeasts who live in our school forest, We then went on a minibeast hunt, locating different miniature, wooden minibeasts! We had to hunt high and low to find them all! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Will it float?

As part of our 'Everyday Materials' topic, we carried out an investigation to find out the properties of different materials. We decided to group the materials based on their ability to float. First, we predicted which materials would float before conducting the experiment! We were very interested to discover, that the shape and width of a material, can alter its ability to float! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Woodthorpe Visit

As part of our ‘window to the world’ geography work this half term, we went on a trip around Woodthorpe! On our trip we looked at the types of amenities available, why it is an attractive place to live and how the area has changed over time. We were all beautifully behaved and our teachers were all really proud of us! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Police Visit

We were very lucky to receive a visit from the Police! They taught us how to  stay safe in our local area. We learnt lots of interesting information and we even got to hear the police car siren! It was very loud and we had to cover our ears. We ended the visit by trying on different types of Police uniforms. We couldn't believe how heavy the hats were! 

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Police Visit

On Monday Year 1 had a visit from the police, they came in to speak to us about how to stay safe in our community. The children were able to try on outfits and even got to listen to the sirens of the police car!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Forest

Last week, Year one visited the forest. We used our knowledge of Kings and Queens to build a castle and protect it like guards! Have a look at our faces to see how we defend the enemies.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Badges

In R.E we have been learning about belonging to a group and how symbols might show that we belong to a group. Kingfishers created their own badges for a group that they belong to. Have a look at our designs!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Religious Symbols

In our RE lesson, we walked about what is special about belonging to a group and why it is important to people. We then discovered that some people belong to different religions and thought carefully about which symbols show that someone belongs to a religion. We created our very own badges and used a symbol to show which group we belonged to.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - History, King and Queens

As part of our History topic, based on the British royal family, we compared past and present family members! We decided to create our own photo album and had great fun having a mini photo shoot. We especially loved sitting on the royal throne. We learnt about the different actions taken by each member and the reason behind them. We was shocked to learn that Henry VII had 6 wives! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Moving Vehicles

In DT we have been busy designing our own moving vehicles! We have decided to link it to Christmas and have made a moving sleigh. We learnt all about what makes up a moving vehicle: axle, wheels and a chassis. Have a look at what we have made!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Hot Chocolate making

As part of our nature and danger curriculum, we had to prepare a hot drink. We used hot water canisters to carefully fill our beaker. We then added two scoops of hot chocolate mixture before gently stirring to mix. We loved our afternoon, wrapped up from the cold, drinking delicious hot chocolate! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Sewing Bee

This week, we have taken part in Woodthorpe’s sewing bee! We were given the challenge of weaving, learning to repeat an ‘in and out’ motion to weave the thread through the material. We followed an outline of a christmas image such as a christmas tree or present. We found the sewing challenging but we all showed great perseverance. 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Dementia Yorkshire Christmas Cards

In Hummingbird  bird class, we have formed a link with Dementia Yorkshire. Dementia Yorkshire are a charity that meet once a month in the local community to support elderly people living with Dementia. Each child was paired with a member of the group to make a Christmas card for. We created some beautiful, sparkly cards to send! We were so pleased to receive our cards shortly after, we loved the Christmas sticker the members had used! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - YoYo Christmas Workshop

In Year 1, we took part in a wonderful Christmas workshop led by YoYo. We learnt about the importance of Christmas to Christians and why it is celebrated. We made our very own stable nativity scene thinking carefully about how each character was feeling about the birth of Jesus. 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Hanukkah

As part of our celebrations topic, we discovered all about the Jewish festival, Hanukkah. We learnt that the festival, is a festival of light, celebrating a miracle that happened in Jerusalem over 2,000 years ago. We made our very own menorah candles remembering that the Hanukkah lamp contains room for nine candles, one for each night, plus the shammash or helper candle.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Counting

Recently in maths we have introduced adding and subtracting. To help us we brought out practical objects such as cubes!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Odd Sock Day

On the 15th of October, it was Odd sock day which is a great way to celebrate Anti-bullying week and what makes us all unique! We spent the day exploring different activities and even went outside to draw our own socks with chalk for parents to see!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - RE Christingle

In RE, we completed our first religious celebration, Christmas! We discovered that Christians create Christingles during advent. Each part of the Christingle represents a different Christian belief. We had great fun learning about each element.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Odd Sock Day

To celebrate Anti-Bullying week, we took part in Odd Socks day. We came to school wearing odd socks to celebrate that everyone is special and unique! We also took part in a whole school project, drawing a single sock in chalk, outside our classroom. We drew 27 wonderful odd socks! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Celebrations

To launch our new RE topic, 'Celebrations' we thought about the celebrations that we enjoy. We spoke about popular celebrations such as birthdays and Christmas, but we also shared some family celebration traditions such as 'Tooth fairy day'! We decided to display our favourite celebration in a handmade frame for everyone to see! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Diwali

In Hummingbird class, we celebrated Diwali! We took part in a whole school piece of artwork, creating large scale Rangoli designs. We completed the design in a media of our choice. The artwork will be cut into sections and framed for everyone to enjoy in school. We also spent the afternoon making our very own Diva lamps. We practised our cutting and sticking skills. 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Sense Detectives!

In Hummingbird class, we became scientific detectives, using our five senses to help us identify some mysterious items! We used our sense of taste, touch and smell to work out what strange items were hidden in the mystery package! We were all amazing at guessing the lemon from the sharp taste!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Handwriting

We decided to take our handwriting outdoors! We focused on the letter ‘g’ and then wrote our names. We had so much fun and loved using chalk on the playground.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Grandad's Island

On Monday morning, the children arrived at school to discover that the Year 1 classroom had been turned into an Island. This links to our current English scheme which comes from the story ‘Grandad’s Island’ written by Ben davies.Throughout our areas of provision you can see the Island set up!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Sense detectives

In science we became sense detectives, using our five senses we had to figure out what each mystery object was hidden in the box. Have a look at some of our faces!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Carnivores and Herbivores

In science we used our knowledge of carnivores and herbivores to complete the jigsaw puzzle! We were able to identify the animals and match them up!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Stain Glass Windows

In R.E we have been learning about the different Christian symbols. Using black paper we designed our own stained glass windows with the different symbols that we learnt about!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Recognising Feelings

This term in PSHE, we are learning all about different feelings and emotions. In our PSHE lesson this week, we learned how to recognise different people’s emotions. We decided that people’s facial expressions are a great clue to how someone is feeling! See if you can work out how the children below are feeling!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Colour Monster

On Monday morning, the children arrived at school to discover that the Year 1 classroom had been taken over by monsters! The monsters link to our PSHE where we are looking at emotional wellbeing. We decided to link this to the story ‘The colour monster’ where each colour represents a different emotion. Throughout our areas of provision you can see that the pesky monsters appear!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Hello Yellow

For our new English scheme ' Our Trip To the Woods' we are focusing on being able to write an independent recount. For this, we all went to the forest and explored! We took part in some den building and a colour hunt. We had such a good time!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Hello Yellow

To celebrate ‘Hello Yellow’, we came dressed in wonderful, bright yellow clothes! We all looked amazing in our yellow outfits! We spent the day learning about how to look after our mental health and wellbeing. We also created some posters with top tips for improving your mental health!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Hello Yellow Day!

On friday the 8th of October, it was Hello yellow day which supports young children's mental health. The children came dressed in their best yellow clothes and were super keen to show off. Have a look at some of the photos!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Forest School

For our new English scheme ' Our Trip To the Woods' we are focusing on being able to write an independent recount. For this we all went to the forest and explored! We took part in some den building and a colour hunt. We had such a good time!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Colour Monster

In PSHE this week, we read 'The colour monster book'. We discussed the different faces you might make for different emotions. We each had a go  choosing a different colour monster and pulling a face that represents that emotion.Take a look at our faces! Can you guess which one is which?

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Jesus calms the storm

In RE, we looked at a Christian story in which Jesus performs a miracle. We read the story of Jesus calming a storm to save his disciples. To understand the story further, we created freeze frames for the key points in the story.

Year 1 - Hummingbird- Time to feed the Dinosaurs!

In Hummingbird class, we discovered some very hungry dinosaurs roaming around the classroom! We had to feed them in order to stop the roaring! The dinosaurs were very hungry so we had to make sure they ate the largest pile of food. We used our knowledge of 'greater than' and 'less than' to ensure we fed them correctly! 

Year 1 - Kingfisher - The colour monster!

This week, the provision areas have been taken over by colour monsters! In the maths area we have been busy practicing our number formation with help from the colour monster and their pesky glitter! In the construction area the colour monster's jar has broken. Our task was to create a house suitable for each monster!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Maths, Dinosaurs

In maths we have been learning about the greater than and less than symbols. We had some very hungry dinosaurs roaming around the classroom. So, we had to feed them making sure the symbol was facing the right way!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Experience day!

This term, we have been focusing on the story 'Last Stop On Market Street' by Matt de la Pena. The children had come in from break to a surprise, the classroom had been transformed into a bus! We had to line up and buy tickets from the bus driver and then find our spaces on the bus. We travelled through the countryside and spoke about what we could see!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - P.E Jungle

For our P.E this term, we have been focusing on dance. To kickstart our first lesson it was linked to the Jungle! First we watched a snippet from 'Our Planet' and discussed the type of animals you may see in the jungle. We took these into the hall and used different body parts to reenact different animals. Our favourite was swinging through the trees like monkeys!

Year 1 - Hummingbirds - Science, Animal Hunt!

This term, we are learning all about 'Animals including Humans'. We started our topic with a hunt around school to see if we could spot any animals. We decided to hunt for different types of birds as we thought we were most likely to spot birds in school! Luckily, we spotted three pigeons and a Magpie!  

Year 1 - Hummingbirds - Maths, Taco Creations!

For our practical maths day, we made our very own filled taco shells using items we could find around the classroom. Unfortunately, the taco recipe went missing, so we had to use our maths skills to count out how many ingredients we had! We thought the Taco shells looked delicious, despite them being made out of wool and wood!