Welcome to Woodthorpe Primary School.

Woodthorpe Primary School

Welcome toWoodthorpe Primary School

Year One

Year One

Have a look at all we have been doing in Year One.

For more pictures please see the main class page archive link.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores

In Science we have been finding out about different animals and what they eat.  We made our own animal mask and then went outside to act out our different animals.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Autumn Walk

We have been reading Autumn poems in Literacy.  We went on an Autumn hunt to the forest and had to find things to do with Autumn on the way.  We found lots of interesting things! 

Back in the classroom we had to use our senses to describe what we could hear, feel, smell and see.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Supertato

In Literacy we have been reading Supertato.  We made our own Supertato and then wrote a story about him rescuing the vegetables from Evil Pea!

We were visited by Acomb Fire Bridage as part of our topic 'People who help us'. We got to squirt water across the playground, and sat inside the fire engine. "This was the best day ever" Aiden. 

Year 1 - Kingfisher - World Mental Health Day

In Year 1 we made ' Worry Doll's' to celebrate Mental Health Day. We cut out our own salt dough figures and then baked them in the oven before painting them. 

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores

We decided to become herbivores, carnivores and omnivores in Science this week. We made our own mask before going outside to act out our animals.
In Literacy, we have been looking at Autumn Poems. We went to the forest and had to find different things associated with Autumn. We had to use our senses to describe what we could hear, feel, smell and see. 
As an end of year treat we visited 'Woodthorpe Park' for the morning. We had a challenge to see who could go the fastest and highest on the zip wire and swings.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Teddy bear Picnic

The Kingfisher class were invited to a special teddy bears picnic with Year 5. We brought in our bears to help us celebrate this special occasion.

In Literacy, we received a letter from a Mystery Minibeast. We had to go on a hunt to find who it was? Where it had come from? and Why was it at our school. We eventually found a hairy, and terrifying 

spider in the forest. We had to work our way through the gigantic cobweb to solve the clue to the spider.

"This is so scary" Tommy 

As part of our topic 'Our Living World' we looked after our caterpillars. We used magnifying glasses to help us see their legs and heads.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Georgia O'keeffe

Hummingbird's topic for this half term is 'Our Living World' and to tie in with this we have been learning about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe. She was known for painting flowers and landscapes. We learned a bit about her life and then had a go and recreating some of her artwork! We produced some beautiful paintings which we are really proud of! 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Basketball

The children in Hummingbird absolutely loved their first basketball session! They learned how to bounce the ball while moving and practised retrieving it from a partner. 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - World Book Day

Hummingbird loved pairing up with the Falcon class to share our favourite stories! We also completed lots of fun activities, such as using a map to find the different Roald Dahl characters hidden in the school grounds, and designing our own characters for our stories next week!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - World Book Day Reading

The Kingfishers and Kites joined today for an afternoon based on Roald Dahl. We made crocodile masks, painted dream jars, Mr Twit's new beard and made a new medicine for George's Grandma. It was amazing!
Year 1 had a wonderful time visiting the Yorkshire Museum. We looked at lots of different fossils and even had the chance to make our own fossil models!
We visited the Museum! We had to wear white coats and goggles, before making our own fossils. We then went outside to have a play in the gardens before exploring the Jurassic World exhibition in the afternoon. "This was the best day in the world" Logan 

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Faritrade

The children watched a video about a Fairtrade farmer. We then went to the forest and pretended to grow and collect our own Fairtrade bananas. We then paid our farmers for their products, before working as a team to build our new houses for our families. 

This week's English genre is narrative and we have been learning about fantasy stories in Year 1. As part of this we read the much loved story 'Room on the Broom' and retold the events in the forest. We then made a new wand for the witch using sticks and twigs and tied colourful ribbon to the end of it.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Exploring our senses

Year 1 explored their senses, by going on  walk around the school. We had to tell our partner some of the things that we could hear, smell, see and touch. We then came back into class and did some food tasting. We tried some foods that were really sour and some that were delicious.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Dinosaur topic launch

On the first day back after Christmas, we realised that a dinosaur had been in our school over the Christmas holidays. We had to dress up as Dinosaurs and solve the various clues on the playground. We then came back into class and drew the Dinosaur that we thought had been in our school.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - The Kingfishers Celebrate Christmas

 In the Kingfisher class, we had a special visit from Father Christmas, made our own reindeer food and Christmas decoration. 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Dinosaur Hunt

Year 1 were visited by a dinosaur this week! We tiptoed around the playground looking for the clues and found that it was a T-Rex! It had a long, powerful tail, sharp teeth and claws and it was the biggest creature we have ever seen!

Year 1 - Hummingbird & Kingfisher - Sleigh Building

Year 1 - hummingbird - Reindeer Food

Hummingbird received an exciting letter from Santa this week! He told us he had run out of reindeer food and needed our help to make some more. We also wrote a recipe to send to him.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Firefighter visit

Year 1 were visited by Acomb Fire brigade. We got dressed up a fire fighters and got to squirt water across the playground. We then had a sit in the fire engine and listened to the sirens. 

"This is the best day ever" Logan.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Ugly Duckling

As part of our Anti Bullying Week we listened to the story of 'The Ugly Duckling'. We then made our own duckling masks using card, scissors and glue. We then went on a waddle walk around the school to practise for our performance. The next day we got into two groups and acted out the story using different props.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Remembrance Day Poppies

We have been learning all about Remembrance Day this week and we have decided to write letters to the soldiers. We have learned all about the poppy and why it is used as a symbol of remembrance. We made our own poppies and put them into a class wreath! Now they are hung up in our classroom and every time we see them we will remember those brave soldiers. 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Tudor Houses

Our topic this half term has been 'The Great Fire of London' and we have loved learning some new facts. We finished our topic this week by making models of Tudor houses and we are super proud of them!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Perfect Potions

In Hummingbird we have been reading George's Marvellous Medicine. George wanted us to be scientists and create our own potions for him to make! He sent us some special items to help us and we had a great time making our very own perfect potions!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Potion Making

We made a new potion for George to help him blow up his Granny. We used a variety of ingredients, along with getting dressed up and having the Harry Potter potion making theme tune in the background. Lets hope she goes with a bang!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Summer Challenge

Our amazing Kingfishers completed their summer challenge by making fruit salads, writing postcards and making rockets. 


Year 1 - Newspaper

As part of our tiger fact file week, we pretended to be BBC newspaper reporters. We got dressed up in special glasses and used microphones to help us get into character.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Library Bus

The children joined the Owl class to share books from the Library Bus. We looked at stories from some of the Traditional Tales.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Exploring Magnets

The children used the magnets to make and build their own constructions. We tested to see if we could stick the magnets together and lift the various objects.


Year 1 2018 - 2019 Please see above 

The Kingfishers went to Tropical World. We looked at lots of mini beasts and reptiles. We got to watch a Butterfly be fed. We then went into the Roundhay Park and had a picnic. We had a game of rounders, played with bubble wands and enjoyed reading under the trees. "It was the best day ever" Olivia
Today we went on our school trip to Tropical World. Here we saw lots of amazing creatures and animals and discovered their different habitats. We walked through the Jungle and desert land learning how the animals survive. We loved seeing all the animals but it was extremely hot, exactly like the jungle! We then had our lunch in Roundhay park and enjoyed some games in the sun.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Mrs Stainthorpe's Birthday

 To celebrate Mrs Stainthorpe's Birthday, we made her some lovely bunting. We worked in small groups to decorate a letter before putting them all together with string to spell out her name. 

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Releasing the Butterflies

In Year 1, we have been keeping our very own butterflies. We watched them grow from tiny lava, into a chrysalis, then finally into beautiful butterflies. We then went onto our playground to release them into the big wild world. We hope they have a lovely time!

Year 1 - Hummingbird - World cup shoot out

To celebrate the world cup, Year 1 had a penalty shoot out. We split into our four house point teams to see who could score the most points. We first had a go shooting against different goal keepers before shooting penalties against Mr Holmes! 
Today we went into the forest for our forest session. On the way, we found a mysterious letter. It was from a local fox! We wanted to write a reply but had to work out how to write back to the fox without any pencils or paper. Some children decided to write messages in the mud with sticks and some children made dens for the fox to keep him safe! It was lovely to see the children's imaginative creations.
Today we went on a minibeast hunt around the school. We first talked about the different types of minibeasts and discussed which ones we might see. We then went on a hunt around school looking in the grass, under rocks and along the walls to see which ones we could find! We was really lucky to see a butterfly on our hunt! 

Year1 - Hummingbird - Library Bus

Today the library bus came to visit year 1. We got to go onto the bus and look at all the lovely books they had. Once we had chosen a book, we took it onto the playground to read. We shared stories with our friends.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Making invisible ink

This term in science we are looking at lots of different experiments. In today's experiment, we made invisible ink. We first predicted what we would use and we thought of different things such as lava, fairy dust and invisible pens. We then discovered that all we actually needed was paper, a cotton bus and lemon juice! Once we had drawn our designs in the lemon juice and let it dried, all we had to do was hold it up to the window, magic!  

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Meet Sally and Stanley the snails

Meet Stanley and Sally our class snails! We talked about how we can look after them and made them a new home using stuff from the forest. We then fed them some left over snack and ensured they had a drop of water to drink. "I love Stanley and Sally, they are beautiful Imogen"
Hummingbird Pirate Day - Today we celebrated the end of our pirate topic by having a pirate day! We all came to school dressed in wonderful pirate outfits. We then made our very own pirate flags using card, paint and wooden sticks. In the afternoon, we was visited by three pirates who had forgotten how to act like pirates. Luckily, we helped them out showing them our pirate moves and phrases.

Year 1 - Hummingbird's culture day and visit from 'Chill in the Community'

Today in Hummingbird class we celebrated culture day by learning all about Italy! We was luck enough to be visited by Jo and Mary from 'Chill in the Community who delivered a wonderful workshop on Italy. They taught the children how to say different Italian phrases, we played some lovely Italian games and we even got to try some Italian food! The children absolutely loved their workshop and have been practising their Italian wave! We then looked at another culture and tried out some African drumming! We had such a lovely day! 
Today we pretended we went to the country of Italy! First we made our own pizzas, before taking part in some African Drumming. After break we learnt some Italy from our Italian visitor and played some Italian music. Finally we went onto the field to eat our pizzas and play Italian football. "Making our own pizzas was exciting and they were really cheesy" Freya Luff. 

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Celebrating the Royal Wedding

The Kingfishers celebrated the Royal wedding by having a carousel of activities. We used the IPad's to paint our own Royal wedding scene along with dressing up as the Royal family, decorating cakes and making new crowns for the occasion. 
As part of our story writing week the Kingfishers went into the forest and used the natural materials to make their own magic keys. We had to intially design our key before we were allowed to make them. We then looked at each others creations and told the various groups one thing that they had done well and a tip for how they could improve their keys.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Magic wand Forest School

Today we went into the woods to collect some perfect sticks to make wands! Once we had chosen the perfect stick, we went back to the classroom to get to work. We used string, wool, feathers, flowers and leaves to create our perfect natural wand. 

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Yoga

The children participated in a yoga class and listened to a story and acted out the various animals through Yoga.
The children went on a spring walk and into the forest. We then listened to a story about a little Spring bird who needed a new nest. The children then built the bird and new nest using the forestry around them.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Outdoor Golden time

As the sun was shining the Kingfishers went outside for Golden time and enjoyed the outdoor area. We had reading on the new grass and building in our construction area. "This is amazing Miss Wheeler I love it out here" Harvey.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Parachute Fun

Today we went outside to use the parachute. We played lots of different games in which we had to work as a team to win! One game we had to play, involved getting a ball through the middle of the parachute. 
Louis - 'We had to work together to get the ball through. We lifted the parachute at our side and they had to put their side to the ground'.
Today we went into the forest to continue building our dens. This time, we had different items to use such as wooden crates and tyres. We decided we needed to make our dens waterproof in case it rains. We decided to use lots of leaves to create a thick barrier against the rain. Some groups even used fallen petals to create exciting entrances to their den! 
Sophie - ''I have added bright, yellow dandelions to our den. It looks pretty so other children might come and use it''

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Painting desert islands

In our Pirate topic, we have learnt about desert islands. We have looked at where they are located in the world and what they are like. We used paint and card to create our very own desert island painting. To create the sea background, we used different shades of blue and green and waved our paintbrush to create a wavy effect.
Today in Hummingbird class, we went to the woods to complete our forest school session. We first became spring detectives, looking for a range of spring items such as brightly coloured flowers and vivid green grass. Once we had found all of our items, we then had to work in pairs to build a den. Children used lots of different materials such as twigs, logs, leaves and flowers. It was lovely to see the children working as a team to create their designs

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Pirate Practical Day

This week in our Literacy, we are writing letters to our families. We are pretending that we have been stranded on a desert island. Today in our practical day, we made our very own binoculars. Hopefully we will be able to spot a ship to save us!

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Pirate Topic Launch

We launched our Pirate topic off by going into the forest to find some Pirate treasure. We then discovered that a mystery pirate had left some clothes, coins and a note. We then made wanted posters to help track down the mystery pirate.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Easter Egg Hunt

The Kingfishers celebrated the end of term by having an Easter Egg hunt. We had to find the numbered eggs on the playground and tick them off on our easter egg hunt chart.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Learning about the Queens Jewels.

Year 4/3 Swimming - please note that payment for swimming lessons is now overdue. Please make payment via parent pay. Thank you
The Kingfishers had an afternoon looking at the chicks. We all got to hold a chick and learnt how to rock them to sleep.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Science Week

In science and engineering week the children learnt how to make a space aircraft. We used art straws, sellotape and paper to make them. Finally we went outside to test them out and watched them fly around our playground.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Sport Relief Day

To celebrate sports relief we took part in some different activities around school. The first activity was based on football skills in which we had to practise our ball control. In the second activity, we put these skills to action, shooting at goals, moving around hoops and passing to our friends. We all enjoyed the day and especially loved our sports relief song in assembly! 
Noah W - 'I loved trying to kick to ball into the goal. I scored one goal!'
For world book day we dressed up in lots of wonderful books characters. We had a singing mermaid, lots of superheros and even a Horrid Henry! The children all looked amazing in their outfits.

Year 1 - Hummingbird - Police

We was really lucky in Year 1 to be visited by a local police man. We learnt all about what policeman do, how they keep us safe and what special equipment they wear. We then got to try on his uniform, we was surprised at how heavy his jacket was! We even got to listen to his radio and send a message to a fellow police officer.
The Kingifshers celebrated World Book Day by designing and making our very own Supertato. We used potatoes, match sticks, glue and felt tips to design and make them. We then had a class photo with our finished designs. In the afternoon we explored POP ART. We made our own piece of POP art work and had to act the word out to our friends. Finally we had some time sharing our favourite books with our friends. We paired up with a person from the class and read a book to their that we really enjoyed. "Look at my Supertato it has hair and can fly really fast through the night sky" Harvey.

Year 1 - Kingfisher - Snow Day

The children played outside in the snow and learnt how to sledge down the hill. We then made a KS1 snowman and used sticks, buttons and carrots to decorate our snowman.