Year 1 trip to Kirkstall Abbey

On Tuesday, Year 1 went to the Kirkstall Abbey house museum for a fun filled morning exploring and learning about toys. They took part in a workshop where they learnt about and compared new and old toys. They learned that old toys were made out of fabric, metal and wood while being hand made.

Now toys are made in factories out of wood, metal ,plastic and fabric and there are easier to buy now. Year 1 really enjoyed their day and they came back to school ready to learn.

by Flo , Phoebe and Ruby

1W’s Class Assembly

On Friday 17th of May, Year 1 performed an assembly about their trip to Skipton Castle. They explained about how the castle was made and how people used to live in it.

First they started off by introducing the assembly and showed pictures of the front of the castle and told us about the features on it. They spoke about the different rooms and places inside and outside of the castle. Their favourite place in the building was the dungeon because it was dark,cold and scary.

1W were taught where to build a castle by their instructor: they told us that you needed to build it near a river so that enemies couldn’t get to it. It also had to be built with high walls so that no enemies could climb over them. Finally towards the end they sang a song about castles.

What an enjoyable and informative assembly! Well done 1W.

By Aminah.

Year 1 trip to Skipton castle

On Tuesday, 1W and 1G went to Skipton castle.They had a brilliant day and not a drop of rain fell to the floor! They learnt about the history behind it and what life was like living inside of it!

Firstly, the excited children entered the old castle with fading stone and met their tour guide before walking into the room (the kitchen). In the kitchen, there was a large oven used to cook bread and meat. Did you know that in the banquet hall the poor people where given the bad food and the rich people get the tasty food.

Later, they entered the dungeon and that was when they got scared because the tour guide turned off all of the lights to show what the prisoners had to go through every day. How terrifying! In the end, Year 1 had an amazing time visiting Skipton and learnt lots about castles in their first hand experience. We’re sure they would love to visit again.

By Mia and Aminah.

Year 1 trip to Holy Trinity Church

This week, Year 1 went to Holy Trinity Church to compare what a christian church looks like to a sikh gurdwara. While they were there, they learnt about why people go to a church, what they do when they are there and how people get christened. Year 1 found out about all the important celebrations that go on in christian churches and how it looks different at different times of the year. The children also learnt about what a priest wears when he is doing his jobs.

By Mollie and Aminah

Year 1 Reading Cafe

Every Friday morning, Year 1 invite their parents into class for a half- an- hour long reading cafe where kids pick one of their favourite books and read it to their parents. While they are reading, their teacher, Miss Gardener or Mrs Wardell , put on some nice relaxing  music but really it is some Disney music. During their reading, they talk about their book with their grown up. They ask and answer questions about what they have learnt.

Overall, every single child loved it and couldn’t wait for the next time their parents wonder into their classroom and listen to them read. This will be next Friday!

By Daniel

Year 1 class assembly

Today, Year 1 have produced a fabulous assembly all about Sikhism and where it began. They started off by welcoming their audience, half of the school and the parents of the children, as they began to explain when and where the religion was founded. The class said that the religion started over 500 years ago and the man who started it was born in India. He travelled all around India spreading the religion’s beliefs as well as telling everyone what to do and how to practise the religion.

We also learnt that they have been on a trip to the Gurdwara. This is where Sikhs go to worship their gods, bow in front of their holy book and where they share stories from it. The lady who talked to them chose a little girl named Hannah to demonstrate how to put a turban on . Back in the assembly, they told us that they carried a little metal sword called Kippah.

It was a fantastic assembly and we cannot wait for their next one! 

By Daniel and Aminah

1G class assembly

On Friday the 11th of January, 1G did a fantastic assembly all about the four seasons that are in a year. The first season was Winter! We all knew what winter was about after they shared with us lots of interesting facts. The coldest season starts in December and ends in February. They said, “You need to wrap up warm in a coat, hat and gloves.”

They then moved on to talk about the season spring. First they explained that “It rains and then sun comes out,” but then they also warned us not to put our rain coats away just yet! The reason they explained about that was to remind you what to expect and what spring in our country is all about!

The summer time was their favourite one to talk about because they can go out to beaches and go for a swim in the pool. They loved how it was really warm outside and that they got to go to the farm. They told us all about farm animals. Then at the end they sang a song called”He’s got the whole world in his hands”.

What a lovely assembly. Well done 1G!

By Taylor and Mollie

Year 1 and 2 Christmas parties

On the 11th of December, Year 1 and 2 had a Christmas party in the school hall. During the event, prizes were won, food was eaten and party games were played such as musical statues, musical bumps, pass the parcel and corners. It was so much fun! The food that was available to eat was; buns, pizza, sweets and many more (Yum!) Key Stage one had very full tummies and smiley faces by the end!

As a surprise for the children, the one and only Santa Claus took a trip to visit them! The children were extremely excited and can only hope he visits again on the 25th! They had a fantastic time that we are sure they will never forget. 

by Cora and Isabelle

Year One Paint Days

Year 1 have had Art days this week with a lady come in to do mindful art exploring the seasons. They listened to the story called ‘The Story Orchestra’ and responded to it using paints, pastels, graphite and observational drawing so that they could make their own seasons book. All the children had an amazing time and would love to do it again.

Taylor

Blakehill Health Week Bootcamp

This week, as part of National Health Week, every year has attending a boot camp.The point of the camp was to get the children moving, have fun and get more exercise. Lot sof children were inspired to do even more exercise. Steve had th children doing all kinds of exercises including : jumping, bear crawl races, lunges, squats, sit ups, press ups, planks and high knee running.

We all had a great time and were very tired by the end of it.

Thanks Steve!

By Daniel