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Sept 2023 - July 2024

Exploring Line Art

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Sept 2022 - July 2023


In Year 1, we have been exploring the Jewish day of rest called Shabbat. We tried some special bread called Challah bread. We also had a look at the Shabbat candles and Kiddush cup.

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Coronation Day at High Wych

Year 1 had lots of fun playing games and craft activities relating to the coronation. We even made a flag and sang the National Anthem.
The whole school had a Coronation picnic which was enjoyed by all.
Here are some of our homemade crowns and craft activities.

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World Book Day!

To celebrate World Book Day, Year 1 created their own versions of their favourite books!

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In Year 1 we made some calebdars inspired by Clarice Cliff plates.

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In Art Year 1 have been exploring line, experimenting both individually and also in collaborating with others to create a range of different pieces of art.

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Sept 2020 - July 2021

Pastel Lions

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Sept 2018 - July 2019

Clay Work

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Working on the Allotment

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Growing Cress

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Father's Day Cards

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Year One enjoyed decorating eggs and eating Hot Cross buns for Easter. They buttered the buns by themselves and said they tasted yummy! Happy Easter

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Christmas Cards

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Sept 2017 - July 2018

Father's Day Cards

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Mother's Day Cards

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Animal Projects

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Paradise Wildlife Park

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Spirit Pictures

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Sept 2016 - July 2017

Christingles and Diva Lamps

As part of our Topic ‘Light’ we made Christingles for advent and Diva Lamps for Diwali.

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Year 1 enjoyed their cooking day. They made plaited loaves, toffee apple muffins and mini sparklers.

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Fruit Faces

We designed and made fruit faces. We practised chopping our own fruit and then trying to match our design. Afterwards, we all enjoyed tasting all the food we had brought in.

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On the Ning Nang Nong

We have been learning ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’ by Spike Milligan. We drew pictures to match the poem.

On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There's a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.

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On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang
And you just can't catch

'em when they do!
So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!




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Trees go ping
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The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!




The Dragon Who Ate Our School

Year 1 have been performing different poems. We read 'The Dragon Who Ate Our School'. This is what we thought the dragon looked like

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Roald Dahl Day

We enjoyed reading The Enormous Crocodile so we made our own crocodile from clothes pegs. We also made Mr Twit’s beard.

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Sept 2015 - July 2016

Henry Moore

Year 1 have been learning about the sculptor Henry Moore. We visited his home at Perry Green. We enjoyed learning about the different sculptures. We looked at the negative space (holes) in the sculptures and thought about what they look like. In the afternoon we had a lovely walk and visited the sheep.

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Road Safety

We have been learning about Road Safety. We designed special reflective outfits. We also went outside to look at cars and to practise how to walk safely as a pedestrian.

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Tim Peake

yr1_rocket There were 8000 people who wanted to be an astronaut and Tim Peake got the job. First Tim Peake practised in the water after that Tim Peake went to the ISS and stayed there for 6 months. Tim Peake was the only English astronaut to walk in space.
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Our Garden

In our garden we are growing strawberries, potatoes, spinach, peas and rocket. The rocket is extra special because it came from Tim Peake. Some seeds went to space and some stayed on Earth. Some of us think the seeds that are growing really well went to space and some of us think the ones that died went to space.

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Bee-Bot and Constructa-Bot - The Programmable Floor Robots

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Year 1 had a lovely trip to Barleylands. We did so many things! We fed the goats, rode a tractor, made some seed art, went to the reptile house, looked at some farm machinery, saw some birds of prey, milked a pretend cow, stroked a snake, saw a sheep race and still had time to have a go on the zip wire!

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Sow and Grow

Year 1 were sent some growing kits from Innocent Smoothies. We have been growing peas and spinach. We have to write an online diary about our plants. Our diaries have been so good we won an Innocent Smoothie each!

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Year 1 planted some bulbs in the Autumn. Now it is Spring we have beautiful flowers. We have also planted some potatoes.

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Blossom Art

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Andy Goldsworthy

As part of our topic on Plants we looked at the art of Andy Goldsworthy. We noticed that he always has a hole in his sculptures. We tried to make our own natural sculptures that mirrored this idea.

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Hatfield Forest

Year 1 went to Hatfield Forest. In the morning we were animal detectives and in the afternoon we made animal sculptures.

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Under the Microscope

In Computing we have looked at different ways to make pictures. We used the eggscope to create close up pictures of natural objects.

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As part of the RE curriculum we found out about the importance of Shrove Tuesday and then we made some pancakes. They were delicious.

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Repeating Patterns

In Maths Year 1 have practised making repeating patterns.

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Christmas Cookies

Year 1 made Christmas cookies. We used royal icing and icing pens to decorate them. We used our own designs.

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Year 1 had a lovely day cooking with ‘Cookies’. They made some delicious toffee apple cake, some edible sparklers and a sausage hot-pot.

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Fruit Faces

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Year 1 have been learning about poetry. They drew their favourite part of ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’ by Spike Milligan.

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Sept 2014 - July 2015


As part of their PE week Year 1 and 2 had a lovely day at Tolmers Scout Campsite. They were able to take part in trampolining, land zorbs, rock climbing and an inflatable assault course.

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Wellington Boot Sunflowers

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Henry Moore

Year 1 visited Henry Moore’s home at Perry Green. We saw lots of sculptures and learned lots of facts about Henry Moore and the different sculptures he made. We were able to touch them to see what they felt like. Afterwards, we sat down and tried to sketch the sculptures.

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Butterfy World

Year 1 had a lovely day out at Butterfly World. We learned about the butterfly life cycle and saw some pupa. We went inside the butterfly house and hoped a butterfly would land on us. We looked around lots of interesting gardens and saw a giant flowerpot, an enormous ant and played some extra-large instruments. We even had time to try out the adventure playground.

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Leaf Animals

We studeid leaves closely under the microscope and then thought about what animals they reminded us of.

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Andy Goldsworthy

We have been learning about the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy. We noticed that he uses natural objects and often makes circular structures. We collected lots of natural objects and made our own circular sculptures.

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We created some Senufo spirit drawings based on different animals. We used sharpies, fineline pens, pastels and colouring pencils.

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Bird Feeders

We made bird feeders to learn about the birds which visit our school.

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We are learning how to classify animals. We found out that sharks are fish and then we made our own.

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We have been learning about animals. We found out that whales are mammals too even though they live in the sea.

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Hansel and Gretel

We made sweets for the witch's cottage in Hansel and Gretel.

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Parts Of The Body

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Marshmallow Snowmen

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Diva Lamps

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Following Instructions

The children followed instructions to make a hedgehog.

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Fruit Faces inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

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Sept 2013 - July 2014

Starry Night by Van Gogh

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Artwork inspired by Klee

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Year 1 went to visit Barleylands in Billericay. They made pizza, fed the animals, went on a tractor ride, looked at old farm machinery and even milked a cow! They had lots of fun.

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