Emmaville Primary School

England Year 1

Welcome to the England Year 1 Class Page.  Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this term.

Friday 23rd May

 

We have been working super hard in England class this week recapping over the numbers 0 – 20 in Maths, creating a class aboriginal art piece in Art and describing why we are all incredible in our PSHE lesson today.

 

This week I wanted to share with you our brilliant work that we completed in History. We found out about a new significant figure in our lessons called George Stephenson. George Stephenson, who was born in Wylam, was an engineer and was famous for inventing a locomotive engine called the ‘Rocket’. We explored together a photograph of what the rocket looked like. During our lesson, we found out that George Stephenson built the first passenger railways which ran from Stockton to Darlington. In 1830, he also built the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. As a class we played some hot seating where we put ourselves into the shoes of some people who would have been affected by the work of George Stephenson. This included people who might be excited and happy about the railway lines being built but also people who could be unhappy about the creation of the railway. The children were fantastic at getting into character and answered the questions incredibly well following our discussions. If anyone has time in the holidays, you could visit George Stephenson’s cottage which is in Wylam.

 

I hope you all have a wonderful half-term full of lots of fun and hopefully lots of sunshine too!

Mrs Thompson

Friday 17th May 
 
We have had such a super week in England class this week. We have completed some map work on Wylam in Geography, explored making aboriginal art patterns in our art lesson and practiced our ball passing skills in invasion games where we learnt how to do a bounce pass and chest pass yesterday. 
 
This week I wanted to share with you the brilliant work we did yesterday in our PSHE lesson. Our current Jigsaw topic for this term is relationships and we have been discussing about who is important to us and why. In our lesson yesterday, we focused on being able to know who can help us if we need help and how to ask for the help. We started the lesson of by a connecting us game. We passed a gentle squeeze around the circle without talking to our friends until it did a full circle. After that we had some calm time where we completed a bubble bounce breathing video. The children loved doing this to relax themselves and calm their minds. We then explored a range of different people and discussed if those people would be able to help us in school, outside of school or both. The children were fantastic at this discussion and giving reasons why the people would help in different ways. We also explored a range of scenarios that could happen and the children came up with responses of how to ask someone for help and who would be the best person to ask in the scenarios. I was so proud of their brilliant attitude throughout the lesson and how grown up their responses were. Keep being superstars! 
 
Have a lovely weekend everyone! 
Mrs Thompson
Friday 10th May 
 
Today we had a wonderful trip to Crawcrook Library to hear a story and complete a treasure hunt. It was our first time going back to the library since it's recent renovations and we absolutely loved the new layout, seating and books that were on offer. We listened to librarian, Kyle, read us the Elmer story. This is one of our favourite stories in class to listen to so we were so excited to hear it in the library. After that, we completed a treasure word hunt around the library to try and make a word. After all that hard work, we were treated with some time to explore the books the library has. We absolutely love reading our class and we were all so excited to read some different books to the ones we have in school. It was a wonderful visit and we can't wait to go back. 

Friday 10th May

 

It has been an absolutely fantastic week in England class this week following on from a lovely bank holiday weekend. Although we have had a shorter week than usual, we have been so busy! We have been learning all about Captain Cook in History, discussed how to be a good friend in PSHE and have continued to work on our attacking and defending in PE.

 

On Wednesday, we were invited to a Yr1 Multi-Skills event at Thorp Academy. We walked from school in the lovely sunshine up to Thorp where we took part in some brilliant activities ran by the Yr 7 and Year 12 sports leaders. We completed lots of activities where we used skills of throwing and catching, kicking balls, bouncing basketballs and jumping. It was a very warm afternoon so we made sure we had lots of water and rest in between. We had an amazing time and enjoyed taking part in the afternoon. I was so proud of everyone for their enthusiasm and sportsmanship.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Thompson and Miss Ferguson

Friday 3rd May 

It has been a super week in England this week full of lots of super learning. We have been on a tree hunt in Science, learning all about money and coins in Maths and explored what aboriginal art is in our art lesson.

 

This week in PE, we completed our final lesson on the unit of Athletics. The focus of our lesson was to practise our throwing skills and aiming for a target. We started the session of by going into two teams and having a battle of who could get rid of the most beanbags from their side. We had so much fun and both teams managed to win one game each. We then moved on to practising throwing our beanbags towards targets. We set up 3 different stations for us to practice some different mini games. The first game was aiming for the beanbag to get as far up the ladder as possible. The second game was called roller ball. We had to roll a ball through the 2 cones however we made it trickier by making the distance between the cones smaller. The last game was hit the target. In our mini teams, we took it in turns to throw the beanbag as close to the cone as possible. The winner was the person who had hit their beanbag closest to the cone.

 

Have a lovely long bank holiday weekend everyone!

Mrs Thompson and Miss Ferguson

Friday 26th April

It has been a fantastic week here in England class full of lots of exciting learning about garden plants in Science, finding out all about William Shakespeare in History and we have continued with our exploring of printing in Art by creating our very own stencils.

 

This week, we have embarked on the exciting journey of storytelling and innovation! Inspired by the classic tale of the magic porridge pot, we have put our creative minds to work and have designed our  very own stories. On Wednesday, we have created our very own innovated story maps to go alongside our innovated stories. As a class, we changed our class story to be a magic sweet pot, found by a little boy called Coby who has to say the magic words ‘Abracadabra cook pot!’ to make it start cooking.  We can’t wait to see the magical tales they will write next week for the story. Hopefully some of these brilliant stories will feature on our writer of the month board.

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Miss Ferguson and Mrs Thompson

Friday 19th April

It has been such a busy first week back in England class this week. Our trainee class teacher, Miss Ferguson, is going to be teaching us in more lessons in the next coming weeks and will be sharing with you weekly on our class page what we have been up to.

 

In our bustling year 1 classroom this week, our young artists embarked on an exciting journey into the world of printing! The children dove into various printing techniques, exploring natural materials such as vegetables and plants. As a class we explored the technical elements of printing, but also discovered the joy of self-expression, and the unique patterns each object made when we printed them onto the page in different ways. The children enjoyed the printing process and embraced the lesson with enthusiasm and determination, showcasing their unique printing outcomes with pride.

 

In addition to this, our learners delved into the fascinating world of plants in Science. This week we started our lesson of by exploring all about wild plants. To support our knowledge of common and uncommon wild plants in their local area, the we went on a plant hunt. We explored the school grounds and used tally charts to record our findings.

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Miss Ferguson and Mrs Thompson