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Year 1

Welcome to our class webpage where you can follow our learning journey. We will share activities and work that we do in class and  memorable experiences from enrichment activities. Keep checking the page for our latest updates. 
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Forest School

No Forest School in Term 4. 

Term 4
Dance 
Miss Bennett and the children learnt how to structure a dance. A specialist dance teacher came it to teach Reception and Year 1 a superhero dance. We thought about the ways the different Superheroes would move. We developed skills of working independently, in pairs and in a group with posture and keeping in time with the music. We used a Motif (group of movements) to help create a structure.

Watch our Superhero dance...

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World Book Day
World Book Day! We dressed up as our favourite book characters, celebrated stories and shared lots of books. 
Library - Surprise Visit  
We went to the library during the week of World Book Day and we had a lovely surprise. The librarian read a Kipper story to us and half way through the book Kipper walked in the room! This made the story even better. We were able to give Kipper a hug and have our photo with him. 
Term 3
Environment fortnight was super busy and fun! We learned about caring for our common home – Laudato Si. As a school we became gardeners and enjoyed planting flowers and seeds in the new planting beds around the school. We also worked with Reception to create decorations for the flower beds and fruit bird feeders. We also enjoyed making toys out of recycling. 
We the Curious 
We went on a school trip to 'We the Curious'. We attended a Build It workshop where we explored the properties of materials. We looked at houses around the world and discussed the materials they were made from. We then carried out an experiment and tested which material would be best for a house. After, we put on our builder hats and built a house! We ensured we laid the bricks in an offset pattern. Finally, we had fun exploring all of the other activities in We the Curious. 
Term 2
We all made a Christingle and attended a Christingle service with the whole school. We learnt about the meaning of the Christingle and enjoyed holding 'the light'. It was a magical service as Our Lady of Lourdes school and the community came together as a family to sing hymns and pray together.

Christingle Service

Christmas Nativity

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Year 1 sang the song 'Little Donkey' in the Christmas Nativity.
Baptism Ceremony 
This term we have  learnt about Sacraments in RE. We were very lucky to be able to witness the baptism of our very own class twins, Gabriella and Eddie, with the help of Father Jim. Father Jim went through the way that a child is baptised which allowed us to learn and reflect upon the importance of this for the new Christian, as well as gaining a better understanding of the role of parents and Godparents. This encouraged us to think about our own baptism, baptisms we have attended and enabled us to understand the different elements involved.
Indo-Boarding 

This week, we had the opportunity to try something new... Indo Boarding!  We were coached by a professional indo-boarding instructor who taught us the best way of balancing  on our boards. It was a great experience and we developed skills that could be applied to other sports such as surfing. 

We have signed up to Kingswood library and we all now have our very own library card! On our first visit we took part in a true or false quiz about the library. The librarian then read a really funny story to us and we couldn't stop laughing. We are having fortnightly visits which will enable children to access a broad range of books and encourage enjoyment in reading.  

Term 1

Viva La Dance

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Two professional dancers came into school today! They taught us a variety of dances including Salsa and Country dancing. We had so much fun and many of us left feeling inspired.

Keep dancing...

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Music Week

It has been an exciting week full of musical surprises! We have been lucky to have many guests who have performed to us using a wide range of musical instruments. In class we have been discovering how an orchestra works. We learnt about the different families of the orchestra and which instruments belonged to each family.  We also learnt about the artist Wassily Kandinsky who would often listen to music while he painted and try to paint what he heard. We then created our own Kandinsky inspired art whilst listening to music.  Finally, we performed ‘Old McDonald Had a Farm’ to the whole school, using body percussion and instruments.

Body percussion, musical instruments and singing!

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Painting to music

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Forest School
Year 1 love Forest School! We have had so much fun going outside in all weathers... we have played team building games, made dens, created art, had campfires, toasted marshmallows and laughed so much. What fantastic memories we have made!
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