Year 1

Mrs Oram

Welcome to Year 1

 

Multi Skills Festival

Look at how much fun we had at Lord Lawson of Beamish Secondary Academy when we went to the multi skills festivals with lots of other year 1 classes from Birtley.  Some children won medals, which was very exciting but everyone tried really hard and fun which was most...

Clapping Patterns

In Music we had to listen carefully to the clapped pattern and then copy it. We also practised singing exercises by repeating silly phrases along with the singer on the whiteboard. Look at how focused everyone...

Tree Hunt

In Science, we carried out a tree hunt around school to find and name all of the different types of trees which we have in school. Some of them were blossoming and all of them had leaves on because we are well into Spring. The oak trees had the thickest trunks so must...

Learning to Pay

Our Dinosaur Park role play area opened up a gift shop for one week. You could go to it and buy toy dinosaurs. They all cost different amounts of money. When you picked your toy, you had to pay for it using the correct coins which add up to make the price of the item...

Maths Repeating Patterns

In the repeating pattern challenge, we had to continue a 4 shape repeating pattern was already started, then spot the mistake in Mrs Oram's pattern, then finally work out the 9th term in a pattern which had only 5 shapes in it. We were quite good at noticing errors...

Phonics Relay Race

To help us to learn to read the phase 5 sounds and to read tricky words, Mrs Oram set up a relay race.  Each relay baton had 2 words written on it and there was a set of 12 batons for each team. Mrs Oram called out a word, one person from each team had to run to the...

Traffic Survey

We carried out a traffic survey to find out how the amount of vehicles passing the school changes across the day.  As we predicted, the road was much busier when it was near home time than it was earlier in the afternoon.  We decided that our parents and carers could...

Spelling Bee and Spellathon

On Wednesday morning we had great fun completing our sponsored spellathon. Using lots of different activities such as word searches, connect 4 and jumbled words we had the final chance to practise the year 1 spelling words, then we had our spellathon test. Everyone...

Easter Eggs

In the week leading up to Easter we enjoyed another fun packed week of challenges, which ended with the Easter Bunny leaving us a note to say that he had left us some Easter treats hidden in the classroom. We all had great fun hunting until we each found an egg. We...

Handa’s Surprise

When we read the story of Handa's Surprise we found out that many children hadn't tasted some of the tropical fruits which are mentioned in the story so Mrs Oram bought them for us to try. Everyone loved the mango and passion fruit, but we weren't too sure about the...

Super Healthy Sunshine Shepherd’s Pie

Nick the Chef came into school and helped us to make a healthy shepherd's pie.  We learned about the healthy plate and how we should try to include food from each food group in a balanced meal. We then practised some cooking skills to prepare the meal. We used our...

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