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Autumn 1- In a kingdom far away

'' Princess and the Wizard''

To kick start our new learning adventure, the children received a phone call from the Queen and she described the person who had kidnapped her daughter. The children have been researching different aspects of creating a wanted poster, linked to the story- to help find the missing Princess. The children worked in small groups to label components of a wanted poster and then created their own using descriptive vocabulary to describe the Evil Wizard.

Wanted posters!

Learning about castles.  

This week in History the children have been learning about castles over time and researching key parts and who lives there. The children then worked in small groups and discussed the importance of each feature. The children were very excited to learn new vocabulary such as; moat, draw bridge, arrow slits, the keep and the tower. We then carried on with our History linking with Art to design and label our own castle. After looking at different castles on the internet it was great to see and watch the children use their imagination to draw their own. Well done Year 1.

Invite to Princess Eliza's Party 


This week in our writing lesson we have been learning how to write an invitation to a celebration. The children started off by reviewing a written invite and worked together to spot mistakes- no capital letters, no full stops, no time or date stamp. The children then went onto creating their own invite to invite the Fairy Godmother to Princess Eliza's party. The children loved discussing different celebrations, which somebody could invite them too. 

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This week the children received a phone call from Princess Eliza who left clues around the class room to introduce her friend. Who could it be? The children found images, props and listened to music and after a class discussion they agreed it was the Queen. The children knew the Queen lives in London, so we imagined sightseeing around London. They really enjoyed visiting The Buckingham Palace, The London Eye and even the Zoo. The children then discussed key facts and wrote information previously learnt about the Queen.

'' Our castle must have a moving element''

In Year 1 our D.T. project has been to design and make a castle with a moving part. We spent a lot of time researching castles and their various features. We designed our castles and talked about the different materials needed to make them. Then during our parental involvement we made our castles! Here are some videos demonstrating their moving parts - please see class pages for more photos of the finished products!


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  '' Adjectives ''

This week in writing the children have been learning about adjectives. Their main task was to think of a list of Adjectives and describe the Buckingham Palace. We have been speaking about the Buckingham Palace and the Queen over this learning adventure and the children love it!!

I can see, I can hear, I can smell, I can touch......

In writing this week, we have been recapping all we know about London. We have used our knowledge from science learning about our senses to help write a setting description of London. The children were encouraged to use describing words in their writing. The children really enjoyed closing their eyes and imagined walking through to busy city of London.

Setting description of London.

What sounds could we hear in Maleficent's Mystical Forest?

This week in writing the children created a soundscape to represent Maleficent’s Mystical Forest. The children imagined walking through the forest and then created a journey board to include what they could see, hear and smell in the forest. Well done Year 1, you all have vivid imaginations

Swooshing trees, howling wolves, evil crows and Maleifcent casting a spell.....

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''We can identify the flags of the UK''

This week we have combined Geography and Art together. The children discussed the different countries that belong to the United Kingdom and spoke about the similarities and differences between the flags. The children then chose their favourite flag to paint. They mixed their own colours using powder paints. Well done Year 1.