In English we have been reading funny Bones.  Today we put on our own skeleton masks and boarded the geography train to see who we could find to scare.  It was great fun!  Back in class we wrote about where we went and who we scared!


We have been learning about counting forwards and backwards in maths this week and describing what happens to the numbers.  We had lots of fun making the patterns with cubes and used these to find missing numbers in our counting.

Time travel

For our time travel topic, year one have been researching the traditions of weddings over the decades.

We have researched Queen Elizabeth’s wedding and looked through photographs of the class’ relatives on their wedding day.  The children noticed some differences between the photographs and video clips of Queen Elizabeth’s wedding compared to Prince Harry’s wedding that took place last week.  The class noticed that photographs from the 1940’s were in black and white and the newlyweds did not smile. We also pretended to have our own wedding and completed a few traditions which still take place today, such as: throwing the bouquet, bridesmaids holding the bride’s train, throwing confetti and listening to organ music.

Thank you for bringing in your photographs the children enjoyed looking through them.

Alien Crash Landing!

On Wednesday 25th April 2018, an unidentified spaceship crashed onto Thorp School’s playground and left some bizarre items behind. Year 1 were quick to investigate the scene. Using clipboards and iPads the children were able to create a list of evidence that they found outside and think about where it all came from. The children then created their own questions for the police to use in their investigation and discussed the possible answers.


Year 1 have finished and evaluated their hand puppets that they have made in their design &technology sessions over the last couple of weeks. They then decided to write a script and perform it in the puppet theatre using the character puppets that they had made. What a great afternoon!

Spring is here!

It was a lovely sunny day today and Year 1 decided to do some planting.  We planted seeds and our bean stalks in plant pots outside on our playground. We used: gardening gloves, water, soil, plant pots and seeds.

Year 1 have been discussing what the seeds may grow into and here are some of our great ideas: “beans”, “peas”, “peas in a pod”, “strawberries”, “potatoes”, “a magic beanstalk” and “flowers”.

The sun has got his hat on and so have Year 1 (Please remember to bring your hats for these sunny days).