Year 1 went on a woodland walk! We observed trees and leaves. We tried to observe birds too, but we were a little too noisy and they kept flying away! We brought some leaves and twigs back with us and used them for observational drawing and painting. We also wrote some descriptive woodland poems.
We went to Cusworth Hall to learn about The Great Fire of London. We learnt about Samuel Pepys and his diary. We dressed up and acted out his diary entry for when the fire started and learnt about what he did to escape from the fire and save some of his possessions. We looked at some 17th century artefacts and grouped them into what Samuel would have taken with him, due to their worth, and what he would have left behind. We learnt that Samuel buried some parmesan cheese and some wine in the ground to save them from the fire. We also learnt that Samuel liked eating rabbit stew and pigeon pie! We then composed our own diaries using quills and ink – just like Samuel Pepys did in 1666. We had lots of fun.
Here are some photos of our bread making as part of our Bright Lights, Big City project. As part of our history topic – The Great Fire of London – and because the fire started at the bakery of Thomas Farriner on Pudding Lane, we baked bread and wrote a set of instructions to follow. We did have fun!
Learning about the value of British coins and different ways to make amounts of money.
Having lots of fun in Year 1! ...We have learnt about Baptism with Father Kieron, a dinosaur came to tea and we made pancakes! They were delicious!
Our class trip to Austerfield.