In Year One our aim is to help your child fulfil their potential; to become independent, self-motivated and eager to learn. In order to achieve this we deliver an exciting curriculum, with topics changing every half-term. We believe that we learn best when we can see, hear and experience things first hand and we hope that this page will keep you informed of upcoming events, exciting news and showcase some of the amazing learning that has taken place!
Upcoming trips this half term:
A trip to Rochdale Pioneers Museum as part of History topic 'Toys from the Past' and a visit to All Saints & Martyrs Church for an 'Easter Experience'.
Details to follow.
To start Science Week off we enjoyed an assembly by Turbo Tom where we learnt lots of interesting things but most importantly how to stay safe whilst conducting experiments. Firstly we learnt that electricity can travel through our bodies. Then we learnt the terms 'acids' and 'alkalines' and Turbo Tom did an experiment, where he turned cabbage pink and then green!
After that Neutron Nikki taught us about density and absorption. We carried out an investigation into the density of different liquids. Did you know that oil floats on top of water? Also when we stir pepper it absorbs into the water so that we cannot see it.
WORLD BOOK DAY!
After the snow delayed our planned World Book Day, we were eventually able to celebrate our favourite books on Thursday the 8th March. We all came in dressed as our favourite book character and were very impressed with the effort everybody made. We began the day with a special assembly and listened to the story 'Aliens In Underpants', read by our very own aliens! Here are a few of us dressed up! Can you guess which characters we were?!
OUR TRIP TO THE PIONEER MUSEUM
In History we are learning about 'Toys from the Past' and our trip to the Rochdale Pioneer Museum helped us to understand how life was different for our Grandparents and Great Grandparents in lots of ways! We learnt about the Pioneer group who created the Co-Op right here in Rochdale! First we listened to the story of how Thomas Sanderson created his own shop to stop others from taking advantage of the poor. During the trip we weighed food in a shop that our elders would have experienced, played Supermarket Sweep by solving riddles and looked at how food packaging has changed. Our visit really taught us about how life was different in Victorian times and will help us to understand 'how' and 'why' toys have changed too!