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Bapchild and Tonge

CE Primary School and Nursery

Rooted in God as our vine; we bear fruits.

Year 1

Welcome to our Year One class page!

Celebrating World Book Day with our fabulous Information Book costumes!

The theme for Science Week this year was growth. We thought about how patterns grow and decorated some cardboard squares that we then used to try and “grow” the tallest structure (with no additional materials). We learned a lot about trial and error, perseverance, team work and the need for a wide base area!

Here are some pictures from our trip to the Science Museum. 

Our Topic this term is the History of Transport. We will be finding out whether the wheel was the most important invention ever.

We have been reading this Anansi story in English and have been inspired by the illustrations to create our own collage spider characters.

As part of our Geography topic “Where do I live?”, we made this map of our village showing all the important features of Bapchild.

We combined our English, Science and Art learning to work on these collaborative Wild Things. Each group worked with only one material - plastic, paper, metal, wood and rock.

Off to church for our Christmas service with our hand sewn angel finger puppets. 

What a lot of beautiful angels and lovely lambs ready for our Nativity play!

Our fabulous jaguars! We looked closely at the pattern of their fur and learned how to tell the difference between jaguars, leopards and cheetahs. We made the backgrounds using just blue and yellow paint that we mixed on the paper and then used the other end of the paintbrush to scratch details into our leaves. 

Design Week 2021

This week we have been designing and making cereal bars. First we tasted some existing cereal bars for market research and inspiration.

Next we designed and made our recipes and packaging.

Here are some of our products ready to take home for taste testing before a final evaluation. 

We used chalk and charcoal to make observational drawings of feathers before cutting them up to collage our bird sculptures. Everyone managed to get their sculptures to stand up and remembered to decorate both sides because a sculpture is three-dimensional.

Some photos from Harvest Festival. Well done everyone for your beautiful singing in Church.

In Science, we have been learning to identify some common British birds. Have a look at our lovely paintings of them. How many can you recognise?

We looked closely at the features of our faces and tried to include as much detail as we could in these self-portraits. The beautiful backgrounds were made by laying tissue paper squares onto a wet background and then peeling them off when it was dry.

Our class value is “Openness”. We made these birds on our Transition Day to illustrate the story of The Mustard Seed which teaches us how great things grow from tiny seeds and that we should be open to all the new learning and experiences that will help us grow into the best people we can be. 

In Science we are learning about Animals including Humans. We drew round the tallest and shortest children in our class to make this display and identified and labelled different parts of the body. 

We also talked about the different bones inside our bodies and made these skeleton pictures inspired by the book “Funnybones”.

After reading “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?” in our English lessons, we drew our own animals to illustrate a new version of the book.