Year Groups: Year 1
‘At WASPS we
love going outside to learn.’ Class 1SM
In Year 1 we have been
learning about harvest.
We started by threshing and winnowing. We
then made our own bread.
Click on the image to the left to see lots
of other pictures showing us in action!
Outdoor Learning - Stone Age
Year one really enjoyed
science week! Science week in year one kicked off
with an exciting assembly where we saw an elephants’
toothpaste experiment, and learned about an
exothermic reaction. Over the course of the week we
had a go at different experiments, learning about
static electricity, forces, how sound travels and
chemical reactions, and made predictions about what
might happen, and then tested these out to see if we
were right. It was lots of fun and children really
engaged with the experiments.
Outdoor Learning - Bridge
As part of this terms
science topic, we have been exploring the
suitability of materials. We were challenged
to put what we had learned to the test by
working in teams to try and build stable
bridges that would enable a teacher to cross
the river! We really worked together,
testing out different designs and materials
to try and ensure our bridges would not
wobble and were strong enough to cross. It
was a great success as no one fell off, and
all of the bridges passed the teacher test.
Good work Year One!
Year 1 really enjoyed learning
about the history of Weston Village, and the schools
in the village over the last 200 years. The children
particularly enjoyed Victorian Day when the children
and teachers dressed up and experienced what life
would have been like in a Victorian classroom! We
sat in rows that with boys and girls separated, and
had to stand up every time an adult came into the
class. We wrote lines, drew a portrait of Queen
Victoria, and had to do drills for P.E. It was a
fantastic way to see how life might have been for
children at school in Weston, and how they used to
learn. We all had a fun day.
Year one got very cosy in our
classrooms as children (and adults) came in wearing
their favourite pyjamas, ready to hear bedtime
stories read by the teachers. Children were very
relaxed and settled in to listen with a mug of
warming hot chocolate. We have lots of requests the
next day for children to sleep at school all night
Year 1 visit to Upper Weston