Year 1


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Autumn Term 2017

3rd October

The Seahorses had a fantastic trip to Godolphin where they went on a barefoot trail.  There were a few worried faces, but once they got their shoes off and into the mud it was smiles all round!  We had the opportunity to play in a mud kitchen as well to make a yummy meal of mud pies! Whilst walking along the trail the children were encouraged to use their best describing words to help support their recount writing in class for the following week.

29th September

Dolphins experienced a very muddy trip to Godolphin this week to support their literacy work. They stomped through the bare foot trail and enjoyed making mud pies in the kitchen. Their faces were full of delight and were an absolute credit to their grown ups and Parc Eglos school.

Summer Term 2017

13th July

Seahorses have enjoyed learning about the life and inventions of Henry Trengrouse this week as part of our local history unit. Today we went and visited his gravestone and made observational drawings.

28th June

The Seahorses have been learning about Buddhism and how they use the skill of meditation to find inner peace. We had a go at meditating outside to take the time to think over any of our worries, problems and to think about ways of being happy. We found that we really did feel peaceful and happy afterwards!

19th June

Seahorses are incredibly proud of their lighthouse models that they created last week. They look fantastic on the side with our recounts from our visit to the Lizard Lighthouse. The children chose to decorate their models in the three different colours of lighthouses that they had learnt about on our visit.

7th June

Year 1 enjoyed a visit from Captain Edward J Smith, the captain of the Titanic, on Wednesday afternoon. He told the children all about what life was life on the ship and when the Titanic was sinking. The children enjoyed asking him questions that they had written and taking part in a hunt around school to find facts and stamps to fill their boarding passes.

5th June

Year 1 had a fantastic time at the Lizard Lighthouse on Monday to launch their new topic of 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. They enjoyed finding out all about the history of the lighthouse, how it works and why it is important as well as exploring all of the informative and engaging activities in the museum. The visit inspired some really fantastic recount writing back in school which the children are really proud of.

17th May

The seahorses have had a great week investigating 3D shapes. We have been learning to name and describe the shapes and practised making our own models using paper nets and polydron. Today we had a group challenge to see how many shape nets we could make using spaghetti and bluetac. We worked out that we couldn't use these to make the shapes with curved surfaces or edges but managed to make some fantastic models including a square based pyramid, a cube, a cuboid and a triangular prism.

5th May

We are very much looking forward to Flora Day tomorrow! The children have been finding out all about this celebration and have created their own pictures to represent it. Here are some great examples by Masie, Aimee, Ava and Harry.

2nd May

Year 1 had a fantastic time at Helston Railway. We took a journey on 'Daisy' and enjoyed seeing what we could spot on the way like in our story 'The Train Ride' by Julie Crebbin. We explored the heritage trains and were able to role play driving and being passengers.

Spring Term 2017

31st March

Year 1 had a fantastic time at Jump4! There were some fantastic skills shown and the children had a brilliant time exploring the different trampolines.

22nd March

The Seahorses have enjoyed watching their beans change over the past few weeks. We have been using them to learn about the parts of a plant and the life cycle of a bean. We have also used them in our shape, space and measure learning by measuring and comparing them. The children will be bringing their beans home this week and are looking forward to seeing how they continue to grow.

2nd March

The Seahorses have been busy planting their beans and are looking forward to watching them (hopefully!) grow over the next few weeks! We have planted the beans in bags using cotton wool in order to create our own water cycle within the bags.

24th February

Year 1 were excited to make a start to their 'Roots and Shoots' topic this week and have been learning about the different parts of a plant. Click here to see some fantastic observational drawings by Olivia and Rueben from the Seahorses created by looking closely at daffodils grown in our outdoor areas.

6th February

The seahorses are really proud of the clay trolls they have made from their innovated stories based on ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. We are looking forward to bringing them home to share once they are completely dry!

The Seahorses were very excited when our new golden time books and activities arrived which we bought using our recycling money! The children were asked what they wanted to spend their money on and these were the items they requested.  The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring them for the first time on Friday afternoon and are excited to collect even more recycling so we can buy something different next term!

27th January

The children really enjoyed learning about the work of illustrator ‘Arthur Rackham’ and tried to recreate his silhouette technique to create their own pictures for the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Here is the wonderful work created by the Seahorses class which can be found displayed on the back classroom display board.

Autumn Term 2016

12th December

Year 1 had a Skype call with Santa!

25th November

These are photographs from our creative craft event which the parents attended alongside the children in year one. A great time was had by all and the finished masterpiece can now be seen in the entrance to the school hall.

18th November

Year 1 had a great time at Helston Museum finding out all about local history.

11th November

Year 1 have enjoyed learning about why we celebrate Remembrance Day and have made a lovely display in our classroom. The children made poppies, wrote some information and explored some of the poems and phrases.

4th November

Year 1 have been learning about why we celebrate bonfire night on November 5th. Aimee, Alanna and Caitlin all produced these fantastic wanted posters to try and catch Guy Fawkes!

1st November 

The year one children and their families enjoyed a night walk in the woods to introduce their new topic "Funnybones". They toasted marshmallows on the fire, drank hot chocolate, shared the Funnybones story before exploring the woods at night and embarking on a Funnybones story hunt.

The children and the adults had an amazing time.

21st October

Well done Laila in 1NE. She worked hard all morning on this great piece of work.

14th October

Year 1 have been busy making ‘helping hands’ to support them in their maths learning. The children can use the helping hands to support them solve higher sums when they don’t have enough fingers of their own! We’ve been using them this week to help us practise doubling numbers to 10.

6th October

Year 1 really enjoyed learning about how animals adapt to the autumn and winter weather this week in Science, and were excited to extend their knowledge of hibernating animals when Miss Stanton brought in her pet tortoise ‘Jumbo’ to meet the classes! We learnt lots about how and why different animals hibernate, migrate and adapt for the changing temperatures.

6th October

The Seahorses were delighted to be awarded the first ever class trophy for ‘Class of the Week’ for Jamie’s Sport 4 More sessions! (A photograph of the award is below).


23rd September

Year 1 enjoyed a muddy afternoon in our school woods this week. Children were detectives searching for signs of Autumn, collected different coloured and shaped leaves, created mud pictures and pies and finished off with an Autumn story. A fabulous time was had by all!

19th September

Year 1 had a marvellous muddy day at Godolphin exploring the Barefoot trail and the mud kitchens. The children really got in touch with their senses during the barefoot trail and enjoyed acting out our poem ‘Dirt on my shirt’ throughout the day. We are looking forward to the children producing some writing tomorrow influenced by their day.

Gardening afternoon

Year 1 had a fantastic sunny afternoon gardening this week. Thank-you to all those parents and carers who came to help and made donations to our outdoor areas. It was lovely to see the children working so enthusiastically and taking real pride over their environment. We look forward to seeing what will grow over future weeks and months!