Author: Mrs Barrett


Pirates and Explorers!

Class One really got into the spirit of our new English topic when they all came to school dressed as pirates and explorers.  They found a treasure map in the classroom which led them on a long  journey around school until they finally found their treasure in a sandy basket hidden in the hall. …

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Posted on 14 January 2020

Category: Year 1

Into space in the Wonderdome

Class One journeyed into space when the Wonderdome visited Shadwell today.  We explored the moon (and saw Neil Armstrong's footprints!), travelled through the solar system and then explored the constellations, joining the stars together to see the shapes that they made.  We found out that stars…

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Posted on 2 December 2019

Category: Year 1

Testing Materials

Class One have continued their investigation of materials this week by testing a range of materials to determine their properties.  The children particularly enjoyed pouring water on all the materials to check if they were waterproof and pulling them to find out if they were stretchy.  They then…

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Posted on 22 November 2019

Category: Year 1

Off to the moon

Class One blasted off to space today to launch our new history topic about Neil Armstrong and the first moon landing.  When they arrived on the moon, the children went for a quick moonwalk before sampling some real astronaut food - neapolitan ice cream sandwich!  The young astronauts then made the…

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Posted on 5 November 2019

Category: Year 1

Algorithms are fun

In Computing Class One have been learning about algorithms.  To begin the lesson they had to give verbal step by step instructions to Mrs Barrett so she could make a jam sandwich.  Everyone thought it was hilarious when "put the jam on the bread" resulted in a jar of jam sitting on a slice of…

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Posted on 3 November 2019

Category: Year 1

UK Day

The children had lots of fun finding out about the four countries of the United Kingdom during UK day.  After exploring artefacts and books about the countries, the children wrote information sheets about England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and then each group presented their work to the…

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Posted on 3 November 2019

Category: Year 1

Welcome to Class 1

It was lovely to welcome the new Class 1 into school yesterday.  They were all very excited to explore their new classroom and see their friends again.  The children enthusiastically shared the holiday postcards they had made and we will be using these to decorate the maps in our classroom.  We…

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Posted on 5 September 2019

Category: Year 1

Fun in Flamborough

Class One have had a fabulous day at the seaside today.  First we stopped at Flamborough Head and had a good look at the lighthouse.  The children were great at spotting the similarities and differences between it and Mr Grinling's lighthouse.  Next we moved down to Flamborough South Landing where…

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Posted on 24 June 2019

Category: Year 1

Looking for leaves

Our science topic this term has been plants and Class One took advantage of the sunshine to go on a leaf hunt around the school grounds.  We have been learning about the differences between deciduous and evergreen leaves and the children managed to find examples of both.  We also had a look at our…

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Posted on 6 June 2019

Category: Year 1

Amazing moving models

To finish off our science topic about animals and humans, the children spent the day designing and making moving parts models of the human body. They created some ingenious mechanisms to make their models move and labelled them with interesting information, showcasing what they have been learning…

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Posted on 16 April 2019

Category: Year 1

Visit to the Over 80's

We had a lovely visit to the Village Hall on Friday to meet the Shadwell over 80's.  The children first performed a couple of songs, before sharing their artwork with the ladies and gentlemen.  We were extremely proud of how confidently the children interacted with the villagers.  They all enjoyed…

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Posted on 29 March 2019

Category: Year 1

World Book Day

With all the children dressed as their favourite book characters, it was definitely an unusual day in Class 1 on Thursday.  We had some fantastic costumes, including a cunning fox, a valiant knight, an insane mad hatter and a couple of eccentric chocolate factory owners!  The children worked…

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Posted on 12 March 2019

Category: Year 1