Water Lane Primary Academy

"Enrichment for life"

22/23 Year 1

Where might insects like to hide?

Writing Algorithms

Exploring Measure

11B411 Wildlife Warriors

Countries of the UK

Jack and The Beanstalk


Today we had to guess the book we were going to be looking at for our writing by solving some clues, what story has a a giant footprint? What story has a special hen? We even listened to some harp music playing. We then got to plant some bean seeds to see if we could grow a magic beanstalk.

Snow Day Home Learning

Practice makes perfect! the children worked hard to use their individual usernames and passwords to log on to the computer.

A Kahoot Quiz was a fun way to check what we could remember about materials.

Finding facts about our focus engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel

During our Autumn 1 PSHE unit My Family and Me the children looked at their similarities and differences between each other. The children focussed on how their hair and skin was the same because we all had it but different because of the way it looks or was cared for.

Following on from this, today the children watched a video ‘Lupita Nyong’o Loves Her Skin’ the children then discussed the importance of taking care of ourselves and loving who we are.

What is an object? What is a material?

The children have been busy exploring the environment discussing the different objects which they have found and identifying a material it is made from.

Turn left! Turn right!

Today the children have been developing their directional vocabulary for instructions before giving instructions to their digital beebots.

The children have enjoyed spending two lessons looking at their senses by exploring different stations with resources and materials for each specific sense. The smelling station was highly popular and enjoyable as the children explored a range of products including stinky yeast.

We have been learning about the different parts of our body, recalling the ones we remember learning about in Reception like arms and legs and adding to these by thinking about joints like wrist, knee and ankle. The children enjoyed showcasing their learning by working in teams to draw around each other and add labels in the playground.

This week we have been talking about the different members of our families and how we can determine peoples age by looking at how the body changes. To help us with our own family tree we have looked at and sorted a story family.

In English, we have been learning about the purpose of instructions and the features they have. To help us write our own instructions we enjoyed telling each other how to put our coats on and navigate around the classroom before making sandwiches. We had to think carefully about all the steps we took so that we could write about them.

Welcome. What an amazing start the children have had to their journey into Year 1, they have been very excited and keen to see their classroom and learning about the new routines now that they are big Year 1 children.