As part of our topic of Toys, Year 1 made their own wind up incy wincy spider toy. We use cardboard tubes and string to make the winding mechanism and we also added a wooden doweling handle.
We have been making our own moving toy in DT.
Look at these photos of us making the spider part of our toy, which we will make move with a winding mechanism.
Year 1 worked really hard today creating their 'settings' for their very own Traction Man mission that takes place at William Davis! They used drawing materials and collage materials to create their amazing scenes.
Can you guess where their stories are taking place?
In History, we are learning about what toys were like in the past. We visited the Museum of Childhood and found some old and new toys. We thought about how we knew some toys were from the past. We also thought about the materials the toys were made from, which helped us with our Science topic. We had a great time and we even managed to play with some toys too!
In RE, Year 1 are learning about Christianity so we went to St Matthew's Church. We met the priest, Erin, and she kindly showed us around the church. Everyone thought of a question they wanted to ask Erin and we listened really carefully to her answers.
Year 1 are beginning a topic on non - fiction writing. We learnt about the difference between fiction and non-fiction and sorted books into the two categories.
We were very lucky to have a day with Bow Arts, where we learnt drawing techniques. We used charcoal, paint and pastels to create beautiful flowers and bees.
We have been reading Where the Wild Things Are in English and so we created our very own Wild Thing, using collage materials.
Year 1 are learning about the human body in science. This week Simon the skeleton visited us to help us learn all about the bones in our bodies.
He asked us for our help in re-building his friend Big Skeleton (from the book Funny Bones).
Have a look at our fantastic skeletons.