Welcome to Year 1
Class of 2017-2018
The Mayor Came to Visit 31/1/18
The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Durham came to visit school. The Mayor is called Councillor Bill Kellet and the Mayoress is called Mrs Jean Chaplow. He brought his Bodyguard with him.
In English we have been reading The Christmasaurus. Today we worked in different groups to describe what the Christmasaurus looked like using adjectives. We had some fantastic ideas and we loved working with different people today. We managed to write some of our own sentences to describe the dinosaur in our books! It was great fun.
We were lucky enough to be able to have a mobile planetarium visit us here at Finchale! Otis' dad in our class lead the visit and we learnt lots of new and interesting facts about stars and how to find constellations. We found the Northern star and could see Ryan's Belt and The Big Dipper. It was very exciting and very dark too! We loved it.
HAVE YOU SEEN ROSIE THE HEN?
SHE HAS GONE MISSING AND WE ARE VERY WORRIED. IF YOU SEE HER, PLEASE RETURN HER TO YEAR 1 AT FINCHALE PRIMARY SCHOOL!
We are very worried about her and have made some missing posters to help to find her...
It's Children in Need! We were very excited to get a visit from a very special bear in aid of Children in Need today. Pudsey came to visit our classes and we were lucky enough to get photographs with him!
In science we are learning about our 5 senses. This week we did a taste test. We tasted some different foods and noticed that our taste buds responded differently to sweet, sour, bitter and salty tastes. Some of us enjoyed our taster food but some of us didn't! It was really funny to watch some peoples faces when they ate their food! We really enjoyed this.
Today was a very exciting day for us. We visited Hardwick park and completed a 'Room on the Broom' workshop. We did lots of activities within our workshop, including making our own broomksticks, making mud monsters, making magic spells and potions and we even went on a Gruffalo trail around the park to find the animals from the story. We had an amazing day and would love to go back!
Today is MARVELLOUS MATHS AT FINCHALE!
We were very excited about Maths today because we got to do some problem solving and we even got to go outside to do our maths lesson. It was a great day and we learnt lots of new ways to partition and make up 6.
Here of some pictures of what we did!
We have been practising this song for a few weeks and we performed it very well today using instruments and our excellent singing voices! Watch our performance of 'In the hairy, scary castle' below - (watch this space! Video to follow soon...)
Harvest Competition Entries 20.10.17
Harvest Competition Winners
We have been working really hard to learn the days of the week. Here is a video clip of us singing.
We have also been practising the months of the year. Watch us on the following video clip.
Making music with Mrs Glover 11.10.17
Room on the Broom rhyming in our English lesson 10.10.17
Today in Maths, we were trying to find objects that were more or less that 1 metre. We were able to find lots of things! We even thought of some ourselves and we recorded these on a whiteboard.
Today we were learning how to measure objects using non-standard measurements. We really enjoyed doing this and Miss Johnstone measured Tom with cubes! We even estimated how many cubes tall Tom would be. Our estimations were close!
European Day of Languages
Today we were lucky enough to have Mrs Hamill come in and teach us some French. We learnt how to name lots of different colours in French and we even performed a song, in French, in front of the whole school! It was very interesting and exciting for us because two boys in our class speak the French language. What a treat!
Today is NATIONAL FITNESS DAY!
We started our day of fitness by taking part in an 'active music session' with Mrs Glover. We loved moving and dancing to the songs. We also joined in with singing. We were worn out afterwards!
We continued to show our contribution to National Fitness Day by attending a Soccer Tots event. We did a carousel of activities to improve our ball skills and everyone was able to take part. We even had a mini game of football! It was great, we all really enjoyed ourselves.
In English today we were matching uppercase letters to their matching lowercase letters. We were excellent at this and some of us earned some merit points!