Category Archives: Year 1

‘Forest School’ in Year 1

Year 1 donned the famous St Columba’s red suits and participated in one of many new ‘Forest School’ sessions with Miss O’Connor. The session was linked to Year 1’s English work; a scary troll left the children lots of exciting activities to explore!

 

 

 

The children made leaf crowns and independently decided to make the troll party food in the mud kitchen! Yum!

 

Miss O’Connor and Miss Monteith were genuinely blown away by the children’s immediate increase in their self belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm and problem solving skills!

 

 

 

The troll left the children a note saying he was so cold at night. They worked together amazingly well to build him a cosy den! Wow just look how strong they are carrying those logs!

 

“I will use this piece as a pillow because it is so soft and turns to sawdust.”

“We need to join these sticks together to make him a fire!”

 

“I’ve made a bridal for a horse!”

“It’s a trap for the troll!”

 

Magic potions and spells were made using glitter and leaves. The children loved this and said “Can we really make a mess?” The session was nearing an end, so it was time for some warming hot chocolate. Year 1 remembered the ‘Fire Circle’ rules brilliantly from Nursery and displayed impeccable behaviour at all times!

 

 

Quiet reflection time is a wonderful part of ‘Forest School.’ It is very important that children are given pockets of time to return to their natural rhythm which supports healthy emotional development.

We hope the troll had a super nights sleep in his new den! The best classrooms really ‘are’ roofed only by the sky!

Y1 Phonics Screening Check 2017

Y1 Phonics Screening Check 2017

You may be aware that during the week commencing 12th June 2017, all Year 1 children will sit a phonics screening test. This is a statutory assessment, which means children in Year 1 all over the country will be sitting the same screening check. After the check, the results are submitted to the Local Education Authority.…Read More

Spring Term in Year One

We have had a very busy spring term in Year One, so here are a few of our highlights. Space Explorers Year One began the spring term with the topic of space. They enjoyed finding out about our solar system, and discovering that Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.  …Read More

‘Forest School Staff Training.’

On Monday evening the staff donned their wellies and outdoor attire to take part in exciting ‘Forest School Training’ with Miss O’Connor. (Level 3 Forest School Leader).   St Columba’s Forest School Aims To provide an opportunity for individuals to develop, to learn and to enjoy themselves. To provide a safe and non-threatening environment in…Read More

A super start to Year One

We have had a super start to the new school year in Year One. All the children have settled in well, and have embraced the transition from Reception into their new class. Our first term starts with our topic Amazing Animals, and Year One have loved reading some new books about some interesting characters. We’ve…Read More

Year 1 2015-2016

Year 1 have had such a super year this year. They have worked incredibly hard all year and have done so well. Miss McDonnell and Mrs Weir are so proud of each and every one of them. Good luck in Year 2. You will all be fantastic!   Here are some of their highlights!Read More

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check 2016

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check 2016

You may be aware that during the week commencing 13th June 2016, all Year 1 children will sit a phonics reading test. This is a statutory assessment, which means children in Year 1 all over the country will be sitting the same screening check. After the check, the results are submitted to the Local Education…Read More

Year 1 Plants

Year 1 Plants

Year 1 are enjoying their Science topic ‘Plants’. After conducting a plant hunt around school, we learned how to plant our own seeds. On our plant hunt we found lots of different plants, including daffodils, ivy, daisies, bluebells and even poppies! We planted sunflower seeds, runner beans and cress. We found out that different seeds…Read More