Send a Cow

To raise awareness of the ‘Send a Cow’ project the children enjoyed coming into school dressed as an animal.

We shared a whole school assembly which explained all about the important work that is done by the project.

We also collected tins and cans to donate to a local charity as part of our harvest celebrations.

Shelter building

Our learning question is all about ‘ What materials should the naughty bus use to make a shelter?’ we have done lots of learning about different types of materials. We can name different types and talk about their properties and how it is important to use the correct material for different purposes.

We spent time thinking about building a shelter for the bus passengers and completed designs thinking carefully about how we could keep them dry using waterproof materials.

Today we took lots of different materials outside and built our shelter designs. Some of use decided to adapt our original designs to improve them. We even tested some of the shelters by using watering cans to make it rain and see if our passengers stayed dry!

Settling in!

We have had lots of fun exploring our new classrooms and all the wonderful things we have to help us with our learning.

We have been thinking about the expectations for being in Year one and thinking about the things we would like to achieve during the year. we created our Class Charter and all made a handprint to say we agree with it.

We have been very busy creating our own ‘reach for the stars’ artwork too.

Last day fun

Today we had our own mini Olympic Games. The children tried javelin, shot put, hurdles and many more sports!  We then enjoyed a nice ice lolly to cool off. 

We were also entertained by Riley who performed some magic tricks for us. Well done Riley, you were great! 

We would just like to say a big thank you to all Year One for being so fantastic this year! 

Love the Year One Teachers 


Local Studies Week 

Last week we focused on the local area to study. We thought about the history of Kingsteignton and how things had changed over time. We compared photographs of St Michaels School from now and then. 

In Geography we thought about buildings and geographical features of Kingsteignton, including St Michael’s Church. We were able to visit the Church and do some observational drawings and back in class we began writing an information booklet all about Kingsteignton.

We also had a visit from Jackie Edwards, the Town Crier. She explained her role now and how it has changed over time. The children came up with lots of interesting questions to ask her. We even found out she has 5 special outfits to choose from!


Bee Day

Today we celebrated the importance of bees in our environment. We had fun dressing up as bees and in bee colours. We joined in with Mr Arrowsmiths bee quiz and learned lots of interesting bee facts.

We joined in with lots of wonderful bee themed activities and created our own wooden bee necklaces.

We used lots of recycled materials to create our own bee sculpture. We used toilet roll tubes, newspaper and old tinsel to make small bees and old plastic drinks bottles to create beautiful flowers.

Year One Sports day

Today all Year One had a wonderful time taking part in a variety of activities for sports day. They also competed in the running races at the end.

A big well done to Hackney and Berry Meadow for coming joint 3rd place!

A big well done to Oakford for coming 2nd place overall.

Congratulations to Greenhill for coming 1st place overall!