Year 1 - Woodpeckers
Term 1 - Wash Day
This term we had a visit from the Yate Heritage Centre. We learnt all about how people used to wash their clothes before washing machines were invented. We had lots of fun using the wash board, the dolly peg and the mangle. Finally we hung out the clean clothes to dry.
Term 1 - Transient Art
We have been learning about the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy. We created our own art works using natural materials.
Term 2 - A Medieval Christmas
Jasmine from the Winterbourne Medieval Barn visited us and taught us about how people celebrated Christmas in Medieval times. We learnt about the kind of foods that people would eat and how they differ from the Christmas foods we enjoy today. We talked about Christmas decorations and worked together to create our own Christmas Wreaths. For entertainment people would greatly enjoy a Mummers play (a little similar to the pantomimes of today). We created our own character masks that we might wear if we were an actor in a play.
Term 2 - The Arctic
We have been learning about the Arctic. We entered the class room to find it covered in snowflakes. Arctic animals were frozen in ice. We found a letter from Percy the Park keeper, wondering what it would feel like to live in a cold place.
We decided to find out more.
Please take a look at all the amazing learning we have been doing!