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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Year 1 News

Week 8

On Friday 18th October, Year One went on a trip to the local library. The children were very excited for their first school trip! We walked to the library, where we browsed and read different types of books as well as listening to a story read by the librarian and learning about the services the library offers. In addition to books, CDs and DVDs, they have a number of computers that are free to use with a library card for homework or even to play games. Thank you to the parents that came to help and to the librarians at Great Hollands Library for a fun morning. 

Week 7

In Art this week the children worked in small groups to create a collage of the characters from ‘Lost and Found’. We were really impressed with their ability to take turns and share ideas in their groups.

Week 6

In the afternoons we have been discussing how to be healthy. This has included personal hygiene such as hand washing, cleaning teeth and bathing and showering. The children enjoyed playing the ‘germ’ game to consolidate their learning. 

As the weather is getting colder, please can you make sure that children are bringing their coat to school EVERYDAY. Please also ensure that hats, scarfs and gloves are labelled when the children start to bring these in.

Week 5

In the afternoons, we continue with our play based approach of transition into Year 1. We have been practising important social skills such as turn taking and sharing the toys and games.

Week 4  

This week, we have been producing some beautiful art work based on our book “The rainbow fish”. We have been painting with different utensils including celery and cotton buds, making our own fish masks and creating underwater wax resist scenes.

Week 3

We have been practising our fine motor skills using playdough, making animals from the story. We built homes for the animals in the construction area, using wooden blocks.

Week 2

This half term we will be focusing our afternoons on settling the children into Year One. We will be discussing class rules and expectations of Year One. “We will also be spending time getting to know each other by playing games and taking part in circle times. The children will continue to access independent learning and play based activities in the afternoons as they transition into Key Stage One”