Purple Passion Fruit Class

 Welcome to the Purple Passion Fruit Class! Taught by Miss Hipwell.Image result for cutie fruity passion fruit


Special Person!

Every week we choose someone to be our special person. Our special person gets to do all the important jobs for the class throughout the whole week. All the children sit in a circle and each give a different reason as to why they think our special person is so special! 

This week our special person is Elijah!

He is special because;

He plays with me, he has neat writing, he looks after people, he is my friend, he follows the golden rules, he is good at football, he makes me laugh, he makes sure no one is alone, he is a good artist, he is good, he plays with everyone, he is handsome, he is a good friend to everyone, he is my best friend, he is good at literacy, he always has a smile on his face, he is a good role model, he tires his best and he has very good manners!

Well done Elijah!


We have been looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy who creates art with natural resources. We have been into the playground and collected our own natural materials and worked in groups to create our own art in Andy Goldsworthy style. 


A Walk through the Trees! 

Welcome to our new and exciting topic "A Walk through the Trees." To start our new topic off we went for a walk down to Mill Park. When we arrived we had lots of fun activities to do like making music with things we could find, going on a scavenger hunt, designing clothes for children using all the materials we could find at the park and measuring how tall the were! We then had to find scrolls hidden around the park which had different words on, once we found the words we put them in the right order to discover our new topic!

Please see the Homework, Planning overview and Spring Newsletter attached.

This week the children have been designing and making alien puppets. They used paper plates to paint and create their aliens flying saucer! Here are the finished products. 


Space Centre!      Image result for cartoon stars

The children enjoyed their trip to the space centre. They saw some big rockets, read lots of facts about the planets, and even watched a film about astronauts and their time in space. The children loved exploring, playing and learning more about their topic. Everyone had lots of fun!



Over the past few weeks the children have worked very hard finding out facts about all of the different planets. They have used information books, and iPad's to help them find information. They worked in small groups to create a poster about their planet and presented them to the rest of the class, filled with lots of fun facts! After making posters the children used all the information to create their own fact booklet about all of the planets!


This term in maths the children have been busy with lots of work! They have been doubling and halving numbers, addition and subtraction, telling the time and much more! They have been using resources all around the classroom to help them with their maths. Here are some pictures of them hard at work.

We have been experimenting with clay over the past few weeks. We had to decide whether we wanted to make a star or a planet with the clay. Then using different tools we decorated them with different patterns. Once they were dry we painted them! 


Reach for the Stars!     Image result for cartoon stars and rocket


Welcome to our new topic Reach for the Stars! We started our new and exciting topic by hearing some loud bangs when we were in the hall. After sending some children to investigate we discovered a huge rocket and astronaut outside. We all went to have a look and then gathered back in the hall. Once we were in the hall we heard a message from Arnie the astronaut, he told us that our new topic was all about space and asked us what we would like to find out about! We are all so excited to discover more about our new topic.


Please find attached the Year 1 Termly Overview, Year 1 Newsletter and the Year 1 Homework.