Hopwood’s History Timeline

Hopwood’s History Timeline

Throughout the year, each class will be adding posts to the timeline, which will include key historical dates and periods from their learning.


New School Year

New School Year

Welcome back to school and Year 1.

We hope you have all had a great summer and you are ready for the year ahead. We are looking forward to exploring new topics with you and sharing our learning and writing on our blog.

What are you looking forward to this year?

Our Stockley Farm Recounts

Our Stockley Farm Recounts

 

This week we have been building up our skills in order to write a recount about our visit to Stockley Farm. We have been working in groups to think of lots of different verbs and putting them in the past tense in sentences. We then read out a sentence each in the past tense, here are some of our sentences.

Holly – When we were at Stockley Farm we shouted to wake up the goats.

Darrell – The baby lambs walked into the barn.

Grace – We waited for our turn to buy a toy.

Jacob – We played on the climbing frame.

Maddison – When I was walking a bird landed on the grass.

James – We explored on a tractor.

Katelin – A duck hissed at Stockley farm.

Stockley Farm

Stockley Farm

Year 1 had an absolutely fantastic day at Stockley Farm!We did so many fun activities including feeding chickens, a nature walk, feeding kids (baby goats), grooming ponies and stroking polecats and rabbits.
We found out lots of information about how to take care of animals and what they eat.

Have a look at the Animoto below with lots of pictures from our trip.

The Boggart of Boggart Hole Clough

The Boggart of Boggart Hole Clough

Today we had a visitor that came to tell us all about the book that he has written and illustrated with his cousin. The book is called The Boggarts of Boggart Hole Clough. Mr Sullivan brought some of the characters to show us which he had made with clay and decorated himself using paint. We listened to the story and then created our own friendly monster.

 

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Old and New Toys

Old and New Toys

Our topic this term is old and new toys and today we had a special visitor who came to tell us all about the toys that she used to play with when she was a child. Mrs Miller brought an old toy car to show us and she even made a cardboard doll house just like the one she used to play with when she was a child. She told us that she used to make her doll houses from old shoe boxes decorated with pictures from catalogs which she glued on using flour and water. She also showed us some of the games she used to play with her friends.

 

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Arrays

Arrays

Today we were making arrays. To be able to make an array we needed to know the multiples of 2, 5 and 10. Can you count all the way to 100 in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 starting from 0?

Darrell

Darrell

James

James

Mr McGregor’s Garden

Mr McGregor’s Garden

We have been reading and writing about Peter Rabbit. Today we went outside and had to make our own version of Mr McGregor’s garden. We had to think about what we knew about Mr McGregor’s garden from the stories we had read. What would you include in your garden?

   

Data Handling

Data Handling

Today we have been using 2Simple to create a graph showing our favourite pets. First we made a tally chart to record our results. Then we used 2Simple to make a bar chart. What’s your favourite pet? Which was the most popular pet in our class?

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Class 3 watched a silent animation called The Windmill Farmer. The story is about a nurturing farmer in danger of losing his crop of windmills when a terrible storm strikes. Below is a fantastic introduction to the story by Ava.

By Ava

By Ava