The children thoroughly enjoyed their trip down to The Parade to compare how the area has changed in the past 50 years. The children used their incredible detective skills and a picture of The Parade from the 1970s to identify which parts were the same and what had changed. I was really impressed by [...]
The children in Year 1 had a lot of fun in STEM using their sense of touch to try and identify the secret objects contained in the mystery box. I was very impressed by their skills of deduction - they recognised all the objects in the box. I did also sense a Generation Game [...]
This week in Year 1 The children spent some time practising their art skills with paint. We looked at 3 different brush strokes and talked about the effects and texture they gave on the page. [...]
Boomwhackers Club has returned to Willow Brook and it has been fantastic to see how enthusiastic the children are to play. We have enjoyed learning how to play the Boomwhackers correctly and have begun to add songs to our repertoire.
To mark Windrush day, the children in Year 1 created beautiful paintings depicting the original journey of the HMT Empire Windrush from the Caribbean to England. On board, more than a 1000 Caribbean people coming to England to help rebuild after the war. [...]
This week, the children enjoying going out onto the school grounds to look for wild plants. They used their brilliant investigative brains to find dandelions, nettles, daisies and other common wild plants.
Last half term, Year 1 created a spectacular coral reef made from pasta. The children built and decorated all the coral themselves - they should be very proud of the rather effective reef they have created. [...]
Today in Year 1 we tried a number of different objects to check if they would float or sink. We were all surprised by a couple of objects. Take a look at our results and test yourself.
Today for our science project in Year 1. We looked at Non Newtonian Liquids. When force is acted upon a Non Newtonian Liquid it acts like a solid and becomes hard. Once it stops moving it becomes a liquid again. You can try this at home with cornflour and water. Add a little food [...]
Today for Science Week, Year 1 took part in an experiment to create a homemade lava lamp. The children were all very excited to see the results of using a variety of everyday ingredients. Bicarbonate of soda Vinegar Vegetable oil Food Colouring. [...]