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Chris Whyman

Plants in the local area Year 1

By Science, Year 1

Year 1 have been looking observing, naming and finding wild flowers in the local area.  We saw bluebells, dandelions, buttercups, snowdrops, nettles, clover daisy etc.

We know that wild flowers are wild because they can grow without being cared for.


Science in FS1

By FS1, Science

FS1 have been very busy investigating materials this term.

We looked at how bubbles are made and enjoyed making a huge bubble.


Mud painting. Dry mud we couldn’t paint with, so decided to add water. We discovered it became sticky and so was easier to paint with.

The children said it wasn’t like paint it was ‘lumpy’ and ‘sticky’.


We looked at floating and sinking. The children chose an item of a tray, predicted if it would float or sink. They discovered that the heavier items sank and the lighter ones floated. Then they sorted the objects under the heading float, sink. The dinosaur they decided needed to go in the middle when sorting because it floated and sank.




Year 1 Design and Technology

By Design Technology, Year 1

Following our work on houses and homes and our walk to view different types of homes, we designed , made and evaluated our own home.  We had a focus on making hinges so that the doors and windows would open.

First we looked for hinges and found them in many places in the classroom, some Mrs Whyman didn’t even think of!

We then practised making different types of hinges and joins that we would use on our homes.

We then made our homes and evaluated them.


We also made homes from building blocks.

Fire Fighters visit Year 1

By Geography, PSHE, Visits, Year 1

Year 1 had a visit from the Fire service to support our learning.  Children were very excited and loved that the fire engine came up the drive flashing its lights and sirens.  We learnt about the different parts and equipment a fire engine has, sat inside the cab and got to use the fire hose.  It was very powerful. 

Science in Year 1

By Science, Year 1

This term Year 1 have been investigating plants. We have examined seeds and grown out own plants (cress).

Children have investigated the parts of a plant.


Children have been on numerous walks around the local area and have found plants and trees in the environment.