Our first topic is ‘Location, Location, Location’.
We enjoyed talking about Steven Brown’s Highland Cow pictures with the artist Kim Bodycombe.
She showed us how to mix colours, use different brush strokes and think about the skills needed to create the effects we wanted.
We used a mixture of paints and pastels to explore line and colour to create our own Highland Cow images.
Look at the finished result!
Our Year 1 students love using our outdoor area to continue our learning experience. At Ghost Hill, we are lucky to have a wonderful canopy, so that we can explore and learn outside all year round!
Below left, you can see our bespoke obstacle course, growing and digging areas... if you look closely, you may even spot one of our Guinea Pigs in their run! On the right you can see our sensory garden and our wooden story circle where we share stories and have adventures.
The children were all given bags full of maths resources to use outdoors. They had to demonstrate their maths knowledge and understanding of greater and less than using the materials.
Suzie Brooks from the Sports Partnership came in this morning to share some ways to help us stay calm and to deal with stress.
Outside in the sunshine with the birds singing we listened to our surroundings, learnt some breathing techniques and simple mindfulness. We also took part in some tai chi, making up a sequence of moves.
Everyone really enjoyed the session, felt much calmer and learnt some ways to help us stay calm when we get upset.
‘We had a super morning learning all about ‘Fantastic Forces’ with the ‘Fab Science’ group!
We saw an egg sucked through a bottle, a rocket launch into the sky, a tin rolling UP a hill and we all managed to keep ping pong balls in the air with hairdryers!
Lots of fun learning was had by all!
We all dressed up to support Pudsey Bear and to raise money for children who are not as lucky as we are. We posted lots of pennies in the boxes that our School Council representatives made. We raised a fantastic £282.04, so well done to everyone involved!
We had a super Red Nose Day! We came dressed in pyjamas and donated £1 each to help others. We started the day by making a huge red nose and filling it with all of our Superheroes. We then designed our own red noses, drew superheroes, and learnt what Red Nose is all about.
Dottie (top row, centre) won the best joke award with: What key can open a banana? A monkey! 😂
A huge well done to Daisy in Bluebell Class for being awarded Ghost Hill's first Lockdown PE award! As part of our online offer during lockdown, Mrs Tubb and Mrs Everett posted a PE lesson and healthy lifestyle challenge every week. Daisy completed EVERY session and even encouraged her little sister to join in too! Well done Daisy, you are a real superstar and look very proud of your award.
Daisy said: "I am really happy that I won it. I was doing really good PE at home. I liked it when I was throwing snowballs at my snowman, it was fun! I think six snowballs hit the snowman. Throwing helped me learn to hit a target. I was really good at throwing because I practiced with the snowman. I could throw socks into pots and pans and mugs. I got five socks in the targets and my little sister got three!"