Welcome to Year 1!
What do Year 1 think about Ravensmere?
We asked the children in Year 1 to tell us what they thought about Ravensmere Infant School. This is what they had to say:
Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night - January 2022
As a school we have been learning all about Vincent van Gogh and have been looking at many of his well-known works, in particular his Starry Night paintings. Year 1 created their own Starry Night pictures by using a marbling technique to create the background and then using glitter to create the stars and swirls in the sky before finally using black paper to cut out silhouettes of chosen buildings in Beccles.
Fire Of London Diaries - December 2021
Having learnt about Samuel Pepys and his diary, the children in Year 1 wrote their own diaries as if they were there, experiencing The Great Fire of London.
Whoops-a-Daisy Angel - December 2021
This year's Christmas production was Whoops-a-Daisy Angel. The children did a fantastic job of learning their lines and all of the songs and actions. Well done to all of our amazing children!
Fire of London Moving Pictures - December 2021
As part of their learning on The Fire of London, the children in Year 1 designed and made their own moving pictures. They learnt about different moving mechanisms such as levers, sliders, flaps, and pulleys and then decided which moving parts they would like to incorporate in their picture.
Beccles Christmas Tree Festival - November 2021
As part of this year's Christmas Tree Festival in Beccles, the children at Ravensmere read the story 'The Christmas Pine' by Julia Donaldson. They then reflected on the importance of family, friends and community at not only Christmas time, but all year round. They used lots of skills to make their Christmas tree shaped decorations and the little felt people to wrap around the tree.
The children then enjoyed a trip to Hungate Church to visit the Christmas Tree Festival and to see all of the other beautifully decorated trees.
The Great Fire of London - November 2021
The children in Class 2 worked together to produce this display, showing what they had learnt and understood about The Great Fire of London. They used their computing skills to type up the main events of the story and used their art skills to make houses using a collage technique.
London Tour Guides - November 2021
As part of their learning on London, the children in Class 2 used what they had learnt to make their own London Tour Guides. They worked in groups to choose their London landmarks and then write their own scripts.
Autumn - October 2021
Year 1 have been learning all about autumn. They went on an autumn walk, collecting materials along the way to make an autumn crown with. They then used their observations of autumn to help write their own autumn poems.
The children have been working hard on making sandwiches. They firstly decided what would be a healthy sandwich and planned it. We then went on a trip to Tesco to buy the ingredients where we also used our money knowledge to pay the cashier with the correct amount. When we returned to school, we wrote instructions to make our healthy sandwiches and then made them. They were delicious, although some children said they didn't like the crusts!
Year 1 have been working with Mr McKenzie to develop their bike skills. There are some fantastic cyclists in the making!
Impressive Instructions - October 2021
As part of our learning on algorithms in Computing and instructional writing in Literacy, the children worked in pairs to give each other clear and precise instructions. They had to sit back to back, with one of the pair giving instructions to their partner as to how to build an identical model to their own. We even had to use our mathematical knowledge of directional language to help us. Look how well we did!
Tennis stars of the future - October 2021
The children at Ravensmere have been enjoying weekly lessons from a specialist tennis coach. They began by practising some basic ball control skills before moving on to mini games of tennis and learning how to score.
Postcards from Paddington - October 2021
The children in Class 2 have thoroughly enjoyed reading all about the adventures of Paddington. To link in with our learning around London, the children wrote their own postcards to Aunt Lucy writing in the role of Paddington. They then used their computing skills to draw the front of their postcards using a paint programme.
School Council 2021 - September 2021
Today the children at Ravensmere elected their new School Councillors. Those children wishing to be on the School Council told everybody why they thought they would be a good representative for the school. The children then voted for who they wished to see on the School Council.
Roy Lichtenstein - September 2021
The children in Class 2 have been learning all about the artist Roy Lichtenstein. They created their own portraits in the style of his artwork.
Time Capsules - September 2021
Class 2 have made their own time capsules. We used tape measures and scales to record different measurements on our body. At the end of the year, we will dig up our capsules to see how much we've grown and changed.
Self-portraits - September 2021
As part of our learning all about ourselves, the children used mirrors to study their facial features carefully. They then sketched their portraits onto canvas before using acrylics to paint them.
Victorian Day - July 2021
The children in Year 1 stepped back in time to experience a day in the life of a child in a Victorian school. They enjoyed a range of experiences allowing them to understand how life in a Victorian school was different to school today.
Jungle Explorers - June 2021
As part of our learning on Jungles, the children in Year 1 have been using the internet to research facts about their chosen animals.
Mini Monsters Experience - May 2021
The children in Class 2 had a fantastic time with Ed from Mini Monsters learning all about a variety of animals as part of our Jungle Topic.
Spring Poems - April 2021
As part of their learning on Spring, the children in Class 1 wrote these beautiful Spring poems.
Kerri Ambrosino - April 2021
As part of their learning on Spring, the children in Class 2 used Kerri Ambrosino's tree paintings as inspiration for their own Spring tree.
The Easter Story - March 2020
Afternoon Class 2 have been learning all about the Easter story. They began by searching for clues hidden around the playground which then told them which parts of the Bible to read. Finally they made their own Easter gardens.
Model of Beccles - March 2021
As part of their learning on Beccles, the children in afternoon class 2, worked together to plan, design and make their own map of Beccles.
Obstacle Course - March 2021
Beccles - March 2021
As part of their topic on Beccles, the children in Class 2 at Ravensmere enjoyed an afternoon with guest speaker Barry Darch, learning all about the history of Beccles. (image courtesy of Beccles and District Museum) #wellbeing #backtoschool
Rosie's Walk - November 2020
Year 1 have made fantastic story maps about Rosie's Walk. We learnt how to sequence the main events of the story. We also acted out the story focusing on the use of positional language.
Fun in our reading garden - Autumn Term 1
This term we have been learning about farms through using our exciting new books to help. Our first book was 'The Scarecrow's Wedding' by Julia Donaldson. We acted out the story, dressed up, made scarecrows and read lots of different farm books including non-fiction.
Our next book was 'Farmer Duck' by Martin Waddell. Year 1 made their own Farmer Duck books and also acted out the story.
Autumn Term 1 Maths
This term, Year 1 learnt to write their numbers with the correct formation. They have also been learning to use objects both inside and outside to help them with their counting. A lot of our learning has been focused on place value and what each number represents. We then used this knowledge to help us recognise more than and less than with given numbers.
A visit to St Michael's Church - October 2020
As part of their learning on christenings, the children in Year 1 and 2 visited the church to learn more about what happens at a christening. Reverend Rich led a role-play christening with the children and explained some of the key symbols and meanings behind the importance of christenings.
Autumn Artwork - October 2020
As part of their learning on autumn, the children in Miss Burch's afternoon class used broccoli to create these amazing autumn tree pictures.
Food Chains - October 2020
As part of our Food, Glorious Food topic, the children in Year 1 learnt all about food chains. They used this knowledge to then make their own food chains.
Reading in Year 1
In Year 1 we love reading! Our favourites are poems and 'Chocolate Cake' by Michael Rosen. We enjoy reading every day in our class.
Mrs Wishy-Washy - September 2020
Year 1 really enjoyed listening to the story of Mrs Wishy-Washy. They then acted out the story focusing on sequencing the main events.
Home Learning - 1st April 2020
Well done to Isla who completed the online Maths Challenge set by Mr Lowman from the Albert Pye!
World Book Day - March 2020
A big thank you to everyone who provided costumes for the children for World Book Day, all the children looked absolutely fantastic!
Space Cookies - February 2020
As part of our topic on Space, the children in Year 1 at Ravensmere made Space Cookies. They developed their measuring skills to weigh out the ingredients for the cookies and their used their knowledge of the planets to decorate them.
Planetarium - January 2020
On Monday 27th January, the children at Ravensmere got to experience a show in the Planetarium as part of their learning on Space. The short film taught the children about the phases of the moon and the stars and constelations.
The children really enjoyed the experience!
Vegetable Soup - October 2019
This week the children in Miss Burch's afternoon class were set the challenge of making vegetable soup. They had to begin by digging up the vegetables that they had grown in their garden before washing and cutting the vegetables. All children had a sample of the soup and wrote down their thoughts on its taste.
1 - 20 - October 2019
In Maths we are learning to count, write and order numbers 1 to 20. We love learning practically outside as well!
We are becoming real Mathematicians!
The Fire Station - October 2019
Class 1 recently visited the Fire Station and we had lots of fun!
When we got back to school we had a go at making our own Fire Engines!
We loved making and designing our Fire Engines outside!
Mud Glorious Mud! - October 2019
We had great fun playing with and making mud, generating some fantasic adjectives!
This is what we said...
Then we used the words and wrote poems.
Mrs Wishy Washy Continued - October 2019
We are retelling the story of Mrs Wishy Washy with the aid of our home made puppets!
Then in pairs we made a story map
Then we made individual story maps complete with puppets!
Mrs Wishy Washy - September 2019
In Class One we have been learning about Mrs Wishy Washy. We all took it in turns to act out the story. We had a great time!
Gardening - June 2019
We have planted a Turks Turban Squash, a pumpkin, carrots, beans and potatoes to watch them grow, then eat them for our Harvest soup.
Reading Challenge Reward - June 2019
To celebrate the successful end to our Half Term reading challenge we held a Teddy Bears picnic outdoors. We enjoyed lemonade, squash, cakes and biscuits along with our lovely teddy bears. Well done everyone!
Victorian Day - May 2019
On Tuesday 21st May, the children stepped back in time to experience what it would have been like as a child to go to school during the Victorian times. They were all given a Victorian name for the day and took part in a range of activities from arithmetic to observational drawing and then in the afternoon making peg dolls and spinning tops. The children followed the rules of a Victorian classroom for the day and even got to try gruel for their snack! The children absolutely loved the day and learnt so much through first hand experiences. A massive thank you to all of the parents for their support with organising the brilliant costumes.
Gressenhall Visit - April 2019
On Monday 29th April, we took Year 1 and Year 2 to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse as part of our topic on Victorians. This was a brilliant opportunity for the children to experience what it was like to have lived in Victorian times.
We're All Special
We worked really hard together as a school to produce this lovely display as part of our learning on everyone being different, but equally special. All children in the school then wrote down what made one of their friends special.
A Little Bird Told Me
Year 1 were part of a brilliant performance for this year's Christmas play.
As part of their topic on Beccles, Year 1 went on a walk around the town to learn more about the local area. They also enjoyed a visit from a local historian.
As part of their topic on hedgehogs, Year 1 used their maths skills to weigh out the ingredients that they needed to make hedgehog cupcakes.
Year 1 went on an autumn walk to help them research ideas for their autumn poems. They collected 'signs of autumn' to make an autumn crown.
Gardening - May 2018
We have planted peas, carrots, potatoes, beans and parsnips ready for harvesting later in the summer - yum yum!!
3D Shape Hunt - May 2018
Our class had great fun finding 3D shapes in our school. We even discovered that Mrs Bartrum's handbag was a cube!
2D Monster Shape Hunt - May 2018
Class 1 went outside in the sunshine to locate various 2D monsters, they then had to name them and list their properties.
Norwich Castle - March 2018
On Thursday 8th March, Ravensmere Infant School visited Norwich Castle as part of their learning on Castles.
We had a fantastic time meeting some of the residents of the castle and learning all about what life was like living in the castle.
The children had the opportunity to handle and explore various objects that were several hundred years old as well as having a go at making their own pennant. They also learnt what it was like to work in the castle and about the types of jobs that different people had.
We all had a brilliant day and have enjoyed bringing what we learnt on the trip back in to the classroom.
Little Red Riding Hood - March 2018
Class 1 have been learning the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We have acted out the story and performed it to our class.
We were brilliant!
World Book Day - March 2018
Due to the heavy snow, we rescheduled our World Book Day for Friday 9th March and were so impressed with the amount of children that were able to come to school in such fantastic costumes!
The children also took part in some book themed activities throughout the day!
Alien Crash Landing
Ravensmere got a surprise this week as an alien spaceship crash landed in their playground!
The children approached the spaceship very carefully and listened to see if they could hear anything inside it.
They then cordoned off the area and made signs to let the aliens know they were welcome and not to be scared!