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african-drumming Sarah visited us today to teach us to play the African Drums. In her workshop we played rhythms on the djembe, the jum jum and the talking drum. It...
amazing-arrays Caterpillars and Dragonflies went outside and made different arrays using the P.E. equipment. We practiced writing the number sentences and counting in...
ambulance-visit Year 1 were very lucky to be invited to look around an ambulance. The ambulance man told us about his job and showed us all the equipment in the...
our-assembly Year 1 performed our assembly to our familes and the school. We have been learning about all types of animals and discovering what they eat, whether...
world-down-syndrome-awareness-day  Everyone at Meadows wore silly socks to celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness day. Caterpillars enjoyed wearing their silly socks.  
pond-dipping We went with Mrs Date to the pond in school to see what we could spot in it.  Mrs Date collected pond water for us in bowls and we examined them...
animal-hunt Following the visit by Laura the animal expert, Year 1 decided to find our own animals. We went into the school orchard and garden to look for...
a-visit-from-the-animal-expert Laura, the animal expert, brought lots of animals to meet us. There was a cockroach, a corn snake, a royal python, a gecko, a tortoise, a tenrec, an...
we-re-going-on-a-bear-hunt Year 1 have been learning to retell the story of 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'. We used percussion instruments to create sound effects for the...
our-class-regattas   Dragonflies and Caterpillars designed and made our own boats using materials that we thought would float. We decorated them and thought about...
plasticine-boatsFollowing our experiments on Floating and Sinking, Year 1 decided to make a boat that would float. We thought about what would be the best shape for a...
floating-and-sinking During STEM week, we are investigating Transport. Year 1 decided to concentrate on Boats, so we started with an experiment to see which materials...
people-who-help-us Thank you to PC Banks and Scott the firefighter for coming to see us at school. We learnt a lot about the fire and police...
programming-with-beebots In computing, we have been looking at algorithms using BeeBots. We first designed our very own town and worked together in groups to program our...
library-visit Caterpillars and Dragonflies visited Bromsgrove Library. We enjoyed looking at the books and having stories read to us.    
wellbeing Year 1 enjoyed a session of calming yoga before we settled down to work. To improve our wellbeing and self-esteem, we performed some yoga poses....
walk-to-bromsgrove Year One walked to Bromsgrove, as part of our Geography project. As we walked we investigated our locality, looking at the natural and man made...
christmasCaterpillars and Dragonflies had a great time this Christmas. We made cards and calendars for our grown ups and did many Christmas activities. We...
toy-museum Caterpillars and Dragonflies invited our grown ups to visit our toy museum. They enjoyed a trip down memory lane looking at the old toys. We made...
children-in-need On Friday, Meadows joined in with Children in Need day.  We wore our own clothes and brought a donation for Children in Need. Caterpillars and...
hartlebury-museum We went to Hartlebury Castle and had fun exploring the rooms and old toys. There was even a secret room behind a wardrobe and a miniature working...
remembrance-day   This week we have been marking the 100 year anniversary of the First World War. We found out why poppies are so important during Remembrance...
toys   This half term we are learning about new and old toys. We are hoping that you will be able to help us by lending us some old toys. We would...
big-draw-2018 Year 1 invited our grown ups in to school to join us in the Big Draw. Following the theme of Remembrance, we drew poppies on black or white paper...
diwali-dancing Year 1 enjoyed dancing with Sohan during Arts Week. We acted out the Diwali story of Rama and Sita through dance and learnt more about the Festival of...
clay-poppies Year 1 worked with Jon the Potter to make clay poppies during Arts Week. Our poppies will be put together to make a giant poppy in remembrance of all...
arts-week Year 1 made laminated poppies with Mrs Dwyer. We used pieces of red tissue, shiny paper and cellophane to make our poppies inside a laminating pouch....
bread-making   Year 1 have been reading The Little Red Hen. We enjoyed the book and decided to make some bread like the Little Red Hen. We worked in groups...
shape-monsters Year 1 have been learning to identify 2D shapes. We had great fun making our very own 2D shape monsters.    
autumn-compositions In our music lesson we listened to 'The Four Seasons' by Vivaldi to inspire our Autumn compositions. We worked in groups using instruments, our voices...
autumn-walk Caterpillars and Dragonflies went for an autumn walk around our school to see if we could see signs of Autumn. We each had an egg box to collect our...
the-three-little-pigs Year 1 have been reading The Three Little Pigs. We learnt the story using actions to remember the repeated vocabulary. Then we made masks and went...
waitrose-visit Four staff members from Waitrose came to talk to Caterpillars and Dragonflies about where different foods come from. They brought food with them to...
fruit-salad Caterpillars and Dragonflies made a fruit salad with our favourite fruit. We washed our hands and then washed the fruit. We cut up some of the...
number-line-fun Year 1 took our learning outside to make a beaded number line using chalk, a metre stick and a cone. Once we had finished, we used our number line to...
measuring Year 1 measured our hands and feet to answer the question, do people with bigger feet need bigger gloves too? We used cubes to measure with and had...
exploring-senses As part of our topic on  The Senses, we investigated lots of activities in the classroom to see if we could compare different textures, sounds and...
the-human-body Caterpillars and Dragonflies went outside to create a diagram showing the different parts of the human body. We worked in groups. We drew around one...
forest-school   Caterpillars and Dragonflies go into Forest School on Wednesdays. We enjoy using our senses to explore the outdoor area, including looking at...
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