Category: year1


Year 1 had a wonderful day at the seaside when we visited Walton-on-the-Naze with the rest of the school. We enjoyed our lunch at the tower before heading to the beach for fun playing in the sand and jumping the waves with our friends.

Knebworth Park

Year 1 have been learning about plants and how they grow in science. Using our knowledge, we have then written explanations of plant life cycles in our English lessons.  On Wednesday 28th June we visited Knebworth House to find out more. In the walled garden we learnt about different pollinators. They are growing banana trees …

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Ark Farm

Ark farm came to visit us in Year 1. We got to meet all the animals and loved being able to stroke them all. We looked at the difference between the mammals and the birds, baby mammals need milk and birds are born from eggs. Mammals are like us and are hairy but birds have …

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Trip to Mill Green Museum

In history we have been learning about the Great Fire of London in 1666. The fire started in a bakery because they didn’t have electricity and used fire to cook on. We visited a real mill where they make flour, we learnt about how the grain is turned into flour using a water mill. It …

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Science at The Ryde School 2021 – 2022

  Class 1 introduced Venn diagrams and sorted materials according to their properties. They looked at ‘silly’ materials to help build the children’s understanding of what properties different materials have.             Class 1 went a trip to Knebworth House and took part in a seed workshop. They looked at uses …

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Science – Live link to Frazoo

We were lucky enough to meet some more unusual animals via a live link session with Frazoo. This was to support the learning in science on animals, especially invertebrates and vertebrates. We met the snakes Charlie and Lola, a stick insect called Betty and a chameleon called Beaker. He could lick his own eyeball! These …

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Year 1 English – Wanted: The Perfect Pet

In Year 1, since returning to school, we have been sharing the story ‘Wanted: The Perfect Pet’ by Fiona Roberton. The main focus of this story is to teach and remind us about the importance of friendship. The illustrations are beautiful and the children did some lovely drawings of the duck, Spot, feeling different emotions. …

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World Book Day Potatoes

Here at the Ryde School, we celebrated World Book day on the 22nd March with children bringing in potato book characters from their favourite stories. The children created an array of characters from well-known stories, and these were displayed for everyone in school to see. We are constantly encouraging a love of books in school. Did you …

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Forest School – Spring 2020

This term we have been enjoying taking part in forest school and exploring the outdoors. We have been developing our fine motor skills using the hammer and nails and clay to create our own models. We have also really enjoyed having hot chocolate and biscuits!

History – Queen Elizabeth I

In history, we have been learning about Queen Elizabeth I. We have watched videos, read books and looked at pictures to help us understand more about Queen Elizabeth’s life and how she became the Queen of England. We visited the Old Palace in Hatfield House, where Elizabeth lived when she was growing up and did …

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