Year 1

Investigating materials at Pitt Rivers Museum

Posted by on October 19, 2017 at 11:15 am

On Tuesday 17 October Class 1 went on a great trip to The Pitt Rivers Museum to investigate materials. They were able to handle a number of different museum artefacts, some of which were made from some very unusual materials, such as old tyres and camel intestines! They went off in groups to explore the museum, […]

Year 1 trip to Hill End – Jul 17

Posted by on July 21, 2017 at 11:34 am

Year 1 had a fantastic day at Hill End. They made dens in the forest, toasted marshmallows round the camp fire, looked for butterflies and other mini beasts in the meadow, explored the cottage in the woods and took part in some tricky team challenges.  It was a lovely way to end the year!  

Year 1 Ashmolean workshop – June 17

Posted by on June 28, 2017 at 3:26 pm

During Arts Week Year 1 visited the Ashmolean museum to explore some Indian artefacts. They enjoyed listening to and acting out stories from Hindu mythology.  

Year 1 trip to Farmer Gow’s – May 17

Posted by on June 15, 2017 at 8:33 am

As part of their topic on Food and Farming, Year 1 had a fantastic visit to Farmer Gow’s. They held and stroked some chicks and goslings, bottle fed lambs and kids, and collected eggs from the hen house. They went on a trailer ride around the farm and fed the pigs. They also had a […]

Visit to Oxford Castle – Year 1 – 10 March 2017

Posted by on March 23, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Year 1 and 2 had a wonderful visit to the Oxford Castle on Friday 10th March.  The children climbed St. George’s Tower and discovered the many events that shaped the Castle’s history, from Empress Matilda’s famous escape across the frozen Thames to the chilling story of the Black Assize. The tower viewing platform provides a […]

Science Week in Year 1 March 2017

Posted by on March 22, 2017 at 8:38 am

Class 1 had a fantastic time during science week. As well as planning and carrying out their own investigations about materials, they enjoyed a ‘Bright Sparks’ workshop finding out all about optical illusions. They also had an amazing time holding snakes and other reptiles  when Andy’s Animals came in to school.   

Winchester Science Centre

Posted by on January 26, 2017 at 10:44 am

Classes 1 and 2 had a fantastic day out when they visited the Winchester Science Centre before Christmas. They took part in an interactive science show called ‘Destination Space’. Here the children were introduced to many interesting aspects of space travel. They visited the huge digital planetarium and watched a fantastic show called ‘Neighbourhood Earth’. […]

Parents’ Guide to Phonics

Posted by on November 15, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Click here to see the Parents’ Guide to Phonics.  

Autumn term news for Year 1

Posted by on November 2, 2016 at 2:29 pm

SPACESHIP CRASHES AT WEST OXFORD SCHOOL! One Tuesday morning the children in Year 1 were very shocked to find that a space ship had crashed in the River Garden! They spent some time investigating the crash and noticed lots of interesting things such as control panels, empty fuel cans and flashing red, green and blue […]

Year 1 Homework Project – Books and Games

Posted by on November 24, 2015 at 11:43 am

Photos of the school’s Homework Project Exhibition :  As you can see this year there has been some fabulous learning and brilliant projects which the children enjoyed exhibiting in the second week of term 2.  

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