Year 1 pupils at Windrush Valley Prep School Oxfordshire have had a busy and exciting term filled with engaging learning experiences. In English, the children explored the captivating book ‘Owl Babies‘ by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson. They analysed the illustrations and delved into the repetitive language, developing their comprehension skills. They also had the opportunity to practice their writing by using imperative verbs and time conjunctions to create their own set of instructions on planting seeds.

In Mathematics, the focus was on fractions, particularly halves and quarters, allowing the children to develop their understanding of basic concepts. They also learned about describing positions using directional terms such as left, right, above, below, backwards, and forwards. This hands-on approach to learning mathematics has enabled the pupils to develop a solid foundation in numerical concepts.

Year 1 pupils have also embraced the role of budding gardeners this term. They explored the different parts of plants and their functions, distinguishing between garden plants and wild plants. With great enthusiasm, they planted their own pea seeds, following instructions from their peers. Taking care of their plants, they eagerly await the growth of pea pods, which will be a rewarding experience for them.

In History, the children delved into the fascinating world of kings and queens of England. They explored the significance of King Charles III’s coronation and engaged in activities such as making crowns, baking biscuits, and even drawing portraits of the monarch. Through their study of King Richard III, the students learned about the complexities of history and engaged in discussions about fairness and justice.

The physical development of Year 1 pupils has also been nurtured through various sporting activities. They honed their skills in rounders and athletics, preparing for the highly anticipated Sports Day. Swimming lessons have also shown significant improvement in stroke technique, as the children eagerly prepare for the upcoming swimming gala in the next term.

Furthermore, the children explored the culinary world of kings and queens, comparing the foods consumed in medieval times to modern-day feasts. They had the opportunity to create their own medieval and modern banquets, engaging in discussions about historical dining customs and the evolution of culinary traditions.

Year 1 pupils at Windrush Valley Prep School Oxfordshire have demonstrated tremendous effort and commitment in all aspects of their school life. Their enthusiasm for learning, whether it be in English, Mathematics, History, or sports, is truly commendable. Their resilience and dedication are evident in their progress and achievements throughout the term.

As we conclude this term, we celebrate the growth and accomplishments of our pupils. We applaud their curiosity, creativity, and willingness to take on new challenges.

We look forward to the upcoming term, where new adventures await Year 1 pupils at Windrush Valley Prep School Oxfordshire. With the support of their dedicated teachers and the nurturing environment, the children will continue to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.