Designing and making a new car for Mrs Armitage

In DT, we have been learning about moving vehicles. We have explored different toy vehicles which either had a fixed axle or fixed wheels with free axles.

The children have explored different axles using constructions kits.

Today we finished our unit of work by making new vehicles for Mrs Armitage. The children designed what they wanted their vehicles to look like and carefully considered what equipment they would need. Afterwards, they evaluated them thinking of ways that they could make them even better. We were very proud of the finished results.

Hot Rod Cars

Mrs Hibberd, from the Valley Gas Speed Shop, very kindly came into school to talk to the year one children about her American Hot Rod cars. She brought in three cars for us to see: a 1961 Ford Falcon, a black Dodge pick-up and Brendan Gaughan’s NASCAR named South Point.  

We got the chance to use our observational skills to sketch one of the vehicles, complete a treasure hunt and then we got the opportunity to sit in the cars too!

A big thank you very much to Mrs Hibberd for all your planning and making the morning such a huge success.

The 215!

Come and see our Year 1 soldier at Vigo Road Recreation Ground on 10th November. He represents one of the 215 soldiers from Andover who were killed during World War 1. We decorated our soldier with coloured sketches of different animals involved in the war.

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Visit to the Museum of Army Flying

This week year 1 visited the Museum of Army Flying to learn about the history of military transport. The children were given a guided tour of the museum focusing on the different vehicles the museum has in its collection. We especially enjoyed seeing all the different helicopters and look forward to finding out more about them after half term. We then took part in a session in the classroom where we had the opportunity to explore different flying vehicles e.g. parachutes, kites. We also got to make and fly our very own paper aeroplanes! We finally got to explore some of the exhibits in the museum further and were able to dress up in different army uniforms, then sit in a real helicopter and pretend to be the pilot!

Thank you very much to all our parent helpers and to the museum for such a wonderful trip.

Pirate Day

Today Year 1 celebrated the end of our topic with a Pirate day where we all came to school dressed up. We were incredibly lucky to see the sun shining and completed a treasure hunt where we had to use a map of the school grounds to find hidden puzzle pieces.

We navigated Bee-Bot to different places on our very own treasure island maps. We really enjoyed creating and using our own instructions for building a pirate ship. 

A fun day was had by all!