Pudsey Waterloo

Primary School


Design and Technology 


This term during Design and Technology we looked at how to join different materials. We looked at different methods we could use, one of which was sewing. We practised using a running stitch to join two materials and then used this skill to complete a seasonal decoration. To ensure we were happy with our decorations we made sure we completed a detailed design plan, including what colours and patterns we would use, and a resources list so were were fully prepared for the task at hand. The decorations that the children created were great, well done Year 1!





The children have worked exceptionally hard over the past few weeks to prepare for their nativity. The children have used their best sing voices, best dance moves and amazing acting to make this an amazing Year 1 performance. We are very proud of each and every child, as performing is not always the easiest thing to do. We hope everyone enjoyed watching the video as much as we did and if anyone would like a picture of their child in their costume please let a member of staff know. 

Christmas Fun! 


Towards the end of the half term we have been getting into the Christmas spirit in Year 1. We have had lots of opportunities to wear our best christmas clothes, enjoy a festive dinner and enjoy a end of term party with our friends. 


Superhero Fun Day


This half term we have been focusing on the story 'The Three Little Superpigs'. We looked at the different characters and started by writing our own character descriptions. We then retold the story using the Talk 4 Writing actions before innovating it and changing some of the parts. We then became authors of our own stories and we had some amazing ideas!


To finish our learning, the children had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite superhero for the day! We saw many amazing outfits and heard lots about the different super powers the children had. Throughout the day we completed lots of tricky super learning activities and finished the day of with decorating a super biscuit. Next week, the children are going to have a go at writing a character description on themselves, based on their costume or powers from the dress up day! 

Materials are everywhere!! 


This half term, in Science, we have been learning all about materials. Our lessons started by understanding the definition of a 'material'. We then looked at different common materials which we were able to explore physically during our science lesson. We then sorted different objects into the corrects and also went on a hunt around the classroom to see what other materials we could find. 


Once we could identify and name many different materials we began to look at their properties. We were introduced to lots of new vocabulary when doing this, we also understand that a material can have more than one property. 



This term in PE..... 


We have been developing our ball control and skills. We began by improving our defending skills, we worked in pairs and had to try our best to stop our partner scoring in the goal. We had to make sure we were really alert during this activity and moved our feet quickly to ensure we could intercept the ball before the goal. 


We then practised controlling a ball in different ways, again trying to score goals against our friends. We used our hands to control the balls and progressed from rolling, to bouncing and finally to striking the ball towards the goal. We had to ensure that we had good, controlled movements over the balls to ensure out shots were as accurate as possible! We worked with a variety of different balls and discussed how we had to adapt our methods when working with a new ball.