Year 1 2017/18


Summer Indigenous Interlude

What an amazing couple of concerts the  school put on this week! Our whole school concert was themed around the topics we have all been studying this term. We had songs, drumming and dances from Australia, Africa, The Rain forests, North and South America, Scandinavia  and Great Britain. The children all performed with the musical instruments they had and designed created themselves during DT Music week.

Everyone had really worked hard to put the show together and both events were wonderful. We even had a surprise performance from all the staff, who played steel drums and danced The Mac arena.

Thank you to everyone who came to support us and help on the afternoon and evening. The children were wonderful as always, making us very proud. Well Done!

Sports Day 2018

What a fantastic morning of sports it was! The weather was perfect and the children competed sportingly in their races.

The children competed for their houses in the flat race, egg and spoon race, sack race, dressing up race, beanbag race and finished with the house relay and Ombersley Marathon.

After our young visitor’s race and Mum’s and Dad’s sack race all the points were added up and the winners announced. Ruby house were the winners!

Afterwards all the children joined their parents for a picnic. It was the perfect end to a perfect morning.

Thank you to all the parents who came and supported and helped out doing the many jobs.

Cluster Sports 2018

On a gloriously hot, sunny, Friday morning Ombersley competed against Tibberton and Hindlip First schools in the annual Cluster Sports Day.

Gazebos were set up so we didn’t get too hot and with suncream applied, water bottles filled up and sun hats on the competition began. The children took part in the flat race, egg and spoon race, sack race and skipping race before the interval. The scores were announced after the break and Ombersley were narrowly ahead.

It was all to play for  after the break. The children then competed in the dressing up race, beanbag race and school relay with a grand finale of The Ombersley Marathon. The Ombersley children were very impressive in this event and won both the girls and boys races.

When the points were added up the final result was Ombersley 1st, Hindlip 2nd and Tibberton 3rd.

Well done to all the children who competed in events, the children who supported and cheered everyone on and all the helpers. Thank you. It was a wonderful event. 

What a busy week.

What another jam-packed week in Yr.1 we started the week going on a history walk into Ombersley as part of our Ombersley remembers project. We went all around the village looking at the houses from the past and learning what they would have been used for during the war. The next day Drum Love came to visit and we had lots of fun learning how to play the drums and made lots of lovely LOUD music. We ended the week with cluster sports where 3 school went head to head. We had a fantastic time and helped lead Ombersley to victory. With only 3 weeks left in Yr.1 we aim to have as much fun as possible before our move to Yr2.


As part of our DT Music week, we enjoyed a day with Drumlove. We had a fantastic day drumming with Pat and Steve.

They worked with every class in the school throughout the day, teaching us all a different drum beat. At the end of the day years 2, 3 and 4 performed what they had learnt to the rest of the school and parents.


All Things Wild

On Thursday, we went on our Yr 1 trip to ‘All Things Wild’ and had a wild adventure. We started the day stepping back in time to visit the Dinosaurs, they were huge. We then went to the Adventure room where we got to hold some real animals. The Snake was very scary but we all were very brave. Soon after we jetted across the globe to the outback trail where we met a kookaburra, we went inside the aviary and met some other Australian birds before we went on a wallaby walk inside their enclosure, It was very exciting to be so close to them. After lunch, we went around all the other animals. We met some Beavers, Meerkat’s, baby Goats and Emus, Zebras, Lemurs, Skunks and many more. Before we went home we dived under the sea to meet some sharks. We had a really wild day out on our trip. 

A busy start to the term.

What a busy start to the term we have had. We have explored aboriginal culture in Australia and done some wonderful dot painting in the forest. We have looked at Aboriginal Dreamtime telling story’s, including the rainbow bird and we splat painted our own. We have also worked hard on our phonics. We also had lots of fun on our sports morning this Thursday where we got to have a go at lots of different sports which was lots of fun.

Voices and Visions 2018

Before the holidays each class worked together to produce a piece of art work for the Voices and Visions exhibition, at Worcester Cathedral. The theme this year was ‘Acts of Kindness’. The exhibition celebrates the creativity of children and young people in the county.

Our work has been displayed beautifully with works of art from other local schools.

Have a look! Why don’t you go and visit the exhibition. It is well worth a visit. You can see the display in The Cloisters and it runs until June 17th.

Outdoor Classroom Day 2018

On Thursday, we had an Outdoor Classroom Day. We spent the whole day learning outside. The day started with some outdoor yoga in the sunshine, which really relaxed us. After break, we became Keith’s secret agents and completed lots of nature missions, which was lots of fun Mrs Moore came out and helped us with our missions. We got very dirty and found lots of bugs, built mini lands, dug holes and explored our outside spaces. After lunch, we played some parachute games then our parents and grandparents came to play with us. We had such a wonderful day. 


Bluebell Walk 2018

On Wednesday 9thMay Yr1 One went on the Bluebell walk. We left school first thing and had a wonderful walk over the fields in the glorious sunshine. On the way, we did a nature hunt looking for different plants and trees to mark off on our sheets. When we got to the wood we were amazed at all the beautiful Bluebells. At the roundabout tree, Miss Cartwright told us all about nature and how we should respect it. We then all held hands and sang ring a ring a roses around the tree. 


Australian Adventure

Our Australian Adventure has begun!

It all began with big mess in our classroom, we discovered a Kangaroo named Keith had jumped into Mrs Horton’s suitcase when she was on her holiday, and come back to England and escaped into our classroom.  We received a parcel from Australia from Mrs Grey (Keith’s mom) asking if we could help to get him back. But first we had to learn all about Australia.

This started on Friday when we had a visit from Matt he came to show us some of the things he had collected from his travels in Australia.

The day started with quick introduction all about Australia; it’s history and culture. We then listened to Matt as he showed us his Didgeridoos and played them for us. We then got to have a go! Matt showed us how to make the different notes/sounds it was lots of fun. Mr Postans & Mrs Horton said we should start our own band.

After break, we explored Aboriginal dot painting and how the designs told stories. We then had a go at designing and painting our own boomerangs. They looked amazing.

In the afternoon, we went out in the beautiful sunshine which felt like we were in Australia it was so hot. Matt showed us how to throw a boomerang so that it would return! We all then got to have a go. It was a lot trickier than it looked, but we showed determination and kept going. It was so much fun and we started to get the hang of it.

What a fun day we had! Have a look at our photographs.