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Here Comes the Summer!

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The Summer term is here and we have begun our new topic 'Dinosaurs'. The children have started asking lots of questions about what dinosaurs eat, what happened to them and how we know they even existed. The children will be history detectives over the next half term and will learn how to ask the right questions, search for the answers and evaluate what they have found out. It's going to be ROARSOME!!!!!!!


Science Day Fun.

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Yesterday the children took part in a range of Practical Science activities. The children moved across all of key stage one working with each of the different teachers on a different Science experiment or task. The children made balloon rockets, created invisible ink with lemons, dramatised the Water cycle and look at habitats in our outdoor environment. The day was started with a fantastic Mad Science assembly where the children saw Flash paper, smoke Taususes and several experiments including dry ice. Zara even had a dry ice shower!


Thank you for being so Inspiring!

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What a great time we all had at the Year 1 Inspire Workshop. Thank you so much for coming in to support the children with our fun practical maths activities. We really hope you have all taken lots of great ideas away to support your children with maths at home.


Spring has Sprung!!

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We are all looking forward to the warmer weather and have been looking closely for signs of Spring. With this in mind Mrs Hawksworth visited our classrooms this week to help us plant some seeds which will hopefully be flowering when the warmer weather finally arrives.



World Book Day Fun!

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Wow!!! Have fabulous you all looked today! Thank you so much for all the effort that has been put into the children's costumes. The children have enjoyed a range of reading based activities today including our Book Swap, creating bird boxes for Baby Ozzie and paired reading with children for Year 5. What a great day! Enjoy reading your new books over the weekend!


Animals of every Shape and Size!

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We were really fortunate yesterday to get the opportunity to meet lots and lots of unusual animals. The children in Year 1 were lucky enough to meet Rosie the Chilian tarantula, Faith the Skunk, Ernie the Chameleon and an amazing Kuwaiti Raccoon that ran across all of their backs!!

Well done Year 1 you were all really brave, especially those of you that held the tarantula!


Green Day Fun!

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Year 1 enjoyed a fun filled day thinking about how to care for our environment. The morning was filled with activites across Years 1 and 2 where the children were mixed up into their house teams. Each team took part in an ICT activity researching how to be 'Green', an art activity creating trees from newspaper, a series of PE games which included Farmer's market (pictured) where the children had to 'plant' seed beanbags and finally a literacy based activity with Mr Worth where the children designed their own Eco Warrior Super Heroes.

In the afternoon the children mixed with children from Key Stage 2 in a variety of Eco themed activities.


Avoncroft visit

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Despite the snow, we made it there and back! Year 1 had a fantastic day at Avoncroft Museum this week. We enjoyed learning about how to make bricks and had a go ourselves. We found out that brick moulds have 3 parts, a ‘header’, a ‘stretcher’ and a ‘frogger’.



We wrapped up warm, followed our maps and enjoyed looking around some really old buildings including a windmill, blacksmith, prefab, air raid shelter, toll house, ice house and merchant’s house. We spotted how some of the walls were made from woven sticks and lots of other interesting things!



As you can see, it was a very tiring day!!


Class Assemblies

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Hoorah! We finally got to perform for you on Friday. Year 1 really hope you enjoyed our class assemblies. I'm sure you would like to join us in saying a great big well done to the children who really made us all feel proud with their fantastic performances. Thank you so much for providing the fantastic costumes the children wore, they really did look fantastic. We thought you might want to see you children's videos again so have attached them below.


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Year 1 have been busy developing their Spanish skills. We have been focussing on learning the days of the week and have learnt a song to help us with our pronunciation!

Check out the song and learn to sing along!

Apparatus Work in Gymnastics

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The children have really enjoyed the start of their new gymnastics unit of work in PE. The children loved travelling in different ways across, over and under each of the apparatus.


Happy New Year!!!

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All staff in Year 1 would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. We would also like to say a massive Thank You for all the lovely Christmas gifts we received. The children made us all feel very special indeed!


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