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Well.... what a team! Our wonderful Year 1 children managed to run, jog and walk all the way from London to France! It was amazing to see such teamwork, friendship and 100% effort. Everyone completed 3 laps which was 1.5 miles each- a whole 90 miles as a group. Well done! We took lots of photos (some actions shots!!)

Ahoy Me Hearties!

 

Well done Shipmates! We have had such a lovely day in Year 1. The children all looked absolutely amazing as always and we would just like to say a big thank you again for the time and effort that you have spent helping to make our Stunning Start day very special.

 

We began by creating pirate hats in preparation for our treasure hunt, whilst also tea staining paper ready to create our very own pirate maps, later in the afternoon. We also found out lots of weird and wonderful facts about Blackbeard, and then discussed which job we would like if we were onboard a pirate ship. This created lots of excitement just in time to to go on our treasure hunt! Those sneaky pirates had been out and about around school, hiding lots of very tricky clues but we were just too good for them! The children found all of the clues which meant that we found the treasure. How exciting!! The children then created a moving pirate for them to keep.

 

The children have worked very well and have really enjoyed each of the activities; however I think the treasure hunt was definitely the favourite! They have all been Superstars. Well done 1ZR! smiley

Our trip to the Wyre Forest! smiley

 

What a fabulous day had by all! We have had a fantastic time exploring the forest and investigating all things nature! The children took part in lots of activities from measuring trees, exploring how old trees are using weird and wonderful methods, creating a range of artwork using natural materials and learning lots about woodland animals, whilst also searching for The Highway Rat and The Gruffalo's Child. It was also very exciting as we all got to have an indoor picnic together (which some children couldn't wait for)! We have spent all day in the outdoors and I'm not sure about the children, but the staff will certainly sleep well tonight! 

 

A very big well done to all of the Year 1 children as their behaviour was brilliant all day. We are very proud of you all!

Stain Glass Windows

 

As you can see, the children have been very busy in Art today. They have been working very hard to sort and arrange the tissue paper, combining the shapes to create wonderful designs. Using glue they have joined materials which have been cut and torn to create fabulous squirrel stain glass windows. Well done all!

Welly Walk for Sports Relief 23rd March 2018

 

Today we have pulled on our wellies and set off on our adventure around the school field and playground!! I'm pleased to report no one fell over, only a few got stuck in the mud but we all had a brilliant time raising money for Sports Relief 2018. 

 

"We all got stuck in a massive muddy puddle- it was great!"

"We saw lots of nature all around us."

" I loved squelching around in the mud."

"We stopped to have a selfie!"

"We got very muddy!"

Big smiles all around from 1ZR.

World Book Day! 

 

Wow! We have had a lovely day celebrating World Book Day and I have been amazed at how fantastic the children looked...again! Thank you to all parents for supporting this lovely day and for helping to encourage a love of reading amongst all. The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their favourite stories with Year 3 today and it was lovely to see the children engaging and interacting with children that they do not usually get to spend time with during in the school day. It has been wonderful!

St.Andrew's Church Visit

 

We had a lovely morning visiting our local church, St.Andrew's. The children learnt lots of new facts and vocabulary linked to Christianity. We also had the opportunity to ask questions about various artefacts. The visit was a great way to begin our in-depth study of Christianity and to learn all about how and why Christians go to church as part of their worship.

 

We would like to say a big thank you to all staff at St.Andrew's Church for making us feel very welcome, and for helping us to develop our own knowledge and understanding in preparation for our R.E. work. Thank you! smiley

Teasing Wool

Today the children have been learning how to tease wool. I've never known the classroom so quiet as they put 100% concentration into their work! Well done 1ZR! Some children even asked to take wool home to continue the skill of 'teasing' during the holidays. Have a fab holiday all!

Our Junk Model Creations

 

I'm sure you were all very pleased to see the children coming home with their wonderful models! They all worked very hard to design and create picture frames, jewellery boxes and pencils pots out of 'rubbish'. Showing that we can all reuse and recycle. Well done 1ZR!

Staying Safe Online!

 

This week we have started to think about how we can keep ourselves safe when on the internet. Most children enjoy browsing the internet, watching videos on YouTube and talking to their friends, which is why it is so important that we work together to ensure that our children are safe. This afternoon, the children have created posters giving advice to 'Mitch' in order to make sure that he knows exactly how to stay safe when online, and that he knows what to do if he is concerned or worried about anything.

Our Special Visitor

 

Year 1 had a wonderful morning yesterday, meeting a range of woodland animals. The children were so brave (the teachers tried to be) and were very excited to hold animals such as a lizard, a snake and a tarantula! We learnt lots of new facts which will help us in our writing over the next few weeks. Take a look below at our photographs!

We have been extremely busy Mathematicians this week. The children have been learning how to use a number line to add and subtract 2 digit and 1 digit numbers. However, this was far too easy for 1ZR and so the children have also been solving lots of different challenges to show just how good they really are! Well done everyone!

Clay Creations!

The children have been very busy this afternoon using different techniques to explore clay. They have used skills including rolling, cutting, moulding and carving to create some amazing owls! Well done 1ZR you did an excellent job.

We have had a magical day celebrating being less than a week away from Christmas! The children have enjoyed dancing with their friends, playing party games, and of course meeting the main man himself, Santa!! 

 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2018. I look forward to seeing you all in January and hearing all about the wonderful time spent with family and friends. Mrs Rawle xx

Christmas Craft

 

What a brilliant afternoon we have had making some wonderful quilled Christmas cards. We hope that you all enjoyed spending time creating memories with your children, and of course listening to them singing some of their favourite Christmas carols. The countdown to Christmas is on!!!

Christmas Dinner Day!

 

After hearing all about the children's snow-filled adventures over the past few days, it was lovely to see the children really getting into the festive spirit. As the children arrived, it was so wonderful to see their fabulous Christmas jumpers (I must admit, I was quite jealous of the flashing jumpers in particular smiley)! We began by writing our very important letters to Santa, with not only our wish list for which toys we would like, but also our wish to help people who may not be as lucky or as fortunate as us. I'm sure Santa is going to be extremely impressed with how well the children in Year 1 can write!

 

After all of that writing, we then set to work creating our very own party hats. We chose a design that we would like and then decorated it, using all things Christmassy! We couldn't wait to wear them for our special dinner. Finally, to finish off the day, we created a wreath to hang up at home. The children have thoroughly enjoyed listening to Christmas songs all day, enjoying time with their friends, singing, and even a little bit of dancing! What a wonderful day we have had!

Exploring Non-Fiction texts

 

This week in Literacy, we will be exploring non fiction texts and discussing the differences between these and fiction texts, before writing our own information leaflet about Florence Nightingale. Today we were detectives and had to investigate the features of a non fiction text. We all enjoyed having the opportunity to read a range of different books and share these with our friends. Mrs Rawle agreed that we made super detectives as we managed to find all of the different features!

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