We have had a fantastic trip to Auckland Castle on 5thy July. We took part in ‘Picnic in the Park’ where we had lots of fun. We spent time with a mystical story teller who told us the story of the bear in the castle. After that we spent a magical time with some drama students who taught us how to make freeze frames. After our packed lunch we had a guided tour of the chapel! It was fascinating to see the beautiful artwork and stain glass windows. Lastly, we were fortunate enough to be able to have a very informative tour of the Mining Gallery.
Year 1 were also able t go on a fairy tale adventure day to Hardwick Park on Thursday 12th July. All the children had an amazing time. We hunted for the remains of Little Red Riding hood’s basket, tiptoed around the Troll’s Bridge and then designed our own Troll from clay. We then noticed that the Three Little Pigs’ house had been blown down by the Big Bad Wolf! So, we roared into action to build a fabulous new one. After our lunch we spent time travelling through the park, building up an amazing story of out creation. We discussed the different components of a story and how they fitted together to make us want to read on.
These trips have been a perfect way to end our year together.
During spring term 2018 we will have a brand new learning challenge. Our learning challenges will be “Why are computer games more fun than Grandma’s toys?” and “Why do you think a meerkat cannot live in the North Pole?” We will be looking at different animals and their characteristics that make them suitable for their habitats. In English we will be looking at fairy tales, we will even be writing our own. We will also be using non-fiction texts to help us create our own guide on animals. In art we will be experimenting with colours and seeing which colours work together, while in computing we will be learning how to add sounds to a story. Lastly we will be using our dancing skills to create a toy themed dance with Ashleigh and will be performing this in mid-march.
World Book Day –
We love the story The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet. We love it so much that we have decided to transform our door into the front cover.
We made our own planets and aliens to celebrate the day!
We made the dinosaur my scrunching tissue paper and then we even made a button planet!
Snack Elections –
We have been looking into our rights as a child recently and we decided to hold a fair vote to see who could be our fruit monitor, we had to apply for the role, write a small speech and then the rest of our class voted for who they would like to be our fruit monitor. This was so much fun! We cannot wait until we have to elect another person into office!
Scooter Skills –
Today we had so much fun! We had visitors who came in and taught us how to use a scooter properly. We talked about the different types of scooters and how we can be safe while using them.
We can now safely move around the cones and stop on the right spot.
We have been learning about Mozambique!
Mrs Gill and Mrs Collings are both going to Mozambique in February half term to work with a school over their on a special project. We had an assembly where they spoke about what Mozambique is like and where in the world it is!
We decided to make a card from Year 1 to say hello. We used scrunched up tissue paper and arranged it in the shape of the Mozambique flag.
Lastly we made 10 questions and a challenge for Mrs Gill and Mrs Collings to find out about. Do you know of the answers to any of these?
- What kind of animals can you find in Mozambique?
- What lessons do you learn in Mozambique?
- What do you play at playtime?
- Do you travel on boats?
- What time will it be at 12pm at Escomb?
- Do they have any mountains? What are they called?
- Who is in charge of Mozambique?
- How big is Mozambique?
- What do your houses look like?
- What food can you get in Mozambique?
Challenge – Take a selfie at the highest peak in Mozambique!
Making a moving toy –
We have been using different materials to create a moving toy. We designed a car previously and then used our design to create a car.
We used straws and balloons to make the car move.
Afterwards we used the outside area to race them!
Vision assembly –
We have been very lucky to have visitors in to show and tell us a lot about how different life is when you’re are partially sighted or blind.
John and Louise were very informative!
John had a plastic right eye we could touch.
Louise showed us that blind and partially sighted people can use talking scales and clocks to help them cook and keep time.
We really enjoyed learning about the different ways that partially sighted and blind people live.
Christmas Jumper Day
We really enjoyed coming into school in our Christmas jumpers today. We also had our lovely Christmas lunch
We have enjoyed making and writing Christmas cards for people at home. We used button to look like baubles and then added a little (or sometimes a lot) glitter.
This week we have been learning about Unicef’s Outright day!
We noticed that the weather had started to change. We didn’t see many leaves on the trees or many leaves at all! We wrapped up warm and went out to investigate what has changed now that the winter has started to creep in.
Today we have had some very special visitors in school. The visitors were from Eureka! and performed a short play for us. It was very interactive, we had to use our maths and science skills to help the performers solve their problems! It was so much fun! We cannot wait for them to visit again.
Making Paper Bridges.
We used A4 Paper to build a paper bridge which would be strong enough to carry Dino and Daisy across. We did this by folding paper to make it stronger. We tested our bridge first before letting our special passengers cross. Our bridges held a lot of coins!
Happy Puzzle Company.
Today we were very lucky as we had the happy puzzle company come into school. We were problem solving with lots of new games. We had to work as a team to work out the puzzles. Amanda was fantastic.
Below are some of our pictures: