Diwali

On Wednesday, we had some special visitors join us in school to teach us how to do some Bhangra dancing.  We have been learning about Diwali in class, so to celebrate this special occasion we had a go at Bhangra dancing with Year 2 and ARP 1. 

Yesterday, we made some diva lamps out of air dry clay.  It was quite tricky to begin with, but we kept on trying and our diva lamps so far look quite good.  We will  until  they are dry before we paint them to look bright and colourful. 

Remembrance day Celebrations

Today, we finished off our week with a very special Remembrance Day Assembly.  We talked about why this year was an extra special year and how we celebrate it.  We heard some special memories of soldiers in the war from two children in our school whose family members were brave and courageous during the war. The whole school learnt a new song specially for the assembly – It’s a long way to Tipperary’. We also performed our ‘Knees up Mother Brown’ dance with Year 5. 

We decorated our classroom with beautiful poppies. 

After the assembly, the judges were ready to start sampling the whole schools delights in the ‘Bake Off Challenge’. The entries all looked delicious. 

Year 1 joined, Year 5, Year 3, Nursery and ARP for a lovely Tea Dance. We had some war time nibbles and danced to war time songs.  A great time was had by all. 

Bake Off Time

As part of our Remembrance week, we have been invited to take part in the whole school ‘Bake Off Challenge’. We needed to produce an entry that would have been made during the wartime. 

We had special visitors who were invited to attend the celebration so they could judge the competition. Judges scored creations based on (out of 10 for each area):

  • Taste (No soggy bottoms please!!)
  • Aesthetics (how it looks)
  • Authenticity ( e.g. use of rationing/ traditional recipe, etc)
  • Originality (any thing goes 😁)

Year 1 decided to make’Grandma’s Orange Drop Cookies’. We worked together this afternoon to do our best for the judging panel. 

Here are some of the photos of us making our cookies. 

Here is our’Showstopper’. 

What do you think?  Mary Berry would be amazed! Well done Year 1 for working so well as a team. 

Paired Reading

This afternoon, Year 1 were joined by their partnership class to enjoy some quality reading time.  They each shared their favourite books/stories with their peers from Year 5.  All the children enjoyed reading with their peers and making new friends.  The children were able to talk to each other and discuss shared interests too.

Ready, Steady, Throw!

In P.E. today we have been learning how to throw and catch a bean bag accurately. We started by throwing it from one hand to the other and then by throwing it up in the air and catching it  to see how high we could throw it.

We finished our lesson by learning how to throw underarm at  a target.  We gradually tried to move further away from the target as we improved our aim. 

Look at how we did! 

Goldilocks Singing

Year 1 have been reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  As part of their learning, they have been singing their own Goldilocks song using their Makaton Signing. 

Have a listen to our super song! 

Magical Toy Shop

The Toy Shop 

This week in PE we listened to a story about a toy shop where all the toys were fast asleep and have been for a long time. One day the fairy came along and sprinkled magical fairy dust all over the sleeping toys. All of a sudden they were awake and then they realised they were awake and were happy they could move around like they used to do. 

We decided to be those toys on the shelf in the toy shop. We chose the toy we wanted to be, some were dolls, some were teddy bears, some were soldiers and some were different animals. 

Here are some of our starting positions. 

Marvellous Maths

Year 1 have been working very hard to show their understanding of number.  They have been using lots of the concrete material to show the different numbers. The children have started using the ten frames and the cubes to represent different numbers. Look how clever they all are!

Mysterious Visitor

Yesterday, Year 1 and 2 needed to be detectives to try discover what our new book would be about.  We found lots of little clues all around the gym.  As a team, we put our clues together and decided it must be Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 

Miss Rea read us the story and we went back to class.  When we got back to the classroom we noticed something strange had happened.  There were three bowls of porridge on the table in the room- a big bowl, and middle-sized bowl and a little bowl.  The little bowl was empty! Then we noticed that someone had been in our cottage and had broken the smallest chair! We carried on looking into our middle room and to our surprise there was someone with long, golden hair asleep in a bed in the classroom. It was Goldilocks! All of a sudden she woke up and ran off, we have not seen her again.  We kept a look out all day but couldn’t find her.  Will you let us know in Year 1 if you see her round school?