Author: Mrs Barrett


Looking for leaves

Our science topic this term has been plants and Class One took advantage of the sunshine to go on a leaf hunt around the school grounds.  We have been learning about the differences between deciduous and evergreen leaves and the children managed to find examples of both.  We also had a look at our…

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Posted on 6 June 2019

Category: Year 1

Amazing moving models

To finish off our science topic about animals and humans, the children spent the day designing and making moving parts models of the human body. They created some ingenious mechanisms to make their models move and labelled them with interesting information, showcasing what they have been learning…

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Posted on 16 April 2019

Category: Year 1

Visit to the Over 80's

We had a lovely visit to the Village Hall on Friday to meet the Shadwell over 80's.  The children first performed a couple of songs, before sharing their artwork with the ladies and gentlemen.  We were extremely proud of how confidently the children interacted with the villagers.  They all enjoyed…

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Posted on 29 March 2019

Category: Year 1

World Book Day

With all the children dressed as their favourite book characters, it was definitely an unusual day in Class 1 on Thursday.  We had some fantastic costumes, including a cunning fox, a valiant knight, an insane mad hatter and a couple of eccentric chocolate factory owners!  The children worked…

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Posted on 12 March 2019

Category: Year 1

Visit to Ledston Estate

Class 1 had a great trip to Ledston.  After a very enjoyable coach trip (!), the children spent some time learning about the seasons and how trees grow.  After lunch we were able to explore outside.  Everyone collected a range of natural objects and then used them to make some natural art pictures…

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Posted on 12 March 2019

Category: Year 1

Jamaica Day

Class One really enjoyed our Jamaica day today. We began the day with a personal message from a West Indian cricketer and later welcomed a special visitor who told us all about life in Jamaica and what it is like to go to school there.  We tasted some fruits grown in Jamaica - the paw paw was an…

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Posted on 25 February 2019

Category: Year 1

Frosty Fun

Class One took advantage of the seasonal weather today and went outside to investigate the frost.  We all wrapped up warm and explored the school grounds, admiring the wonderful ice crystals on all the trees, fences and especially the cobwebs.  The children found a freshly formed mole hill,…

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Posted on 31 January 2019

Category: Year 1

Explorers and Pirates!

Today we had a fantastic launch day for our new topic.  The children followed in Sir Francis Drake's footsteps by going on a voyage of their own around the world.  By solving a series of clues they left England for South America, losing part of the fleet in the Atlantic Ocean, visiting Chile and…

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Posted on 9 January 2019

Category: Year 1

Space

Class One have been working really hard on their topic this half term.  They have learned all about Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 and the first moon landing.  The children have explored lots of non-fiction texts about the subject and have all now completed their own fact pages.  They loved the fact…

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Posted on 7 December 2018

Category: Year 1

A hat for the Queen

After designing their hats for the Queen, today Class One began making them.  Using a range of materials they have been constructing their fabulous creations.  The brief was a hat for the Queen to wear in windy weather  - they discovered this was a problem for Her Majesty after reading "The…

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Posted on 13 November 2018

Category: Year 1

Blast Off to the Moon

This week we introduced our new topic to the children - Neil Armstrong and the moon landing.  We began by blasting off to space ourselves - we watched Apollo 11 take off before getting into our take off positions and counting down to our own launch.  The class one astronauts then practised walking…

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Posted on 9 November 2018

Category: Year 1

A letter from the Queen

Class One were thrilled to receive a reply from the Queen today!   The children were so excited when the envelope arrived with our register this afternoon, addressed to "The Children in Class One".  We opened it really carefully and read a lovely letter from one of the Queen's Ladies in Waiting,…

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Posted on 9 November 2018

Category: Year 1