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 by Mrs Barrett on 12 March 2019

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 by Mrs Barrett on 12 March 2019

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 by Mrs Barrett on 25 February 2019

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 by Mrs Barrett on 31 January 2019

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 by Mrs Barrett on 9 January 2019

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 by Mrs Barrett on 7 December 2018

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 by Mrs Barrett on 13 November 2018

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 by Mrs Barrett on 9 November 2018

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 by Mrs Barrett on 9 November 2018

Class One go to the Post Office

Following on from all the work we have been doing on the Jolly Postman, today Class One enjoyed a trip to the Shadwell Post Office.  The children were able to ask lots of questions about what happens to the post after it has been put in the postbox and what else happens at the Post Office. Thank…

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Posted by Mrs Barrett on 22 October 2018

Royal Tea Party

The children were excited to invite their families into class on Wednesday for our Royal Tea Party.  They recited their version of The Jolly Postman, sang our fabulous harvest song about the Big Red Combine Harvester and finished with a rendition of the National Anthem.  Afterwards the children…

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Posted by Mrs Barrett on 19 October 2018

The Jolly Postman

Our focus text this half term has been The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.  This week the children have written their own versions of the story, made maps of the postman's route, recreated the fairytale village and made puppets of the characters.  A busy week…

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Posted by Mrs Barrett on 14 October 2018