On Friday it was Sports Relief. 1S were amazing at taking part and completely blew us away with their determination to keep going. We ran 57 laps around the Olympic Playground which totals at 5.7km!!!!!! Well done 1S, what an achievement!
As I am sure you are aware we had a fun filled Science and Engineering week this year. With a visit from a farm and Sammy the Robot. We also took part in a range of experiments, using our Scientific and critical thinking skills. What a week we had…here are some photos to show what we have done.
Today we were incredibly lucky to get a visit from someone special to help us with our Science learning. Ms White very kindly brought her dog, Buffy, to school to share with us. She was incredibly excited to meet us and we were just as excite to meet her. We talked about how she is similar and different to us. What she likes to eat, how old she is and much more. Can you share the information we found out at home with someone?
On Monday 5th February 1S visited the London Aquarium. We took the 77 bus and then walked little bit along the side of the River Thames. Once we got to the Aquarium we had our lunch. We then started our tour. We saw some amazing sea animals including sharks, stingray, seahorses, starfish (which some of us even touched) and many more. We also saw lots of penguins which were happily swimming and walking around their enclosure. We had a wonderful time at the London Aquarium and it has really helped to support our English and Science learning.
On Thursday 1S had their fist visit to the Spinney. It was a very cold day but we wrapped up warm, pulled up or socks and off we went. We are linking our Spinney learning to our Science topic which is ‘Animals including humans’ so we had to spot any animals and discuss their features. We couldn’t believe it when we found toads and frogs. Some of us even held them. We found lots of animals and explore the natural environment around us. We finished our visit with a lovely hot chocolate!
This week we had a special visit from Ellie Elf. She left us a little note and a Maths challenge. We had to help Ellie to calculate the correct amount of coins to buy the gifts. On Wednesday, as a thank you present, Ellie left us some money to share. She gave us £1 to share between 6 of us. We went to Iceland to buy a healthy treat! We have had lots of fun this week.
This week we had to investigate what waterproof meant and what materials we could find that were waterproof and that weren’t. We had a lot of fun predicting our thoughts, testing the materials and discussing the results. It turns out that cardboard is not waterproof, but many of us thought it was. Ask us why and we can explain what happened.
It’s panto season already and Year 1 will be performing in the end of term production of ‘Dick Whittington’ in December. Our class’ song is ’99 Red Balloons’. Song words went home in your home learning books, and are attached below, along with the music for the song (it’s a little different to the original so don’t use YouTube versions!)
We will be practising our dance and organising costumes over the coming weeks. Information about performance times and tickets will be in the school newsletter.
On Monday we received a surprise package from the postman. The office ladies brought us a special delivery. It was 6 copies of the story ‘The Jolly Postman’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. The postman had bought it especially for us. How lucky are we!? What it is your favourite part?
Take a look at the video below which tells you the story:
On Sunday 5th November it is fireworks night.
Do you know how to stay safe on fireworks night
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