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Super proud of you Year 1!

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That was a lovely Gospel Assembly, you all spoke clearly and remembered your parts so well. I couldn't help think how grown up you all looked. I hope your families all agree. You are definitely nearly ready for Year 2!


World Faith Week

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This year, all the classes have looked at Hinduism in their Come and See lessons. Year 1 have enjoyed listening to and retelling popular Hindu stories relating to their Gods. We ended our learning looking at the festival of Raksha Bandhan.


Story time led by Libby

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Thank you Libby for bringing in Goldilocks and the three bears. The class really enjoyed listening to you read them the story. We're having a fabulous week changing this traditional tale.

Expanding our art skills

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This week we've been learning how to make an animal sculpture from clay. We've learnt how to make pinch pots, connect them and add animal features. What do you think? 

Short and simple

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We've been busy refining our acting and directing skills in Year 1. We are starting to realise that the shorter our play, the easier it is do add correct speech and props and keep our audience engaged! 

A special mention to Emily, Lacey and Rosie for super acting of Fantastic Mr Fox after our theatre visit.

And to Cody, Logan, Oliver and Alfie for fantastic teamwork, using the board by the stage to sketch a plan of their play. Good idea boys. 

We're looking forward to some more short, simple and engagingly plays over the next week. 


Have you ever been to the theatre?

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We now have! And what a fantastic show we went to see. The children have had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, mesmerised at all the foxy action and giggling away at those silly farmers. I can't wait to try and learn some of the songs and put on our own versions of Fantastic Mr Fox. Watch this space for some performance updates. 

Lights Camera Action!

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Today we started our brand new topic 'lights camera action!' We took it in turns to be a director, helping each other act out emotions.  I think we're going to see some fantastic acting and directing this term, I can't wait. 

Who laid these eggs?

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Mrs Reed set the children a challenge today - which bird laid each egg? Mrs Reed brought these eggs from her allotment where she has chickens, ducks and geese. The children enjoying comparing and handling the eggs. 

Teamwork skills in PE!

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As it was non uniform day, Year 1 had to complete some teamwork activities in PE today so it didn't require them to get changed. This was our favourite activity - can you pass the hoop around the circle without breaking hands? 

Who can build a hen house?

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We can! But we had to consider some questions, such as:

  • Where do the chickens lay their eggs?  
  • How does the farmer collect the eggs? 
  • How do the chickens get in and out of their hen house?