This week, the children wrote the end of the story ‘Ben Plants a Butterfly Garden’ by Kate Petty and Axel Scheffler and a recount of their trip to Capel Manor. Next week, the children will be predicting what they would find at the top of a beanstalk .
This week, the children measured and begun to record lengths and heights. They compared, described and solved practical problems for lengths and heights (e.g. long/short, tall/short, double/half). Next week, the children will be continuing to measure and record lengths and heights.
Also this week:
Week beginning: 19th March
The children went on their trip to Capel Manor. They went round the 30 acres of richly planted themed gardens including a woodland walk, an Italianate Maze and “The Animal Stockyard” where they saw the animals: meerkats, alpacas, owls, Shetland ponies and rabbits.
Tree Assembly Achievement Winners: 1R: Emma 1O: All of the class 1M: Dalia
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Wednesday 28th March: Daffodil Breakfast
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD BRINGS TO SCHOOL AN EGG CUP ON THIS DAY
The children had the opportunity to partake in a science workshop as part of National Science Week. They were introduced to ‘Professor Nitrogen’ and his ‘Mad Lab’. The children watched him experiment with a variety of fuels, ingredients and pressures to create different explosions. The children were also invited to join in with some of the experiments. The workshop fuelled the children with an excitement for science.
On Thursday 1st March, we celebrated World Book Day.
Wednesday 7th February
The firefighters from our local fire station: Southgate visited our school to carry out an educational workshop about home fire safety.
History Off the Page came to our school on Tuesday 6th February and recreated ‘life’ during the Great Fire of London. They provided valuable learning opportunities for our Year 1 children through a combination of role play, practical activities (in the form of workshops) and hands on experiences with facsimile artefacts. It was an amazing experience! Thank you to all those parents who dressed their children for the day as it really did make a difference and also a very big thank you to all those parents who helped on that day.
Friday 12th January
The Museum of London
The children visited The War, Plague and Fire Gallery. They also had a storytelling session which incorporated evidence about the experiences of men, women and children, as well as Pepys, King Charles and Thomas Farriner (the baker). The children acted out key characters, the crooked houses of London, and the flames of the Great Fire.
6th and 7th December 2017
The First Nativity
The children performed the Concert three times: once to Reception and Year 2, and twice to their parents!
The musicians knew which instruments to play and when to play them
The carol singers sang beautifully
The narrators spoke in a loud, clear voice and they all remembered their lines
The dancers were fantastic
The young actors and actresses came on the stage at the right time and also spoke using a loud, clear voice
It was a joy to watch and we are all very proud of them.
Monday 4th December 2017
We visited St John The Evangelist. At the church, the children identified some of the features of a church which make it a special place for Christians.
2nd, 5th, and 9th October 2017
The children had a fantastic time at the Museum of Childhood. They had a really good look at all the old and new toys in the glass cabinets and enthusiastically played with all the toys that were available for them to play with, around the museum. The Punch and Judy puppet theater was a big hit! During the workshops we booked, the children had an introduction to chronology. They had to put certain toys on a timeline according to whether the toys were around during their grandparents, parents or their own lives.
Thursday 28th September 2017
The children compiled a list of questions and interviewed Miss Ross in the hall, about the toys she use to play with when she was a child.