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Mr Newham talks to us about the Jewish faith

During our R.E unit on ‘Places of Worship’, we were delighted that Mr Newham agreed to share his knowledge of Judaism and why the synagogue was such a sacred place for Jews. He spoke to the children about the synagogue and brought with him a range of objects including  a Ner tamid, Torah scroll, Bimah, tallit (prayer shawl), Kippah and candles to explain their significance to the synagogue and the Jewish faith. It was wonderful to see how attentive our children were and the values of acceptance and understanding displayed throughout the session.

Year 1 visit St John's church

Last week, the children in Year 1 were lucky enough to visit St John’s Church in Palmers Green. They were greeted by Reverend Julie who showed the children around and talked to the children about the Christian faith and how Christians prepare for the festival of Christmas. The children had the opportunity to see the chalice, the bible and her special robe which she wears during her church services.  We are so proud of our children who displayed both acceptance and understanding throughout the visit. It was such an interesting trip, and we would like to thank Reverend Julie for her time and hospitality. Click here to see some more photos.

 
Our Weather station

 In Geography this half-term, we explored three different types of tools which help us to gather information about the weather. A rain gauge to measure rainfall, a thermometer to measure the temperature and a weather vane to measure the wind direction. We discussed what each tool measures and then carefully placed the tools in appropriate places outside in the playground in preparation for data collection.  We collected data over two days and compared the results.

Year 1 investigate a mysterious crash landing in our gardening area!

Some mysterious metal and foil objects landed in gardening area this week. This caused a great deal of excitement with the children. The children were relieved to hear that an alien had not landed on our school grounds and this excitement was created to introduce our new story, Beegu by Alexis Deacon. A great hook into our new story! The children developed their fine motor skills by creating a collage of a spaceship and wrote some simple sentences using key words from the story They also put themselves into Beegu’s shoes and thought about how Beegu’s feelings changed throughout the story and how her body languages differed each time.

Homework

All homework will be accessed via Google Classroom. 

The first set of homework for Year 1 will be uploaded onto Google Classroom on Thursday 14th September. The children will receive their Google  username and  password in their yellow reading records next week.