Monthly Archives: November, 2018

Christmas is coming…

Nativity practice has started this week, it is really starting to come together already, it is not easy to organise and plan 120 children!
Costume letters have been sent out to inform you of your child’s role. If you do not have this letter please let us know. Please do not feel the need to go out and buy new costumes, use items from home, borrow from friends, wear a glittery party dress for a star (for example) etc. If you are really stuck we have some bits of costumes at school and will be happy to help.
Nativity tickets are also available now. Letters to request tickets can be collected from the office. We have 2 perfomances-
Monday 10th December at 10am
Tuesday 11th December at 1.30pm

Reminder, this upcoming Tuesday and Wednesday is parents evening. Please book in at the office if you haven’t booked an appointment online.

On Thursday we were invited over to Oaklands chapel for our RE lesson. We learnt about different prayers and meanings. We discussed different prayers for different times of the day. Thank you to Miss Keogh for having us.

STEM day

What a wonderful Friday we had. In science we have been learning about the properties of materials. We have been testing if materials are waterproof. With our new knowledge of waterproof materials, we designed and created our own boats.

After lunch, we tested our boats to see if they would float. We couldn’t believe how many of our boats did indeed float!

History week

We have absolutely loved our history learning this week. It is so important to remember everyone involved in the war and all that they did for us. We have learnt about the importance of the poppy and created our own poppy wreath. We learnt about the other colours of poppies people wear at this time and what they represent.

We designed our own medals and learnt about why our brave soldiers were given different medals.

We listened to war time music. We talked about how the music made us feel and that the songs were created to make the soldiers feel happy. As we played the music the children had to draw the images in their head the songs made them see.

It has been a really insightful week for the children, learning lots about various aspects of the war. They have really enjoyed it.

Have a lovely and safe weekend,

The Year One team

Welcome back

Another busy week in Year One. Half term seems like a distant memory now!

We have started our new topic of ‘journeys’. We have fantastic texts we will be focusing on and of course the journey Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem in the run up to Christmas.

This week we had 6 children represent Year One in a football festival. They had a fantastic time and learnt lots of new skills.

Next week is history week throughout the school. In the run up to the 100th anniversary of World War One we have created lots of exciting and age appropriate activities for the children to enjoy. These will be presented to the rest of the school in an assembly on Friday.

If you are enjoying the fireworks this weekend stay safe and have fun!

The Year One team