We had Dianne Lawrence in assembly to help us learn how to talk to people with hearing difficulties. She showed us to stand face to face and make sure the person can read our lips when we speak. Then she taught us how to sign happy birthday. We signed happy birthday to Cameron as it was his actual birthday!
We were visited by a Chief from the Navy and a Squadran-Leader from the RAF. They showed us their hats and medals and they talked about the changes for women in the forces.
We performed our songs on a very windy day to Year R. We learnt all the words, made up dances and wrote posters and invitations. We hope you enjoy the show!
Mike came to show us his bee hives to help us with our learning about mini beasts. He told us all about the different parts of the hive and the different bees that live in the hive. The children asked some amazing questions which showed us what good listeners they were. Thanks Mike.
We were lucky to have a theatre group come and visit us this morning (26/06/17). It was great fun to watch a s I tory all about pirates chasing each other to Skull Island in search of Captain Flint's long lost treasure. The action was exciting guns and sword fights as well as lots of jokes to keep us entertained. We role played pirates when we got back to class, wrote stories and made treasure maps!
We spotted signs of spring. We saw damsel flies, honey bees, new leaves, new flowers and even the spring chick!
We used cups to measure the capacity of different containers. It was nice being out in the sun and it gave us a chance to use our new vocabulary: nearly full, nearly empty and half full.
To celebrate our learning about Alice in Wonderland we had a Mad Hatter's Tea Party and ate the jam tarts we made earlier. We wore our Mad Hatter hats!
We all mixed up to have a world book day creative morning. We painted, did word searches and made some jam tarts.
We had a great day sharing our world book day character costumes. Can you tell who we are?
We had the real white rabbit come and visit us today. He was lovely and soft to stroke. We said he was snowy and fluffy and warm. We asked Mrs Swatton lots of questions about how to look after rabbits. Thanks for bringing him in.
New Forest Wildlife Park
We went to see if wolves were really big and bad and guess what? They weren't! We saw some amazing animals including some very timid, peaceful wolves! The staff were really helpful in teaching us about the different animals and the Robins were amazing. Despite the rain, they asked good questions, listened really well and showed excellent respect. Enjoy the pictures.
We really enjoyed the vaulting show at St Vincent's college, especially because some of the positions were ones we have been practising in our PE lessons. We loved the music and the glow sticks and even the long cold walk back to school wasn't that bad! Well done to the hard working, resilient gymnasts.
Visit to the library!
We went to Elson library to find information from their non-fiction books about nocturnal animals. We also browsed their story books and learnt about the Dewey number system. Sarah read us two great stories about nocturnal animals too!
Alden from the Merchant Navy came to tell us about the charity Mercy Ships. He let Willow be the captain before he told us about all of the good work the charity does. It provides health equipment for hospitals and doctors and nurses to help, to places in need all around the world. Alden showed us a video which made us see how amazingly kind the Mercy Charity is.
To help raise money for Alden and this charity, we are going to ice some cakes to sell and also have a sale of all our old toys. Letters will come out with more information soon. For more information have a look at www.mercyships.org.uk
We shared our learning from September with our family and friends. We were all amazed at how much we've achieved since we started year one. Here are some pictures to share.
Year 1 went on a walk to look for signs of winter. They used their senses to write winter poems and sentences. I like the way the photos show careful reflection and reciprocity. We wanted to share Alister's, Josh's, Macie's, Sophie's and Frankie's.
Yesterday we had a party to celebrate a long hard term of learning and growing! We even had a special visitor!! Merry Christmas!
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Since starting year 1 in September, all the Robins have moved at least one reading stage. Some children have moved two reading stages and some have moved three!! We talked about how working hard at reading when they are at home has helped them make good progress! Well done Robins!
Painting angels for our display board.
We have been measuring and comparing lengths and heights in maths. We've used blocks to help measure different pictures. We've learnt to use the suffix -er and -est to compare different measurements.
We made chocolate apples to help us write instructions. They were delicious. We melted chocolate and dipped the apples in then covered in colourful sprinkles.
"We took turns to stir the chocolate until it melted" Willow
"The chocolate kept running off the apple" Josh
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