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  • Friday 21 January 2022 Buddy Letters Last week, Year One learnt all about the postal service and how post is delivered. We wrote letters to their buddies in Year Five and with great excitement, walked to the post office to post them. We bought our stamps from the postmaster and eagerly posted our letters in the box and finally... some have started to arrive! We hope that our buddies will write back to use as we are very proud of our writing. We are now looking forward to starting a new text all about a mouse who also delivers letters...
  • Wednesday 8 December 2021 Visiting Antarctica Recently, we visited the frozen continent of Antarctica. To launch our exciting learning about this special place, we dressed in our warmest clothes and packed our bags ready for the journey to the South Pole. We even remembered to bring food for the huskies pulling our sledges, warm soup to keep us warm and hot chocolate to warm us after a day out in the ice and biting winds.
  • Wednesday 20 October 2021 Enjoying Autumn This morning we enjoyed time in the Forest School area exploring autumn. We investigated the coloursin the world around us and made some beautiful leaf strings, as well as enjoying some moments of mindfulness to take in the sights, sounds and sensations of being in nature at this time of year. We hope you enjoy looking at some of our creations.
  • Tuesday 19 October 2021 Team Building Challenges
  • Thursday 14 October 2021 Outdoor RE Learning
  • Friday 8 October 2021 Shoe-box Sukkah
  • Tuesday 28 September 2021 Pond Dipping for Bog Babies Year One went pond dipping looking for Bog Babies! Sadly, there were no Bog Babies to be found but we did find lots of newts, water snails and pondskaters. We enjoyed the story of The Bog Baby and even made our own Bog Babies in class. Be sure to let Year One know if you find any Bog Babies when you are out and about exploring!
  • Thursday 22 July 2021 Sports Day We enjoyed lots of fun during our Sports Day this year. We enjoyed cheering on our house teams, trying not to drop the egg in the Egg and Spoon Race, and the challenge of the Obstacle Race! Thank you to the Year 6 children who helped us to have such a wonderful afternoon. 
  • Thursday 17 June 2021 Oh we do like to be beside the seaside... Today, we enjoyed a wonderful trip into the past to find out what British seaside holidays used to be like during Victorian times. We experienced a Punch and Judy puppet show, games from the pier, had our fortunes told, tucked into some delicious fish and chips, and even had tea and cake at a seaside cafe! It was a fun-filled day and rich with learning. We hope you enjoy seeing the photographs of our exciting day.
  • Friday 28 May 2021 Crazy Hair Day Today, we celebrated Crazy Hair Day to raise money for SASA and as you can see, we were very excited when we heard the news that we had won the Coin Wars. We collected a huge amount of coins for SASA and even filled more than one jar! Well done, Year One, you showed a real team effort and all worked hard together to collect the coins. 
  • Thursday 20 May 2021 Fairies in the Woodlands As we explored our beautiful woodlands during Outdoor Learning Week, we  discovered some woodland fairies who have written some letters to us, asking for our help.  Yesterday, in the stormy winds, the fairies' tea parties were blown away. Luckily, Year One used the natural materials to create some new tea parties for the fairies and we wrote letters to tell them that the tea parties were ready to enjoy! We also wrote instructions for how to make fairy tea parties so that Ms Fenn could make her own too!
  • Friday 14 May 2021 Small world seasides This week, we continued learning about the geographical features of a seaside
  • Thursday 6 May 2021 A seaside adventure in Southwold Yesterday, Year One went to the Southwold as part of our humanities learning this term.  Not only did we have great fun splashing in the sea and jumping over the waves, but we built some fabulous forts in the sand with deep moats and even made sand ice-creams! We enjoyed a delicious ice-cream in the afternoon before a fun walk along the pier where we enjoyed the wacky walk of mirrors. It was so much fun to see how different we looked in the mirrors!
  • Wednesday 24 March 2021 The Great Big Art Exhibition
  • Wednesday 9 December 2020 Living Nativity Year One very much enjoyed our Living Nativity yesterday, which Year Six led so beautifully and with such confidence. We have been learning about the importance of Christmas to Christians in our RE lessons and this journey to Bethlehem really brought the Nativity to life. We especially enjoyed seeing the animals in the stables at the end - what a wonderful surprise! We even got to stroke some of them!
  • Friday 2 October 2020 Sukkot in Year One
  • Wednesday 30 September 2020 Year One Writers This week, Year One are reading Toys in Space by Mini Grey. Today we found out that Hoctoprize has lost his beloved teddy. We have been trying to help Hoctoprize find his lost toy, Cuddles, by writing posters to put around the classroom. If you see a cuddly toy with one eye and four tentacles, please tell Year One - it might be Cuddles! We have been focusing on using spaces between our words when we write and Miss Cookson is so proud of this fabulous writing. Well done, Year One!
  • Wednesday 15 July 2020 Dragon Potions and Nest Building Today Year 1 brewed dragon potions using ingredients such as melted gold and liquid lava. We measured out the liquids and wrote our potions into recipes. After that, we were busy building wonderful nests in the forest school area for our dragon eggs. Very hard work year 1, well done!
  • Tuesday 7 July 2020 Giant Dragon Collage Today we worked in teams to make large scale dragon collages as part of our learning about the text 'Tell Me a Dragon'. The children really showed their value of Koinonia through their communication and co-operation. I'm very excited to display these in the classroom, well done! 
  • Friday 26 June 2020 Dragon Eggs!
  • Wednesday 17 June 2020 Pond dipping with Class 1A
  • Wednesday 10 June 2020 Jambo Bwana Time
  • Friday 5 June 2020 World Ocean Day 8th June
  • Wednesday 20 May 2020 World Milk Day -1st June!
  • Tuesday 12 May 2020 Christian Aid Week 2020
  • Wednesday 6 May 2020 The Great St Andrew's Bake Off!
  • Wednesday 29 April 2020 Get fit with the Dragons!
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