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Welcome the Enchanted Kingdom! Year one arrived at school to a trail of sweets. What a surprise! We followed the trail and it led us to a gingerbread house and a basket which was filled with clues to the story that we'll be focusing on in English - Hansel and Gretel. We then spent the morning completing a fairy tale hunt. We were given clues on candy canes and we had to guess which fairy tales they were describing. We're really looking forward to exploring more traditional tales as well as completing lots of Geography and Science as part of our 'Enchanted Kingdom' topic. (And hopefully eating some sweets!)
The Sheep Joins Forest Friday
On Friday, the sheep accompanied Miss Palmer’s and Miss Mackenzie’s year 1s into the forest!
He watched over them carefully and helped to count them in and out of the forest.
In the forest, the children were exploring the area, making dens and had a phonics challenge to complete (the sheep helped of course!)
Mrs Thatcher talked about how important the sheep is and its biblical meaning. The children were careful not to get mud on the sheep! They loved having this special visitor to help them in the forest!
World Book Day Reading
Today year 1 were lucky enough to venture up to KS2 where we joined the year 3 class. We were paired up with a child from the other class and spent time sharing and reading our books. We had a lovely time and would like to visit more often!
Maths Through Stories Day: My Granny Went to Market
What an exciting Monday we had! As soon as we arrived at school, we found a market stall in the middle of the room! As we got closer, we saw a bright book with a note on it...it was only Dave the fairy! He had delivered his favourite book for us and left us some exciting activities ??
We started the day by reading the book together to see where Granny went and what she bought. We then had different amounts of money in our pairs to go and buy something from the market, if we had some change left over we were able to buy something else too. We then looked at how we could pay for our items using different coins.
After break we made out own magic carpets so we could go on a special adventure! Once we had finished making them, we sold them at the market. Roll up roll up come and get your magic carpet! Everyone had a price tag and they wrote down how much their carpet was worth. Half the class visited the market and gave them the exact money they needed to buy a carpet. We then swapped over so everyone had a chance to buy and sell!
In the afternoon we looked at all the places Granny was lucky enough to visit on her super magic carpet and we discussed what it was like in all the different countries. We decided where we would like to go and then we drew a picture of us going there and explained why we wanted to visit that country.
We had a super fun day and hope that Dave leaves us more books!
It's a crime scene!
Today we came into the year 1 classroom and we couldn’t believe our eyes! Over the weekend, Dave the fairy had invited his 3 friends Fran, George and Jim to year 1 and they started to build their houses. However, the wolf came along and blew down 2 of them! Year 1 interviewed George, the only remaining pig to find out what actually happened! Read all about it in our Newspaper reports at the end of the week!