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Summer 2

Social Story - Transition into Year 2!



On Monday 28th June, we held our Summer Sports Day.  Although slightly different in its format this year,  the children still had amazing fun taking part in lots of brilliant sporting activities coordinated by Mrs Reeve.

Year 1 Sports Day Highlights  


Spring 2

Year 1 came back to school after the half term break to discover that there had been an intruder in the Year 1 area! We would shortly discover news footage which explained the intruder was the Upside Down Bandit and he was causing havoc in school by turning things upside down! From this the children in school, and at home, created wanted posters, designed and made capes for the bandit and wrote messages. The children suspected that two adults in the school may have been responsible, so we generated some questions and interviewed the two suspects. We then received more video footage of the Upside Down Bandit but this time he had an accomplice... The Evil Pea!!! They had both made a mess of Mrs Manley's office. I wonder if we will ever find out the true identity of the Upside Down Bandit. To be continued...


Autumn 1 

Year 1 have been spending lots of time outside and in the outdoor classroom! This week we have been using clay to create 'tree faces' to bring the personality of a tree to life! We found some natural resources, such as leaves and sticks, to give our sculptures different features, and used clay tools to create different textures.



Reading awards...

Well done to these children who have read 25 books and are the first children in Year 1 to receive their bronze reading smile badge! 


 This week in English we have been reading 'Oi Frog!' by Kes Gray. The children have been matching together rhyming words from the book and having a go at writing a silly rhyming sentence. The frog from the story managed to build himself a cloning machine (he's very clever!) and the clones ran off and hid around the school! The children had to find the frogs, take pictures of them on the iPad and write down where they found them in our special 'Frog Diaries' booklet.


The Gingerbread Man!

This week in English we have been retelling the story of the Gingerbread Man. We went over to the outdoor classroom to see if we could find the different characters from the story, and in the correct order! We used maps to help us so we knew where the characters were hiding and we ticked them off as we found them. We tried to think of a different ending to the story (where the Gingerbread Man does not get eaten!) and made a home for him so he could hide from the sneaky fox!




We have been experimenting different changes in Science this week by making jelly! We had a think about where in the school would be a good place to keep the jelly over night whilst it cooled down. Some ideas were the fridge, freezer, outside on a bench, in the classroom and in the cupboard! We placed cups of jelly in these different places to see whether or not the jelly would form. The children then had discussions abut changes and whether this change was irreversible or not. We found out that the jelly could be reversed back to water but we were unable to get the crystals back!