Category: Year 1

In year 1, we loved having our Diwali day. We learnt about why Hindus celebrate this holiday, and what special things they like to do to remember their god. We coloured our own rangoli patterns, made special lanterns and used clay to make some diva lamps. It was great to learn about another religion and […]

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In year 1, we learnt about the Jewish festival of Sukkot. We found out why they are thank full to their god and how they celebrate. We were fantastic Bert Bee’s and loved working together to build our own Sukkah outside, we then ate our snack in there. We did this because we know that […]

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In year 1, we loved preparing our food for the harvest festival. We had to chop up lots of different vegetables, and we got to taste them. We learnt about why Christians celebrate harvest, and why they are thank full to god. We then got to eat our vegetable pasta for lunch, it was delicious! […]

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In Year 1 we loved having our own Victorian school day. The children dressed up like Victorian children and had to pay a penny to come in. The children sat in rows and had to write with chalk on black paper. They practiced many Victorian school traditions, such as: balancing books on their head, singing […]

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We loved our visit to Beaulieu. We were shown around the Motor Museum by Mrs Levitt who told us all about cars in the past. We were then  lucky enough to be able to have a ride in Gumdrop, an old fashioned car. It was really fun. We also visited Beaulieu house and were greeted […]

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In Year 1, we have been learning about different types of homes. On our walk around Calmore we saw: semi detached houses, flats, cottages, detached and terraced houses. When we got back to school we created our own map of Calmore.

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In Year 1 we loved preparing for the scarecrows wedding. We created our own hats using things we found outside, we also made our own leaf necklaces which we wore to the wedding. We also enjoyed doing lots of writing. We wrote our own guest list and things we would need for the wedding. We […]

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Today in Year 1, we enjoyed chopping up lots of different fruit and vegetables, such as: potatoes, courgettes, grapes and plums. We also tasted them to see if we liked them or not. Ask your child at home if they tried anything new. We also had a go at drawing different fruits using pastels. We planted […]

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We were shocked and horrified to read a recent newspaper report that children in England are the most unfit they have ever been!  We couldn’t believe it and wanted to prove them wrong! Everyday for the rest of the term we are going to time ourselves for 5 minutes around the field.  We hope that […]

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We were lucky enough to have the Guide Dog Association come and visit us. The children had prepared questions and found out lots of interesting facts. Ask your child what a guide dog pup can do!

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