Miss Turner let us loose on one of the display boards in our classroom. We wanted to create a board which was to celebrate all of our achievements whilst we have been in year 1. We worked as a class, in groups and individually to plan, design and create the board. We thought about the one achievement we are most proud of and wrote these onto an animal or apple to add to the display.
Seighford and Stafford
Over the next few weeks the focus of our history and literacy lessons will be our topic 'Seighford and Stafford'. We will continue to research some local significant buildings and discover why these places are so important for our local community. Get prepared for our lessons by looking at the websites below. Or, if it's a wet summer's day, visit The Ancient High House. It's free to go in, you can visit an old style shop, play with some traditional toys and I hear there is something dangerous to view up in the roof!
We have been very excited this week as it has been the countdown to our trip to Dudley Zoo. What an amazing day it has been!!!
We arrived at school with great enthusiasm and sensibly got our wrist bands on before our bus ride. When we arrived at the zoo, we politely said good morning to the zoo keepers and train driver then boarded the train for a trip up to 'Elephant Statue'.
We began our walk round and were excited to see the sea lions and peacocks. We walked through to 'Penguin Bay' and after a rather smelly visit we continued on to the meerkats and 'Reptile Centre'. Afterwards, we saw huge animals including tigers (who seemed a little anxious :/ ), lynx, snow leopard and Mrs Dollin's favourite- giraffes! Next, we had a quick stop at the monkeys then moved to the castle grounds for a picnic.
The afternoon began with a lovely stroll through 'Lemur Wood' where we saw some very cute babies. A favourite of a lot of children's were next- lions. They were so close! Even though Miss Turner got slightly lost, we managed to see orangutans, wallabies and had a last look at the meerkats. The train was right on time and we journeyed down to the flamingos for a group picture.
After such a busy but fantastic day we were back on the coach heading for home where some just couldn't keep their eyes open!
We are so proud of all the children today. Their behaviour, manners and engagement were a credit to our school.
Miss Turner, Mrs Matthews, Mrs Davies, Mrs Dollin, Mr Ormesher and Mrs Bretell
Geography- 'Continents and Oceans'
We have already learned the names of the 5 oceans and located them on a world map! We used the link below to find out information about the 5 oceans and now know some similarities and differences between the oceans.
Get ready for our next lesson:
Hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday and a nice rest :)
Please see the 'medium term plan' document below to see what we will be covering this term. We have started our new Science unit 'Plants' by going for a walk around school to find out which plants have started to grow now it is spring.
Next week in Geography we will be starting our new Geography topic 'Continents and Oceans'.