Mad about minibeasts

Mad about minibeasts

Good morning!

We had a lovely afternoon on Friday doing all sorts of fun activities. The children got to have a play on MS Paint on the laptops; they investigated some illustrations ready for creating their own in computing later on in the term; proved their expertise at matching up minibeasts and went on a little bug hunt in the wonderful sunshine.

The most impressive part of the afternoon though were the incredible mini beasts they all created from plasticine.

Lets see if they can spot their creations!

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend and here’s to another week!

Rabbits and Owls

Dover Castle in the sunshine!

Dover Castle in the sunshine!

What a wonderful day to spend at Dover Castle!

Is that a blue sky??

In the morning, Rabbits toured the Keep trying to see how many items they could spot on their alphabet challenge. Many stairs were climbed and it was certainly worth it for the impressive view from the top.

Meanwhile, Owls took on the medieval tunnels and a walk up to the cannons. It was such a steep descent and climb but with the glorious sunshine it was a great way to spend the morning.

Rabbits testing out the strength of the cannons

Our learning the day before about the features of a castle proved useful and it was good to see what battlements actually looked like at the top of the tower, or the drawbridge as we entered the castle.

Owls ready to tour the Keep

With the weather on our side we could picnic out in the open before we swapped over to do the other activity before we left to return to school.

Alfresco lunching

It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and we are excited to see where our learning for the rest of the term will take us.

From, Rabbits and Owls.

Science Week

Science Week

The children have loved thinking and investigating Science this week.  We have looked at roots for our topic, make gloop and talked about how it feels and looks and been investigators.

Talking about pipes.

Talking about pipes.

Owls enjoyed talking about pee, poo and paper today with Mr Bateman. We learnt about what is flush-able and what isn’t.   We even look at what can happen to the pipes if we put the wrong things down the toilet and sink. Thank you Mr Bateman for talking about something disgusting but interesting!

A busy week in Year 1.

A busy week in Year 1.

Safer Internet day

Safer Internet day

Yesterday the children read ‘Pengiunpig’ and talked about how to stay safe on the internet.  They then made posters to help others to remember to: Think before they click, Always ask an adult and Don’t believe everything on the internet.