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  • Diwali celebrations

    Published 19/10/20, by Jenny Townely

    The children have been learning about the festival of light, Diwali, in their RE lessons. They used chalk to create some images of lotus flowers on the year 1 playground. These symbolise enlightenment and eternity!


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  • Trip to the woods

    Published 05/10/20, by Jenny Townely

    What an adventure Year 1 had last week when we all went to Monkswood. 

    This activity morning informed our new literacy topic which is all about how to write a Non-fiction recount.

    The children made mini-beast dens, took part in a nature scavenger hunt, had to find items of different colours and had to see how many different types of mini-beasts we could find.

    We finished off the trip with a snack in the woods and then headed back to school. All the children behaved brilliantly...Well done year 1. 

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  • Tricky Witch!

    Published 28/09/20, by Jenny Townely

    Year 1 had a visit from Tricky Witch last week. She had hidden the Year 1 tricky words all around creature corner and we had to venture off with our clipboards to see if we could find them all!

    She explained that if we could find each word and tick them off our sheets, she would return her wand to us.

    We all worked extremely hard and she was AMAZED by how well we could read them all. Eventually she knew she was defeated by our mighty reading power and she returned the wand. Well done Year 1....what superstars you all are!

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  • The Journey

    Published 21/09/20, by Jenny Townely

    Year 1 have been loving the whole school text, The Journey. We have been working hard on lots of related activities. We made red balloons and boats, feathered bird masks, and also decided what we would draw if we had our own magic red crayon.

    The exciting activities continue this week...

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  • First day camp fire fun!

    Published 10/09/20, by Jenny Townely

    What an amazing first day we had in Year One!

    To start off our "Camping out" topic, we made a camp fire and roasted marshmallows on sticks. We also sat on blankets and inside tents.

    We enjoyed singing songs around the fire and even listened to the "We're going on a Bear Hunt" story.

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  • Return to school

    Published 30/05/20, by Andy Mari

    With Year 1 returning to school, we have put together a welcome Power Point for children to aid transition back to class. Please click below to  access.

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    Published 07/03/20, by Janet Erne


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  • Nurse visit!

    Published 28/02/20, by Jenny Townely

    Today we were visited by Mrs Clem who is a nurse in our local community. We got to ask her lots of question s about her job. She gave us lots of advice on how to stay healthy and even showed us how to put on bandages. What a fantastic afternoon.

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  • Our new DT topic

    Published 26/02/20, by Robbie Steedman

    Today we discovered how wheels are attached to vehicles. 

    We explored lots of different wheeled items and discovered that there was an axle and an axle holder that allowed the wheels to spin.

    We used card, straws and masking tape to create our own models. This was the first step on the road to creating our own ambulances!!

    We loved working together. Team work makes the dream work!!

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  • Allotment visit

    Published 03/02/20, by Jenny Townely

    The Year 1 children have been visiting North Herts College over the passed few weeks to learn about plants. They enjoyed planting seedlings and creating a potato head to grow cress in. They listened to stories and got to taste different foods that the college students had grown! What a treat!

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  • Geography week

    Published 21/01/20, by Jenny Townely

    We all absolutely loved geography week! All the children in year 1 were able to visit different classes and learn about Australia, France, Egypt and Mexico.

    As a special treat, Christina from the music service, came in and taught us an Australian bush song.

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  • Campfire!

    Published 14/09/19, by Andy Mari

    On Wednesday, Year 1 went out and learnt how to light a fire. The children were given a safety talk about how campers might prepare to build a fire, the equipment they would need to help them do this and then they were then showed how to light one. We then cooked marshmallows on the fire and enjoyed some hot chocolate made by Mr Steedman. We are now looking forward to pitching tets with the children next week!

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