1NM were really inspired by Mrs Herring's brilliant assembly all about what we should be thankful for, so we had a great class discussion all about what we personally are thankful for. The children had some brilliant ideas that they were excited to share.
We discussed how thankful we are for being able to go to school and being able to learn, and how many children in the world aren't as lucky as we are.
Here are some clips from our discussion!
Year 1 have been learning about Harvest Festival and the importance of saying thank you for the wonderful food we are able to eat.
The children explored where food comes from and looked at which foods are hand-picked and which are harvested by machines.
We looked at the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo and made our own portraits using fruits and vegetables. The children worked collaboratively in groups to produce their art work.
The children shared their work at the Harvest Festival Celebration. They all had a fantastic time singing Harvest songs and talking about their art work. The ethos committee read some prayers to help the children reflect and give thanks to God.
The children were welcomed back to school with a visit from Wilma the Witch!
Year 1 launched their first topic of the year with a special visitor. As they are learning about Traditional Tales the teachers thought it would be ideal to invite a witch into school.
Wilma the Witch set the children a challenge to learn all about the characters who live with her in Story Land. The children will learn lots of Traditional Tales so they can retell them to Wilma when she comes back at the end of our topic.
On the 9th June we visited Plymouth Aquarium. The children had a fantastic day finding out about sea life. They explored coral reefs, the deep ocean and rock pools. They also had the opportunity to watch the aquarium's biologists feeding the sea creatures in scuba gear! The children behaved fabulously all day. The aim of the trip was to consolidate the learning from our 'Under the Sea' topic and we are looking forward to sharing the learning with you on Friday 14th July at 2:30.