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Tower of London trip and tour!

We all enjoyed an amazing trip to London today! The children were getting more excited the closer we got to the Tower of London. When we arrived at the Tower of London it felt like the children were going to burst with excitement! As we got closer to the entrance they experienced their second 'wow moment' when they saw Tower bridge! The class loved seeing the Crown Jewels, experienced doing the 'wall walk' and meeting some of the residents of the Tower (also known as the 'Ravens'!) The children then ate their lunch in view of the famous 'White Tower', which was built more than 900 years ago!! Next we boarded the coach so that we could begin our sight-seeing tour! The children enjoyed seeing the London Eye, Big Ben, Nelson's column, Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street, the Shard, the Gherkin and St Paul's Cathedral! All of the children were well behaved and were a credit to the school! What an amazing day, that they will all remember for a long time!

London themed Artwork

The children have spent a day and a half helping to create displays for the corridors with a London theme. The children in our class helped to create a Pearly King, Pearly Queen, a London taxi and a telescope for the observatory. The children had a lot of fun making pebbles and twists from newspaper, adding clear paper and coloured tissue paper to the models and getting messy using lots of glue! The children in some of the other classes helped to create 3D models of Big Ben, the Tower of London, the Gherkin, a Beefeater, a horse and a dinosaur for the Science museum. Thank you to the parents who came into school to help the children to create the displays. The finished displays look amazing! Take a look at some of the photos below.

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Sports Day 2019 (24/5/19)

What a fantastic sports day today! All of the children should be proud of the effort they put in, how they persevered and the sportsmanship they showed. The children enjoyed tackling the obstacle course, attempting to hit the Boccia target, having a lot of fun to try and win the 'tug of war', jumping to the finish line in the sack race, racing to the line in the sprint and keeping a steady hand in the 'egg and spoon race'. Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who came along to support the children and for creating a positive atmosphere. Well done to the children in the Yellow house who were the overall winners!

Elite Commando

All of the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 had a great time taking part in 'Elite Commando' sessions over two days. The children had to use their teamwork and leadership skills to move their whole team from point A to point B using only six tyres. The most challenging part was that their feet were not allowed to touch the ground. The children showed great teamwork and encouragement to complete the task. Each class also enjoyed toasting marshmallows on an open fire and then eating them! The children were most excited by taking on the challenge of the 'giant inflatable'. All of the children rose to the challenge (just like Geoffrey the Giraffe) to crawl through tunnels, climb a wall, launch down a slide and to manoeuvre under, over and through obstacles!

The Gingerbread Man Performance

A huge well done to all of the children in who took part in the Year 1 performance. The children have worked really hard over the last four weeks to practise for the performance. The children should be proud of their singing, dancing, acting and reading. We hope you enjoyed watching the performance as much as we did creating it!!

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Colchester Zoo Visit

Wow! We had a fantastic day at Colchester Zoo and all of the children were able to see a wide range of amazing animals. Some of the wow moments included the children walking through the Sea lion tunnel, being amazed be the sheer size of the Lions and Tigers, feeding the gorgeous Giraffes, feeding the enormous Elephants, seeing the birds eat nectar in the Rainbow bird house, seeing the majestic Meerkats and seeing the cheeky Chimps. One of the children said it had been 'their best ever day at school'! Have a look at some of our photos from the day. I'm sure your child will be really excited to tell you all about the animals they enjoyed seeing!

World Book Day

The children were really excited to come to school dressed in their pyjamas on Thursday. They all looked great and enjoyed eating some biscuits and drinking squash. They also liked listening to some funny stories. Take a look at our photos of the class dressed in their pyjamas below.

On Safari

The children have enjoyed starting to learn about our new topic 'On Safari'. So far the children have learnt how to group animals into categories, including Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles and Amphibians. We have also learnt what makes a Mammal a Mammal! The class have enjoyed looking at Mr Youngs' photos of when he went 'On Safari' in South Africa and found out about what kind of animals you might see. The children have learnt the difference between a Carnivore, Herbivore and an Omnivore. The whole year group is looking forward to visiting Colchester Zoo on Thursday 21st March. Have another look at our website page later in March to see some photos from our visit to the zoo.

Mad Scientist Day

I think you will agree all of the children looked great dressed up as 'Mad Scientists'. All of the costumes looked fantastic! Take a look at some of the photos. Thank you to all of the parents who put the time and effort in to creating the costumes. Thank you also for the donations that the children bought into school.

Science Week

This week some staff from Ipswich Borough Council came in to school to talk to the children about the importance of Recycling. The children found out about all of the objects that we can recycle in our blue bins and the objects that can not be recycled. The class learnt that Ipswich Borough Council currently recycle 40% of all rubbish and 60% is not recycled. The target is to try and reverse those figures! The children have also enjoyed taking part in three science activities this week. In our class the children completed an 'Icy Drinks' investigation. Some of the children were excited to help me set up the investigation (have a look at some of the photos). The class also took part in a floating and sinking investigation with Miss Manners and finding out which materials were best to keep a snowman cold ('Snowman's coat investigation) with Miss Thrower.

Welcome to 1DY

Welcome to class 1DY! Please check the website page to give you an insight into what your children have been doing at school. Thank you for supporting your child with their reading at home. Please continue to do this as this will help your child's reading to improve. The next Homework and Spellings will be sent home with the children on Friday 18th January. Thank you (in advance) for supporting your child with their homework and helping with their spellings. The children will now be doing P.E. every TUESDAY. Please make sure any earrings are removed on Tuesdays and if your child does an After school club (and they bring their kit home after a club), please ensure their kit is back in school before the next Tuesday P.E. session. Please feel free to speak to me any day after school if you would like to speak about your child's learning or anything else about school.  Mr Youngs

 

Rain, Rain Go Away

The children in the class have made a good start to our new Topic called Rain, Rain Go Away. To start the topic the children have been learning about the names of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom (and their capital cities). We have also learnt about the names of the continents and names of the oceans. The children have also enjoyed learning about different types of weather and were able to match weather symbols and their names to various weather pictures. Next the children will be learning about the seasons in the year and the 'Water cycle'. Have a look at some of our photos below showing the children's UK maps.

 

Learning about the UK and Continents of the world

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Hello and welcome to 1TV and the new school year.

The children have settled into year 1 brilliantly. They are already used to the new routines and have made a positive start to their Year 1 learning journey.

 

We have kick-started the year with our 'Terrific Transport' topic which the children are all enjoying.

Our visit to the Ipswich transport museum was very successful and the children were all impeccably behaved. We learnt lots of interesting facts about transport from the past and the children enjoyed climbing on the buses and fire engines. 

As a class, we have discussed Growth Mindset, in which the children have learnt about the importance of perseverance and learning from mistakes. We have also talked about Kelso's choices, to encourage the children to be responsible for themselves and make the right behaviour choices. Already, the children are beginning to adopt these attitudes which is fantastic! The children have also come up with some class rules.

 

Our School Council Representatives and Our Eco Council Representative

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Here are some photographs of our Ipswich Transport Museum visit.
Here are some photo's of the Papier Mache hot air balloons we made.

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We are only a couple of weeks into our new topic, 'Hero's and Villains' and already the children have learnt so much. We completed a 'cold task' at the beginning of the topic to assess what the children knew about heroes and villains and they all drew pictures of superheroes or super-villains. So we started learning about a real life hero from the past, Florence Nightingale, and a real life villain from the past in Guy Fawkes.

 

The children have loved learning about all the gruesome facts from long ago and are demonstrating some impressive 'historian' skills. Ask them about what they know. You will be amazed!

 

 

You can watch a video about Florence Nightingale on the link below.
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