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Welcome to Year 1 - The Penguins!

 

Thank you Penguins for a fantastic start to the new school year! We have been busy doing lots of exciting things and you have shown what hard workers you are!

 

Have a look below to see what we have been getting up to.

Here be dragons!

 

We have had an exciting start to our English work when we found dragon eggs! The children have been doing a lot of work thinking about what sort of dragons might be in the eggs. We read a wonderful book called 'Tell me a Dragon', which the children can read using our story map and actions, and we started writing our own pages.

 

EXCITING UPDATE!

 

The eggs hatched! But it must have been over the weekend as the dragons are nowhere to be seen! Many children in Penguins have reported sightings but we have yet to find them. We are going to be looking at designing dragon traps to try and get back those pesky lizards! 

 

While it wasn't raining, Penguins managed to go to our Woodland area to set up the traps they had designed. They worked in groups to create their traps and explained to the class how they worked. Some were very imaginative! Let's hope they catch our dragons!

 

Back in time!

 

The children have been thinking about history and what the past means. We thought about our own pasts and their school day. We then looked back at school for Mrs Kaliski and how it was different. After finding a stone on the school wall and watching the builders make our new school building, we started looking at the history of the school and found out school was a lot different over 100 years ago! 

 

Victorian Day

 

Thank you to all the children and their parents for making the effort to dress up and get involved to turn Penguins into a Victorian classroom for the day! The children had a fantastic day, although there were mixed reviews on whether school should stay Victorian or not! 

 

We had great fun reciting poems and our times tables, writing on slates and we even met a Victorian who told us about the jobs children had to do and pineapples! 

 

A Victorian gentleman answered our questions.

 

We used an 'abacus' and a slate to solve our arithmetic problems!

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