On Thursday, we had a special visit from Mrs Martin's family dog, Mutley. In Year 1 we have been learning about writing instructions and imperative verbs. We have adapted the story of How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth and replaced the woolly mammoth with a scruffy dog.
We were able to put our instructions of how to wash a scruffy dog to the test!
On Wednesday, Class 1S and 1M had the opportunity to see the fantastic work Mrs Pike and her team of volunteers have done with the school's allotmemt. Both the classes identified all the fruit and veg that are currently in place, weeded the beds, turned in some fresh manure and watered the current crop.
We had a fantastic time and cannot wait to go back to see the fruits of ours, and others, labour.
Class 1M have written their own story after learning 'Naughty Bus' and this is a video of us performing it!
This story has been written, sentence by sentence by 1LV. Miss Vanstone was blown away by the amazing language the children used. What a fantastic story!
The boy in the cave, by Class 1LV
The darkness swirls around the dirty cave. The kind, brave boy takes one step forward into the wet, spooky cave. Water drips down on him, he hears a rumbling noise. Cautiously he steps back but rocks fall down and cover the entrance. They boy sees a red bottle of potion. He drinks some, it tastes like pears.
Suddenly he starts getting bigger and bigger and bigger! The boy had grown into a giant man. The giant felt a brown paw on his shoulder. A bear looked at him in nasty way. The giant froze and carefully turned around to see... a mean, snotty, brown and dribbling bear!
Quickly, the giant takes a ruby red apple out of his pocket and throws it at the wild bear. The wild bear picks it up and eats in in one gulp! All of a sudden the bear began to shrink. He shrank to the size of an ant.
The giant laughed for one whole minute, but then a giant, man-eating spider came and picked him up! The big, hairy, man-eating spider wrapped the giant up in his sticky spider's web.
When the spider wasn't looking, the giant sees a bone in the web and uses it to break free. He spots a secret passage way. Attached to the bone he used to break free is a tiny, golden key. 'I wonder if this unlocks that door?' thought the giant.
The giant grabs the key and suddenly begins to shrink back to his original size. He scrambles towards the secret door but he couldn't reach the lock! The spider was close behind him. The boy turned around and jumped onto the spider and managed to reach the lock with the key.
The door flings open and the boy stumbles over a treasure chest full of gold, diamonds and rubies.
It has been a busy start to the new school year for Year 1 who are learning all about space! They are really enjoying their learning and have engaged so well with the topic so far. They have learned "Blast Off Into Space" by heart, recalling lots of facts from this non-fiction book. You can see this in the video below. Through learning in this way they have learned how to write in non-fiction style and will be making books about space as a class! Make sure you pop into the classroom to see them.