Last weekend, Max in Class 1S went to the beach to play football with his dad. Max saw that whilst playing that there was lots of litter lying around. He took it upon himself to do a beach clean there and then. Max found a sock, insole, a shoe, wool, lots of plastic bags, bottle tops and a massive juice bottle. He raised some money in the process and donated it to Nayamba School. Well done Max.

Florence in 1S has had her hair chopped off over the weekend to raise money for Nayamba School in Zambia. She has raised over 100 pounds to give to the school to help them continue to support the 200 children they have attending. The school in Zambia has already been able to provide a 3 classroom building, textbooks for core subjects, 1 qualified teacher and 2 assistant teachers. Well done Florence. We are supper proud of you and the money you've raised will go a long way to support them.

Last week in Year 1 the butterflies hatched and we set them free! We have seen them grow from tiny little caterpillars through to them breaking free from their chrysalis and setting them free.

On Wednesday afternoon, Year 1 went back to the allotment to see how it has changed. Mrs Pike talked about the new plants that have been planted and how some of the vegetables are very close to being harvested. We also had the opportunity to measure different plants using our rulers and helped out with the watering.

We have hatched ducklings in Year 1! We incubated 6 eggs and had 2 catch. We called them Cheep and Donald. We have been looking after them with fresh bedding, food and water. They really enjoy diving in the bath!

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.

We wrote instructions for how to make cucumber sandwiches! Then we made them and ate them!

Class 1M got sporty on Friday for Sports Relief. It was pretty cold on the field but we warmed up with a couple of boys v girls games! Even Mrs Martin ran a lap of the field!

Class 1M have written their own story after learning 'Naughty Bus' and this is a video of us performing it!

This week in science we have been talking about different properties of materials. We explored the school grounds with our clipboards and talked about why different materials were used for certain jobs. We also learnt that glass is transparent and that is why we use it in windows.

We went on a material hunt around the school!

Year 1 have been role playing with the Naughty Bus!

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.