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Reminders and Dates for the Autumn Term
Start of Term: Tuesday 5th September 8:40am
Roald Dahl Day
We came to school dressed as characters from some of our favourite Roald Dahl stories. In Year Two we read ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ and how he had secret plans and clever tricks to gobble up juicy little children. Did you know children are tastier with their clothes on? We worked together in groups to retell the story through drama before producing a class version of the story. We loved looking at Quentin Blake’s illustrations and created our own illustrations for a display.
Learning in Year 1
The children all looked fantastic dressed in blue and yellow to make the uniform in our partner school. We had a lot of fun singing African songs and making plastic bottle art.
In PE we have been using balls and worked on our coordination skills and accuracy skills when navigating obstacles. It was lots of fun !
We also completed a live workout out with the Body Coach and got very hot . Harry said he loved doing press ups and is going to practise these at home.
We all brought in our favourite teddy bears and wrote special facts about them. We made a museum for Miss Daley’s class to come and visit. Tulisa brought in the oldest bear that was over 60 years old.
As the Phonics Screening approaches, we have been continuing to practise our blending. We went outside for a Phonics Dash! We split into teams and had to race to collect the real and alien words on the playground. We then had to work together to segment and blend the words correctly. We also went on a Sound Hunt. We used our team work and orienteering skills to navigate the playground and find all of the phonics clues. We loved practising our reading outside!
What an exciting day Thursday was! After our assembly in the morning, it was races in the afternoon. We all enjoyed the different events, especially the parent races at the end.
We sang some songs, performed a rap, and showed our art work. The adults had to answer a fruit or vegetable quiz, some of them were quite tricky. Our families were very proud of us.
We looked at a fantastic story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ as part of our ‘Green Fingers ‘ project.Then we made some lovely vegetable soup with some of the vegetables.
We all thought it was delicious!
Walton Gardens and Grappenhall Heys Walled Gardens
British Values Day
Google expeditions 31st March 2017
The children were extremely excited to take part in our expedition to the Gombe National Park. We were able to explore the chimpanzees habitat and visit Jane Goodall’s office and home. It was fantastic to walk in the shoes of the famous scientist and explorer.
What a fabulous day we had at the zoo. We learnt so many interesting facts and saw some curious creatures.
World Book Day
First Aid Certificates
The children received their certificates after taking part in basic first aid from St Johns Ambulance.
Chinese New Year
Our class have had so much fun over the last 2 days learning about Chinese New Year. The children have made lantern, painted dragons, took part in a parade,and ate Chinese food.
Watch our parade below!
This week the children had to help free our penguin from this ice. We used water , bubble wrap, tinfoil, newspaper and salt to melt the ice and we observed which melted the ice the quickest.
Sunny has visited lots of different places around the world, including rainy places. We have been looking at clouds and, in particular, how and why it rains. We began by sharing what we already knew about this and what we would like to find out. Ethan suggested that the clouds are made in factories, where the clouds come out of the tall towers. Amelie thought clouds rain when they are full of water. Alex questioned whether God squeezes the clouds to make them rain. We tested our predictions and watched rain science clips. Have fun at home looking at clouds.
Wow ! The children were so excited to watch as the water collected in the clouds and it began to rain.
Congratulations to our top fundraiser.
Christmas Performance ‘Children of the World’
The teachers are so proud of all the children who took part in our Christmas performance. We loved finding out about so many traditions.
St John’s Ambulance
Year 1 took part in a workshop to learn first aid and life saving skills. We had so much fun using the bandages.
We loved looking at our maps and 3D models of our local area.
We took part in a workshop and made our own houses. The houses had lights that we could turn on and off. All of the houses were put together to make a village.
Huge congratulations to all the children for taking part in our Fun Run. We are so proud of you and for your wonderful role in raising so much money for our school. Go St Philip’s!
With our dance teacher we performed a cheer leading dance.
We had a visit from John Stubbs Gold medalist. He inspired us by telling us how he persevered to achieve his goal.
A nurse from Warrington Hospital came to tell us about her job and she told us how she looks after ill children. What a special person she is!