What an interesting visit we had to the Grand Mosque as part of our Religious Education work which looks at similarities and differences between Christians and Muslims. We were told about the different customs that Muslim people follow before they pray. We watched the teacher show how to wash before praying. He demonstrated how the Imam calls Muslims to prayer and how Muslim people pray on the floor. We also got to see their special books and look at some of the traditional clothing that both men and women wear. We were able to talk about different things which we learnt from our visit. Next half term we will visit a local church to learn about Christian customs and beliefs.
We made our own Mrs Armitage style vehicles in Design technology this half term.
Year 1 were lucky to have a visit from D-Side. Q the robot told us all about the human body and how to keep it healthy. We had a lot of fun!
This half term our topic focused on Black History month. In art we looked at the artist Jacob Lawrence. We created our own Jacob Lawrence inspired masks taken from the book 'Jacob Makes a World'. We used different pastel techniques to create our masks.
In Design Technology this half term we made our own Handa baskets using a weaving technique. We were all really proud of our hard work. We hope you like them too!
Year 1 would like to say a big Well Done to our new school council representatives for Year 1, Muhammad and Revana! We would also like to say a big Well Done to our new class greeters, Oakley and Alicia! We are sure all 4 children will do a super job at representing our class this year in their new roles!
Year 1 became inventors after reading our new text 'Mrs Armitage on Wheels'. It is a story about how a lady, Mrs Armitage, added different items to her bike to make it into a super bike! We designed and made our own items to put on Mrs Armitage's new bike! We had lots of fun!
Year 1 would like to say a massive thank you to all the parents and carers who helped us with our homework in the first half term! The amount of time and effort that was put into the pieces that the children brought in was amazing! There is a new homework menu for Autumn 2 and all the staff in year 1 are already excited to see what the children bring in this half term!
Our book in English last half term was Handa's Surprise. We learned the text in our lessons through Talk for Writing. As part of our hook lesson we went on a fruit hunt around school. We had to find all the fruit that the animals took from Handa in the story. Once we found the fruit we had a great time tasting them all! Yum! We even made Kenyan style houses from the story!
We had a marvellous afternoon on European languages day. We found out lots of information about France, learned some common French phrases and tried croissants! They were yummy!