The children in 1K had a lovely morning with their family member learning about phonics and how important it is when learning to read and spell. They particularly enjoyed participating in some phonics challenges! It was lovely to see so many faces and the joy the children had be able to share this learning time with their family member. Thank you to all who came!
Painting turtles using cold tea
Mr Mayland (from CAFOD) came to talk to us in Y1 about how we could help to care and protect God's world.
Blessed Sacrament Festival
We worshiped the Blessed Sacrament and prayed for the Priests. We discussed that God is all around and loves every single one of us.
On Wednesday 26th September we went to Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom! We had a fantastic visit and saw a huge variety of animals, from pigs, to snakes, and from wallabies to ostriches! We even had the opportunity to stroke a meercat!
1K's Royal Wedding celebrations
1C conducting a scientific investigation through planting broad beans and cress.
To continue our plants topic in science, we decided to conduct an investigation to see what the best conditions are for plants to grow in. We planted broad bean seeds in soil and cress seeds in damp cotton wool. We predicted that the soil would cause the best growth because it contained nutrients.
We had a fantastic time at the castle. We were trained to become squires, had the opportunity to dress up in lots of different outfits, trained as servants for the angry Lord, and even ended up in the stocks in the dungeon!
1C's introduction to the plants topic through plant dissection.
1K's dissection to discover the parts of a plant!
1K enjoying the new Fitness Trail!
1C Science morning for British Science Week.
We had a fantastic morning celebrating British Science Week. We enjoyed taking part in four different science experiments all themed around discovery and exploration.
Today was Science Morning! We had a carousel of activities to do. We started off by exploring magnets and making a racing track using paper clips and magnets. We then discovered what happens when we mix milk, food colouring and washing up liquid. Next we made volcanoes using food colouring and bi-carbonate of soda, and finally, our challenge was to make a circuit using a bulb, wires and a battery! We had a fabulous morning!
Year 1 trip to Chester Zoo!
80th Birthday Celebration!
In 1K we looked at Andy Warhol and painted our own 'Pop Art' handprint painting. We then had a dance to some 80's music and watched 80's cartoons. After that we designed our own 80's clothing and then at the end of the day we ate some Arctic Roll, which was an 80's delicacy!
The Power of Prayer - Skittles experiment!
In this activity, each skittle represents a different prayer. Colour is released from the skittles when warm water is poured on them. This symbolises how all our prayers join together so God can make an impact on the whole world.
Red = a sorry prayer
Purple = a prayer for the sick
Green = a prayer for the world
Orange = a thank you prayer
Yellow = a prayer for the church.
Building 3D shapes using marshmellows and spaghetti
Discovering secondary colours
Brighten Up Day for CAFOD
On Friday we took part in Brighten Up Day for CAFOD. Earlier in the week, we attended an assembly taken by a representative from CAFOD explaining where the money raised would go to. It was lovely to see them participate in such bright colours for such an important cause. The children and the staff looked fantastic.