Our Busy Week!
Year 1 have been busy all week learning about what worship means to Buddhists. We have carried on practicing our meditation and this has helped us to make the most of our busy week.
In our English work we have been using adjectives to describe some of the giant leaves left by Jack after he climbed the magic beanstalk. The giants friend phoned our class to see if we could describe the giant on a 'Wanted' poster.
Here are some of the adjectives we used for both:
gigantic huge big really big awesome scary giant wide long drowsy mean shiny
smooth green holey grumpy nasty hairy.
Can you guess which adjectives were used to describe the giant?
Year 1 Visit To a Buddhist Temple.
As part of our RE topic on Buddhism we went on a bus to visit a Buddhist Temple in Preston.
The monk chanted to us and helped us to meditate. We felt very calm.
There were lots of statues of the Buddha and temple offerings. We made our own offering of Lotus flowers to place on the shrine. We looked at Buddha statues.
We looked at a huge statue of Buddha dressed in Orange robes.
Afterwards we made our own observational drawings.
Hubble Bubble Double Lubble Year 1 Are Out Of Trouble!
Year 1 have had trouble learning some of the tricky lines from their class poems. However we have given it lots of practice and we now feel ready to perform to the rest of the school and parents on Monday.
Year 1 have looked at toys (some of them very old toys) and used them to make up their own versions of familiar poems. We have had lots of fun and even included some actions to go with our poems.
Ho ho ho we have been thinking of adjectives to describe our festive decorations!
Year One Writing.
In our English we have joined words and sentences with the conjunction 'and.' After that we went on to include adjectives. Here are some of our examples.
Year 1 have been learning about Buddhism and Christianity.
Year 1 Christmas Party!
year 1 had a great time at their christmas party playing games such as Musical Corners, statues and Pass The Parcel.
A special visitor arrived and gave all the children a present. He told all the teachers that they had been really good and assured Mrs Brownley that he knew where she lived even though she had changed her name. Phew!
Year 1 had a visit from one of Santa's helpers. Luckily all the children had been really good and enjoyed reading letters from both Santa and Sparkles one of our Elves. The children learnt how to write letters and wrote letters to Santa and Sparkles.
Each morning the children had to spot their Elf and letter in school. Our Elf has now gone back to help Santa and told him that all the children in Year 1 have been great at school.
We are hoping for a quick visit from Santa and we have been practising some lovely songs to sing for him.
Looking For Seasonal Changes.
Year 1 have been searching for signs of Autumn in our school grounds. We have spotted squirrels scampering across the grass storing food for winter. Some of the trees have leaves which have turned into yellow, gold and red. The fruit on the apple and pear trees has been harvested.
We will continue to look at the changes in our environment and record the changes we see.
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