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Year 1 Maths

In Maths, we have been practicing our measuring skills, this time focusing on volume and capacity. We have been measuring different volumes of liquid and we have also been making magical potions! The children have practiced using keywords: full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty and empty.

Year 1 Science

Year 1 have been looking at uses of everyday materials in Science. They investigated what materials floated on water and what sunk. They thought about what materials would be good to build a ship and did an experiment to test what size boat would hold the most.

Carlton Marshes Visit

Year 1 spent a wonderful day at Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Carlton Marshes. The children had a fun-filled time learning about the invertebrate animals that live on the marshes and their surrounding habitat. During the Dyke-dipping session we were lucky enough to find a variety of animals living in the water, including a fearsome looking water scorpion, several ingenious water spiders (which carry a bubble of air as they dive under the water) and we were also lucky enough to find a dragonfly nymph! Following on from this we spent some time identifying some of the nearby trees and designing a key to identify their leaves. Finally, after lunch the children had a mini-beast hunt, collecting and grouping invertebrates from the marsh land this time. This time we found many crafty woodlice, hiding under logs, spiders and a rather beautiful soldier beetle. Year I would like to thank all the great helpers that came with us. 

Christingles

Today year 1 made Christingles when learning about Christmas Light and understanding how Jesus is the light of the world.

Christingle is a joyful celebration that brings families and communities together to share the light of Jesus and spread a message of hope.

The children had to read and follow instructions in pairs so that they were developing their Reading skills through their RE lesson.

Coastline Exploration

Year one had a great time exploring different, unique qualities and habitats along our coastline. They enjoyed the alternative environment and created amazing stone sculptures which they then shared with their peers. 

Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, Year 1 has been learning about Floella Benjamin and her journey to England from Trinidad. We had some incredible discussion about the fact that her experiences when first arriving in the UK were not positive, as some people made judgements about her based on the colour of her skin. 

We reflected on our differences, our similarities, and talked about how our country is made up of great people from all over the world, each bringing amazing elements of their home countries for us to enjoy and appreciate!

As a school we held a Black History Month exhibition. The children were absolutely amazing! They were able to talk about what they had learnt about Baroness Floella Benjamin and showed visitors their amazing portraits, fact files and so much more.