Our penultimate week before the Easter half term has come to an end and what a extra special week it has been, full of visitors, trips and exciting learning opportunities…

On Tuesday, as part of our RE lesson, we had Paul come in to teach us about the colours and symbols of Easter. We even got to try on the clothes he would wear during the Easter period…

On Tuesday afternoon, Beech class also had the opportunity to do some more gardening with Chantal. This is helping us learn more about plants and planting. We even got to plant our own plants to bring home. If your child hasn’t already brought it home, they are outside the classroom ready for a new home!

Of course, the most exciting part of the week was our amazing trip to Bude. You may have already seen some pictures from our trip on the blog posted yesterday. The exciting experience has been vital to our learning for the rest of the week. In geography, we thought about what we saw on our trip and compared it to that of Rio Beach. We used a Venn diagram help us compare…

In Literacy, we also wrote a recount our of trip so that we could share what a day in Bude is like. We thought about the exciting events that took place (the beach walk, the breakwater, the rock pool and the cliff walk) and also sequencing the day using adverbs of time (firstly, next, after that, finally)…

And finally, we will use the experience as inspiration for our A3 landscape paintings which we are completing next week. Watch this space for excellent art work coming your way.

Yesterday we had an exciting visit for assembly from Lucy, a GP, who helped us learn more about one of our school values: Keeping healthy in mind, body and spirit. We learnt about how we should try to eat the colour of the rainbow each week. You may have seen children come home with a chart: this is to record what colours we eat in a week. It would be fab if you could help your child complete this and bring it in next Thursday or Friday.

In the assembly, we also learnt about how important it is to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. This can help our brain’s memory, motivation and performance. In the assembly, we all had a go at activities we can do to help us keep active. In Beach class, as well as our weekly PE lessons, we also do the mile a week in order to help us keep active.

Thanks to all the adults who managed to pop in for our open morning today, I know the children love sharing their learning with you and it is a great opportunity to see the different kinds of activities and learning that take place in the classroom.

Lastly, as part of RE/PSHE next Tuesday, it would be fantastic if your child could bring in a photo of themselves so that they can stick it into their book and write around. It doesn’t have to be a photo, it can just be a copy of a photo.

Have an enjoyable weekend (hopefully this lovely sunshine will stay with us) and I look forward to seeing you all next week for our final week of term.

Mr Smith, Miss Carter and the Year 1 Team.