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'Growing Enquiring Minds'

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We designed and created our own puppets. We explored ways to join and decorate them too!

Our Amazing Bodies

We used a very hands-on approach to draw and label our body parts!

Toys from the Past


We completed lots of work on old and new toys. We discussed how we knew their age and used lots of great vocabulary to describe them. We used our knowledge about toys to create a toy museum.

Everyday Materials

Christmas Tree Decorations


We were very excited to get into the Christmas spirit in Year 1 this week, and create our decoration for the Christmas tree in the hall. We had a gingerbread man template and each was designed uniquely by the children. There was lots of glitter, paint and sequins involved. When our gingerbread men were dry, we took them and placed them on the Christmas tree. 

Anti Bullying Week

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This week we focused on being kind to others. We discussed what bullying was and how it was different from conflict, we acted out different scenarios and discussed them together.

African Food 


As part of our enquiry this half term we have been learning about Africa. We discovered that people in the village of Mugurameno in Zambia, don't have hobs and ovens like us but make their food over an open fire. One of their traditional dishes is nshima. We had the opportunity to try some nshima in school. We had a mixed reaction to the taste of nshima. 



On our RE day this half term, we learned about Christianity. The day started hearing a story about Jesus and what Christian's believe about Jesus and how Christianity began. We discussed how Christian's are welcomed into the faith by having a baptism or christening. All of the children took part in a teddy bear baptism to learn the different parts involved in baptising someone and welcoming into the Christian faith.