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Year 1: Blackbirds

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 Our Team



                                 Miss Duncan                      Mrs Granger                      




                                Miss Smith                    Mrs Soper




Summer - Paws, Claws & Jaws


Welcome back to a new and wild term! This term our topic is Paws, Claws and Jaws! We will be learning about animals and their needs as well as creating our own enclosures! 


For our class sparkling start we dressed up as our favourite animal, considering our features and strengths.


To kick start this term we have visited Africa Alive, where we explored the animals and learnt alot about what they need. We even got to touch some of the animals! 



We had such a great time that we wanted to write them a thank-you letter! We have planned, drafted and published these ready to be sent! 



Spring - Superheroes 


Welcome back to a new and exciting term! This term our topic is Superheroes!


For our class sparkling start we dressed up as our favourite superheroes and challenged our selves to create an assault course were we could use our powers.



During Art week we looked at the Russian artist Wallisly Kaninsky, one of the most recognised abstract artists of modern time. We used his work to inspire us to create our own circle piece of artwork.


In our maths learning we have been learning to equally share amounts.


We had a visit from the local police and we learnt how important their role is within our community! We asked a range of questions and even got to explore the police car! 


During science week we explored which material would be best for a cape! We planned, tested and evaluated which material was the best. It was the Plastic! 

As are fabulous finish we had a visit from the local fire station and they told us what they have to do to keep people safe! We explored the fire engine and even got to use the hose! 



Autumn 1 - Dinosaur Discovery


Welcome back to a new and exciting school year in Blackbirds! This term our learning project is Dinosaur Discovery... We have already had a visit from our friendly Lowestoft Dinosaurs!


For our class sparkling start we went on a dinosaur hunt around the school to see what evidence we could find that Dinosaurs had been in our school!

We found bones, food, fossils, foot prints and Dinosaur eggs!


We have been recreating roles as dinosaurs considering our movements and control as Dinosaurs are very scary creatures!


We have been curious to recreate and tell the story of Harry and the bucket full of Dinosaurs. We used talk for writing to create actions for the story to help us remember all parts of the story; beginning, middle and end. We then planned them collaboratively with our friends and wrote each section.



Basic information


White reading diaries

These books are used as a home to school communication and need to be brought in every day. These diaries are a form of communication and any accidents or incidences will be reported in these books for your information.


Please read with your child at least 3 times a week and record this in your white reading diaries.


PE will be on Monday and Friday mornings, this can sometimes change due to staff training so we suggest you keep your child's PE kit in school all week.


Forest schools will be every other Friday and will fit in with our learning project this term so if your child can have wellies in school at all times please.


Important dates for your diary this term


Class celebration of learning                  23rd May 2019 at 2:30 

Last day of School this term                   23rd May 2019 


First day of Summer 2                              3rd June 2019

Family Cafe                                                 4th July 2019 at 2pm 

11 before 11 trip                                       10th July 2019 

Sport Day                                                          TBC 

Last day of the term                                18th July 2019



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