We made a Filipino snack called Turon. Turon is a Philippine snack made of thinly sliced bananas, dusted with brown sugar, rolled in a spring roll wrapper and fried.
Tinikling is a traditional Philippine dance which originated during the Spanish colonial era. The dance involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance.
Everybody in Year 1 had the chance to either dance or clap the bamboo poles! It was tricky but everybody gave it a good go! Well done Year 1!
This week we have been learning about how we can respond to Pope Francis' letter Laudato Si'. We have placed a particular focus on recycling. We have learnt how to sort our rubbish so that we waste less, we have learnt how to identify what items can be recycled, we have made place mats entirely out of used plastic bags and we have also brought in our own mini recycling projects! They have been amazing!
Remember: Reduce, reuse, recycle!
Thank you to Kitty's mum, Emma, for a fantastic Christmas inspired Yoga lesson! It was great and Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
Welcome to Year 1!
Wow, what a great three weeks we have had! The children have settled very well and we have had lots of fun whilst getting lots of work done!
Please check our class page regularly for news and photo's of the children throughout the year!
"A childhood without books - that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy."
Astrid Lingen, author of Pippi Longstocking
This month's story book
Around the world in 50 days!
This term, we have travelled all over the world, using maps and globes. We identified the difference between cities, countries and continents and named some important rivers. We began our trip in London, the city in which we all live. We wrote our own version of the Naughty Bus, learned about the Royal Family and enjoyed a traditional English cream teas with scones. We made world famous London monuments from unwanted boxes. Can you tell which ones they are?
Heading south, we crossed the English Channel to France, where we painted landscapes like Claude Monet, and tried to make Eiffel Towers using a range of construction kits. We journeyed down through France and crossed the Mediterranean Sea until we got to the continent of Africa.
We learned that Africa was made up of lots of different countries and languages. We acted out the story of Handa's Surprise and imagined we were Handa taking present to one of our friends when something unexpected happens!
During international week we travelled overland to Asia and settled in India. We learned that people are mad about cricket and had our first cricket lesson with Jonathan, who thought we were really talented!
We drew our own pictures of the Taj Mahal and made playdough using Indian spices in different shades of brown, red and yellow to make pretend Indian sweets and cakes.
More international week creativity, fun and dressing-up...
Fun at the farm
We had an amazing trip to Bocketts Farm recently. We are learning about where our food comes from. We saw many of the animals that provide us with meat, milk and eggs, and wool and leather. We fed goats and sheep; we saw baby lambs and kids that had just been born and watched a goat being milked by hand. The milk was really warm
We had a tractor ride in beautiful countryside and looked out at huge fields of wheat and corn. We saw horses, donkeys, big, sleepy pigs and fierce-looking bulls.
As if that wasn't enough excitement for one day, we had a little spare time between activities. Look what fun we had ....
Back at school, we are developing our knowledge and understanding further with lots of farm-related stories and activities:
Next week, we're going to look at how wheat gets turned into bread and how milk gets churned into butter by making them ourselves.