Today we climbed Roseberry Topping to raise awareness and much needed funds for a very special girl named Lyla who has a brain tumour. It was a really lovely day!
Children in Year One took their learning on an adventure to the National Railway Museum in York, travelling by Metro and then a mainline train just to get there! After exploring the Great Hall which houses the Mallard and the Bullet train, they took part in a workshop about George Stephenson. There was time travel, dressing up and sounds effects involved as they re-enacted the Rainhill Trials.
Mr McGrath took Year 1 on a virtual, musical adventure to York train station this week. The children used their superb listening skills to identify all the different sounds from this bustling train station. Next they combined the different sounds and composed their own version. It was as if we were really there!
Year 1 made the most of the winter conditions on Friday and played in snow. There were miniature snowmen, snow mountains, giant snowballs and beautiful patterns made in the snow. Some children spotted some tiny bird footprints and some noticed that our rain gauge was completely frozen.
So firstly, Year 1 discovered a mystery suitcase in the lost property of their class railway station. Next, they discovered from a luggage tag that revealed it actually belonged to someone called George Stephenson. We did not know much about him until we investigated the sources of information inside the case. Just look at how much we know now ….. wow!
In Art this half term, the children have been learning about the use of shade and tone to create effects with Miss Marley. They discussed how these effects could be used and experimented to see what they might look like. We can’t wait to see the finished results.
Cora lost her first tooth on Boxing Day which meant she had a visit from the Tooth Fairy as well as Santa
After years of completely ‘freaking out’ even just going near his Grotto, Mam is so, so proud of Zachary who conquered his fear of Santa Claus and even held a conversation with him discussing food and Fifa!
We got such a surprise when we arrived into school on Friday. Not only were our Christmas decorations up, but the tree was covered in festive underpants! We later found a map and followed the clues to discover yet more pants hidden around school. Our investigation has lead us to a group of underpant loving aliens….watch this space for further updates!