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    History.

    May 9th, 2017 by




    Today we went on a walk around our local community. We compared the buildings as they are now to photographs that we had from a long time ago. We looked at the patterns in the brick work on houses. Most of the older houses had arches around the windows with different coloured bricks. Lots of the buildings had been pulled down and replaced with a car showroom, a supermarket and Burger King. Some of the building that we observed had the dates in the brickwork of when they were built including our school. Thank you to the moms who came to help us keep safe when crossing the roads and walking around.

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    PSHE (Respect)

    May 2nd, 2017 by

    In our PSHE lesson today we spoke about the meaning of respect. We looked at different scenarios and the children had to identify what was wrong with the behaviour. The children learned what respect is by listening to each other’s opinions and feelings and respecting people privacy and belongings.

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    Easter Bonnet Parade

    April 6th, 2017 by

    Thank you to those parents who were able to join us for our easter bonnet parade this morning. We had a lovely time and i think you will agree, the hats were fabulous.

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    Easter Extravaganza

    April 5th, 2017 by

    We had a great time at our Easter Extravaganza. Thank you to any parents that were able to come. We hope you enjoyed our singing.

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    Visit from a Scientist!

    March 14th, 2017 by

    Science Visitor- Tuesday 14th March, 2017

    Today a special Science visitor came to visit Year 1 who conducted an experiment with the children.

    She poured lemonade into the children’s cups and added raisins to see whether they sink or float. Everybody had very peculiar results as some raisins sank and some floated to the surface of the liquid.

    The children did a funny dance to make the raisins rise to the top. This worked for some of the glasses as the motion of the dancing caused the floor to vibrate, however some raisins remained sunken.

    Ava explains that she feels the bubbles are helping some of the raisins travel to the top which is why some have not come up. The Scientist was impressed with Ava’s prediction and the children continued dancing or shaking the cups to allow the bubbles to collect under the raisins and bring them to the surface of the cup.

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    Shove Tuesday

    February 28th, 2017 by

    Pancake Day! Tuesday 28th February, 2017

    The children selected 1 treat that they would like to give up for Lent. We first listed which goodies we have in our cupboards at home. This included;
    chocolate, custard, biscuits

    These are the things the children of Year 1 will give up for Lent.
    Esme will give up her tent.
    Ava will give up YouTube.
    Mason will give up PS4.
    Lola will give up T.V.
    Scarlett will give up her “My Little Pony Castle”.
    Charlie will give up his toy house.

    We discussed the importance of giving up these treats, as Noah adds that he thinks this will help Christians to stay closer to Jesus.

    We give up 1 special treat for 40 days/nights because that’s what Jesus did to get close to God.

    Children practiced the pronunciation of French toppings for pancakes & how to order their pancake in French.
    Esme, Ava, Dhiyanna, Evie were able to order their pancake & topping.

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    Goldilocks and the 3 bears

    February 27th, 2017 by

    The children discovered a new role play area today. It had 3 different sized; beds, bowls, spoons and chairs. The clues led them to believe that they were from a traditional story called, ‘Goldilocks and the three bears.’ What do you think?

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    Firefighters

    February 16th, 2017 by

    Today Firefighter Karl visited Year 1. He had the opportunity explain how he responds to emergency situations in the neighbourhood. Lexi stated that “Firefighters rescue cats from trees”, but Karl explained that the amount of call outs for cat rescues has decreased dramatically. He has however, rescued horses from canals, along with people. He explained that people often need rescuing from canals because of the cold temperature of the water, causes their bodies to shut down completely, thus creating an emergency.

    Additionally, Karl also discussed how some people make bad choices and do not look after the environment, so they light bins on fire which can spread across the neighbourhood and harm many people. Also, Firefighters are often called out to car accidents because they have specially designed equipment that can cut through the car metal. This piece of equipment resembles a pair of scissors, which Fireman Sam refers to as the “Jaws of Fire”, but is actually called a “holmatro”. They also lift the car up if someone is trapped under a car and deploy an air bag underneath that blows up and lifts the car to safety.

    Troy knows that fires make lots of dark smoke and Lola talked about the importance of leaving the house as fast as you can if you discover a fire. If a fire does occur in their house the children were advised to walk out of the house, as safely as possible. However, a block of flats were seen to have the highest fire risk due to the intense air pressure and Ava knew this because she knows the wind blows more strongly the higher up in the air we are. Ava knows that a smoke alarm goes off if there is a fire and Lexi states that ‘my fire alarm goes off when mommy is doing cooking’. Children were also told to be aware of fires in their home because they are dangerous and can spread quickly. Ava knows that she would need to ring 999 for the ambulance, Firefighters & police. The children know they can’t use a pretend phone to phone the police. Noah says “you have to tell the people where the fire is in your house” if you ring 999.

    Children are told that they should be aware of key landmarks e.g. Leamore primary, swimming baths in their area if they are unsure of how to report the location of a fire. This is because a fire can take place anywhere and not just in your home. Karl also, discussed that their job also requires them to handle and remove nasty chemicals. This process was called “decontamination” and a special fire engine is used to conduct this process. Ava knows she needs fire proof clothes if she was a Firefighter and Mason knows he needs an “oxygen tank” when entering smoke.

    Lexi wears a Firefighter’s outfit. Ava wears the jacket. The children feel the inside of the jacket- the jacket is bubbly to protect the Firefighters bodies. Harry wears the Firefighter helmet and tries on the visor. Troy wears the giant protective gloves. A black balaclava is worn to protect the head, but nobody tried this on because it was too SMELLY! Ava knows she needs to stop, drop and roll to prevent fire. Karl explains that this procedure stops oxygen coming into the fire as you squash the fire.

    Firefighters always work in the dark. They can’t physically see their hands as the fog is so dark. Hence they use a body heat camera which will follow their heat trail and detect everywhere they have been.

    Karl also, described why different Firefighters have slight differences in their uniform. He said that the plain yellow helmet is for regular Firefighters. A Crew Commander usually has two stripes on top of their yellow helmet. They are responsible for the team going out protect people from emergencies. Lastly, the Watch Commander is in charge of everyone and wears a white helmet.

    It is important to remember that Firefighters do not always rescue people for fires. They also fit fire alarms and conduct routine checks e.g. Plugs overloaded, battery removed from alarm. They also leave a special safety book that contains key information called “keeping you safe and well’, which is completely free and yours to keep. This is because tax payers fund the fire service and this shows that we all working together as a community. The fire service also fit an additional alarm under elderly ladies beds which is triggered if there is a fire.

    Lastly Karl explained the importance of always wearing a seatbelt when travelling in any moving vehicle. Remember to always be SAFE!

    Thank You Karl for visiting our school!

    Year 1

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    News Flash

    January 24th, 2017 by

    Year One have done a wonderful job of creating, rehearsing and performing news bulletins today
    The children took pride in presenting their work explaining what police do, where they work, what they wear and what special equipment they use.

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    Anti -Bullying Workshop

    January 17th, 2017 by

    Year 1 children have taken part in an anti-bullying workshop in school today.

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    Music With Mr Sherry

    January 8th, 2017 by

    On Friday, we started our music lessons with Mr Sherry.

    We used ukuleles and the children really enjoyed their ukulele playing and singing. We can’t wait until next week!

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    Mrs Lockett’s surprise birthday party

    November 7th, 2016 by

    The final preparations

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    We invited the Nuture group to join us. She’s on her way. How exciting!

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    Let’s eat

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    The children made cards for her!

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    Musical Statues
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    Musical Chairs

    Musical chairs from Leamore Primary School on Vimeo.

    Finally, Mrs Lockett opened her presents.

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    Secret Location

    November 7th, 2016 by and tagged , , ,

    The children walked into the classroom this morning to discover a map! The message attached read, ‘Follow this map to a secret location. Once there you will discover a parcel. Will you follow the instructions’? They couldn’t wait to get going, paying particular attention to the directions and the landmarks on the map. On Church Street Bentley asked, ‘Are we going to Bloxwich.’ As we approached the hardware shop Lexi realised that the secret Location was Bloxwich Library. We entered the library and on the desk was indeed a parcel. The children considered whether to open it or not. A decision was made to open it and once opened a DVD was revealed and attached was another message that read, ‘play me.’

    We settled down in Bloxwich Library theatre to watch ‘CINDERELLA’ The reviews were glorious. ‘That was brilliant’ said Kian. ‘Can we watch it again’ shouted Harry.

    Once back at school the children traced their footsteps on the map, detailing exactly which way we had walked. Some of the children even inserted the road names. What do you think about that Mr Ellison, our Geography Coordinator? 

      

     

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    How do you celebrate a special occasion?

    November 1st, 2016 by and tagged ,

    The children were asked to think of a special occasion they particularly enjoy celebrating. What do they do? Where do they go? What do they need? What clothes do they wear? Do they sing any special songs? Do they eat any special food?

    We came up with a great idea of planning our own party! We thought about Divali, Christmas and then decided to look at our birthday chart to find out who was next to have a birthday. To our surprise it was Mrs Lockett so we set about planning a surprise party for her. We designed invitations, planned the food, the games, and the music.

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    What special times are celebrated?

    October 31st, 2016 by and tagged ,

    The children passed a very special box around today containing a selection of objects depicting different occasions. Each child chose an item and then had to describe it, deciding which celebration it belonged to.

    Using feeling cards we also explored how we might feel like during a well known celebration. Most children announced that they would either feel, happy or excited. However some children were really thoughtful and said that some people might feel lonely at Christmas if the were on there own. Other children discussed feeling disappointed when they hadn’t got what they had asked for on their birthday.

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    Black History Month

    October 14th, 2016 by

    We have been celebrating Black History Month at school this week. Today we had a fun day doing lots of different activities linked to Black History month. This included learning about famous black people and every class taking part in a special assembly. We also  got to chance to try out some foods and drinks from different countries. The patty went down very well with most of the class enjoying it, especially with cheese on the top.

    What a lovely day we had.

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    A Little Birds Song by Margaret Rose

    October 7th, 2016 by

    The Little Bird by Margaret Rose
    We used a story map and makaton to help us retell our favourite poem at Conkers.

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    Conkers

    October 7th, 2016 by

    First we went on a coach. We passed lots of houses and other buildings. After a while we saw lots of fields and Alfie Luke spotted some horses.

    When we arrived at Conkers and we met our Ranger, Abbie. She told us 3 rules:
    1 to put any rubbish in the bin as its harmful to the animals in the forest.
    2 to walk and not run around the forest
    3 to have fun!

    We were all very excited as we had to board the conkerchoo train to the other side of the forest.

    He asked the children to name as many mini beasts as they could. Well done Year 1 for naming so many minibeasts!

    Can you think about what kind of habitat a minibeasts lives in?

    Abbie uncovered some mats on the ground and we were told to watch where we were walking. Under the mats we discovered ant, worms, slugs and spiders.
    Did you know that Badgers can eat up to 200 worms a night!

    Further down the path we went over the wobbly bridge to find our final habitat. What do grass snakes like to eat?

    Time for lunch!

    For our afternoon task we gathered around to listen to Abbie tell us about our orienteering activity called, ‘Where do I go?’
    We split up into 4 groups, each with a member of staff and set off to find letters located around the forest using a map as a guide. Each letter found contributed to a word. Miss Francis’s group and Mrs Perrens group decided to share our letters and joined forces. This tactic payed off as we were the first to return and crack the code. The word was ‘water Vole.’

    It was time to get the train back. We welcomed the ride after all that orienteering.

    We had some spare time to play in the outdoor area and retell our favourite poem in the sunshine.

    What an amazing day we had. I wonder how many children will fall sleep on our return coach journey?

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    Bring your pet to school day

    October 5th, 2016 by

    Today in science, some of the children in our class brought in a variety of pets for us to look at. Scarlet introduced us to her cat. Edward showed us his dog. Kian showed us his rabbit and Michael’s mum presented their tortoise and axolotl. The children talked about how to take care of their pets, their habitats and specific characteristics. For example if they were cold blooded, had scales, fur or feathers and how to keep them healthy. We noticed that each pet had certain features and looked at how we might be able to group them according to their characteristics. We then used our identified criteria; Mammal, fish, reptile, amphibian and bird to sort our pets according to their features specified.

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    Stranger Danger

    October 4th, 2016 by

    imageLittle Red Riding Hood does not know the wolf and naively tells him information. In Literacy today we discussed what a stranger is. We came to the conclusion that strangers are people we do not know. We agreed that some strangers are nice but that some are not. However, we decided that because we did not know them we needed to keep ourselves safe. Miss Francis modelled a sentence to explain what a stranger is and how to keep safe if a stranger talks to us. The children suggested how Little Red Riding Hood could of kept herself safe.

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    Number Bonds to 10

    October 4th, 2016 by and tagged ,

    image image image image imageThe police have rung and need the children’s help to catch the stranger standing outside house number 10.

    Catch the stranger – stepping stones labelled 1 -10.

    Children to Roll dice. Police to Walk to that particular stepping stone/house. They then have to work out how many more steps to take to catch the criminal who is standing outside house number 10.

    Children recorded their findings

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    The lost sheep

    October 3rd, 2016 by

    We had an amazing RE lesson today. We re-enacted the story of the ‘The Lost Sheep.’ It was so much fun. We watched how the shepherd Aiden looked after the sheep. Aiden gave lots of cuddles. We checked we had 100 sheep by counting in tens. We protected the sheep from other animals and the children decided that these other animals could be foxes, tigers and wolves. We looked horrified when we realised we’d lost a sheep and desperately tried to find it. We were relieved to find the sheep,even though we discovered her trapped between the two rocks. The shepherd led the sheep back home and celebrated her return by inviting his friends to a party.

    Next week we will link this story to the bible

    The Bible teaches us that we are like sheep and sometimes stray away from God. That makes God very sad, but he never gives up on us. He keeps searching for us and calling to us. He wants to draw us back into his arms. It reminds us that God even sent Jesus, his Son, to save those who are lost. Christians are glad that God doesn’t give up on his lost sheep?

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    Happy Birthday

    September 22nd, 2016 by

    Everyone in Year One wishes you a Happy Birthday.

      

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    Working With Number

    September 21st, 2016 by

    This week in our maths lessons we are doing a variety of different activities working with numbers 1-50.

    Ordering numbers from 1-50

    Playing games that require us to say one more than a given number, or one less than a given number

    Ordering number from the smallest number to the largest or from the largest number to the smallest.

    Matching the correct quantity to the numeral

    We are all very good mathematicians

      

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    Breaking News

    September 20th, 2016 by

    Oh my goodness, you will never believe what has happened in Year One today! We arrived this morning to discover that our forest had been trashed and covered in police tape, stating “do not enter.” Amongst all the debris was a phone number. The children did their very best to consider what had happened. After contacting the Police they admitted the evidence had similarities to a well known story.
    Most of the children were convinced that it was something to do with the big bad wolf .

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