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Year 1 Blog Week 35

Our final week in Year 1 has been an action packed one! One of the highlights this week was harvesting our potatoes and onions. We had a bumper crop of potatoes and our onions were enormous!

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After digging up our potatoes and onions there was only one thing left to do…. get them into the oven! They were delicious!!!!

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I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge Thank You for all the very generous gifts I received this week and for all the beautiful cards – I will treasure them! Enjoy your summer holidays! I will see you in September in Year 2!

Go raibh míle maith agaibh! 

Miss Davey

 

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Year 1 joined Reception and Year 2 this week for a wonderful school trip to Willows farm. The children delighted in feeding the animals and learning about where they live.

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There were animals big and small and the children had the opportunity to hold some of the smaller animals. They were very friendly!

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After thoroughly washing our hands we headed over to the milking parlour to watch a cow being milked. It was very interesting.

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After lunch we enjoyed our free time exploring willow’s farm before heading back to school. It was a great trip!

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In Maths this week we have been looking at arrays and multiplication. They children created a colourful display for our Maths board: Array city.

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Garden Party!

The theme of the Year 1 garden was the 1990s. Year 1 enjoyed listening to some 90s music this week and  we created an Oasis garden in honour of the famous Manchester band.

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We filled our garden with cactus plants, succulents and palm trees and we had a curious camel wandering through.

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Liam and Noel even made an appearance!

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The children really enjoyed creating their garden. Thank you to everyone for donating plants and providing props for our oasis garden!

We finished the day with a wonderful party. There were plenty of delicious cakes and treats enjoyed by all.

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The Broad Beans are sleeping in their blankety bed!

It has been a wonderful week of learning in Year 1. We have continued work on our plant topic in science and there have been some very exciting developments with our broad beans. All of our hard work has paid off and the children harvested their first beans! We looked at the life cycle of the broad bean and the children recorded their findings.

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In religion this week we have been learning about ‘kingdom’ parables. The children learnt about how Jesus used these stories to explain how people should live their lives. We looked at the parable of the net from Matthew’s Gospel and the children created a beautiful display for our RE board. Next week we will be looking at the parable of the mustard seed and retelling this story.

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On your marks, get set, Go!

 

Following a very ‘Happy’ warm-up, led by Year 6, Year 1 took to the field to take part in the KS1 Sports Day 2017.

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They zoomed through the obstacle course and made light work of the skipping race.

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Plenty of concentration was required for the egg and spoon race as well as the beanbag balancing race.

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The children enjoyed a  well deserved break at the refreshment station where they had some refreshing orange slices. Sports Day concluded with the presentation of medals for everyone who took part.

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Congratulations to St. Francis House, the overall winners of KS1 Sports Day 2017.

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It has been a very creative week in Year 1. In English this week we have been looking at the story, ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr. The big, furry, stripey tiger didn’t just eat one sandwich… he ate them all! Year 1 designed and created their own tiger sandwiches. The results were delicious!

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Inspired by this wonderful story, the children have started to write their own stories about an animal visitor coming to school. Watch this space!

Year 1 put their jigsaw puzzle skills to the test as they took part in the whole school mosaic workshop. The children enjoyed making their contribution to the mosaic and were thrilled to see the finished piece unveiled during assembly.

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This week we celebrated the month of May by holding our May procession.  We reflected on the life of Our Lady and processed towards the Peace Garden where we placed our flowers on our May altar.

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,

Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May.

 

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In science this week we have been investigating the wind. Can you see the wind? How can you tell if it is a windy day? The children had some brilliant answers to these questions.

‘I know it’s windy because I can see the clouds moving.’ Beau

‘I can feel the wind on my face.’ Nichola

I know it’s windy when the branches on trees are swaying.’ Elena

The children made some colourful windmills and had great fun testing them out and recording their findings.

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This week Year 1 have been focusing on the story of Pentecost which celebrates and remembers the coming of the Holy Spirit. The children acted out the story, created some wonderful story maps and painted  their own headbands complete with ‘tongues of fire’.

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In P.E. this week the children were perfecting their ball skills with Mr. Duggan. Y ear 1 had great fun racing each other. The children showed great sportsmanship and the field was full of Army Ants working together to complete the obstacles.

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Year 1 also created some brilliant self portraits this week. Check out our video!

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In science this week Year 1 have been learning about seasonal change. We learnt about different types of weather and we kept a weather diary for the week.

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Year 1 created their own weather forecasts! There are plenty of meteorologists in the making in Year 1.

Check out their videos below!

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Alleluia! He is risen!

Year 1 created a beautiful display for our classroom prayer table to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.

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The children also decorated eggs to symbolise new life.

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The children looked at the Resurrection story – The road to Emmaus. The children created their own road with signposts in the classroom and acted out the story. They then went on to create some wonderful retellings of this story.

Year 1 had great fun leading the St. George’s Day assembly. The children told the story of St. George and the Dragon. There was lots of brilliant acting and the children really brought the story to life and helped everyone to remember St. George for his courage and bravery.

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