Year 1 Blog Week 20

Year 1 had a very busy timetable this week. The children visited the Jain Temple in Northaw as part of our Other Faith week. Jainism is an ancient religion from India. The focus of the religion is the concern for the welfare of the universe and every being within it. The children were shown around the Temple by the Jain monks and looked at some of the idols and symbols of Jainism. The children showed great interest and respect during this trip.

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Year 1 also enjoyed a visit to Cuffley Camp this week. The children had great fun looking for signs of animals life in the woods. The discovered rabbit holes, mole hills and badger sets. DSCF7475 DSCF7474 DSCF7473 DSCF7485 DSCF7491 DSCF7492 DSCF7496


After lunch the children took part in Cuffley Camp’s Lunchbox challenge. The children sorted and recycled their waste and we weighed the material that could not be recycled. It was a winning figure of only 500g.


After lunch the children went on a minibeast hunt. There was great excitement as they found worms, beetles, millipedes, centipedes, slugs and snails.

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The last activity of the day was soil painting. The children collected soil from the mole hills and mixed it up to make some natural paint. They created some beautiful tree paintings.

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The children really enjoyed their trips this week.

‘The Jain Temple was very interesting.’ Fabian

‘We met the monk and we asked him some questions.’ Darcie-Louise

‘Cuffley Camp was amazing!’ – Sami

‘We found out about woodland animals and minibeasts.’ Alice

‘It was brilliant at Cuffley camp, everyone enjoyed it there.’ Mia




1 reply
  1. Edele
    Edele says:

    What an amazing week this was! Thank you to all the teachers for organising! I cannot believe my 5 year old son came back and told me all about Jainism – I was so impressed. His understanding of different religions is amazing. Cuffley Camp was a huge success too with the kids. Great fun had by all and the photos are the icing on the cake!


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