Orange Year 1 2014-15

Music Celebration Assembly

This afternoon, we celebrated the exceptional musical talents of St Mary’s choir and guitar club. The assembly began with the guitar club playing three fantastic pieces, including one with three-way harmony. Then, the choir treated us to three songs. St Mary’s audience of pupils and parents even joined in with their interactive performance. Well done to everybody who took part, especially those who performed solos and duets. Thank you to our
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Caryl Hart visits St Mary’s

At the end of the half term we were very lucky to have the author Caryl Hart visit us at St Mary’s. She has become a real friend to us now and we were very excited to hear about her new work and share some of her new books. We all got the opportunity to work with her in our classrooms and she was
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What if God…

As part of our worship, Orange class have been thinking about our Christian value of Trust. We have thought about different people we trust and why we trust them. As part of this, in our class worship, we discussed why we trust God. We decided we trust God to keep us safe and to make the world a better place to live. This week,
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St Mary’s Chicks week 1

It has been a long week for our chicks. Since arriving as little eggs, they have hatched and grown into curious, adventurous chicks. As soon as the the chick has hatched and dried out in the incubator they are moved into the box where they can drink, feed and scratch. They have grown so much in 4 days and most are beginning to loose
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Partial Solar Eclipse 2015

At 9:30am on Friday 20th March 2015 the skies went dark and the birds stopped singing… we were experiencing a 90% solar eclipse. The last eclipse was in 1999 and the next total eclipse is not until 2090, this was an experience we were not going to miss! We had our pinhole paper ready and even the intermittent cloud could not dampen our excitement.


Forest School- Week 2

We were right! There is a giant who lives in our forest! This week we hunted for clues, the giant had knocked down trees and left footprints, he even left some big tree roots to climb up! We decided to pretend the trees were giants and make scary, mud faces to scare the other giant away. I think our mud faces are pretty scary,
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Forest School- Week 1

Our first week at forest school was very exciting. We started by playing games in a circle to remember everyone’s names, there was Patrick the Penguin, Isaac the Iguana and Alex the Ant. We went on a hunt to find some magic beans which had been dropped by Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk.  Did you know we have fairies and trolls living in
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Pets at Home trip

Orange class had a lovely afternoon at Pets At Home. We learnt a lot about different common animals including how long they live for, what they eat and where they live. Did you know that the scales on a snake help it move over the bumpy ground of the desert? Or that rabbits should only eat carrots as a special treat?


World Book Day

Big Book Off Challenge Next week we are looking forward to celebrating ‘reading for pleasure’ as it is World Book Day. All week we will be participating in the Big Book Off Challenge culminating on Thursday 5th March, when we will be using books to explore, create, discover, share, experience and imagine. Open the file to see some of the reading challenges we will be undertaking and look back here
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GonG Xi Fa Cai

Chinese New Year will be celebrated at half term. At St Mary’s we have joined in the celebrations by learning about some of the traditions associated with the New Year. Red, Orange and Yellow classes joined together in a Chinese New Year workshop on the last afternoon before half term. We found out about the Year of the Ram, made a Chinese dragon and
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