We were excited to come to school in our Europe Day T-shirts. Each year group came to assembly wearing their T-shirts inspired by the country they had chosen to learn about,  including Belgium, France and Scotland.

Year 1 learnt lots of facts about Switzerland, looked at maps about its position in Europe, made Swiss flags, tried Swiss foods, completed word searches, and mixed some paint tints to paint like the artist Paul Klee.

‘Observing’ Shabbat in Year 1.

Our RE topic on Jewish faith has taught us a lot about belief and traditions.

Our Jewish visitor from Newcastle Synagogue brought it to life for us.

We listened to a story about Abraham, found out about writing and speaking Hebrew, and observed Alan demonstrating what happens during a traditional Shabbat Friday night dinner.

In preparation for his visit, we had decorated our own Kiddish cup, and recreated eating challah bread and blackcurrant juice. We listened to traditional Jewish music.

Textile Fun in Year 1

Our Design and Technology topic this half term is Textiles and we have been working with different materials and using different techniques.

So far, we have made pompom ice-creams, block printed flags and book monster puppets.

Year 1 Spring Walk

To investigate the changing seasons, Year 1 enjoyed a walk to the park on one of the sunniest days of the year so far. We were on the look out for new signs of life including buds on trees, new leaves, blossom and flowers and birds nests. We found them all.

Easter Storyteller

Elizabeth the storyteller made a return visit to Year 1 with props to help explain the Easter Story. We acted out the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem and she even brought palm leaves.

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