Greenwich Park – 21st June 2017
It may well have been the hottest day of the year on Wednesday, but the very best place to be was at Greenwich Park with Year 1.
Not everyone saw the elusive deer but there was plenty of wildlife to observe and lots of wonderful mature trees where you could enjoy a picnic in the shade. The most impressive part of the trip was seeing London spread out like a carpet before us at the Greenwich Observatory. There were audible gasps of excitement as the children spotted their favourite London landmark. A wonderful day!
Lloyds Park – 7th June 2017
Year 1 had a fabulous day at Lloyd Park on Wednesday. What a fantastic resource to have on our doorstep! We explored the William Morris Garden and drew different types of plants that are growing at this time of year. We looked at the wildlife in the park, looking at the different species of duck and geese on the pond and saw wildlife in action when a cat took a duck from the moat! We went on a nature trail to discover all the different types of native trees that are growing in the park – a list that included rowan, birch, oak, lime, lime pear and beech trees. After we had eaten our wonderful picnic lunches, we had the chance to play in the park enjoying the sand, slides and climbing equipment. Luckily it did not rain! We would like to thank the parents who were able to accompany us on the trip.
Summer Time Ball 2017
Year 1 & 2 had a fabulous time on Wednesday 24th May at the Summer Time Ball. Year 2 children were presented with a celebration cake for being great special agents this term and doing so brilliantly with their special missions and their learning throughout the year. Thank you to all the staff and parents who helped to make this a fantastic event, we managed to raise £252.15.
Great Fire of London – May 2017
Year 1 have been learning about the Great Fire of London. Why it started, why it spread and putting the events in order. They have also made wholemeal bread, as this would have been made at the bakers in Pudding Lane in 1666. They looked closely at the reaction of the yeast and the gas bubbles that made the bread rise. The children were superb bakers who followed the instructions carefully, and as a result, made delicious bread. The children used junk modelling to build houses to make a Tudor street. We have also been learning the song ‘London’s Burning’ and endeavouring to sing it as a ’round‘. This may need a little more practise!
Autumn Term Enchanted Woodland Topic
Year 1 have kicked off their new topic with a visit to Epping Forest. The children went on the bus up to Chingford where they spent time in the Forest and also visited the Epping Forest District Museum. The children had a fantastic time and behaved impeccably throughout the day – we are very proud of them.
This is a short song to help you to remember your doubles.
The fun way to play and learn at home!