Hello everyone, my name is Miss Warmoth and I will be your class teacher this year. Mrs Jordan is our teaching assistant and she will be working with us every day, Ms Moore will also be working with us as a teaching assistant every afternoon. We will also be supported by other teaching assistants and adult helpers during the week to help us with our learning.
We had an amazing time at the Hillshott Camp! The children tried a range of exciting activities throughout the morning to immerse themselves in the camping experience. Activities included going on a bug hunt, snuggling up in sleeping bags to listen to a story, making fruit kebabs and playing circle games. We also enjoyed eating our sausages and beans while singing songs around the camp fire!
Trip to Knebworth Park
Despite the rain, we had a fantastic time when we visited Knebworth Park! We particularly enjoyed meeting the life-size dinosaurs and making our way through the maze! We were very proud of all of the children; they were great ambassadors for the school.
The Great Fire of London!
We had the most amazing time re-enacting 'The Great Fire of London'! The children were so excited to see how quickly the fire spread from house to house. Thank you for helping the children to create such fantastic models. This experience has really helped bring to life the events of 1666.
Our Didgeridoo Workshop
We had great fun on Wednesday when we had a visit from an Australian expert. We learnt lots of new facts, such as the aboriginal name for a didgeridoo is 'Yidaki'. We found out how and why boomerangs are traditionally used and even learnt some new Australian phrases. The best part of the morning was learning to play the didgeridoos ourselves. We found it is much trickier than it looks!
Our flight to Australia:
Year One had an amazing time when we took a flight to Sydney, Australia! The Barn Owls' classroom became 'Hillshott International Airport' and the Kingfishers' class was transformed into a Jumbo Jet! Have a look at all the fun we had!
Checking in with our passports. Going through security.
The safety briefing. The brace position.
Having our refreshments. In-flight movie
Walk to Norton Common:
We had an amazing time on our walk to Norton Common. The children enjoyed finding homes for the Gruffalo characters and looking for signs of wildlife. We collected natural materials to use back at school to create Gruffalo collages and even drew maps of the journey we took!
The children were great ambassadors for the school and we were very proud of them.
We have had a fantastic Roald Dahl themed week in Year 1! The children all had a great time planning and creating their own colourful potions, just like George from 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. They even created their own labels to warn people of what their potions could do!
We will open the doors every morning at 8:45 am so that you have time to get ready for our exciting learning.
Please remember to bring a named P.E kit and plimsols into school. We will be having our P.E lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.
I know we are going to have a great time together this year!