Welcome to Year 1! The children have all settled in so well. We have been super busy and here is a little bit more about what we have been learning so far!
‘God loves each of us as if there was only one of us’
For our Mission Statement work we read the lovely story ‘The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister. We talked about the story in great detail and discussed how we can follow in the footsteps of Jesus and do things that make ourselves and others happy. We created our own rainbow fish and wrote a promise to God.
Caritas in Action:
For Caritas in action week we focused on peace and what represents peace to us. The children came up with many different ways such as ‘snuggling up with my family watching my favourite TV programme’, ‘Sitting in a garden surrounded by beautiful flowers’, ‘Praying’ and ‘being alone at bedtime’ were some of the answers the children decided represented peace to them. We made a poster displaying all our ideas. We also discussed what makes each of us amazing!
Roald Dahl Day 2019:
We celebrated Roald Dahl day on 13th September, we enjoyed dressing up as our favourite characters or in Roald Dahl’s favourite colour yellow! We enjoyed finding out some interesting facts about him. We discovered that he had a daughter whose name is the same as Mrs Duffy’s daughter! Year 1 have loved reading ‘The Twits’ and listening to the horrible tricks they play on each other. Our favourite quote from the book is “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely”.
We made the most of the last bit of summer before Autumn officially set in and went outside in the sunshine to do some music. We worked in pairs and enjoyed exploring the different instruments and discussing what we think they are made of and the type of sounds that they make. We had great fun trying to play them in tune to our favourite nursery rhymes.