Year One have had a busy few weeks and here are all of our pictures to prove it!
We had Mr Grinling the lighthouse keeper (Mrs Griffiths' dad) who came to show us how to work with ropes and pulleys so that we could get the basket of food from the house to the lighthouse.
Then Mr Williams from @TechnoEdUk came to our class and we made real working lighthouses. We learnt how to build a circuit, explored switches and then made a lighthouse in a team which works with a switch. Super team work and we used lots of new tools.
We went to Connah's Quay library in groups on Tuesdays and we all got to choose some books for the class, we had a story and we got to stamp our own books.
Our trip to the SeaQuarium with Year Two was a busy day. We got to watch the seals, stroke a starfish and see a shark feed.
We are definitely ready for our holidays!
As part of our Health and Well-being week we have being focusing on feeling happy and not feeling sad, cross or worried. We read 'Sharing A Shell' by Julia Donaldson and offered our own solutions to the problem in the book. In Year One we are trying to be good friends to each other and have played turn taking games without cheating or accepting when we have to miss a turn.
We did 'Lego' partner work where we had to sit back to back with a partner and follow their instructions to make the same tower as they had. Outside we did some team building activities where we had to get into different orders on the bench without falling off!
We finished our Superhero topic with a Superhero day. Year 1 and 2 came to school dressed as well known Superheroes or we made up our own Superheroes. We were put into groups with Year 2 and we had 4 challenges to complete including making a craft Superhero, a physical challenge, an ICT coding challenge and a science challenge.
We had a fantastic day!
The photos on Year 1's page will show the Mr Freeze activity and the Superhero physical challenges. Year 2's page will show the coding and craft activities for both Classes. Please visit both pages.
Dydd Gwyl Dewi - St David's Day
On St David's Day we came to school dressed in traditional costume, wearing the Welsh flag or in the colours of the flag. We wore daffodils and leeks which we had made. In the morning we took part in the St David's Day assembly. We sang Dawnswyr o Rwsia and did a weather report in Welsh for our parents. Back in class we did some more singing and dancing to Welsh action songs. We watched a Fflic a FFlac programme about castles and then played on the Fflic a Fflac activities on the laptop and whiteboard. Some of us made daffodils, leeks and flags. We built castles in blocks, in the sand and played with the model castles. It was bendigedig!
On our last two Wellie Wednesday sessions we have been finishing our park topic by investigating see-saws. We visited the park to find out why the see-saw went down when we sat on it and why if we went on the seesaw with Mrs Griffith she went down to the ground and we went high up in the air!
In the forest school we made our own see-saws using logs and planks we found in the forest.
The children have given some excellent explanations of some complicated science concepts following our practical activities. This also helped us with our Numeracy work as we have been weighing using pan balances and using the terms heavier and lighter and comparing the weight of objects.
Year One's visit to the Post Office.
Photos and videos of our visit
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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