Shirley Community Primary School

Learning for life

Nuffield Road, Chesterton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1TF

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Year 1 Blog 21-22


Dinosaurs and all that rubbish

We have been looking at a story called "Dinosaurs and all that rubbish". The story is about a man who flies to a different planet because he doesn't like living on Earth but when he returns to Earth, the dinosaurs have transformed it so that the man doesn't even recognise it. We practised writing on different planets and stars. We even wrote on party hats and had a party on the last day when the boy and the dinosaurs made friends.


Anti-bullying Week
During the week of the 15th November, both Year 1 classes spent time during our PSHE sessions thinking about kindness. We shared ideas about how we can be kind to each other in the classroom and playground. We also enjoyed listening to stories about kindness. The children helped put together some posters to go on display about the topic. We also shared our school's anti-bullying charter which the school council had helped to develop.


Lost and Found
This week in English we have been looking at a story called "Lost and Found". It is a story about a little boy who finds a penguin and tries to return him to the South Pole. We practised our writing on paper boats and helped the little boy to find the penguin's home...


History Day!

Today in Year 1 we had a whole day of history! We learned all about Queen Elizabeth II and her coronations. We had the opportunity to design our own crowns and colour in our own Union Jack flags. We looked at the timeline of the Queen's life, learned about her family and drew a picture of her.
Christmas Concert
This week we have been learning new songs for the Christmas Concert. We have been trying really hard to learn the songs and the actions and we are really excited to show our adults soon!
This week we have been doing fun activities to celebrate Christmas. We had a party in our classes with music and games and we designed Christmas crowns ready for our Christmas meal on the last day of school. We really enjoyed our yummy Christmas meal with our friends and then enjoyed watching a film afterwards.

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Today in Year 1 we had a Design and Technology day. Our challenge was to design a bridge for the Three Billy Goats Gruff to cross safely and avoid the troll! We learned about structure, strength and stability. We used different techniques to make our bridges stronger: folding, joining and rolling. Look at the pictures to see our bridges!