Carlton Miniott Primary School, Thirsk
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Class 1

                                       Welcome to Class 1
                      Summer 2017

If you have any questions please see me on the playground before or after school.

You can also email me:
atoase@carltonminiott.n-yorks.sch.uk

Our topic is It's a Splash, beside the seaside.As part of our topic we have been investigating floating and sinking. We are using what we have learnt to design and make our own boats.
We have made an ice-cream shop and have enjoyed buying and selling different flavours. We made our ice-cream from playdough and pom-poms!
We are really looking forward to our visit to Whitby, where we will talk about what we can see at the coast, find out about James Cook as well as playing on the sand!


Last term we learnt all about where our school is. Every week we walked a different direction (north, south, east or west). We looked closely at the features we passed and drew maps when we returned to school. We also planted lots of different seeds and helped them to grow. Now we know the names of lots of different plants and trees.



                              
We also learnt about Amazing Animals around the world. Using Gerald Durrell's 'The Fantastic Flying Journey' as a starting point, we travelled to each continent and found out about some of the animals that live there. We had a wonderful time when we visited the zoo and saw some amazing animals.

Look at some of the activities we did as part of our topic Up, Up and Away.
Having a ride in our hot air balloon!


Painting our firework pictures...
 
...and adding our rocket poems.


   
An amazing day at Yorkshire Air Museum.


         
A huge thank you to all the parents and grandparents who joined us for our open classroom. The children had a fantastic morning making, testing and improving their paper aeroplanes.


After reading 'Egg Drop' by Mini Grey, the children investigated different materials that would float slowly. Next they used their design and technology skills to create their own egg parachutes.
We all had a great time testing our parachutes outside.
   
Unfortunately our eggs were all slightly damaged!


                
          
During our topic Bright Lights, Big City. We will learnt about the capital cities of the UK and about materials used to make buildings.
            
We have had lots of fun learning, retelling and writing the story of the Three Little Pigs.
                             
We can name and describe some of the materials used to build houses.
                            
The Fun Run with children from some of our local primary schools was a great success. A huge congratulations to Emmi who won a bronze medal in the Year 1 girls race.


                                 

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