An exploding start to Y1 half term.

Year 1 Newsletter – Autumn 2

We have been having a bang, pop, whizz of a time in Angelfish these last few weeks. We have been learning all about Guy Fawkes and using some fantastic language to describe our fireworks in English. Mr Charman lit a bonfire for us and we had sparklers to help us develop our word banks in class.

Today, we have just started learning about Little Red Riding Hood. We found some wolf footprints in Jellyfish class and Granny asleep in her house. She was a little scared but we made her feel safe.

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In science we are learning all about materials and their properties. Can you look around your house and find out what materials different objects are made of? We have also got a need science lab in our role play area to help us get into the role of a scientist. Please ask us what we have learnt about wood, metal, plastic and glass.

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We are looking forward to…….CHRISTMAS, yay. We have started to learn the songs for our KS1 performance and are very excited to show you. Watch this space for more updates from Angelfish.

Aspire, Believe, Conquer

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Pelican Science!

Tuesday afternoons are full of science investigation fun in Pelican class!

We have been investigating liquids and evaporation.Related image

The children chose four liquids and considered what makes a fair test. They measured out the liquid and covered one identical one, leaving them  for one week.

The results were exciting!

Written by Mrs Dennett

Explorer Dome in Year 6!

Today (28th September) Year 6 were visited by Explorer Dome who brought their mobile planetarium to teach us about light. We have been learning about light in our science topic and so we were excited to hear that we would be taking part in a workshop where we played with light and dark, colours of light and different types of lights such as UV.

The effects of light amazed us and we were able to see for ourselves how light travels in straight lines using steam. We will take all of our new knowledge about light into our science lessons where we are making periscopes.

The presenters said “The children at Holbrook Primary School have been great, really enthusiastic and they had some good questions about science!”

Science Transition at Bridgemary!

Today, those children who will be transitioning onto Bridgemary School next year had the opportunity to take part in a secondary school style Science lesson. 

The first thing the children noticed was that the classroom did not look like the classrooms at primary school and that actually it was more like a laboratory. The teacher made all of the children aware of the safety rules within the classroom before they had the chance to experiment with Bunsen Burners. The children set up, lit and used a Bunsen Burner correctly, which is a dangerous piece of equipment!

They all left feeling extremely excited about becoming scientists at secondary school.

[Written by Miss Trenchard & Dolphins]