Amber Class (Year 1&2) 2017-18

 

SPRING TERM 2018

Amber Class went to Willows Farm for their end of year trip on Friday. We loved going on Tristan the Runaway Tractor and singing along to his songs. We fed the animals too but thought that the goats were very greedy!  We also had the opportunity to pet some guinea pigs too. 

We went for a walk to the woods this week with Ruby Class. We had a brilliant afternoon together. We drew the bluebells, played in the woods and ended our afternoon with story time in the woods. 

Amber Class have been enjoying learning about the Royal Wedding today. We began by writing invitations to our very own Royal Wedding and designing a wedding dress and suit for the bride and groom. Then we all acted out the wedding ceremony and had great fun dressing up as all the family and guests. Even the Queen came along! 

This week Amber class had the opportunity to visit Luton Airport. We went to the Easy Jet Academy and took part in lots of brilliant activities. Have a look at the pictures below to see all the fun we had!

Over the last few weeks, we have had an unexpected visitor in Amber class. One morning, the children came in to find a crime scene in their classroom. Mrs Guy said she had seen an intruder with golden hair and a pink dress sneaking around outside the hall. From observing the crime scene and Mrs Guy's eye witness statement the children believed the suspect was Goldilocks. We decided to create wanted posters and put them around the school to find out if anyone had seen her too.

The children then wrote letters to Goldilocks and left them there over the weekend to ask her if she was the one who came into their classroom.

On Monday, the children came in to see that someone had opened their letter and left further evidence. The children wrote newspaper reports to inform others of what had happened in their classroom and who they thought the suspect was.

Look at our brilliant World Book Day costumes!

In Amber Class this week we have been measuring how far we can run in 10 seconds. We found that the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt, can run 100 meters in 10 seconds. We wanted to see if we could run this fast too so we timed ourselves running and then measured how far we went. The fastest person in Amber Class can run 56 meters in 10 seconds! 

Autumn term 2017

Amber class have had a really busy afternoon with our Great Fire of London workshop. First, some of us got to dress up as fire fighters would have done in 1666. We also acted out being part of the Great Fire of London and found out more about why it spread so far. Then we took part in forming a bucket chain which was really hard work! Finally, we created a broadsheet which was an early form of newspaper. We chose a character and then we wrote what had happened to them and who we thought was to blame. 

As part of our creation week, Amber class have been learning a poem about creation. It is called 'In the Beginning' and was written by Steve Townsend. The video below shows us performing it. 

The whole school had a Bollywood dancing day on Friday. We started with a whole school dance in assembly and even the teachers danced! Then we split into year groups. Here are some pictures of us dancing and a video of the Year One girls dance. 

Amber class had a visit from the Fire Brigade today as part of our Great Fire of London topic. We started the morning by creating our own Tudor houses in class so that we could recreate Tudor London on the school field. When the Fire crew arrived, we had a fire safety talk and then we went outside to see our own Great Fire of London. The Fire crew set fire to our Tudor houses! We saw how quickly the fire spread because the houses in those times were made from wood and were built very close together. It was very exciting! Then we saw how modern Fire Fighters put out a fire and some of us got to use the fire hose. After that, we went to see the Fire Engine and all of their fire fighting equipment. We ended the morning by going into the Fire engine and sitting in their seats. It was a brilliant morning and we learnt lots about the Great Fire of London and the modern Fire Service.