As part of our topic 'Where do all the Animals live?' we had a very special visit from Dean who brought with him lots of reptiles for us to meet!
It was a very exciting morning!! We got to hold all of the animals and learnt more interesting facts about them. Dean was very impressed with how much we already knew about some of the reptiles.
We got to meet 2 snakes, a frog, a stick insect, a tarantula (Miss Hardy had to leave the room when that came out!!!), a chinchilla, a dragon lizard and a gecko.
Take a look at all of our photos to see how amazing it was.....and also how very brave we were!!!!
The school Nurse came to visit us yesterday afternoon to talk to us about healthy snacks. We looked at different plates of food and had to decide if they were healthy or not healthy. We got them all right and knew that sweets, chocolate and fizzy drinks are not healthy for our body. They even make our brains work slower so we don't learn as much in school!
We knew what a healthy plate looked like and talked to our partners about healthy foods that we eat at home.
The nurse brought us all some different healthy snacks to try which included; pineapple, babybell cheese, peppers, celery, olives, tomatoes, crackers with cream cheese and humous. Some of us had never tried some of these foods before and we were so brave in trying them. Some of tried olives and loved them but also some tried them and didn't like them! See if you can tell from the pictures what we liked and disliked!
We had such a roarsome time when Alex came to visit us from the museum in Bolton. He brought us so many fossils and dinosaur resources to look at. We were allowed to hold them whilst he told us what they were and where they came from. So many of us actually knew what the dinosaur parts were from our learning in class.
We were amazed to see what a real life T-rex tooth and claw looked like!! It was pretty scary but also really cool!!
We worked in teams to put back together the skeleton of a T-rex. We also drew some pictures of the fossils that he brought with him. We even told him all about Mary Anning and how she was a famous fossil hunter from the past.
We ended with a video looking at different dinosaurs and we had to guess their names. Miss Hardy wasn't very good at remembering the names so we had to help her out!!
Thank you so much to all the parents and carers that came to our reading workshops! The children really enjoyed reading with their adults and showing them all the strategies that they use when reading. It is such an important part of a child's learning journey so having an input into that process needs to involve both the parents and teachers.
Last week we celebrated Anti- Bulling week. We went to a brilliant assembly by Miss Toft that let us talk about respect and how no matter how different we are, we can still respect each other.
We choose respect at Wilbraham!!
We did lots of work around anti bullying in our class last week. We designed posters to promote respect. We created some lovely pieces of art as well as having P4C and circle time sessions to discuss elements of what anti-bullying is.
On Friday we all came to school wearing odd socks to celebrate that we are all equal and respect each other! Even though we all had very different socks on we are all friends and chose respect!
What a great Tuesday we have had! From start to finish everyone has produced some amazing work and got on with our other classroom jobs that we have out this week. We have gym in the afternoon as we have swapped our slot with another class which means we are the first ones in the hall after lunch time. We had to get all of the equipment out which we have never done before and we were all so sensible and listened well to all of the instructions. We worked so much better in our teams and talked about where all the equipment was going to go and who was going to help get it out. We love gym!!
We came into our classroom and got a bit of a surprise on Monday morning!! We found the door open, massive foot prints on the floor and two.....yes two large eggs!!!
We had a long discussion about what we thought might have happened and we came to the conclusion that a dinosaur has been in our classroom!!! aaaaahhhhhhhhhh
We have a feeling that the dinosaur dropped the eggs and might be coming back for them as we keep hearing lots of strange noises in school. Some of us have heard stomping upstairs, some have found other footprints around school and even a roar that sounded like a dinosaur!
For now though we are looking after the eggs and keeping them warm in a basket. We keep checking up on them to see if they have hatched and today we noticed a crack starting to appear on one of the eggs! We have spent some of today trying to figure out what we think might be in their so stay tuned....!!
We had another think about what other other in school help us. We had thought of teachers, teaching assistants, lunch time supervisors, Mr Wheeldon and Elaine the school cook!
She kindly agreed to come and talk to all of the year 1 children on Friday and tell them about why she is important in school and how she helps us!
She makes sure that we eat a healthy lunch every day. She even cooks breakfast and tea for children that go to breakfast and after school club. She is really busy every day and makes us the best lunches!!
After we sat really nicely and we were able to ask her some questions. We were really good at using what, why, and who to start our questions.
She even baked us all a biscuit that we ate at the end!!
As part of our People who help us topic we got another surprise last week when some Firefighters came to visit!! They talked to us about what they do at work, why they became and firefighter and showed us all the equipment they have on a fire engine.
They were really friendly and let us look inside the fire engine and we could remember lots of things we had already learn about fire fighters. They were really surprised that we knew so much!
Miss Hardy was really jealous that she didn't get to see them!! They even let us have a go at using the hose to spray water onto the playground! This was so much fun!!
Last week we had some very special important visitors! Our focus for the week was learning about Police Officers as past of our 'What people help us topic'. PC Pete and PC Neil came to school to talk to us about what they do in their job. They do lots of things but most importantly try to keep people safe in the community. They have to carry round lots of equipment including a baton, jackets, radio's, hats, video camera, torches and much more. They even carry handcuffs and tried to hand cuff Emadey! But luckily she got free! After our talk session we were treated to having a look in the police car and got to dress up in their jackets and hats! We had the best morning and loved seeing PC Pete and PC Neil!