Fal Class

Pendennis Castle

We had the most fantatsic day at Pendennis castle yesterday. We learnt all about Sir Killigrew, who built the castle for King Henry VIII.

We also learnt about King Henry VIII and why he wanted the castle to be built.

                      

 

We also got to discover the different jobs that people did in the castle 500 years ago.

We found out what a pot boy, a blacksmith, a gunner and the governor did in the castle and what they wore.

We then went for a tour around the castle, looking at how rooms were used and learnt how to load a canon.

       

We were then lucky enough to bump into Sergeant Sally, who gave us a guided tour around the WWII guns and ammunition rooms.

 

Could you rule the castle?

We had a fantastic launch day. We made swords and shields out of junk modelling. 

We also made our own crowns and designed our own coat of arms. The children looked fantatsic in their costumes.

What a great day and the children are really enthused to learn more.

Summer term.

Welcome back to the Summer term and our final term this year. We hope you had a lovely Easter break and made the most of the lovely weather.

Could you rule the castle?

This is our question that the children will be trying to answer by the end of this term. We will be launching our project on Monday 23rd April, so don’t forget you King, Knights or Princess costumes.

We have lots of exciting trips as well as lots of visitors coming into school to engage the children in their learning.

Please see the attachments below for details of what we have planned throughout the term and the letter sent home with key information about this term.

Medium Term Plan

 

Medium Term Plan curriculum letter kings

 

Maritime museum.

What a fantatsic day we had at the Mariitme Museum yesterday. We had so much fun learning about real pirates and the treasure they really stole.

We also learnt about famous pirates and what it would have been like to live on board a pirate ship.

We also had lots of fun making our own pirate boats and then having a race across the water to see whose was the fastest.

Spring term

Welcome back to the Spring term. We hope you had a fantatsic Christmas and are ready to continue our journey of learning in Year 1.

Would you sail the Seven Seas?

This is our question to get the children excited about learning about Pirates. We will launching our project on Monday 8th January, so don’t forget your pirate costumes.

We have exciting trips planned as well as lots visitors coming into the school to enhance the children’s learning and really engage them in their project.

Please see the attachments below for details of what we have planned throughout the term and the letter sent home with key information about this term.

As always if you have any questions, concerns or queries please don’t hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium Term Plan

curriculum letter pirates

 

What a great day at the Eden Project. 

Our first big trip as year 1’s was a fantastic adventure. We all boarded the coach and our fantastic learning was loaded on to the coach mounted on our new ‘mobile’ display boards. A big thank you to Mr Long for working so hard to make the boards of us to display what we have learned. The coach trip was a great chance to start learning the Christmas play. When we arrived we were met by Robin from the Education team, he showed us what the Eden project does and where our food, clothes and even materials for buildings comes from. After that we set up our display in the main restaurant and while we ate lunch we started sharing what we have learned with members of the public. People started scanning the QR codes that linked to our videos that we made about the solar system. Lots of younger children were very interested in what we do in year 1 of big school!

We took it in turns to man the displays and talk to members of the public while other groups took tours of the amazing biomes. There were pineapples, real life birds and waterfalls in the tropical biome. Sculptures, herbs and flowers blooming in the mediterranean biome. So many great questions! some of which Mr Thomas and Mrs Grace could answer but lots more to think about.

Phew what a day. We all made our way back up in the lift (Mylor class all fitted at the same time). We got back to school tired but full of stories to take home. Well done every body a super successful trip. I wonder where we will go on our next adventure?

The aliens have landed.

Wow! What a day we had yesterday. Who would have thought that an alien space ship would land in our school grounds? Luckily, PCSO Deborah Sleeman was able to race down to the school to help us investigate the crash site.

We started off by thinking about what we need to do to be investigators and detectives. Then we headed to the crash site to find out what had happened and to see if we could find any clues as to who had crashed.

We found green space dust and strange symbols written in green slime. We also found the remains of a crashed space ship and a strange locked chest. Besides the chest was a mathematical clue to help unlock the chest and a letter written with the same strange symbols we’d found on the ground.

We headed back to classroom, armed with clues, to see if we could crack the codes.

We discovered that the letter asked us to meet the aliens in the hall for a tea party, as they had flown down to our planet to make new friends, but had crashed on the way.

The children had an absolutely brilliant day and it really motivated them to wanting to learn more. What a fantastic start to our project.

 

 

 

Hello and a huge welcome to Fal Class.

We really hope you enjoyed your summer holidays (although a bit more sunshine wouldn’t have gone amiss) and are ready to start the exciting journey of learning in Year 1.

I would like to introduce the amazing team working in Fal class this year, so that if you need to pass on a message or speak to any of us then you know who we are. I’m Mrs Grace, the class teacher and working alongside me are Mrs Marques and Mrs Beattie.

Is there anybody out there?

This is our question to get the children thinking about our exciting project, Space. We have exciting trips planned as well as lots visitors coming into the school to enhance the children’s learning and really engage them in their project.

Please see the attachments below for details of what we have planned throughout the term and the letter sent home with key information about this term.

As always if you have any questions, concerns or queries please don’t hesitate to speak to one of us.

Medium Term Plan

autumn letter