We all went to the Zoo today!

What fun it is to be in Year 1 at Lawford Mead Primary School.

After all of the excitement of science week we went on our school trip to Colchester Zoo.

The sun shone and we had a lovely time using our knowledge of mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians.

A couple of groups had a chance to feed the Australian Rainbow Lorikeets which was fun, especially when they landed on your arm.

Another group of children fed the giraffes and looked at how long their tongues were.

All of the children had a workshop about penguins and found lots of information about them.

Below are a few photographs of our adventures.

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We’d like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of the children for showing superb behaviour and manners on our visit and to the parent helpers including Mrs Black  (a school governor) for making it a very enjoyable trip for everyone.

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter break.

Year 1 Team.

Science Week and MAGS Morning.

What a fabulous week we had in Year 1 during Science Week.

Week looked at how the Eifel Tower was made and constructed our own using spaghetti and marshmellows.

We went on a nature hunt in the school grounds to find different types of invertebrates.

During design and technology we created crocodiles using egg boxes and they had a moving jaw.

Thank you to all of our Mums, Aunts and Grans who joined us on Thursday, we had such a great time when we tried to solve the crime in our Forensic Science workshop.

On Thursday and Friday we made parachutes for Tim Peake using lots of different materials and launched them from the top of the stairs to see which material was the best to make a parachute.

Friday afternoon we constructed our own bridge using only newspaper and sellotape.

Which activity did you like the best?

Is there any wonder we were all so exhausted after a week in Year 1!

There are a few photographs below of our interesting and fun filled week.

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Silverbell Star Writer

This week’s star writer is Sam.    Since the beginning of the autumn term Sam has tried hard to remember to use capital letters and full stops in his writing. In this piece of writing  he had to retell the story of The Frog Prince.  He has created atmosphere in his writing by using capital letters and exclamation marks to show awareness of what is happening in the story.  Sam is also taking care to write on the lines and he tries to write his letters so they are a consistent size.

Well done Sam for a lovely piece of independent writing.

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Creating Texture

This afternoon has been a hive of activity in Year 1 as we added texture to our art work.  We have used coloured paper and  by cutting, curling,  twisting, scrunching  and folding it we have created a variety of different animals.

Below are some of our creations from both classes.



How about trying the techniques you have learnt this afternoon at home.

Sycamore Star Writer of the Week

Miss Wilding would like to say very well done to Lydia.

Lydia found cursive writing a bit of a challenge when it was first introduced but she showed resilience in school and even practised at home.

Now look at her fantastic writing.

Well done Lydia!

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Star Writer of the Week Silverbell class

This week our star of the week is Josiah.

Mrs Baxter was very impressed with Josiah as he always tries his best when writing.

Josiah was able to remember lots of facts about Roald Dahl and wrote them using complete sentences and he remembered to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

He showed resilience in his writing by using our new cursive handwriting style and trying to write on the lines.

Well done Josiah!

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Thank you to all of the mums, aunts and grans that have been into Year1 today, we hope you enjoyed the morning as much as we did.

All of the children loved showing you what happens in their class.

Below are a few of the photographs we have taken.

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Please let us have your feedback on your morning in school.

Mrs Baxter and Miss Wilding.



World Book Day

Silverbell and Sycamore  would like to say a  BIG THANK YOU to Chestnut  and Cedar classes for coming down to read with us this morning.

We really enjoyed listening to the enthusiasm the children had both in reading and being read to.

Year One has found some interesting facts about Roald Dahl – can you remember any on them or do you know some different ones?

What food did he like the best?

What coloured paper did Roald Dahl like to write his draft stories on?