This is your Captain speaking!

This is your Captain speaking!

What a fantastic day we had at Manchester Airport on Monday. Learning the roles of the pilot and the on-board crew in our very own plane was very exciting. Pretending to be a pilot in the flight deck was fun and we flew to lots of different countries! We learnt…

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Welcome back Duxbury Class to our last half term in year 1

Welcome back Duxbury Class to our last half term in year 1.

Our new topic this half term is The Great Outdoors. We started by looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy who uses nature to create art. After a walk to Eden to collect leaves and sticks we created our own land art.

 

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Very proud of you Duxbury Class!

Very proud of you Duxbury Class!

Well done Duxbury class for your wonderful assembly on Friday. You worked hard all week practising your words and the songs to make sure all your families had an enjoyable time.  We do hope you all had a great time.

Have an a lovely half term, keep safe…

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Mirror mirror on the wall!

Mirror mirror on the wall!

In science we have been looking out the features of our faces and comparing them with our friends. We have looked at what is similar and what is different. Using a mirror helped us to draw our own features more accurately.

During maths we have been looking at word…

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“Och her and her fancy ways!”

“Och her and her fancy ways!”

We have been learning the story of ‘Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers.’ Grannie Mainland comes to visit and Alecina the sheep gets up to her neck in the boggy lock! We have created our own story maps which has helped us to create some amazing writing.

During…

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Our new topic this half term is the seaside.

Our new topic this half term is the seaside. During DT we have been designing an underwater creature drawing and planning how it will look as well as the different materials we will use. We then had great fun making them following our plans carefully. We then reflected on what had gone well and…

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What a busy last week of term we had!

What a busy last week of term we had!

We have been very creative this week and used our skills to make an Easter Chick using threading as well as cutting different fabrics to create the features. Also we loved all the amazing patterns you created for the colouring competition it was very…

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What a busy week we have had in Duxbury!

What a busy week we have had in Duxbury!

We have worked so hard showing what we have learnt in maths this term, well done Duxbury class keep up the good work.

Bossy verbs have helped us this week as we have looked at what makes a good set of instructions. We made egg and cress sandwiches…

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We have green fingers!

We have green fingers!

During science we have been observing our cress seeds germinate, looking closely at how they have changed in size and shape over the last few days. Wow did they grow fast!

We have used our observational skills to draw different common flowers and trees as well as label…

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Spring is in the air!

Spring is in the air!

We have enjoyed a lovely spring walk around school this week observing the changes in the trees and flowers .We found buds which were blossoming on the trees as well as the beautiful spring flowers in Father Peters Garden, we even had a little chat with him whilst we were…

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How convincing are we in Duxbury class?

How convincing are we in Duxbury class?

What amazing writers the children have been this week. They have made some fantastic persuasive flyers about our school. The children think others should come to St Josephs because we have a big, awesome trim trail, a peaceful quite story corner, as well…

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We are amazing writers in Year 1!

We are amazing writers in Year 1!

In year 1 this week we have been looking at persuasive language and how we can use to encourage people to visit different places like the zoo.  As well as this we have put all our knowledge about Knights and Castles into a fantastic recount, you should see our…

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