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Whinlatter had a visit from the local police today. Two Police Community support officers came to tell us about their role in the local community. Claire and Pete showed us what they carry on their jackets. What a lot of stuff! We tried on the uniforms and went out to see the van. The siren was very loud! The children had lots of questions. We talked about how to stay safe when we’re out and about. We learnt about trusted adults, who to go to if you need help or when you are lost. It was a great afternoon and the children behaved beautifully.
Visit from a perfect pet!
Whinlatter class have been learning about what makes a perfect pet. Mrs F brought in Mowgli, a toy poodle to meet the children. He was on his best behaviour and enjoyed being stroked and fussed over by the children! There was lots of language and learning which will help us in our writing later in the week. OCT 2018
Autumn Walk to Harris Park
Mrs Ingram and Mrs Child took Whinlatter Class to Harris Park so the children could observe the seasonal changes we have been talking about in class. We saw lots of changing colours, as well as pine cones and tree seeds on the ground. And to our delight we saw some of the Cockermouth Rocks, hidden away in the trees. When we got back to class, we did some beautiful tree paintings which you wil see if you visit our amazing classroom! October 2018
Mrs Graham's apples all blew off the tree in the storm!
Bad news! We all said.
She brought a bag into school so we could make a cake.
Good news! We all said.
See how we made the cake and how we cooked it.
It was moist and very tasty!
Whinlatter meet Jam the T-Rex!
We went on a bus and visited a school nearby in Maryport. We met Sam, a teacher, and Jam, a friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex,....or was he? He seemed friendlier than most of the dinosaurs in our non fiction books at school, as he didnt try to eat us. Olivia played a game with him, but his sense of smell was so good, he could find the hidden doughnut without any trouble. We learnt lots of interesting information about dinosaurs, and afterwards had a play with the other children. A super morning. Thanks to the staff and children of Our Lady & St Patrick;s for the warm welcome.
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Every month, Catherine from the New Bookshop comes to school with a new book for class 1. This month we decided we would go and visit the shop. While we were there we heard some amazing new stories and had a look round the shop. It was super. We all got a sticker and said a big thank you.
The next day we opened the book and it was called The Station Mouse. We will read it again next week. The children were all beautifully behaved and the staff were very proud of them.
Thanks to Emily's mum, Kate, for coming with us.
Class 1 enjoyed a day at Muncaster Castle, where the children consolidated the half-term's work by getting close up and personal to many birds, including owls, eagles and a vulture! Poor Mrs Graham was terrified every time the birds swooped over our heads! We enjoyed our picnic in the courtyard, where visitors to the castle complimented the staff on the children's behaviour. They had an ice cream, a trip to the gift shop, and a play in the park. We had a singsong for Mrs Sloan who was celebrating her birthday! A lovely trip out with Class 1. Thanks to Luke Graham and Sue Walker for all the help!
Class 1 went on a bear hunt.
"We're going on a bear hunt, we're going to catch a big one!"
As a grand finale to our work on We're Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen, the children were invited to get their maps and binoculars and go look for bears in the garden and the field. We found many bears! Eden took her 'map' and we sang and chanted all the way round the school finding bears.
Mrs F brought in a new plant for the herb garden. The children were invited to smell it and say what they though. It was tricky! Lots of children thought it was a fruity smell. When they found out what it was called they all said "OOH YES!"
It's in the herb garden now and the children know how to smell the leaves.
Now it's summer it 's time to make our garden even better by planting. We filled the beds with fresh compost and planted hostas, geraniums, irises and lots of herbs.
We also made sure that one bed is full of plant pots and trowels for play activities.
The children know that the plants need regular watering to keep them healthy!
Look at these amazing castles the children in Class 1 have made. Thank you to all the parents for supporting our new homework system. We've really enjoyed learning about knights, dragons, princes and princesses this half term. Feb 2018
Outdoor Play in Class 1. Parents please forgive the mud, but the children get so much out of this sort of play. They are counting, sharing, measuring, writing, turn-taking and working together. January 2018
In September and October 2017 Class 1 were lucky enough to have some cricket lessons with Chris. They learnt lots of ball skills, including bowling, batting, and not forgetting " Whack the wicket!"
They had a great time, and made amazing progress. We will continue to develop our cricket skills later in the year.
Book Trust Book Lists
Not sure what your child should be reading? What is high quality literature? Here is round up of the best of the latest titles from 2016. Other recommended book lists are available from the Book Trust Website
A few images from our trip to the Lake District Wildlife Park. We had a lovely day out, meeting meerkats, lemurs, birds of prey, a giant tortoise, and lots more.
Dave from Skip2BFit has been ! So exciting, Class 1 were amazing. They all tried their best and they all improved. We must practice hard for the next time! After school some parents came for the workshop. Everyone enjoyed it!
Look who has arrived in school. A little yellow alien with three eyes and long floppy ears. We are looking after her ( Beegu) for a few weeks while we learn about planets, stars and aliens!
Guided reading in class 1-we read a supermarket brochure together and found vegetables, flowers and prices. We read the name of the supermarket. Can you remember the name of the shop?
We had a 'down on the farm' toddler event and the whole school got to enjoy a farm experience with Joe and Kate!
Play along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet.
Have fun making a colourful picture with Bing and Flop.