After weeks of preparation and excitement it was finally time for the children of 1R to perform our assembly for the children and families who had come to see it. This half term we have been reading lots of Julia Donaldson’s rhyming stories in English. We enjoyed reading her stories so much that we decided to perform our own version of her magical story ‘Room on the Broom’, complete with a very glittery magnificent broom. Some of the children even recorded a special video to play in the assembly to show how they made a disgusting spell to make their teacher disappear!
The children worked extremely hard to learn their lines for the assembly which they read beautifully when our audience was watching. We especially enjoyed learning the songs for the assembly – especially ‘Gotta Keep Reading’ which I am sure we will all still be singing for a long time to come!
Well done for the fantastic effort 1R!
This week in 1R we have begun our new Science topic learning all about Seasons. We had a WOW start to our learning when we went to visit Guy at the Eco Park! We were very busy searching high and low for signs of autumn. As we walked through the woodland we were lucky enough to see some of the golden leaves falling from the trees.
The highlight of our visit was when we got to create our own hanging picture frames using some of the autumnal objects we collected during our visit. The children worked together to tie wool around their leaves so that they could be hung from the picture frame. We loved seeing the different coloured leaves blowing in the morning sun. The children can’t wait to get back to the Eco Park later in the year to see what changes have taken place.
We love to learn outside in 1R! We will be sure to keep you updated with some of the exciting things we get up to this year in the great outdoors!
The children from Starbank School Bierton Road Site who achieved 100% attendance this academic year went on a trip to Brueton Park and Pizza Hut in Solihull to celebrate their achievement!
We had a fantastic time!
1C and 1AR had so much fun exploring their local Eco Park. We went to identify different kinds of plants and trees and we also enjoyed making observational drawings.
We used a tick sheet to help us identify the different flowers, we found some daisies, clovers, dandelions and buttercups. We also found some other flowers and we tried really hard to spell and write them down on our sheet.
We also enjoyed looking really closely at the flowers, which helped us to draw them carefully. We looked at the shapes of the petals and we noticed the veins on the different shaped leaves.
Have a look at our pictures!
1AR have enjoyed learning about direction in ICT. The children have had opportunities to practise their directional skills using ipads and laptops. We then started to read, write, guide and follow instructions to help find some treasure! We then transferred our skills and used the Bi-bots. Take a look at the pictures of us working together.
1AR and 1C enjoyed a recent visit to the Birmingham Central Mosque.
The children enjoyed looking around and learning about what happens here. We first looked at some pictures and posters and the children were given the opportunity to ask questions and talk about what they had learnt. We then went upstairs to where we pray, we were very quiet and respectful and listened to some information about what was in there and why they were there.