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King's St Alban's

16 October

This Week in Year 1

Year 1 have had a very busy week! We are coming to the end of our ‘Once Upon a Time’ theme, and this week the story focus for our creative writing was Jack and the Beanstalk. The children designed and described their own magic beans and explained the magical powers their beans held.

The children’s ideas were incredibly imaginative from beans that grew into a triceratops, bouncing beans, invisible beans, beans that made you fly and beans that grew into marshmallow and ice cream plants! The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their ideas and we have been pleased with how they are improving their writing with the addition of adjectives.

The fairy tale theme continued into our science lessons this week, where the children had to test various materials to see which they thought would be the best to make Little Red Riding Hood a new cloak.  It was great to hear the children using the scientific vocabulary we have introduced this term to describe each material and hear them confidently explain the reasons behind their choice of material.

A highlight of our week is Violin Experience with Mr Gunter. The children are listening well and have been learning the names of the parts of the violin, how to hold the violin and bow in resting position, as well as correct posture and placement of the instrument. This week they began using the bow to make a sound, much to their delight. At King’s St Alban’s, we’re committed to creating a world of opportunities for our children, which is why our early years curriculum is so vast. Well done, Year 1!