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Garnet Lions

As part of our continuing Science learning about animals and mindful of mental health awareness week, Garnet class have been making paper plate lions. Don't they look fabulous!

Mental Health Awareness Week.

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness week in KS1 we have been talking to the children this week about what affects your mental well being and what they can do to improve their mental well being.  We have been completing jigsaws together, doing some mindful colouring, listening to calming music, trying some breathing exercises and having a go at some yoga.  Ask your children which of these activities were their favourite.

KS1 Coronation Celebration

All of KS1 looked fantastic in their red, white and blue outfits on Friday for our Coronation Day.  We also had a fabulous selection of crowns for our school crown competition, too. We started the day by making union jack bunting to decorate our classrooms.  Then we had a range of activities to complete including icing biscuits, finger painting union jack flags to wave during the procession, building a castle for the new king and designing coins to celebrate the coronation.  After a busy morning, we were ready for our picnic lunch. Unfortunately, the weather let us down, but we made the best of it by having our picnic lunch in the hall with some of the KS2 classes.  We all had a fun Coronation Celebration.

Geography - Atlas Work

Welcome back to the Summer term.  This term, our KS1 topic is Africa and Garnet Class enjoyed looking at the atlases this week to find the seven continents and five oceans. Ask your children how many they can still remember! Then, we looked at the continent of Africa in more detail and tried to locate the country of Kenya, which will be our focus country this term.

Science - Classifying Animals

Our Science this term is classifying animals and looking at their habitats. We are obviously linking this to our African topic and will be looking at African habitats.  This week, the children were finding their own ways of sorting the animals before we talked about the scientific way of classifying animals.