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And even on our last day in year one, the excitement for learning continues! Our balancing birds caused absolute amazement!

The fun goes on right up until the last minute at SMG! Today, we did some air power activities, as we made and flew kites in the sunshine, made butterfly or rocket straw blowers, played with balloon powered toys, and used a stomp rocket. What a great time we all had as the smiles on the pictures show!

Today we wrote about where we would go if we could float away in our very own bubble. We also did some bubble maths before trying some bubble wand science. We made our own shaped wands to see if the bubbles we blew would change shape too. Then we made shapes with our hands. No matter what we tried the bubbles still formed a sphere! It was super soapy fun in the sun!

Just like Samuel Pepys, we wrote a diary about the great fire of London. We also made amazing pictures.

We made some Indian Ladoo, which are coconut sweets. It was rather messy but lots of fun!

In multicultural week year one learned about India. We found out about some of the national symbols - the peacock, the Bengal tiger, the Banyan tree, the lotus flower and more. We tried Bhangra dancing and Dandiya stick dancing and even made our own Dandiya sticks to use. It was lots of fun.

We stopped the great fire by pulling down the houses, using fire hooks and explosions so that the fire can’t spread as quickly.

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How did the great fire of London spread so quickly?

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Working as a team to put out the fire.

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The story of the Great Fire of London.

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The Great Fire of London. Professor Tuesday visited us to help us learn about the great fire in 1666. What an amazing time we have had.

In RE, we read a passage from Isaiah 58 9-11 and talked about how we should act in order to be like Jesus. We thought of words such as kind, trusting, forgiveness, love, happiness, cheer, friend, sharing and discussed that, as Jesus is the light which shines in the dark we too can be a shining light and help others and make the world a better place just as Jesus did.We made our stained glass windows using oil pastels for the first time, and added a candle to the window to show that we too can be a shining light like Jesus.

Dandelion art using printing and chalks.

Today we all used our new storytelling area. We wore our magic hats and turned into Zinnia from Zinnia’s flower garden by Monica Wellington, and spoke about what we would write in our diary.

After reading the story Zinnia’s flower garden by Monica Wellington, we planted our own Zinnia seeds. We are looking forward to seeing them grow.

The children sang the chorus to our song about Mary our Mother, Bring flowers of the rarest’, all afternoon as they worked. It was spontaneous and lovely. Here is a short snapshot.

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May is the Month of Mary. We crowned Mary with flowers.

We looked at different rainbow snail art and then used chalks to blend colours on our snail shell and learned to use watercolour pencils on the snail body. We made a blue wash for our background using watercolour blocks and sponges and then poster paint and thin brushed to create the grass. Aren’t’ our pictures beautiful?!

Setting up our snail tank and going on a snail hunt. We made sure that we found out how to look after the snails and what to feed them. We treated them to some ground up lettuce mixed with some rain water which we painted on the side of the tank. It was amazing to see the snail’s mouths as they began to eat it up!

We watched the Beautiful Bubbles Mindfulness film Mrs Vango made, and then put all our worries into lots of bubbles and let them float far, far away!

Archimboldo Art!

Juicy fruity kebabs with a chocolate drizzle......yummy!

Still Life Fruit. We looked at some of the work of the artist Cezanne and watched a film about ‘Still Life’ before trying to draw our own pictures.

Dancing lentils!

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Splendid Science – First, we predicted what would happen if we dropped grapes into a container of tap water. Then, we tried it. Next, we changed the water for fizzy water and predicted what difference this might make. We made it a fair test as we kept the same grapes, amount of water and container. We dropped the grapes in and watched. It was AMAZING! We tried other things too such as raisins, pasta and lentils.

How to make a fruit salad instruction writing.