In September, Year 1 all settled into their new classrooms well. We were all given a special responsibility to keep our classrooms in tip top condition! We enjoyed reading all about Paddington and his adventures in London. We then learnt some London landmarks and learnt a song to help us remember the capital cities of the four countries of the United Kingdom. We went on a walk around the school grounds to spot the first signs of Autumn.
In October, we read the Gingerbread Man and learnt some actions to help us to sequence the story. We followed some instructions to bake and decorate our own gingerbread men. We then wrote our own instructions for Mrs McBeth to follow. We continued learning Autumn and created lots of Autumn crafts, such as scarecrows and hedgehogs.
In November, we learnt all about Guy Fawkes and created some Bonfire Night safety posters and some firework art. We went on an Autumn treasure hunt and collected signs of Autumn to make some seasonal scenes in class. We were lucky enough to be able to visit a local church where we spotted its main features as well as learning about how Christians celebrate and worship. We discussed the importance of Remembrance day and created a display of poppy wreaths that we made.