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Mrs Alison Davies

Lowton Junior & Infant School

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 Year 1 Blog 

Friday 17th November 2017

We were really excited this week to go on another class trip! This time we went to Manchester Airport . . .

On Thursday morning we packed up all the lunches and got ready to set off. It wasn’t long (well actually we hadn’t even got on to the East Lancs) before the question of “Are we there yet?” came from the back of the coach!!

Once we’d arrived at the airport we had lots of fun. We all sat on the Manchester Airport bus and then on to an old Monarch aircraft which is now used as a classroom. We each had a turn at going into the flight deck and pretending to fly the plane or be the engineers - flicking the switches and dials. We learned about the different jobs that people do at the airport and dressed up as firefighters, air traffic controllers or flight attendants.

Later we looked at the fastest plane in the world, called concorde. Then we walked around another plane – touched the nose of the plane, had our photos taken where the wheels go into the tummy of the plane and had a picture on the steps of the plane. Finally, we went to the viewing area of the runway and watched planes take off or land.

We all had a fantastic day – please take a look at the photos below to see what we got up to.

 

In Maths we’ve been learning different methods for addition – this week we’ve been learning to put a number in our head and then count on. We also used this method to solve missing number addition problems.

In Literacy, we practised writing sentences using our non-negotiables – capital letters, full stops and adjectives. We also learned about another type of word - verbs - which are action words. We then tried to use interesting verbs in our writing.

On Tuesday morning, we had a big surprise. Mrs Kenyon came running it to the class extremely excited! Once she had calmed down, she gave Miss Davies a postcard. The postcard was from Paddington Bear! He had written to us to tell us about himself and ask questions to find out more about us. We thought it was only polite to write back and ask Paddington some questions too. We thought about the question words we could use - what, where, why, how, when and which – and practised writing the question mark. Miss Davies choose some of our best questions, wrote them on a postcard and sent it back to Paddington.

 

On Friday it was Pyjama Day and a cake sale to raise money for Children in Need. Thank you to everyone for your cake donations.

 

Our pupil of the week was Jasmine S. Jasmine is constantly challenging herself and pushing herself to complete more work. Last week, she even made up her own challenges. Well done Jasmine!

 

After another busy week, we hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Miss Davies and Mrs Kenyon