Year 1, Mrs Lek and Mrs McMahon
Long Term Plan: Long Term Plan 17-18 Y1.pdf
Year Group Expectations : Parent Leaflet - Year 1.pdf
Trip Letter: BringYerWellies Trip letter.pdf
The highlight of this week has to be our fantastic trip to Bring Yer Wellies. We had such a lovely warm welcome from our hosts, Mellisa and Nigel, and of course we must not forget Ricky and Barney, the resident horses at Bring Yer Wellies.
We got to play on a beach in a greenhouse and then learn about Pond Skaters in the wildlife pond. We had so much fun investigating and learning about the conditions required for plants to grow: water, soil and air. We loved smelling the selection of herbs. We had a brilliant time learning how to correctly plant spearmint and peppermint at the potting benches. We have all taken our herbs home to grow and add ‘just enough’ water to allow the herbs to grow well. Fingers crossed all the children in Year 1 will have an impressive pot of mint leaves by January! Please remember to keep the pots indoors.
We then learnt about how important good soil is for growing. We looked at a working Womery. We discovered that worms actually do not like fresh vegetable waste. They like to eat the waste food after it has started to rot! We found out that the natural action of the worms converts the ordinary kitchen waste into a rich organic compost.
We were lucky to have a warm Autumn day for our visit and so we sat and relaxed on the grass by the woodland to eat our lunch. We then recycled our rubbish by organising it into the correct bins.
After lunch we had an amazing time den building in the woodland. We certainly developed our team building skills. I think we have lots of natural leaders in Year 1!
The staff at Bring Yer Wellies commented on how well Year 1 behaved and what a credit they are to the school. We will definitely be returning again next year. Thank-you for such a fantastic trip.
Our Class Prayer