Year 1 class teacher is Mrs Vickie Burpitt and our Higher Level Teaching Assistant is Mrs. Becca Strawbridge.
Yesterday was our class trip to the Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester.
The children were really well behaved and enjoyed themselves.
Some of the exhibits were hands on so the children got to feel real teeth, fossils, dinosaur skin and even smell the breath of a carnivore! They were even allowed to be a Paleontologist by uncovering the fossilised bones of a dinosaur.
This week we have undertake a science project to see how much of our lunchbox waste we can reduce, reuse and recycle. We left labelled bins in the dinner hall and asked everyone to sort their items according to the material it was made out of.
We then re-sorted it and counted it.
We had more plastic than anything else and will be researching ways we can reduce the use of plastic in our lunchboxes, as it is damaging to the environment. We were able to recycle the crisp packets, some cake bars, metal and fruit waste into bins around the school. We washed out the yogurt pots and will reuse them in the classroom as paint and glue pots.
If we are able to we would like to continue with recycling the contents of our lunch boxes as it is good for the environment.
This week we visited Dikes supermarket to learn where our food comes from.
Andy gave us a talk about the store and a tour which included the fruit and vegetable section, deli and fish counter. Evie found the fish disgusting! We even got to hold a lobster!
We then visited the warehouse and were allowed to crush some cardboard. We could even tell Andy about the benefits of recycling.
Thank you to Andy and the staff at Dikes for allowing us to visit and being so helpful and informative.
Children will undertake the Phonics Screening in June 2019. Here is a Parents Guide to explain the process. Please see the Homework link of Foxes website for some further information.