Welcome to Class 1. Our teacher is Mrs Nesbitt.
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1950’s Tea Party
In history Year 1 have been learning about the 1950’s. We held a socially distanced tea party with cake stands, tea cups and saucers and nostalgic food, all supplied by the Fifties Tearoom in Bishop Auckland. We all had a wonderful time and the food was delicious!
The children made models of London landmarks out of paper mache and recycled packaging., aren’t they amazing!!
On Thursday 9th March Year One visited the Locomotion Museum in Shildon as part of our Trains topic. We spent the morning learning lots about George Stephenson and his inventions, and even got to hold some tools he would have used! We made our own train collages and made some chalk rubbings. In the afternoon, we were able to look inside the engine of a ‘Black Five’ train and then we explored the rest of the museum, even getting to peek inside a ‘Royal Train’. We finished our day with a trip to the shop and a visit to the play area before getting on the bus to go back to school. A very exciting day learning about our local history and it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone!
Y1 travelled to St. John’s for a multi-skills tournament. They had a very busy morning trying out their skills in lots of different games, including curling, golf, hockey and football. The children all behaved excellently and were brilliant ambassadors for Toft Hill. They displayed wonderful sportsmanship and cheered every team on throughout the morning. When the results were announced, we were thrilled to hear that our 3 teams had come 1st, 5th and 6th out of 9 teams altogether. Well done to our Yellow team who scored over 800 points to win the tournament!
Year 1 have been learning all about height and lined up in size order on our yard.
How to Hide a Lion
Year 1 listened to ‘How to a HIde a Lion’ read by the author Helen Stephens.
On 9th October Year 1 visited Durham Johnston School to see author and illustrator Helen Stephens talk about her ‘’How to Hide a Lion’’ books. We’ve spent lots of time reading the stories and doing lots of work based around them, so it was really exciting to see the characters come to life. We had a go at drawing the Lion just like Helen does, and even got to hear an exclusive first reading of the latest book, ‘’How to Hide a Lion at Christmas’’.
Helen asked for volunteers to help her recreate a scene from ‘’How to Hide a Lion at School’’, and Livvy worked hard to wrap up the ‘Lion’ in toilet paper, just like an Egyptian mummy!
We brought back a special copy of ‘’How to Hide a Lion at Christmas’’ for the whole school to read, which Helen signed especially for Toft Hill Primary. The whole class really enjoyed the morning, and returned to school feeling excited to carry on with our Lion themed learning!
Presentation of work
Over the last few weeks we have been working really hard to improve our presentation and handwriting. What do you think?
On Monday Richard from Silverband Falconry came into school and he spent most of the day with Year 1. In previous weeks we had been writing about the book ‘Owl Babies’ and we also wrote a fact file about a Barn Owl, so to see lots of different birds was amazing! He brought with him eight different birds including four owls. We got the chance to see them up close and hold Dumbledore the White Faced Owl which originates from Africa. It eats spiders!
The Raven was very intelligent and could count! He stole food out of Richard’s pocket!
In the afternoon we looked closely at four different birds and drew them very carefully. What do you think of some of our pictures?