Mrs. Winters, Miss Bingham-Hamilton and Mrs. Byrne
Welcome to Year 1's page. We are a very happy, friendly and busy class and hope that you enjoy looking at some of the very many different things we are learning.
Visit from a vet. We were extremely lucky when Ariella's mum agreed to come in and chat to us about looking after animals. She talked about how she finds out what is wrong with an animal and showed us the special clothes that she wears if she has to do an operation. We were fascinated by the x-rays and the cat skeleton! Some of us had a go at putting a bandage on a paw and some of us did a quiz about the number of teeth different animals have. It was a brilliant visit and we found out new and interesting facts. Thank you Mrs. Connolly!
To enrich our learning about animals, we had a visit from "Meet the Creature!" Dean brought in many different animals for us to learn about, to hold and to describe. Some of the animals he brought with him included a Royal Python, a chinchilla, a bearded dragon, a corn snake, a tortoise, a tarantula, a gecko, a stick insect, a giant snail and a frog. We asked questions and some of us held the different creatures. We also began to learn about the different animal groups such as amphibians and mammals.
We have come back to school full of chat about our holidays and keen to see our friends again. We have spent quite some time thinking about our class rules and the things that we think will make our class a happy place for us all. We have enjoyed exploring our new classroom and are settling well into new routines. We have planted some pansies to enhance our outdoor space and we have painted pictures to brighten up our classroom. We also made a graph to show which area of learning we like best!