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Captain Cook & The Gruffalo

posted 28 Apr 2015, 07:06 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 28 Apr 2015, 07:15 ]
Visit to Captain Cook Birthplace Museum 
Last Thursday, we had the most fantastic time on our Year 1/2 Trip. We visited the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum at Stewart Park, where we learnt all about a local hero, Captain James Cook. We found out about James' life, including his childhood, his time as a captain and how he died. Did you know that Captain Cook was excellent at drawing maps? We also learnt how to write with a quill!



We have been learning about money. Most of us are familiar with our coins and even know how to make different amounts!

Here is the link to an excellent game to play at home: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/money/play/  Ask your child to show you which coins they will need to make the given amount. When they have 'wowed' you, try a harder level.


We are enjoying our tennis lessons with James. We have been practising under arm throws, which we loved doing on the academy's field last week when it was sunny!


In dance, we have been learning The Haka, linked to our work on Captain Cook:

Forest Schools
Our lovely Year 1s have been engaging in Forest Schools sessions with the equally lovely Mrs Vaughan, Miss Welsh and Mrs Green. As well as learning about fire safety, including how to use a fire steel, did you that the children also saw The Gruffalo whilst on their travels? Apparently, in addition to roasted mouse, he is also rather fond of eating toasted marshmallows... 


As well as our class page, don't forget to keep checking the academy's Twitter page, as well as our new Lend Me Your Literacy page which is showcasing some of our amazing writing!