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Form 1 News 6th November

6th November 20

Remember, remember the 5th of November!

We were very excited to come back to school after our half term break especially when we realised that it was bonfire night this week!

During history we re-enacted the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot. Luckily for King James I his friend and servant Lord Monteagle discovered a note describing a plot to blow up the King at the Houses of Parliament. Soldiers were sent to arrest Guy Fawkes and his fellow plotters! We then used bright paints to make firework pictures.

During Science on Monday we started to discuss the subject of Light and Dark. This week we talked about dark places and why there is darkness. We then tried to experiment and see how dark we could make the classroom. First we turned the lights off but daylight was still coming in through the windows so we closed the blinds. The classroom was becoming darker but we could still see each other. Next we closed our eyes this made everywhere seem very dark. We still wanted to find a place that was dark even if we had our eyes open. We thought about trying to go down to the cellar or up to the loft as these rooms don’t have any windows but we didn’t think we would be allowed. Instead we all squeezed carefully into our cupboard. First we closed one door and it got quite dark. Then we closed the other door. We all got the giggles as we felt safe all together but couldn’t see each other at all! The cupboard was a very dark place. We couldn’t stop blinking when the lights were turned on again.

Tick, tock, tick, tock………

In Maths this week we have been talking about the time. We realised how useful the time actually is. These are some of the times of the day that we thought were important to know






Home time

School time

We then decided it would be fun to make our own paper clocks. It was rather tricky trying to put the numbers in the correct place but we did our best!

In English we used our imaginations to help us to write a Firework poem. Words such as boom, crash, sparkle, dazzle, twist, turn, whizz and whoo were bouncing off the walls in Form I. The finished products can be seen exploding from our classroom wall.

During phonics we learnt about an alternative ‘ai’ sound. We discovered that the letter ‘i’ doesn’t like to be at the end of a word as it is rather shy so it is replaced by a ‘y’.

Boy not Boi

Toy not Toi

Play not plai

Day not Dai

We learnt a funny rhyme to help us remember this new rule. ‘Little shy ‘I’ is kicked out by big tough ‘Y’!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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