Category Archives: Year 1

WW1 Remembrance at Henley

All the children have been remembering World War 1 this week with lots of different activities. There have been making poppies, creating poetry and producing lots of fantastic artwork. Year 6  have also been  reading extracts from ‘Private Peaceful’ by Michael Morpurgo and other classes have also looked at various books about World War 1.

The children’s work is being displayed in the entrance hall, please come in to have a look at their amazing work.

Royal Wedding Fever hits Henley

On Friday 18th May, to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, the whole school came dressed to impress, in blue, white and red clothing. They each had made a crown at home, which were fit for any king and queen.

During the afternoon, the children took part in the Royal games. They rode on toy horses, threw wellies and played croquet.

After all the fun, the children ate their royal picnics in the banquet hall, which looked fabulous, decorated with homemade bunting, placemats and table decorations.

A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon which was a great success!

Mad Science Assembly

Today, 6th March, we had a Mad Sciene demonstration with Mad Scientist Georgia, for a new after school club starting soon.

The children were mesmerised with fire and air experiments and it’s got them very excited for Science week next week.

They saw experiments on how to make a fire ball using icing sugar and smoke rings using a wind turbine and smoke.

 

Space to Earth Challenge Day

On Monday 26th February we had the fortunate experience to take part in The Space to Earth Challenge.

The Space to Earth Challenge uses the training programme of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake to get schools excited about fitness and science. The project takes Tim’s astronaut training as its inspiration.

Children from years 1 – 6 took their fitness to new heights by attempting to collectively bike and run the distance to a satellite above the earth, a whopping 717km!

Through the event, pupils learnt about the exciting topic of Earth Observation. The ‘View from Space to Earth’ challenge is set by Team GB Paralympian Triathlete Lauren Steadman and glaciologist Dr Anna Hogg.

The Triathlon Trust provided all the equipment required to participate including bikes mounted on turbo trainers (to make them static) fitted with trip computers to log the distance travelled. For more information on trust please visit www.triathlontrust.org

The activity was fantastic fun and all the children and staff who took part gave it their all.

As a school we travelled a whopping 799km!  Well done to everyone who took part!
Smashing the target!

Christmas Celebrations

The final week of term was full of Christmas spirit with Christingle at St Johns, Christmas dinner and the pantomime.

Well done to Year 5 for a beautiful Christingle Service.

Christingle at St Johns
Christingle at St Johns

 

A huge thank you to the Kitchen staff for a wonderful, scrumptious Christmas dinner.

The whole school then watched ‘Aladdin’, the children cheered, booed and sang songs as the story unfolded.

Aladdin on his Magic Carpet
Aladdin and the Genie
Princess Jasmine
Widow Twankey

 

Christmas Eve Kerfuffle Performance – Ks1 and Nursery

Despite the snow, the show went on and what a show it was! The children performed ‘Christmas Eve Kerfuffle’ and its certainly a Christmas eve no one will ever forget!

“It’s Christmas Eve, and there’s excitement in the skies! The angels have heard rumours that children have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas… There’s only one thing for it – the angels hatch a last-minute mission to save Christmas! For the children, a quiet night’s sleep turns into hilarious chaos, as the angels send them a procession of unexpected visitors, including kings bearing gifts, a friendly donkey, and shepherds with a flock of hungry sheep! And they’re all talking about one thing – a very special baby boy…”

 

Well done to all of the Ks1 children and Nursery for such a wonderful play. They all learned their lines and songs superbly and thank you to the parents for the wonderful costumes.

Kindness Week 2017

We have been involved in World Kindness Day this week, it is celebrated nationally to promote kindness in all its forms. One of the activities was that the children have been keeping an eye out for others who have been kind to them or seen someone be kind. They then wrote them on a tag which was hung on our kindness tree in the entrance hall.

At the end of the week a child from every class went into Henley with Mrs Hopkins to spread a bit of kindness to the community by giving out free bookmarks that the children in Year 5 had made.

‘We walked into Henley and when we saw people we asked if they would like a bookmark, they then went in their pockets for money, but we said no there free and they were very happy to have one’ by Scarlet

Scarlet said ‘I felt proud and happy because they liked the bookmarks and were thankful for what we did.’

Startstruck End of Term Performance – The Sound of Music

Starstruck After School Club performed their end of term show which was from The Sound of Music.

Anna took centre stage as Maria, whilst the other children took on the roles of the Von Trapp children. The singing, dance and drama skills these children have learnt has been exceptional.

Well done to everyone who showcased their talents, you should be very very proud of yourselves.

To end the term, awards were presented to the children:

The Triple Threat (Singing, Dancing and Drama) – Anna Wallace

Star of the Term – Lucy

Overall Achievement in Drama – Lexi Hong
Overall Achievement in Dance – Autumn Palmer-Gee
Fantastic Commitment – Sophie Beck
Biggest increase in Confidence – Eve Hamilton
Overall Excellence in Drama – Sati Hovhannisyan
Overall Excellence in Dance – Mia Williams