Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

9th June 2023

Hello Everyone,


Welcome back to our last term in Year 1 .  Hasn’t it gone quickly!!


We have had such a fun packed week this week, full of new learning and experiences.


In Art we are exploring printing with different objects, thinking about the impression of different objects on paper and the impact that the amount of paint and pressure makes to our printing.


During English we have been writing Summer poems.  I have been so impressed at the quality of the children’s language, imagination and creativity that I am going to create an anthology of the poems for you all to see and enjoy.


In History we are starting to look at the life and times of Lady Joanna Thornhill.  We have started by looking at an evidence bundle of pictures and thinking of questions that we would like to find out her life and the times she lived in.  One of the interesting questions was;

‘Why did the poor children not have a school before and what did they do before they could go to school?’

I can’t wait to find out about that!


We are continuing to check our sunflowers.  Some still haven’t germinated so we have replanted them and hoping for success this time.


During P.E. we have been practising some of our Sports Day skills.  Hopefully you have all seen the news of the change of day to the 7th July 2023.


In Geography we have been looking at physical and human features in the environment around us.  We went on a walk around the school and just outside the grounds looking for features that are human and physical.  We were able to spot lots of human features, but not many physical features.  Maybe you could spot some physical features during the weekend. 


The big news this week has been our fantastic OPAL playtimes.  We have all thoroughly enjoyed exploring the whole playground during lunch play and mixing with children from all the different year groups. There are such exciting things to do too.  Thank you to everyone who donated things to help make the OPAL experience happen.


In Maths we are practising counting to 100.  We have been separating these bigger numbers into tens and ones using the part part whole model and finding one more or less than a given number.


Our marble challenge this week has been won by the Beachball team.  Well done to the Ice cream, Sandcastle, Bucket and Spade and Beach teams too.


We hope you all have a wonderful weekend enjoying the marvellous weather, ready for another busy week next week.


Love from the Fox Class.