When Year 1 arrived at school on the 1st December, there was a surprise waiting under the Christmas tree with a letter from the Christmas elf. He has left a special delivery of books for the children to enjoy reading throughout December. They loved the first story ‘Santa is coming to South Shields’ and can’t wait to find out what tomorrow’s story will be.
Year 1 had lots of fun at their cricket festival. They practised lots of bat and ball skills and had a mini game of cricket. We definitely have some future stars!
Year 1 had a great time at Whitburn Library. They enjoyed listening to stories about Pete the cat with his multicoloured shoes and his groovy buttons. They loved singing along to the guitars and making their own cat puppet.
The children enjoyed their afternoon in the school garden. They helped to tidy the garden and get the compost ready to grow some vegetables. We all had fun preparing and cooking the ingredients to make curly kale. Most of us thought it was delicious.
We visited Souter Lighthouse to find out more about what Grace Darling’s life might have been like. The children looked around the lighthouse keeper’s cottage and found out what various items such as a carpet beater would have been used for. The children were extremely brave and climbed to the very top of the lighthouse to find out how the light works. They finished the day by making their own miniature lighthouses with a circuit to make it light up.
Year one visited Whitburn Methodist Church this week to find out all about the special objects in a church. They enjoyed learning about the stained glass window and singing “The Whole World in his hands”. Special thanks to Reverend Jane for allowing us to visit.