Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.
Autumn Half-Term 1
An Exciting Start.
What a lovely start to the school year we have all had in Class 1! Our new Reception children (and Mrs Nowell) are settling in beautifully and have been warmly welcomed in to life at St Mary’s by our wonderful Year 1 and 2 children.
We started our new topic, ‘The Place Where We Live’, by boarding our space rockets and blasting off in to space! We could see the whole of planet Earth including the land and the sea. We located the United Kingdom then zoomed back down to Sabden using google maps to show us the way! It was fun to look at a bird’s eye view of our village and, between us, we located lots of familiar landmarks including our school, St Mary’s R.C. Church, Shippy’s shop and Brookside Garage.
We decided to follow this adventure by going to investigate the local area ourselves. We had a lovely walk around the village, spotting lots more human landmarks and also the natural ones too, like Pendle Hill and Sabden Brook. We used what we had learned to undertake some fabulous map work when we got back to school. We are also looking forward to doing some observational drawings of Sabden as well as finding out about the history of the village over the next few weeks too.
We did have one slight mishap at the start of term. We had an unwelcome visitor in our home corner! Over the weekend something came in to our classroom and made a huge mess. There were paw prints and bits of orange fluff everywhere! Following a bit of detective work, Class 1 decided that it might have been a tiger. This reminded us of a story, ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’. We will be looking at this book closely over the next few weeks…