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.
Year 1’s visit to Beamish
What an amazing time we all had at Beamish!
At the beginning of the day, we were transported back in time 100 years and learnt about the Penny Farthing and the tram. The children enjoyed finding out about the conductor’s job and each collected their own ticket so they could ride the tram. I think their favourite part was pressing the bell to warn other people the tram was about to set off! We were then sent back another hundred years and found out about how the steam train works and how horses were used as transport.
Next was the sweet shop, lots to choose from and lots of surprised children when they couldn’t find any Haribo!! Just as a reminder of what happens if you eat too many sweets, we visited the dentist. The children enjoyed looking at all of the different tools and listening to the different ways the dentist could pull a tooth out.
After dinner, we travelled by bus to the mine where I was very impressed with how brave the children were going underground in the dark. We all agreed we wouldn’t have liked to work down the mine! To end our day we visited the school. The children tried to write in their best handwriting using the slate but all found this quite tricky. We found out about the cane and decided we like Whitburn Primary more than Beamish Primary!