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Welcome to Class Lower 1!

 

We are filling our class page with exciting L1 news, pictures (evidence of us working hard!) and also enjoying ourselves too. Read on to see lots, lots more! Please revisit our page for the half termly updates.

Regards Mrs Clarke, Mrs Leslie & Mrs Fernandez :)

26.6.18 - A sunny trip to the Cyclo Park, Gravesend. Scooting, sand play and adventure playground exploration...

20.6.17 - Forest School fun - See Saw and Teepee Making!!

20.6.17 - Forest School fun - See Saw and Teepee Making!! 1
20.6.17 - Forest School fun - See Saw and Teepee Making!! 2
20.6.17 - Forest School fun - See Saw and Teepee Making!! 3
20.6.17 - Forest School fun - See Saw and Teepee Making!! 4

24.5.18 - A 'Treasure Hunt' Challenge (set by Mr Diedo's Communicaton Group.) 4 challenges + a code + a map = location of the treasure!!

24.5.18 - A 'Treasure Hunt' Challenge (set by Mr Diedo's Communicaton Group.) 4 challenges + a code + a map = location of the treasure!! 1 An explaination of the 4 challenges :)
24.5.18 - A 'Treasure Hunt' Challenge (set by Mr Diedo's Communicaton Group.) 4 challenges + a code + a map = location of the treasure!! 2 Group 1 are working hard...
24.5.18 - A 'Treasure Hunt' Challenge (set by Mr Diedo's Communicaton Group.) 4 challenges + a code + a map = location of the treasure!! 3 Great teamwork from Group 2!
24.5.18 - A 'Treasure Hunt' Challenge (set by Mr Diedo's Communicaton Group.) 4 challenges + a code + a map = location of the treasure!! 4 Solid work from everyone in Group 3.
24.5.18 - A 'Treasure Hunt' Challenge (set by Mr Diedo's Communicaton Group.) 4 challenges + a code + a map = location of the treasure!! 5 The code is revealed..as 0000.
24.5.18 - A 'Treasure Hunt' Challenge (set by Mr Diedo's Communicaton Group.) 4 challenges + a code + a map = location of the treasure!! 6 Avisha puts the code into the lock...
24.5.18 - A 'Treasure Hunt' Challenge (set by Mr Diedo's Communicaton Group.) 4 challenges + a code + a map = location of the treasure!! 7 The map shows the hidden treasure :)
24.5.18 - A 'Treasure Hunt' Challenge (set by Mr Diedo's Communicaton Group.) 4 challenges + a code + a map = location of the treasure!! 8 The treasure has been found! Chocolate for all :)

9.5.18 & 16.5.18 - Take a look at our models of Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding outfit. What fabulous designs by all!

WOW! What a big achievement. Ryu completed this Lego model (aged 10-16yrs) all by himself. Mummy and Daddy are so proud of him for finishing this so carefully!!

WOW! What a big achievement. Ryu completed this Lego model (aged 10-16yrs) all by himself. Mummy and Daddy are so proud of him for finishing this so carefully!! 1 Ryu & BB8!

15.5.18 - Summer Term Target Setting :)

15.5.18 - Summer Term Target Setting :) 1 Ryu, Yusuf, Mya & Avisha
15.5.18 - Summer Term Target Setting :) 2 Toby, Nehemiah, Freddie & Saskia
15.5.18 - Summer Term Target Setting :) 3 Kundai & Zach
15.5.18 - Summer Term Target Setting :) 4 Theodore & Yonah

1.5.18 - The sun is out so Sports Day practise has begun!

1.5.18 - The sun is out so Sports Day practise has begun! 1
1.5.18 - The sun is out so Sports Day practise has begun! 2

**A4 Paper Columns Challenge**

30.4.18 - Mr Diedo and his "Communication" Team set a challenge for the rest of the L1 class. Each of the 3 teams will make a paper column (designated shape given) and a prediction of how many books their column can hold.

 

How many books will your column hold?

STEM Challenge Paper Columns

STEM Activities for Kids: Which column shape can support the most weight? Triangle, circle or square? In this engineering activity, we find out which shape is the strongest and why.

Take a look at Lower One's results...

Group 1: Kundai, Mya & Zach - Triangular Column

Group 1: Kundai, Mya & Zach - Triangular Column 1 1
Group 1: Kundai, Mya & Zach - Triangular Column 2 2
Group 1: Kundai, Mya & Zach - Triangular Column 3 3
Group 1: Kundai, Mya & Zach - Triangular Column 4 4

Group 2: Freddie, Saskia, Ryu & Yusuf - Round Column

Group 2: Freddie, Saskia, Ryu & Yusuf - Round Column 1 1
Group 2: Freddie, Saskia, Ryu & Yusuf - Round Column 2 2
Group 2: Freddie, Saskia, Ryu & Yusuf - Round Column 3 3
Group 2: Freddie, Saskia, Ryu & Yusuf - Round Column 4 4
Group 2: Freddie, Saskia, Ryu & Yusuf - Round Column 5 5
Group 2: Freddie, Saskia, Ryu & Yusuf - Round Column 6 6

Group 3: Avisha, Nehemiah, Theodore & Toby - Rectangular Column

Group 3: Avisha, Nehemiah, Theodore & Toby - Rectangular Column  1 1
Group 3: Avisha, Nehemiah, Theodore & Toby - Rectangular Column  2 2
Group 3: Avisha, Nehemiah, Theodore & Toby - Rectangular Column  3 3
Group 3: Avisha, Nehemiah, Theodore & Toby - Rectangular Column  4 4
Group 3: Avisha, Nehemiah, Theodore & Toby - Rectangular Column  5 5
Type of Column: Number of Books (weight applied before fall)
Triangular (T1) 2
Round (T2) 9
Rectangular (T3) 3

 

Well done Team 2!!!

27.4.18 - The P/S and L1 invited the new September intake to a Teddy Bears Picnic. Even the weather couldn't dampen our fun! It was such a happy event and it was lovely to meet everyone :)

27.4.18 - The P/S and L1 invited the new September intake to a Teddy Bears Picnic. Even the weather couldn't dampen our fun! It was such a happy event and it was lovely to meet everyone :) 1 Fun with friends
27.4.18 - The P/S and L1 invited the new September intake to a Teddy Bears Picnic. Even the weather couldn't dampen our fun! It was such a happy event and it was lovely to meet everyone :) 2 Enjoying the biscuits
27.4.18 - The P/S and L1 invited the new September intake to a Teddy Bears Picnic. Even the weather couldn't dampen our fun! It was such a happy event and it was lovely to meet everyone :) 3 Feed the bears!
27.4.18 - The P/S and L1 invited the new September intake to a Teddy Bears Picnic. Even the weather couldn't dampen our fun! It was such a happy event and it was lovely to meet everyone :) 4 Drawing activities
27.4.18 - The P/S and L1 invited the new September intake to a Teddy Bears Picnic. Even the weather couldn't dampen our fun! It was such a happy event and it was lovely to meet everyone :) 5 Socialising
27.4.18 - The P/S and L1 invited the new September intake to a Teddy Bears Picnic. Even the weather couldn't dampen our fun! It was such a happy event and it was lovely to meet everyone :) 6 Picnicing

*LEEDS CASTLE ADVENTURES* - On Thursday 26th April the whole school visited Leeds Castle in Kent to go inside the keep, participate in workshops and enjoy the adventure playground!

23.4.18 & 25.3.18 - A super start to our cursive handwriting journey. Well done everyone in L1!!!

23.4.18 & 25.3.18 - A super start to our cursive handwriting journey. Well done everyone in L1!!! 1 Freddie's Work
23.4.18 & 25.3.18 - A super start to our cursive handwriting journey. Well done everyone in L1!!! 2 Toby's Work
23.4.18 & 25.3.18 - A super start to our cursive handwriting journey. Well done everyone in L1!!! 3 Saskia's Work
23.4.18 & 25.3.18 - A super start to our cursive handwriting journey. Well done everyone in L1!!! 4 Nehemiah's Work

Earth Day (22nd April 2018) - L1 Topic Work

Earth Day (22nd April 2018) - L1 Topic Work  1 Zach's Work
Earth Day (22nd April 2018) - L1 Topic Work  2 Kundai's Work
Earth Day (22nd April 2018) - L1 Topic Work  3 Ryu's Work
Earth Day (22nd April 2018) - L1 Topic Work  4 Avisha's Work

19.4.18 - Forest School fun :)

L1 Class Information (changes to ST timetable)

'Learning at Home' Information - Summer Term 2018

Easter Service Performances 2018

Easter Service Performances 2018  1 The Sprite of Spring by Avisha Coughlan
Easter Service Performances 2018  2 Easter Surpise by Lower One

23.3.18 - Spring Planting :)

Picture 1 Freddie & Mya
Picture 2 Yusuf & Yonah
Picture 3 Avisha & Theodore
Picture 4 Kundai, Toby & Saskia
Picture 5 Ryu, Theodore & Zach
Picture 6 Ryu & Zach

19.3.18 - Today we started word processing our Dinosaur stories. Everyone concentrated so hard and were extremely proud of what they achieved!

19.3.18 - Today we started word processing our Dinosaur stories. Everyone concentrated so hard and were extremely proud of what they achieved! 1 Freddie & Saskia
19.3.18 - Today we started word processing our Dinosaur stories. Everyone concentrated so hard and were extremely proud of what they achieved! 2 Yusuf & Zach
19.3.18 - Today we started word processing our Dinosaur stories. Everyone concentrated so hard and were extremely proud of what they achieved! 3 Theodore, Toby & Yonah
19.3.18 - Today we started word processing our Dinosaur stories. Everyone concentrated so hard and were extremely proud of what they achieved! 4 Avisha & Ryu
19.3.18 - Today we started word processing our Dinosaur stories. Everyone concentrated so hard and were extremely proud of what they achieved! 5 Kundai & Mia

16.3.18 - We all enjoyed our second trip to New Ash Green Library. Today we had with a 'Dragons & Dinosaurs' focus!

8.3.18 - Steephill Poetry Competition L1 WINNERS :)

8.3.18 - Steephill Poetry Competition L1 WINNERS :) 1
8.3.18 - Steephill Poetry Competition L1 WINNERS :) 2

**Snow Days 2018!!!**

(27th & 28th February/1st & 2nd March)

 The snow has provided lots of opportunities for outdoor learning, exploration and play; snowman building, snowball fighting and some sledging too. Some busy bees have even had the time for baking!

Fun has been had by all :)

Teacher fun time!!

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Snow Day 1.3.18

Move over Lizzie Yarnold...

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Saskia's perseverance on a sledge!

Swinging in the snow :)

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Toby & Juno

Snow angel time...

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Wow its cold down here!

Happy Chinese New Year!

2018 = The Year of the Dog

 

21.1.18 - Today in Lower 1 everyone listened to the story 'A Race Across The River' about the origins of the Chinese New Year and also enjoyed some food tasting!! smiley 

6.2.18 - SCIENCE DAY FUN!!! Come and look at our pictures... who built the tallest structure? What materials did we use??

L1 WINNERS (A big thank you to Mr & Mrs Evans for all your support!!)

L1 WINNERS (A big thank you to Mr & Mrs Evans for all your support!!)  1 106cm = Yusuf, Thoedore & Freddie (Lego & Duplo)
L1 WINNERS (A big thank you to Mr & Mrs Evans for all your support!!)  2 105cm = Yonah (Plasticine & Straws)
L1 WINNERS (A big thank you to Mr & Mrs Evans for all your support!!)  3 102cm = Zach and Toby (Marshmallows & Spaghetti)
L1 WINNERS (A big thank you to Mr & Mrs Evans for all your support!!)  4 60cm =Mya, Saskia, Kundai & Avisha (Wooden Blocks)
L1 WINNERS (A big thank you to Mr & Mrs Evans for all your support!!)  5 57cm = Ryu (Individual work - Plasticine & Straws)

31.1.18 - Card game fun...in Spanish!!! :)

31.1.18 - Card game fun...in Spanish!!! :)  1
31.1.18 - Card game fun...in Spanish!!! :)  2
31.1.18 - Card game fun...in Spanish!!! :)  3
31.1.18 - Card game fun...in Spanish!!! :)  4
31.1.18 - Card game fun...in Spanish!!! :)  5
31.1.18 - Card game fun...in Spanish!!! :)  6

2.2.18 - A morning trip to New Ash Green library. Lots of fun to be had with all these books!!!

25.1.18 - The Gruffalo: Our Class Assembly

Picture 1 Our assembly in full swing...
Picture 1 Zach as the Gruffalo
Picture 2 Stars of the stage!

10.1.18 - A visit to St Mary's Church, Fawkham to celebrate Epiphany.

Picture 1 Mrs Fernandez talks about Spanish traditions
Picture 2 Exploring the Font
Picture 3 Mrs Leslie plays the organ!
Picture 4 Looking at the music / hymn book
Picture 5 Mrs Leslie rings the Church bell...
Picture 6 ...its harder than it looks!!!
Picture 7 Ryu tries to ring the Church bell
Picture 8 Freddie is amazing! A campanologist in the making.
Picture 9 Looking at the Alter

15.12.17 - The Lower One Team would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!! We will see you all again in 2018 :) xxx

14.12.17 - Christmas Lunch...yum, yum in your tums!!!!

Take a look at our 2018 Calendars :) With a Christmas theme of course!!

Take a look at our 2018 Calendars :) With a Christmas theme of course!! 1 Toby
Take a look at our 2018 Calendars :) With a Christmas theme of course!! 2 Theodore
Take a look at our 2018 Calendars :) With a Christmas theme of course!! 3 Yusuf
Take a look at our 2018 Calendars :) With a Christmas theme of course!! 4 Kundai
Take a look at our 2018 Calendars :) With a Christmas theme of course!! 5 Ryu
Take a look at our 2018 Calendars :) With a Christmas theme of course!! 6 Freddie
Take a look at our 2018 Calendars :) With a Christmas theme of course!! 7 Saskia
Take a look at our 2018 Calendars :) With a Christmas theme of course!! 8 Yonah
Take a look at our 2018 Calendars :) With a Christmas theme of course!! 9 Avisha
Take a look at our 2018 Calendars :) With a Christmas theme of course!! 10 Zachary
Take a look at our 2018 Calendars :) With a Christmas theme of course!! 11 Mya

A beautiful winters day shot ...

The FS children have been working hard to create a semi-permanent structure using bamboo, sticks and leaves this term. A big 'Thank you' to Mr Diedo for his guidance and lovely photographs!  

Picture 1

ACTION SHOTS!! (Dececmber 2017: Communication Group - Co-operation/Den Building Activities)

21.11.17 - International Day Celebrations

Today Lower 1 wore traditional costumes, spoke new languages and learnt interesting facts from each other!

Today Lower 1 wore traditional costumes, spoke new languages and learnt interesting facts from each other!   1 Theodore from Ghana
Today Lower 1 wore traditional costumes, spoke new languages and learnt interesting facts from each other!   2 Kundai from Holland
Today Lower 1 wore traditional costumes, spoke new languages and learnt interesting facts from each other!   3 Toby from South Africa
Today Lower 1 wore traditional costumes, spoke new languages and learnt interesting facts from each other!   4 Avisha from Mauritius
Today Lower 1 wore traditional costumes, spoke new languages and learnt interesting facts from each other!   5 Zachary from Australia
Today Lower 1 wore traditional costumes, spoke new languages and learnt interesting facts from each other!   6 Yusuf from Pakistan
Today Lower 1 wore traditional costumes, spoke new languages and learnt interesting facts from each other!   7 Yonah from India
Today Lower 1 wore traditional costumes, spoke new languages and learnt interesting facts from each other!   8 Ryu from India
Today Lower 1 wore traditional costumes, spoke new languages and learnt interesting facts from each other!   9 Freddie from Ecuador
Today Lower 1 wore traditional costumes, spoke new languages and learnt interesting facts from each other!   10 Mya from Wales
Today Lower 1 wore traditional costumes, spoke new languages and learnt interesting facts from each other!   11 Saskia from Spain

Yummy sweet treats!! Thank you Mr & Mrs Evans :)

Yummy sweet treats!! Thank you Mr & Mrs Evans :) 1 Welsh Cakes (A recipe from Wales)
Yummy sweet treats!! Thank you Mr & Mrs Evans :) 2 Lower 1 enjoying the sweet treats :)
Yummy sweet treats!! Thank you Mr & Mrs Evans :) 3 Alfajores (Ecadourian Biscuits)

7.11.17 - Our trip to Pizza Express

Minibus...drink & snack...castle grounds...river views...cannons...pizza making...pizza eating!!! We ALL had the best day smiley

PLEASE support your child to learn their lines for this years Christmas Nativity play! Thank you :) Mrs Clarke x

What a spooky winner! :) Well done Saskia!!!

What a spooky winner! :) Well done Saskia!!! 1
What a spooky winner! :) Well done Saskia!!! 2

13.10.17 Clay Work - Diva's for Diwali :)

Wow moments in PE!

AT 2017 - Gymnastic Skills :)

AT 2017 - Gymnastic Skills :)  1 Kundai during a cartwheel :)
AT 2017 - Gymnastic Skills :)  2 Kundai does the splits!

11.10.17 - Today in Lower School Assembly the children were visited by 'Crusty and Tiny' the tortoises . They learnt about nocturnal animals and seasonal hibernation. A few lucky children got to hand feed a tortoise and most of them were also brave enough to touch them too!

Crusty & Tiny the tortoises :)

A couple of extra curricular activity achievements were celebrated this week...Congratulations to everyone :)

A couple of extra curricular activity achievements were celebrated this week...Congratulations to everyone :) 1 A Taekwondo orange stripe student!
A couple of extra curricular activity achievements were celebrated this week...Congratulations to everyone :) 2 Mr & Mrs Allan completed a triathlon!

Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17

Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17 1
Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17 2
Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17 3
Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17 4
Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17 5
Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17 6
Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17 7
Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17 8
Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17 9
Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17 10
Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17 11
Observational Nature Drawing at Art Club on 26.9.17 12

Gaming Fun!!!! - The Happy Puzzle Company workshop on 21.9.17

Our Harvest Scarecrows :) Made on 20.9.17

Our Harvest Scarecrows :) Made on 20.9.17  1 Saskia
Our Harvest Scarecrows :) Made on 20.9.17  2 Freddie
Our Harvest Scarecrows :) Made on 20.9.17  3 Zachary
Our Harvest Scarecrows :) Made on 20.9.17  4 Theodore
Our Harvest Scarecrows :) Made on 20.9.17  5 Kundai
Our Harvest Scarecrows :) Made on 20.9.17  6 Yonah
Our Harvest Scarecrows :) Made on 20.9.17  7 Toby
Our Harvest Scarecrows :) Made on 20.9.17  8 Yusuf
Our Harvest Scarecrows :) Made on 20.9.17  9 Ryu
Our Harvest Scarecrows :) Made on 20.9.17  10 Avisha
Our Harvest Scarecrows :) Made on 20.9.17  11 Mya

**UPDATED** EYFS Forest School Pictures (9.11.17)

Merit Achievements 2017-18 

Well done to everyone in L1 for your hard work and brilliant behaviour this term! 

2 Merits = 20+ STAR Total

in AT 1

in AT 2

3 Merits = 30+ STAR Total

in AT 1

in AT 2
Yonah Zachary Freddie Kundai
Toby Saskia Saskia Ryu
Theodore Avisha Avisha Mya
Yusuf Yusuf Mya  
Kundai Theodore    
Ryu Freddie    
Zachary Yonah    
  Toby    

 

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