21st May – Visiting a Synagogue

Year 1 had a lovely start to the week visiting a Synagogue in St. Albans as part of our R.E. studies. During the morning they went on a scavenger hunt finding things around the Synagogue, listening to stories, looking at the Ark where the Torah was kept and also experiencing some of the food that Jews eat during some of their festivals. The children were a real credit to the school and behaved immaculately. The lady who ran the morning was so impressed with their behaviour and also their knowledge about the Jewish religion. We had a great morning. It was such a great experience to see all the things we have been learning about in real life. Thank you to the parents who came along and gave up their time to help us.

In Geography this week we have been focussing on the equator and which countries are hot and cold. The children used atlases to look for these countries and coloured in a map with a key.

We have continued with our unit of animals (including humans) in Science. This week we looked at the human body and the children labelled a human body with all the different parts they knew. We then went into looking at what job some of the body parts have. Did you know, we have hair to keep our heads warm?

Year 1 have been working really hard on learning their lines for our upcoming assembly next week. Thank you for your support with learning their lines and bringing in some costumes and props. I can guarantee you will really enjoy watching their assembly and we look forward to inviting you to come into school next Friday at 9am.

Have a lovely weekend.