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Year 1 - Trilbys

              The Trilby Class


Welcome to the Trilby Class page


Christingle Service

Today the Vicar from Mancetter church came into school and talked to us about The Christingle services that take place in Christian churches before Christmas.  She told us why Christingle services are important in the Christian church.   She showed us how to make a Christingle and shared with us what each part of the Christingle symbolises:

  • The orange represents the world
  • The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
  • The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations
  • The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.


We went back to our classes and made our own Christingles.


Victorian Day

This half term we have been learning about what life was like for children over one hundered years ago.  Today we came to shool dressed as Victorians and spent the day learning as they would have done in school.

We took part in reading writing and arithmetic lessons in the morning.  We wriote on slate boards with chalk which was very difficult.  In the afternoon the children took part in drill lessons and played Victorian games.  We skipped using a huge rope and drew hopscotches on the playground.











 We had a brilliant day.


Our Christmas Nativity

Our Christmas production  went down a storm today!  The crowds flocked to Lower School Hall today to see our production of "Whoopsy Daisy Angel."  Everyone performed  brilliantly and Mrs Taylor said that our singing was fantastic, some of the best she had heard!

A special mention to Brooke Bates who made a particularly funny Whoopsy Daisy Angel.   

Well done everyone, I was very proud of you all.

From Miss Maddocks.


Pattern Fun in Maths

This week we have been looking at 2D shape in our maths work.  We have been looking at patterns.  We continued patterns we were given or that our teacher began, using different colours and different shapes.  We made our own patterns using shapes and challeged our partners to continue them.




Our Visit To Sudbury Hall Childhood Museum

We had a lovely day today on our trip to Sudbury Hall Museum.  We enjoyed finding out about the lives of Victorian children in the past.  

There was lots to see and do.  We took part in a workshop about victorian toys.  Some toys, we still play with today, but many were very different to our own toys,  Most of the toys were made from wood.



We found out that some children didn't go to school, they went to work.  If they were small enough, they worked as chimney sweeps because they were small enough to climb up inside the chimney.


We dressed up as Victorian children and took part in a school lesson with a very sstrict teacher.  It was very different fromschool today and we are so glad that school is not like that anymore!


We had a brilliant time !


Investigating Blubber!

In Science today we have been investigating how polar animals keep warm.  Some have a double layer of fur to keep them warm.  Other animals have a thick layer of blubber which keeps them warm.

We carried out an experiment to find out how blubber works.


First we filled a washing up bowl with cold water and ice and waited for the water temperature to go down.


Then we covered one of our hands in vaseline.  This would act like the blubber around an animal's body to keep our hands warm.

Then we plunged our hands into the cold water.  The hand covered with vaseline, felt much warmer in the icy water than our hand without vaseline. It stoppped the temperature of one hand from dropping.


We understand how blubber works now.


Welcome to Year One

We have had a lovely first day in our new class.  Here are our first day photos.








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