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  • Our Trip to the Park Today 1JB had an amazing trip to the local park. Everyone had a really fantastic morning out and we all had so much fun! We will put more details on the blog about all we got up to later, but first we thought you might want to have a look at some of the fantastic photos we took while we were there. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed all the activities we took part in.
    Posted 24 Jun 2013, 11:27 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk
  • Meeting Princess 1JB had a special surprise visitor to our classroom on Friday; Princess the bearded dragon. Gemma, who has been helping us in our class this term, brought Princess in to let us see just what a bearded dragon is and for us to find out more about these interesting reptiles. It was a really exciting visit and, although a few of us were a little frightened to meet Princess at first, we found out that there was nothing to worry about. We learnt that Princess wouldn’t hurt us like a real dragon would and that she was actually more worried about us than we were about her. We were also really lucky to be able to hold Princess if ...
    Posted 23 Jun 2013, 16:12 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk
  • Our Amazing Beach Adventure Here is a slideshow of our amazing visit to the harbour this morning. It was such a great day out that we couldn't wait to put the photo's on our blog, especially as we found pirate treasure and got to share the spoils among ourselves at the end of the day. The day could not have been more perfect. The sun was shining, the tide was out and 1JB had a fun and exciting adventure to boot. We even got to talk like pirates and build some of the best sandcastles the harbour beach has ever seen thanks to Chloe's and Brooke's Mums. We will put some more details on as soon as possible, but for ...
    Posted 19 Jun 2013, 10:09 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk
  • Queen Victoria's Visit Today we had a visit from Queen Victoria. We knew it was not the real Queen Victoria but the lady looked just like her. She was really small and very old and dressed up just like a posh Queen. She also had lots of different people with her that were all Victorians. One man even had a real sword and when we were lined up to see her he shouted "all stand for the Queen!". Then all the Victorian people were speaking to us and even Queen Victoria spoke to Finley and asked if he worked up a chimney and that he could clean her chimney if he wanted.After that we all went into the playground and all the ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2013, 22:16 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk
  • Victorian Teaching Here is the children's report about the morning Mr Budge was a Victorian teacher.Yesterday morning Mr Budge was a Victorian teacher and he had a big voice. He made the boys stand at the front and the girls stand at the back. I was really scared because I thought he was going to give me the cane. Then he made us all stand up and checked our hands and hair to make sure they were clean. He told me that I had dirty finger nails and when I was cheeky to him he holded my hair and took me across the classroom to tell me off. But it was ok because it was just pretend.Next Mr Budge ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2013, 21:57 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk
  • Teddy Bear's Picnic Here is another report by 1JB's Intrepid Reporters about our Teddy Bear's Picnic.Yesterday we had a brilliant fun day going on a teddy bear's picnic at the Landmark Theatre to have a good time with our teddy bears and dress up as VictoriansFirst of all we walked all through the town to get to the Landmark and lots of people were watching us and thinking what we were doing. It was a lot of fun and we were all singing Victorian songs when we were walking.When we go there we watched a magic show with a Victorian magic man. It was really fun and the magician did loads of funny tricks and lots of ...
    Posted 16 Jun 2013, 20:27 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk
  • Ruby's Mum and Her Amazing Puppets Here is a report by some of 1JB's super reporters of our special shadow puppet day.Yesterday Ruby's Mummy showed us how to make excellent puppets. First of all she showed us all of her funny puppets and did lots of funny voices. I really liked it when she showed us this little caterpillar because it kept on munching things and got bigger and bigger and bigger and was really giant in the end. (Finley) I liked the old king Cole puppet the best because he had a funny voice and made me laugh. (Jazmine) It made me laugh my head off because it was so funny. (Toby) Next she showed us how to make an amazing shadow ...
    Posted 16 Jun 2013, 20:12 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk
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Our Trip to the Park

posted 24 Jun 2013, 11:25 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk   [ updated 24 Jun 2013, 11:27 ]

Today 1JB had an amazing trip to the local park. Everyone had a really fantastic morning out and we all had so much fun! We will put more details on the blog about all we got up to later, but first we thought you might want to have a look at some of the fantastic photos we took while we were there. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed all the activities we took part in.



Our Park Trip


Meeting Princess

posted 23 Jun 2013, 16:11 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk   [ updated 23 Jun 2013, 16:12 ]

1JB had a special surprise visitor to our classroom on Friday; Princess the bearded dragon. Gemma, who has been helping us in our class this term, brought Princess in to let us see just what a bearded dragon is and for us to find out more about these interesting reptiles. 


It was a really exciting visit and, although a few of us were a little frightened to meet Princess at first, we found out that there was nothing to worry about. We learnt that Princess wouldn’t hurt us like a real dragon would and that she was actually more worried about us than we were about her. We were also really lucky to be able to hold Princess if we wanted to and feel how soft her skin was and to feel how she moved. We asked Gemma lots of questions about how Princess lived, how big she would get and the kinds of things she likes to do. 

We also talked about where Princess and other bearded dragons might live in the wild. Zach had a very clever idea that they might live in the desert because of what he already knew about lizards and because of the colour of Princess’s skin. We found out that they did in fact live in the desert and that Zach’s ideas about the colour of her skin were right.

At the end of the visit, before Princess was due to go home, we were also lucky to see her eat some of her favourite food. Most of us guessed that she would eat bugs and we were right. So we all watched as Princess tucked into some tasty mealworms. While we all decided that that we wouldn’t like to eat them ourselves we could see that Princess really enjoyed them and watched as she flicked her tongue out to eat them. Afterwards, Molly thought that Princess might want some pudding and asked if it would be ok to give her some of the bananas we had for fruit time. Gemma wasn’t sure if Princess would like that but said we could try if we wanted. So we got a little bit of a banana and mashed it up for Princess. Mr Budge put the banana down next to Princess and we found out that Molly was right when Princess gobbled it all up.

We would like to thank Gemma for bringing Princess in to 1JB and letting us meet this amazing creature.


Meeting Princess


Our Amazing Beach Adventure

posted 19 Jun 2013, 10:09 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk   [ updated 19 Jun 2013, 10:09 ]

Here is a slideshow of our amazing visit to the harbour this morning. It was such a great day out that we couldn't wait to put the photo's on our blog, especially as we found pirate treasure and got to share the spoils among ourselves at the end of the day. The day could not have been more perfect. The sun was shining, the tide was out and 1JB had a fun and exciting adventure to boot. We even got to talk like pirates and build some of the best sandcastles the harbour beach has ever seen thanks to Chloe's and Brooke's Mums. We will put some more details on as soon as possible, but for now take a look at our slideshow to find out what a great visit we all had.

A Morning at the Harbour


Queen Victoria's Visit

posted 18 Jun 2013, 22:15 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk   [ updated 18 Jun 2013, 22:16 ]

Today we had a visit from Queen Victoria. We knew it was not the real Queen Victoria but the lady looked just like her. She was really small and very old and dressed up just like a posh Queen. She also had lots of different people with her that were all Victorians. One man even had a real sword and when we were lined up to see her he shouted "all stand for the Queen!". Then all the Victorian people were speaking to us and even Queen Victoria spoke to Finley and asked if he worked up a chimney and that he could clean her chimney if he wanted.

After that we all went into the playground and all the school sang lots of Victorian songs to Queen Victoria and all our grown ups. We did songs like 'My old man, Daisy Daisy, any old iron and who's a naughty boy. Then we had to sing god save the Queen foe Queen Victoria.

When that was done we went back to class and drew a giant picture with our grown ups. It was one of all the things we can find under the sea because that is what we are learning about. Everyone did lots of pictures and all the paper was full up of different pictures and was really colourful. 


Queen Victoria's Visit


Victorian Teaching

posted 18 Jun 2013, 21:57 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk   [ updated 18 Jun 2013, 21:57 ]

Here is the children's report about the morning Mr Budge was a Victorian teacher.

Yesterday morning Mr Budge was a Victorian teacher and he had a big voice. He made the boys stand at the front and the girls stand at the back. I was really scared because I thought he was going to give me the cane. Then he made us all stand up and checked our hands and hair to make sure they were clean. He told me that I had dirty finger nails and when I was cheeky to him he holded my hair and took me across the classroom to tell me off. But it was ok because it was just pretend.

Next Mr Budge made us do lots of drills and that is lots of different exercises that made us tired. he got us to do jumps and running and swinging our arms lots of times and I was worn out. All the time he was being cross and telling all the children that we were not doing it enough and so we had to do it again. We did it so much that it was like I was going to fall down. But we couldn't stop and he would not let us speak. We could only do this when he said something to us and we were only let to call him sir and not Mr Budge.

Afterwards he made us sit down and not speak. When Matty did talk Mr Budge was really cross with Matty and said that children should not be heard. So he took Matty outside the classroom and gave him the cane. We could all hear Matty screaming but knew he was pretending because we could see Mr Budge was not really hitting him.

Finally we had to do our spelling check and use slates like they did when they were Victorian schools. We had to sit in silence and Mr Budge would only say the spelling words just one time and would be cross if we did any talking and crash his cane on the table to make a big noise. When he did this it really made me jump because I didn't know he would do it. Then he would check our spellings and get cross when our handwriting was not good even when it was hard to write with the little sticks we had.

My best bit of Mr Budge being a Victorian teacher was when he was checking to see if we were clean because he was getting really cross with us and said we were all dirty. 

Victorian Teaching


Teddy Bear's Picnic

posted 16 Jun 2013, 20:27 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk   [ updated 16 Jun 2013, 20:27 ]

Here is another report by 
1JB's Intrepid Reporters about our Teddy Bear's Picnic.

Yesterday we had a brilliant fun day going on a teddy bear's picnic at the Landmark Theatre to have a good time with our teddy bears and dress up as Victorians

First of all we walked all through the town to get to the Landmark and lots of people were watching us and thinking what we were doing. It was a lot of fun and we were all singing Victorian songs when we were walking.

When we go there we watched a magic show with a Victorian magic man. It was really fun and the magician did loads of funny tricks and lots of juggling. The favourite bit was when he had a giant bike with one wheel and drove it all around all the people watching and everyone was clapping. It made us laugh and be scared because we thought he might fall off.

Next we went to where the crazy golf was and had out teddy bear's picnic. We all sat down and had our lunch and some of us gave our teddies things to eat. Then our grown ups came and we could play with them and our friends.

Later on we went for a big walk around the Capstone but had to be careful and stay together to be safe. When we got back we played lots of other games and a giant seagull jumped down and nicked Jeanette's sandwich. Jeanette was really scared.

At the end we all said goodbye and went home with our grown ups and our family and our teddies. It was a really fun day because we got to see some magic and have a picnic. Our favourite bit was when the seagull got Jeanette's sandwich because it made us laugh when she jumped up and shouted "Oh no! Go away!"

Teddy Bear's Picnic


 

Ruby's Mum and Her Amazing Puppets

posted 16 Jun 2013, 20:12 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk   [ updated 16 Jun 2013, 20:12 ]

Here is a report by some of 1JB's super reporters of our special shadow puppet day.

Yesterday Ruby's Mummy showed us how to make excellent puppets. First of all she showed us all of her funny puppets and did lots of funny voices. I really liked it when she showed us this little caterpillar because it kept on munching things and got bigger and bigger and bigger and was really giant in the end. (Finley) I liked the old king Cole puppet the best because he had a funny voice and made me laugh. (Jazmine) It made me laugh my head off because it was so funny. (Toby) 

Next she showed us how to make an amazing shadow puppet. She showed us that we could do this by cutting out cardboard and putting it on sticks. We could also make them move bits with a split pin to make them scary like her shark with a big mouth. (Jake) 


Then when we went back to class and made our own puppets. I was really excited because we could have a puppet show with our own puppets (Jade)  
Then we made our own fish shadow puppets. I made a jelly fish and used cardboard and different colourful cellophane to make long wiggly legs. (Rhianna)  When we made our brilliant puppets, my puppet was a swordfish and it had evil red eyes. I was really proud. (Ruby)

Finally we went back to the little hall and I was really excited that we got to show our puppets to all of Year One. My favourite bit was when we got to show our puppets and lots of people screamed. (Jade)  
When you put the puppet near the light it got bigger and bigger and when you did that all the other children screamed.(Jamie)

Ruby's Mum and Amazing Puppets




Our Alien Party

posted 4 Jun 2013, 20:55 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk   [ updated 4 Jun 2013, 20:55 ]

Yesterday we had a special alien party because Mr Budge was sick before the holiday and he could not come to our last party. We wanted it to be a really fun party for everyone and thought it would be really good to do on our first day back. 

First of all Mr Budge poured all of our hats and puppets onto the floor and we all had a big scrabble to find our own things and get ready. At the same time Mr Budge started to put up the alien decorations we made, but was being a bit silly and fell of the chair and bumped his shoulder really hard on the cupboard and fell on the floor. Mr Budge said “ouch!” and we all laughed at him for being so silly. We told him he must never do that again because it was dangerous and he always tells us not to stand on chairs. Mr Budge said he would never do it again as he knew that it was a very silly thing to do.

After that Mr Budge put on some really strange alien music and we had an alien disco. We danced all around the classroom with our hats and alien puppets and did lots of weird alien dances. Then all the aliens decided to attack Mr Budge because it would be fun and all of our alien puppets started to bite and nip him. Mr Budge looked very scared and we were all laughing and getting him more and more.

Next we thought we would like to show our alien puppets what the planet Earth looked like, so we took them out into the playground so they could explore all around our planet. We showed them everything we could about our planet and then David had a good idea that the train could be a rocket. So we all got on the train and shouted “10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, blast off!” and pretended to blast off into space.

Following this we started to make some really strange alien shadows by joining up with our friends and making weird shapes with our bodies until our shadows looked like real aliens. This was loads of fun and Finley made a shadow that everyone thought looked like a real alien.

Finally we went back to our classroom and made lots of alien faces out of different sweets. Mr Budge told us we were not allowed to eat any of the sweets until we had finished our aliens. This was really hard because the sweets looked really tasty, but we tried really hard not to sneak any when we were working. There were dolly mixtures, jelly beans, fizzy cokes, crisps and loads of other
things we could make our aliens from and in the end they looked just like real aliens. As soon as we had finished Mr Budge and Jeanette took a picture of our alien and we could munch the sweets. They were so tasty! Some of us made even more than one alien so that we could have some more sweets.

We really enjoyed our party and thinking about how we could be reporters and write all about it. Our favourite parts of the party was when Mr Budge fell off the chair because it was really funny and when we made our sweet aliens because the tasted so yummy!



Our Alien Party


Egg-stronauts Are Go!

posted 12 May 2013, 21:48 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk   [ updated 12 May 2013, 21:48 ]

This Friday we finally got to see if we could keep our Egg-stronauts safe on their special space journey. Before today We had already planned how we might do this by making plans about how to build the rocket they would travel in and what we could use in their cockpit to keep them safe and arrive without a crack. 


But today we would find out if our plans and designs would work as well as we thought. We were really excited to be doing this, but also knew that we would have to work carefully to make sure we followed our plans carefully and made the safest space vehicle we could.

The first thing we did was choose our Egg-stronaut and give them a brave explorers face. Next we worked with our partner to look at the plan we had made and build our rocket in the same way we planned and using the same materials. To do this we had to do lots of measuring, cutting and joining with different materials to make our rocket strong enough to fly and make the journey in one piece. As we were doing this some of us decided that we would like to make changes to our rockets when we saw what some of our friends were doing. So we got our friends to explain what they had done and how they thought it might fly better and then some of us decided we would use the same techniques. This was very good because it got us all talking about our rockets and thinking what might make them even better to deliver our Egg-stronaut safely on his mission.

Once we had made our rocket we started to look at how we had planned to keep the Egg-stronauts safe inside of the rocket. Using our plans and all the materials we had chosen, we began to fill the inside of our rocket in different layers and different ways. Some of us also made special suits for our Egg-stronauts to wear to keep us safe. We were really careful when doing this as we knew that if we packed the capsule too tightly then that might damage the Egg-stronaut even more, so we spent time getting the right type of materials and in the right amount to made a really safe capsule.

We then placed our Egg-stronauts inside our rockets, made sure the capsule was closed tightly and were then ready to launch them on their mission into outer-space. 

To do this we went to our patio and Mr Budge threw them as far as he could to the nearest planet. It was really exciting to see them fly so far and stay in one piece as they flew so far and landed on the strange alien playground planet. When all of our rockets had landed we zoomed to the landing area and picked up or rockets. We couldn’t wait to see if our Egg-stronauts had made their journey in one piece.


Egg-stronauts Are Go!



Doodle Aliens

posted 9 May 2013, 22:29 by jason@ilfracombe-inf.devon.sch.uk   [ updated 9 May 2013, 22:32 ]

As part of our Art learning this term, we have been finding out about what doodles are and how we can use them to create pictures of aliens. We found out that although some people think that doodles are just scribbles, at lots of artists use this way of drawing to help them make their art. To help us learn even more about doodles we looked at lots of different books and pictures and found out how we might make our own. 

To do this we made some shapes and lines really quickly with a handwriting pen and then looked at these shapes really carefully to think of what we might add to them to make a strange alien. Then, we carefully added more details until we had created a strange looking doodle alien. We then joined them altogether to make giant parties of doodle aliens that we will now use to create some really special pieces of art. But that’s top secret for now!

We hope you all like our super doodles. Can you find one you like the best?
 J

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