Class 1

Digital Leaders 

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Our Digital Leaders have enjoyed sharing their knowledge of coding with their classmates this week.

They spent the whole afternoon coding using Microbit. They had been previously trained on how to set up the equipment and how to explore its features. It was a really successful session as the children worked collaboratively and learnt from each other.

Well done to our Digital Leaders.
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Grand Finale

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Class 1 children welcomed parents and grandparents into school this week to look at their work they have completed on World War 2.

This included a wide range of writing, drawing, information text and the incredible Anderson shelters, they have built as part of a homework project. The children were given a brief and a set of criteria their shelters had to meet. We tested them in school to see if they would fit a lego man, sustain a 1kg weight and remain waterproof after 100ml of water was poured onto them. The children then evaluated their work and discussed how they would adapt and change their design if they did it again.
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Election fever at Cockwood School

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After participating in Parliament Week, the children were really interested to find out more about the different local candidates and parties taking part in the General Election. They brought in lots of leaflets from home and we analysed the text, layout, pledges, facts and figures. 

We decided to run our own mock General Election and we used our house teams to create four new parties: Transform, Vision, Tomorrow and the Progress party. We asked Year 6 to volunteer to stand as candidates and then with their house team, they chose from a selection of current policies to put on their manifesto.

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Forest School Update

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Despite the weather, freezing cold or pouring rain, Class 1 are enjoying their Forest School sessions.
So far they have: learnt the safety rules of lighting a fire, identified mushrooms using a key, made lanterns and leaf rubbings, made slingshots and learnt a range of knots to secure a tarpaulin.

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Remembrance Day

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This week we welcomed the Reverend Richard into school to mark Remembrance Day with all the children.

We stood in the playground and honoured the two minute silence before he took an interesting assembly about the work of the British Legion and the symbolism of wearing a poppy.

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Harvest 2019

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The children performed a lovely harvest celebration at the church, where they told the story of Noah, sang amazing songs and reflected on how we need to think carefully about our wonderful world.

The rainbow harvest was enjoyed by parents and our new vicar, the Reverend Richard Allen, who thought the children were amazing.

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Class 1 Trip to Bovington Tank Museum

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This term Class 1 have been learning all about World War 2: the causes and effects, the key people involved and how it affected the lives of British citizens.

To give us a better understanding we visited Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset. Pupils dressed up as soldiers and were able to handle various artefacts. The children particularly enjoyed a guided visit around a 1940’s house, they learned all about household objects such as: a washing dolly, a mangle, the scullery and old money.

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Cockwood’s got Talent 2019!

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Another great competition was held this year and the talent was amazing!

Our Judges Dan Fowell, Jo Trixon, Mel Wolden and special guest judge Spilkey Walliams
enjoyed watching all the acts.
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Sports Day 2019

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We had a wonderful afternoon enjoying our Sports Day on the village green.

The children were amazing, as they competed against each other in a huge variety of races and events. Thank you to all of the families who joined us to make the afternoon so enjoyable.
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Les fruits!

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Class 1 learnt the names of fruit in French by tasting different fruits and making games using fruit names.

We learnt to make simple phrases and sentences in French describing foods we like and do not like, extending sentences where we could, adding conjunctions and adjectives we know.

J’aime une pomme rouge mais je n’aime pas une pomme verte.
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