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Year 1 have an exciting trip to The Chiltern Open Air Museum

The week started with us in our pyjamas! This was for our swim safety lesson where we learnt what it felt like to wear clothes in the water to prepare us for an emergency. We learnt how to lie on our backs and catch our breath before trying to swim to a safe place.

The week carried on with another exciting adventure to The Chiltern Open Air Museum. Our day started with us finding out about how people lived in the Iron Ages. We learnt how to grind wheat to make flour, we made small clay pots and we even churned cream to make our own butter. We carried on our tour through the years visiting different houses. The children were amazed that people used to use the toilet outside and in some houses the ‘fridge’ was a hole in the ground. The children were fascinated by the Iron Age hut with a smoky fire, animal skins to sleep on and real swords. The day was so exciting that we had lots of children sleeping on the coach home.

This week was also Science week and the theme this year is ‘Journeys’. The children have been busy making bees and learning about the importance of pollination. The children enjoyed making their own bees out of pipe cleaners and then using them to carry out the journey of a bee, moving from one brightly coloured flower to another.

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