What a busy week we’ve had in Year 1! The children started the week by channelling their inner-Rapunzels and have used their understanding of her thoughts and feelings in the story to produce some amazing diary entries that really reflect the events in the alternative version of the story that we have been reading. These diary entries have been packed full of great description and show just how much the children have understood the feelings of the main character: I’m so scared, I can’t stand it anymore. Sienna The witch brushes and snips my golden hair to buy fancy underpants! Alfred Why does she pull my hair so hard? Evangelina She started to cut my hair and it made me cry. Today was a bad day. Annabel Today it was a bad day because the witch said to me that if I leave the tower she would cast a spell on me. Lottie I am so bored and I have never walked on grass before. Nigel One day I will get my revenge on that old witch but now I am going to escape. Joshil Next week the children will be building their own castles. Thank you so much for all of the junk modelling stuff that has been brought in to school so far. Some of the castles will be as fancy as the Palace of Versailles! If you have any further junk modelling supplies at home, please could these be brought into school on Monday. Chef Karen from the kitchen paid us a visit on Wednesday afternoon to help us gain greater understanding of the edible parts of different plants. It was a vegetable feast fit for any king or queen! The children were able to sample different roots, leaves and stems and the teachers were surprised by the popularity of rocket, celery and beetroot. Finally our Maths work this week has focused on finding halves of shapes and numbers. Next week we will be continuing to develop our understanding of fractions with quarters. Initial investigations into quarters on Friday have shown that this will be a trickier concept to understand for many so it would good to continue discussions about quarters at home as and when possible.