Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School

High Street Stanford In The Vale Faringdon Oxon. SN7 8LH
Tel: 01367 710474 Fax: 01367 718429
Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Willis
Page Updated 03.04.18

Snowdrop Class - Year 1

Teachers: Mrs Mistry & Mrs Turner
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Woodyer-Ward, Ms Rogers & Mrs Miozga

South Pole Expedition:
Last Friday, George's uncle Richard came to talk to year 1 about his expedition to the South Pole.

He brought in his special arctic clothes and lots of photos of his trip. We learnt so much about the Antarctic and could ask him lots of questions.

  • I enjoyed trying one the special goggles - Owen
  • I thought the photo of the Antarctic with an elephant was very funny - there aren't really elephants in the Antarctic! - Faye
  • I tried on the special tent boots - they were very big on me! They came up above my knees!! - Amelia
  • I liked hearing about the plane Richard travelled on - it was a cargo plane that had seats put in it, it had no windows and porta-loos for the toilets!! - Edward.
We would like to thank Richard for coming in and telling us all about the Antarctic.

Forest School:
On Wednesday, 30 intrepid explorers from Year 1 set off on an expedition down road, across fields, over bridges, through mud and puddles.

We set off appropriately dressed in our wellies and waterproof overalls - both of which were definitely needed!!

Each group had their own sledge with provisions for the day - food, drinks, binoculars, bug lenses and most importantly a map.

We had to follow a route across the river and over the fields - which were extremely muddy. Each group had to work together to drag their sledge and navigate stiles and gates and very large puddles.

Our destination was the Forest School site - once there, we got a fire going to make hot drinks and ate our lunch.

Then it was time for a treasure hunt - both shiny edible treasure and natural treasures. We then practised our survival skills by climbing trees before toasting marsh mellows on sticks over the fire.

All too soon it was time to return to school, dragging our slightly less heavy sledges.

The children were brilliant, working really well in teams together and they really enjoyed the day - especially trying to work their ways through the mud and puddles!!