Year 2 Scientists

Today we completed an experiment to discover the importance of hygiene. We made our own ‘germs’ using glitter and hand sanitizer. Three children had ‘germs’ on their hand and after 5 minutes the ‘germs’ had spread onto everybody else. We demonstrated how ‘germs’ spread when we sneeze and how they Read more…

Wellbeing & Mindfulness

This term we have all been practising methods to increase our self awareness and self confidence through breathing and movement,  yoga techniques, peer massage and relaxation. Emotionally unwinding allows us to stay healthy and alert.  

Music in Year 2

In Year 2 the children have enjoyed playing the glockenspiels, focusing on following the music to ensure they hit the right note. They impressed me with their concentration.

A successful start in Year 2

In Year 2 we have had a wonderful start to the year. As you can see in the pictures below, we have been busy reading, practicing yoga, gymnastics, maths, science and history. What has been your favourite thing about coming back to school?

End of Year 1

Well done to all the children for their hard work, to celebrate we had an end of year party. We had a lovely afternoon dancing, playing games and having lots of fun!

Year 1 artists

We have been learning about Georgia O’Keeffe, who is an artist that paints flowers. We drew and painted our own flowers following her style of art. The children carefully mixed their colours using black and white, to create different tones.

Strawberries in Year 1

Since our visit to Newbank Garden Centre we have been caring for our strawberry plants. The children wrote some wonderful instructions, how to grow strawberries. After watering them each day and making sure they had sunlight, we have grown some juicy, tasty strawberries!

Year 1 visiting the Garden Centre

Year One enjoyed an exciting trip to Newbank Garden Centre. We had the opportunity to explore different types of plants and trees. The children used their senses to explore the different colours, scents and textures. The children enjoyed smelling all the different herbs. We bought some strawberry and lettuce plants Read more…

Tree detectives

During our science lessons, Year 1 have been learning about plants and today we became tree detectives. We looked around the school grounds, identifying the different types of trees by looking at the leaves. We also learnt about deciduous and evergreen trees.

Computing in Year One

This term in computing, we have been developing our word processing skills. We have been working on using two hands to type and learning how to edit our work. As you can see below, the children loved changing the colour, font and size of their text. Some children even mastered Read more…

Author visiting Year One

Year One were very lucky to welcome the author Anna Lucas into our classroom to share her new book ‘Sir Undercracker’. The children enjoyed listening to the story while joining in with the rhyming pairs and learning some new vocabulary with Anna! Prior to the visit, the children developed questions Read more…

Map work in Year 1

This week we have been discussing maps and when people would use them, the children matched symbols which they might see on maps with landmarks, then challenged themselves to draw the symbols. We enjoyed looking at a local map and following the route we take when walking to school. The Read more…

Our class assembly

This morning Year One performed their class assembly ‘Goldilocks and the three Bears’ for our grown ups and the rest of the school. I’m sure you will agree with me that the children were fabulous, acting, speaking and singing! Well done to everybody for a wonderful performance!! Please comment and let us know Read more…

World Book Day in Year One

Today the children wore fantastic costumes to school, celebrating world book day! Throughout the day we have read stories in relation to the characters that the children are dressed up as. The children have enjoyed reading and writing their own stories.  

Year One animals

As part of our science topic, learning about animals, we have had some visitors into the classroom. This allowed us to put our knowledge of reptiles and other animals into real life context. We prepared some wonderful questions to ask about each of the animals. First we met a bearded Read more…

Year One WTLT

On Friday in Year One we had our WTLT day, we welcomed parents and grandparents in our classroom to help their children with art and design. We have been learning about Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who is an Italian painter. After looking at his art work and discussing our opinions, the children Read more…

Mindfulness-Yoga & Relaxation

In school this week we have been looking at different ways to relax using calming techniques to help focus and calm our minds. Yoga enhances flexibility, strength coordination and body awareness. In addition concentration and relaxation improves. Meditation-relaxation can help children develop a mindful approach to life and meet everyday Read more…

Year 1 Topic

In the past few weeks Year 1 have been learning about different cultures, we have discussed the different animals, food, climate, clothing and dance styles in lots of different countries. In English we created our own story based on a different culture after reading Handa’s Surprise. Year 1 enjoyed getting Read more…

Year One Art

This term we have been learning about an Italian artist called Giuseppe Arcimboldo. In relation to his work we have been looking at different fruits, the children tasted some different fruits and gave their opinions on these, developing adjectives. The children carefully looked at the shape of the fruits and Read more…

Christingle 2018

On Wednesday evening this week our pupils shined at the annual Christingle service at St George’s church. The service, led by Rev. Banks was exceptionally well attended and our pupils, who led parts of the service in song and prayer were amazing. Well done to everyone who took part!