A Very Warm Welcome To Our Page...
We are so excited to start a new year with you all and what a busy but fun year we have planned!
Here we hope to share with you everything we have been up to and all the learning that happens in and outside of the classroom.
We have two class teachers leading our class. Mrs Johnson works every Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Benson works every Thursday and Friday, alternating Wednesdays between them both. We also have Mrs Huffer working with us for the Autumn term while she trains to be a teacher. Mrs Thackery also supports in class in the mornings too.
Watch this space over the next upcoming weeks to meet our wonderful classmates and share the fun we will be having!
2021 - 2022
See below what we have been upto!
We held our Year 1/2 annual egg rollling compeition. Thank you to the children for bringing in eggs and for those who bought spare ones too. Our class winner was Emma, well done Emma. This afternoon, we had our class treat for filling the treasure chest with gems. The children enjoyed decorating biscuits. We hope you have a restful Easter break.
We have been very busy this term learning all about The Great Fire of London! We looked at the differences between modern houses and tudor houses and how the Great Fire spread because of the way Tudor houses were designed.
We have worked hard designing and making our houses and learning new design and technology skills. I think you will agree, that the houses look incredible!
Today we investigated air pressure using 'Rocket Mice'. We investigated to see how we could make our mice fly higher by changing different variables such as bottle size, mouse size, the amount of force exerted and by even adding superhero capes too! It was alot of fun!
Mental Health Week
The children came to school dressed to 'express'. The theme was 'express ourselves' and it was great to see the children showing their own interests and personalities through what they were wearing. We love to celebrate our differences and that we did. We learnt all about David Bowie and how he expressed himself through music, dance, performing, dress up and even art. We also focussed on resilience in the afternoon, discussing strategies to become more resilient, how to clam down after being upset, who to talk to and measuring the scale of our worries to help us cope with them. We hope the children can take all our discussions on board to help strengthen their mental health.
A brilliant effort from 1/2 Red dressing up as Ahlberg characters today!
Welcome back! We hope you all had a wonderful half term and the children had a well deserved break. We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term so watch this space..
On the first day back, we jumped straight into a science lesson (before the rain started) to investigate the seasonal changes in Autumn. We put on our wellies and had a lovely walk around the school grounds using our senses to describe what we could see, hear, smell and touch. We found lots of interesting things including a squirrel. Our ideas will be used within poetry later on in the week!
We have worked really hard this week finishing our Battering Rams. We have learned how to hammer safely and attach our axles to our wheels and chassis. Then we had alot of fun testing our Battering Rams with walls that we had built, seeing if the winder mechanism worked affectively, evaluated how successful they were and how our designs could be improved. Maybe you could have a go at making new and improved models at home.
We have had lots of fun this week investigating wheels, axles and winders on wind up cars. We have started to make our own Battering Ram which will include these mechanisms. The first job was to create our axles, accurately measuring dowel to 10cm and then learning how to saw safely and correctly.
September 2020 - July 2021
We are very pleased to announce out Peer Mentors for this half term! It is such a tricky choice for us as we could choose all of the class but we have 10 badges to give out. Well done to Blake, Flossie, Georgia, Jess, Isla, Izzy, Lewis, Louie and Thomas for showing resilience and an excellent attitude to learning over the last term in school and at home!
We hope you had a wonderful Easter break and we have already had a great start to the Summer Term. Our topic is ... Mythical Creatures and Fantasy Lands.
This week we are looking at describing characters and settings. The first story we have delved into is 'Dave the Lonely Monster'. We described the setting of his cave using lots of adjectives and fronted adverbials in class. Then we adventured into the woods and used our team work skills to create our own 'Dave's Cave'. We even played some rock music loudly and had our own rave. Have a look at our photos to see what we created!
Wishing you all a very happy Easter
The children have settled back into school life so well these past 3 weeks. We are so proud of every single one of them.
Congratulations to our peer mentors for Autumn 1
Each half term we choose some children from the class to be peer mentors. They are chosen as they have already been noticed in the classroom and on the playground for their exemplary behaviour and setting a good example to others.
This half term peer mentors are: Ellena, Lydia, Millie, Emma, Izzy, Robbie, Thomas and Zac.