Class 1 went on their first school trip of the year this week and we had so much fun! We spent the day at Compton Verney learning all about habitats and shelters. We learnt how shelters must be strong, waterproof and camouflaged to protect the person inside from the weather and predators. We made little shelters to protect of 'special treasure' (a yummy biscuit!) and then, in the afternoon, we worked in our teams to built huge shelters that could protect our whole group. Once the shelters were complete we all got inside and water was poured on them to check if they were waterproof. Luckily, only some of us got wet!
We had so much fun during Sports Day!
We had lots of fun making sushi today! We even tried to use chopsticks to pick up the pieces!
Class 1 have started their Japanese learning this week! We have worn slippers all week because in Japan people don’t wear outdoor shoes inside. We also had to clean the classroom after each day, just like Japanese school children. We actually found it quite fun!
We have had a busy week in Class 1. We have learnt about the countries of the UK and identified different flags from around the world. We have also completed our learning on Romeo and Juliet. We were quite sad by the ending so we decided to make an alternative version where Romeo and Juliet got their happy ever after.
We have had lots of fun learning the story of Romeo and Juliet in Class 1 this week. We have wrote diaries from the perspective of the main characters after their first meeting and even acted out Mercutio and Tybalt’s sword fight!
We had a wonderful time during our castle day this week. We did a Now Press Play experience, created our own illuminated letters, participated in a jousting tournament and ate at a royal banquet! We were very excited during the banquet because Sir Jame the knigh joined us. Sir James taught us all about what life was like as a knight and showed us some of his armour and weapons!
We had lots of fun during our PSCHE lesson this week. We learnt that trying new things can help us control our hidden chimp so we all decided to try something new - the hall climbing frame! Even though some of us felt nervous and some of us felt excited, we controlled our Chimps, behaved sensibly and lots of us reached the top!
Class 1 have been learning all about Queen Elizabeth II this week. We have found it fascinating learning about her amazing life. We have also finished our self portraits and displayed them in our castle classroom. Look at the photo below to see the wonderful portraits of the Lords and Ladies in Class 1.
We have been learning about compliments in Class 1 and we spent one our our lessons leaving kind messages for each of our class mates. It put big smiles on our faces when we read the kind things that our friends said about us.
We have had such a great week in Class 1 this week. We have been writing our own version of Princess and the Pea story, from the pea's perspective! We have been concentrating on using capital letters and full stops whilst still making our sentences exciting for the reader. We are all really proud of our writing. You can see some of our super writing below!
This week Class 1 learnt all about what coat of arms were and why they were used in medieval times. We learnt about what some of the colours and animals symbolise on coat of arms and then designed our own. Do you like them?
Happy Easter Everyone! We hope you all have an amazing holiday and we're looking forward to seeing you all in two weeks! Here are some photos from this week in Class 1.
Do you like our portcullis? We have started turning our classroom into a castle. So far we have a portcullis and battlements. We can't wait to add more castle features to our classroom next week.
Happy Red Nose Day! We had great fun coming to school dressed in red and sporting a crazy hair style, however I think the biggest hit of the day was definitely soaking Mr Emms with our water pistols!
We have had a fantastic week in Class 1 this week. We have learnt more about early castles and even made our own Motte and Bailey Castle in our sandpit! We learnt about 3D shape in numeracy and wrote lots of descriptive sentences about the Paper Bag Princess during our Literacy lessons.
Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mums of Class 1! We hope you all liked the homemade soap the children made. The children were very proud of them!
It has been wonderful to have Class 1 back in the classroom together, after such a long time away. We’ve had lots of fun this week, from extra playtimes to give us more chances to play with our friends, to making special gifts for our mummies ready for the weekend. We’ve started our new topic about Castles and Knights and read a very funny story called the Paperbag Princess. We were all very surprised by the ending!
What a busy week it's been! We've made snowmen, salt dough decorations, christmas cards and decorated biscuits! We hope you all have a safe and happy Christmas and we are looking forward to seeing you all in 2021!
Class 1 had a fantastic time at the Panto this week!
Class 1 had a brilliant time decorating the classroom this week. We are all feeling very excited for Christmas!
Class 1 had a great time with the Now Press Play equipment this week. We went on an Arctic adventure and learnt all about what life is like for people living in the Arctic.
Class 1 had a great time acting out the story 'The Polar Bear Son'. We will be looking into this story a little more over the next few weeks and writing diary entries from the old woman's perspective.
It's Diwali this weekend so Class 1 have been learning all about the Hindu Festival of Light. We heard the story of Rama and Sita and learnt about the traditions that take place during Diwali. One of these traditions is to make a rangoli pattern outside your house to welcome the Gods into your home. Traditional rangoli patterns are made from coloured rice or chalk. We had a go at making our own rangoli patterns from coloured rice. It was very tricky but lots of fun. We think we did a really good job!
Class 1 had a great time measuring real dinosaur lengths on the playground today. We found out that the longest dinosaur was 40m long!
Class 1 had a wonderful time at the Dinosaur Museum. Have a look at all the special exhibits below:
In PSCHE this week, we learnt about about how sometimes we can feel our early warning signs (like our heart beating fast and butterflies in our tummy), but we decide to take a risk on purpose. It is ok to feel nervous or worried about something new, but it shouldn’t stop us from doing it.
We made salt dough dinosaur fossils in Class 1 this week. The dough was very sticky so we made to add more flour. Once the dough was perfect, we used our dinosaur toys to make an imprint of a dinosaur.
We have finished our dinosaur! We worked together to join the tubes and shaped them into a dinosaur skeleton. It took a long time but we are very proud of it.
Check out our amazing dinosaur silhouettes:
We have had a great week this week. We have started making our giant dinosaur and learnt all about carnivores, omnivores and herbivores.
We’ve had a great week in Class 1. In Numeracy the Year 1s have been learning about 1 more and 1 less, and the Year 2s have been learning about tens and ones in 2 digit numbers. In Literacy we’ve learnt the story of the three little pigs and even learnt some actions! We learnt about repeated speech, check out some of our work below!
Johni was put in the Golden Book this week for being a fantastic role model to the other children. Well done Johni! Here’s a photo of Johni with the amazing tin man he made over the summer holidays.
What a fantastic week we’ve had. The new Year 1s have settled in brilliantly and we have all been having lots of fun! We have also been working very hard, we have finished our work on the Wizard of Oz and have put lots of it on display. There are photos below so that you can all see the children’s hard work.
We have had a great few days back in our normal class after the summer holidays. We have loved learning about the Wizard of Oz and have started to put together a big display in the hall to show off all of our Wizard of Oz work. We had to be very careful when cutting out the poppies and painting the characters.
Well done to everyone who took part in the ‘Trash to Treasure’ recycling competition. Your creations were amazing! A special congratulations goes to Freya and Charlotte for coming first and second - well done girls!
We had an amazing time during World Book Day. We made up our own character and then wrote stories about them. We also read with the Class 3 children, it was lots of fun!
In Class 1 we have been learning about the importance of hygiene. We have learnt how to wash our hands properly and talked about making sure we catch our coughs and sneezes with our hands or tissues to stop germs spreading. We learnt a really fun song to help us remember the 8 different things we should do when washing our hands.
We had an amazing time on our school trip to the Living Rainforest this week. We learnt all about the different plants and animals in the rainforest and how they have adapted to survive in the rainforest.
We have had a lovely week in Class 1 this week. We have learnt about the different animals that live in the rainforest and how they have adapted to survive in their habitat. We were also very excited this week because we received letters from our penpals. We're all really looking forward to writing our replies.
Happy New Year! In Class 1, we have started the year as we mean to go on. We've had lots of fun and worked very hard. We've started our new 'Rainforest' topic and also learnt the story of 'The Billy Goats Gruff' ready for us to make an alternative version set in the rainforest. We really enjoyed acting out the story, look at our photos below!
We had a wonderful time at Warwick Arts Centre seeing ‘Father Christmas’.
We were learning about different materials today. We sorted the objects according to their different materials and then used our new vocabulary to describe their properties.
We had a wonderful time at the Hindu Mandir in Leamington Spa. We learnt lots about the Hindu faith and how they worship.
We started our play rehearsals this week. We are really excited and lots of the children have already learnt their lines! We can't wait to show you all our super play.
We started our new mini-topic this week. We learnt all about Vincent Van Gogh and looked at lots of his paintings. We looked in detail at 'Starry Night' and used it to inspire our poetry writing.
Look at our lovely poems below:
We would like to say a big thank you to Johni’s mummy for showing us her spinning wheel. It was interesting to see what it was like for a spinster in the 1600s.
This week we have been learning about the different layers of the rainforest. We learnt about the animals that live in the emergent layer, the canopy, the understorey and the forest floor. Here is the diagram we made to show the different layers - it even shows how dark it gets in the lower levels of the rainforest.
We burnt our miniature fire of London! We watched as the fire spread from ‘Thomas Farriner’s Bakery’ to all the other houses in London.
What a busy week we’ve had. We had a fantastic time on Wednesday at the KS1 Agility games. Everyone tried really hard and had lots of fun!
We've had a very busy week this week. We have been learning the story of the Little Red Hen in literacy and we have been using number lines to help us add in numeracy.
The Southam firefighters came back today. We really enjoyed looking around the fire engine and learning all about their equipment. We all got the chance to sit in the fire engine and squirt the big hose!
What a busy week! We had a visit from the firefighters and learnt all about their fire fighting equipment. Unfortunately, the visit was cut short due to an emergency but Class 1 were very understanding and sensible. We found out later that everybody was ok. The firefighters will be returning on Wednesday.
We have also been busy using numicon in maths to help our understanding of numbers to 20 and we acted out a Hindu wedding as part of our RE lesson. Have a look at our photos below:
We have had a great time this week. We started the week by baking bread just like Thomas Farriner in his Pudding Lane bakery. We then wrote instructions on how to make the bread. We had lots of fun pretending to be army commanders and shouting commands out.
What a fantastic first week in Class 1! We have had lots of fun learning about the Great Fire of London for our 'Fire! Fire!' topic. We have also been practising counting in maths. Year 1s have been counting and writing numbers to 20 and Year 2s have been counting forward and backwards from any 2 digit number.
What a fantastic start to our 'Fire, Fire' topic! Today we sat around the fire pit and talked about our senses. We even toasted marshmallows!
We had a visit from Jess’ Auntie Sarah and her kittens today!
We did a water walk, a dress in blue day and a cake sale to raise money for WaterAid today. We raised £291!
We made some Maasai necklaces today!
We had a great time at Sports Day!
We have been learning about Kenya this week. We have learnt about the geography of the country and had Jess' brother James come to visit us and tell us all about his scout's trip to Kenya. It was really interesting looking at his photographs and we had lots of great questions to ask him.
It was transition day today! Year 2s had lots of fun in Miss Whatcott's class and the Year 1 children were very grown up and helped the reception children settle in to Class 1. We had a great time!
We had a visit from Amy the olympian today! She did an exercise class with us, it was lots of fun!
We have really enjoyed our week learning about China with Miss Woodcock whilst Miss Dyke was in Marle Hall with Class 3. Miss Woodcock's dad came to talk to us as he used to live in China. He brought lots of interesting things to show us. We also made some Chinese Fans and worked as a team to create our own version of the Great Wall of China.
Jess' mum came in with some very special visitors today... ducklings!
Our focus on Japan has ended today. We had lots of fun learning about the fascinating country and we hope you all enjoyed our assembly this morning. We will certainly miss wearing our slippers!
We made sushi today, it was delicious. We had to follow the instructions carefully and then we used chopsticks to eat them. We also tried some miso soup, a traditional Japanese soup. We really enjoyed tasting all the different Japanese food, it was like we really were in Japan!
We've been learning all about Japan this week. We've had great fun finding out about Japanese customs. We even had a go at Japan's national sport, Sumo Wrestling!
Class 1 were super cool today when they were learning how to street dance with Urban Strides!
We have had a lovely week in Class 1 this week. We have been learning all about the seven continents and five oceans of the world. We loved telling each other a story about the continents to help us remember them.
We have had a very exciting week in Class 1. We have started our new topic 'Countries of the World' and our Quadro construction set finally arrived. We had lots of fun working together as a team to assemble a shop and then really enjoyed playing inside it during Golden Time.
We have been testing out existing products in our Design and Technology lessons. We have looked at a range of puppets and thought about what makes them suitable for their purpose. We decided that fabric was a good material to use for a puppet because it can move easily, it is comfortable to hold/wear and it is strong so won't break easily.
Class 1 performed their class assembly today. They spoke very clearly and all the parents loved it! We hope you all have a very happy Mother's Day!
On Monday we had an amazing time on our school trip to Warwick Castle. We had a tour around the castle by a man called Ben. Ben showed us what it would have been like to try and attack the castle and then showed us the fossils in the tile floor of the great hall. We also climbed the tallest towers and walked along the curtain wall. It was great fun pretending to shoot arrows out of the arrow slits on the enemy below.
On Wednesday it was the Spring Equinox. We celebrated this by going to visit some new born lambs. It was lovely to see them with their mummies and it was very interesting to learn about them. We even have the opportunity to name one of them!
Cat Weatherill came to see us this week. She told us some of her stories and then did a story mountain workshop with us. We had lots of fun!
It has been World Book Day this week and we have had loads of fun! We dressed up on Thursday as our favourite book characters and we wrote a letter to Cat Weatherill, an author who is coming to visit us on Monday. We read one of her stories which is called 'By Lantern Light', we really enjoyed it and especially liked turning the light on in the book.
See if you can guess which book characters we had in the class on Thursday:
We have had a fantastic week in Class 1 getting ready for our Banquet Day. We learnt about past Kings and Queens of our country and baked bread to make our own medieval trenchers. There are lots of photos below to show how much fun we’ve been having.
What a busy week we've had! We've been learning about fractions in numeracy and we even challenged ourselves with some reasoning tasks. We have continued our learning about Sikhism in our R.E. lessons and pretended that our classroom was a Sikh Gurdwara. We learnt about how Sikh's show respect in their place of worship and took part in these rituals ourselves.
We've had a wonderful week this week. In our topic lessons we have learnt all about the features of castles and labelled the two castles we have in our small world area. During our R.E. lesson we learnt about the five Ks in Sikhism. We made our own version of each K and learnt about why Sikhs wear them.
We have had such a busy week in Class 1! We have been learning about division in our Numeracy lessons and have been acting out the story of The Princess and The Pea during our Literacy lessons. It has been very exciting!