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The children really enjoyed looking after the little chicks. We will miss them!


Maths Experiment

Our maths topic this week was volume and capacity. In this lesson, children were comparing what the same volume of water looked like in different shaped containers.


The children have been working hard learning about the history and geography of castles in the UK.  The children have enjoyed making their castles as part of their design and technology work. We invited our parents to come in and see them

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Making Robots

We have been building robots. We had to pick a head, body and legs. Each part of the robot had a different value which could not total more than 20.

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PSHE: Medicine

In PSHE, we spoke about simple issues of safety and responsibility regarding medicines and their use. Children played the game on the Help Tania get better Activity sheet.


Visit to Church

We went to visit the church and learn about the symbols we found there. Rev. Sarah showed us what happend when someone is baptised.

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RE - Church symbols

Today we looked at religious artefacts and spoke about their importance. Children had to work in groups to create a 4-piece jigsaw for one of the artefacts. One piece showed the artefact, another piece had the name of the artefact, the next piece showed the artefact in use and the final piece had a sentence explaining why the artefact is important.

Forest School and Science

In this lesson, children observed microhabitats and their inhabitants. They understood why they live there. They really enjoyed it!

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In science the children carried out an experiment to find out which materials were waterproof.


During our RE lesson we explained that Christmas is a time when many Christians thank God that Jesus came to earth to show and tell people how to live. We thought about thankfulness in relation to the Christmas story and then we created a paper chain. We wrote what we are thankful for this Christmas.

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The children have been discussing the similarities and differences between toys they have today compared with the toys their parents and grandparents had in the past.

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Children really enjoyed making different animals from clay. They were very creative!

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Children learnt that each Cuisenaire rod represents a different number. They placed each rod next to their written numeral.


Children in Year 1 have had great fun programming the beebots

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Children made their own versions of stained-glass windows using tissue paper. They all admired each other’s artwork!



In ART, we looked at some different examples of how to create art out of collage. Then, children created some artistic collages of their own. They have thought very carefully about arranging their triangles.


In RE, we read the parable of The Lost Son and discussed how the story showed the idea of God being loving and forgiving.

The children made special hidden meaning boxes. Outside, they showed the story of The Lost Son and inside, they wrote the meaning of the story.

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In PSHE, we talked about feelings. We discussed how we can recognise how others might be feeling by reading their body language or facial expressions.  The children were really good at playing feelings charades. The first child mimed a feeling, the second child identified it and the third child suggested a reason for this feeling.



The children have being learning about algorithms. They really enjoyed hunting for treasure during their computing session. During the task, one child took on the role of the robot-pirate. The other child (the programmer), read out their instructions to the robot-pirate who had to follow these exactly.

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The children are getting really good at identifying their left and right hand with this hack. If they hold up their left hand, their thumb and index finger will make the shape of an ‘L’.

Role play

Children have enjoyed reading Farmer Duck as part of their English unit. They re-enacted the story and had lots of fun! They got themselves into role of the key characters, using good facial expressions.

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Busy Fingers

The children have settled in very well. They have been participating in a variety of different activities to strengthen their fine motor skills.

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