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Summer 2

Berlin class enjoyed our sport's day on the field in our bubble. We were still able to complete all the races as usual and were either in red, blue, green or yellow team. We had lots of fun and enjoyed our afternoon.

In Design Technology (DT) we have been making hand puppets linked to our topic 'I do like to be beside the seaside'. We have planned and drawn our puppets, made our puppets using felt, cotton and needles. We then decorated our puppets to make them like our plans and finally we evaluated our puppets. We have been really impressed with how well they turned out, below are some examples.

In PE this term we have been working hard practising for sport's day. We have also been able to practise our throwing, catching and ball skills. We have worked with a partner and on our own to perfect these. We were also very lucky to have an athlete come into our school to work with us on the field. Gianni Frankis ran a fitness circuit outside which all children got sponsored to complete.

This term the whole school had a 'Silly Science workshop' to mark this year's Science week which did not take place because of the lock-down. There were a range of experiments on the field for the children to enjoy watching/ taking part in. These included exploding volcanoes, big bubbles and popping test tubes. The children had great fun engaging in the workshop.

In maths we have been learning to tell the time. We made human clocks on the floor and have been working on o'clock and half past times using our own individual clocks. We are getting confident telling the time.


Welcome back Berlin class to the summer term. We hope you are all excited for the term ahead where our new topic is 'I do like to be beside the seaside'. We will be exploring the seaside in the past and present, making puppets, looking at seaside sculptures and even looking at The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch in English. Let's hope the sun keeps shining.

Captain Tom 100

Berlin class had a choice between 100 push ups or 100 star jumps where all children were keen to complete the challenge. We also carried out the maths bean bag challenge where the children had to throw bean bags into a hoop 2 metres away as quickly as they could as it was the team who completed it the fastest. All money raised in sponsors will be going to the Captain Tom Foundation. 

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Spring 2
In English over the last couple of weeks we have been looking at poetry. The children have read poems from Commotion in the Ocean and identified there features e.g. rhyme, song, expression of ideas which includes looking at the sea creatures, temperament, appearance and character. They then used these poems as a basis to perform and read a poem with a similar theme. they worked in pairs and created their own actions to perform the poem to their peer group.
In maths we have been looking at length and weight. This week the children have been using non standard units of measurement to weigh items on scales. They have used cubes to estimate and then actually measure the amount that it takes to balance the scales. They have been working as a team to get accurate answers and then recording them.
In Science we have been looking at everyday materials. Over the last 2 weeks the children have been doing experiments to find out what material absorbs the most water and this week they looked at which objects float and sink. The children worked in small groups to investigate and find out the answers to the questions. Some of the children were shocked at the answers they found.
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Autumn 2

In Design Technology, we have been busy planning how to make our own cold dish. We had to think about the ingredients we would like to use, then make a plan and then think about the equipment we would need to tackle the task. Due to following 'covid rules', we were not able to share equipment in the way we usually would, so after carefully washing our hands, we decided to use individual kebab sticks. This meant we could pierce individual pieces of fruit and then push the pieces up the stick. Some of us were very creative and made fruit patterns. The final task was to evaluate our project from beginning to end. We all concluded that we enjoyed 'eating' the best!
In RE we have been learning to understand that different faiths have different celebrations. One of the celebrations we looked at was the Jewish Festival of Sukkot, which reminds Jewish people of their ancestors 'Exodus from Egypt'. We found out that whilst the Jewish people were travelling in the desert, they made shelters called Sukkah's. We made our own Sukkah shelter using natural materials.
In PSHE, we have been learning about communicating and the skills that effective and successful communicators use. These skills include thinking about what you want to say, making eye contact, talking clearly, being concise and waiting for and listening to the response. To try these skills out, we were given a subject that we had to talk about, some of these proved quite difficult e.g. 'if could climb a ladder into the clouds, what do you think you could see?' or 'Which 3 story characters would you invite to tea and why?' Have a try at home, it is not as easy as it sounds, especially when you have to remember to use all of the skills!
This half term in PE we are looking at developing our ball skills. We have been throwing balls at cones. We have also been throwing balls in hoops and in the air and catching them.
In maths we have been learning about 2d shapes and 3d shapes. We have carried out triangle investigations, made our own quadrilateral shapes with straws and constructed our own 3d shapes.
Look around your home - can you see any of the 2d shapes, or the 3d shapes we have made?

Autumn 1

Welcome to Year One! We hope you had a really fantastic holiday and are looking forward to your new adventures in year one. Throughout the year, we will be learning lots and having so much fun together. We know you will impress us with your outstanding attitudes to learning this year. This is our class page where we will post different pieces of your work/achievements from lots of different subjects. When you feel proud of something, please let us know, so that we can post it onto our page. Remember to keep visiting throughout the year to explore some of the hard work that you have completed. On our page, you can also see what we are going to be learning about in our topic brainstorm. You can access this page at home so if you would like to, you will also be able to share your learning with your grown-ups. 

Welcome to Year One!

Mrs Cole and Mrs Watson 

Autumn Term Topic- 'Me, Myself and I'

On Friday 9th October we celebrated #HelloYellow day to increase awareness of youth mental health. In our PSHE lesson we talked about feelings, emotions and why we were wearing yellow. The children had a better understanding by the end of the day.
In English we have been following instructions and using bossy (imperative) words (verbs). We have made fruit faces using bananas, strawberries, grapes and satsumas. We were able to enjoy eating them after we had made them. We have also followed instructions to make jam sandwiches.
In maths we have been looking at number and place value. We have been making amounts using different objects from around the classroom. We have also been looking at counting and writing numbers. We have been using what we have learnt to add and subtract numbers as well as find number bonds to 10.