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This week is National Storytelling Week. To help celebrate this, the School Council have hosted a storytelling competition. Those who wanted to enter needed to write a story (true or made up) and hand it in to their class councillor. On Friday, the councillors got together to choose a selection of their favourite stories. These …

In Our Topic this half term, Journeys and Transport, we have been learning about the United Kingdom including the 4 countries, 4 capital cities and the seas. We have also revisited the 7 continents. Today, the children spent time looking at world maps, atlases, globes and an atlas app on the iPads to locate the …

In Herons, we have been looking at different animal poems. We have discussed the 3 important R’s: rhyme, rhythm and repetition. The children were introduced to a poem called Here a Bear, There a Bear and learnt to read it in small groups. Once they had practised learning it, they worked in their groups to …

Today, Year 2 have been learning methods to subtract when crossing 10. For their activity, they had to choose a subtraction problem, build it on the tens frame and represent it on a number line. Well done, Year 2!

On Friday, it was Penguin Awareness Day – a time to celebrate our black and white feathered friends! In Herons class, we learnt new facts about penguins and how we can protect penguins. We finished off our learning by drawing our very own penguins!

On Friday, we compared the suitability of different everyday materials. Each group were given a description of an object and they had to work together to decide which material would be the most suitable to use. Each group explained their reasoning to the rest of the class, including mentioning the properties that the material has …

Today saw the big finale… the moment that Herons class got to enjoy their wonderful small world areas that they worked hard to create. The children thought carefully about which vehicles should appear in each area of their mat (rail, road, air and sea transport) and had great fun interacting with their creations. What a …

Herons – Sam the Sea Turtle | 19 Jan 2023

We have had a special visitor in Herons class this week. Introducing… Sam the Sea Turtle! We found out that our school are looking after him and keeping him safe. We managed to sneak in some cuddles with Sam. We learned that there are lots of animals in our oceans who are suffering because of …

KS1 Green Car Cross Code Road Safety Visit | 19 Jan 2023

This week, we had ZenAuto into school to teach children in KS1 about the Green Car Cross Code. The session focused on road safety and how the ‘Stop, Look and Listen’ message can be applied to electric vehicles which are much quieter than petrol or diesel methods of transport.The children learnt to: Stop, look and …

This half term, our topic is Journeys and Transport. As our entry point, the children worked in pairs to create sections of a small world area. These included air, sea, road and rail transport. Later on, the children will piece these sections together to create a much larger small world area with which they can …
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