Autumn 2, Week 2

Stars of the Week: Astrid and Ethan

This week in Science we have been measuring autumn weather. We made rain gauges to measure the amount of rainfall and weather vanes to measure the direction of the wind.

Next week in science, we will be observing changes that take place in nature during the winter with an autumn walk around school and to Redcross Gardens.

Autumn 2, Week 1 – A Bear Called Paddington

Stars of the Week: Javon and Krislyn

This week we have started reading our new class text, A Bear Called Paddington. We began by focusing on the characters Mr Brown, Mrs Brown and Paddington, using adjectives to describe what they look like and what kind of character they are. We then wrote a character profile all about Paddington Bear. The children noticed that Paddington is quite a clumsy bear who loves eating marmalade!


Next week we will be writing a letter from Paddington to his Aunty Lucy back home in Peru about his adventures so far, as well as moving on to 2d and 3d shapes in maths.

Collective Worship Song

As you know, our collective worship is taking place on Tuesday 12th November. Some of the children have asked for the words so they can practise at home so here they are below!

(In the tune of ‘If you’re happy and you know it.”)

If you know all the seasons clap your hands,
If you know all the seasons clap your hands,
If you know all the seasons
You’ve got four terrific reasons
So shout out about the seasons, clap your hands

If you really love winter go like this “BRRR”
If you really love the winter go like this “BRRR”
Because winter is the season
When your nose is always freezing
If you really love winter go like this “BRRR”

In the spring you run and play and shout “HURRAY”
In the spring you run and play and shout “HURRAY”
In the spring the grass is growing
And a gentle breeze is blowing
In the spring you run and play and shout “HURRAY”

If you really love the summer grab your cap
If you really love the summer grab your cap
In the summer you can play
And have fun outside all day
If you really love the summer grab your cap

If you really love the autumn rake some leaves
If you really love the autumn rake some leaves
When it’s starting to get cold
And the leaves turn red and gold
If you really love the autumn rake some leaves

Autumn 1, Week 7 – DT Week

Stars of the Week: Eleni and Joshua

The theme for last week’s DT week was moving animals and Class 1 made dinosaurs! First we designed our dinosaurs, thinking about what colour it would be and what materials we would need to make it. Next we painted them, cut them out and then stuck them together to make our moving dinosaurs! Finally, we reflected on our work, what went well and what we would change next time.
We hope you enjoyed looking at our dinosaurs, as well as all the other wonderful creations, at the DT exhibition for parents evening.

Autumn 1, Week 6

Stars of the Week: Rosa and Gabriel

Last week we were thinking about caring friendships in Year 1. We read the book Sharing a Shell and thought about the actions that show that we are caring friends. We used this idea to make a display board for our school hall with Year 2 and 3. Our job was to decorate bubbles and write words and phrases to describe caring friendships such as ‘team work’ and ‘share’.
Here’s a picture of our finished display work:

Autumn 1, Week 3

Stars of the Week: Gabrielle and Sonny

This week, we have been exploring our class text The Velveteen Rabbit through drama. We looked at the part of the story where the Velveteen Rabbit sits in the cupboard with the other toys and chats to the Old Skin Horse about becoming real. We freeze framed different parts of the story, thinking about how we can show the character’s feelings.