Ocean in a Bottle

This week as part of our Understanding the World area of learning we have been making oceans in a bottle.

We used empty plastic bottles, and filled them with water, food colouring, oil and decorations such as sand, pebbles, and shells.

When you move the bottle gently from side to side it looks like waves crashing. It’s very calming!

Outdoor maths!

This week in maths, Class 1 have been learning how to tell the time. Last week we looked at o’clock and we all grasped it so quickly we’re now looking at half past! We know that at half past the hour, the long hand is pointing down. Here we are making some o’clock and half past times using large sticks in the outdoor area.

Wonderful writing

This week in Class 1 we have been reading the story ‘Five Minutes to Bed’. We received a letter from the pirate crew in the story asking us to decide whether they should stay up or go to bed. We discussed the reasons for and against, then wrote our own letters back to the pirates in small groups.

100 square fun!

This week in maths, we’ve been looking at numbers up to 100.

We’ve been using a 100 square to identify the numbers, fill in the missing squares, and even adding and subtracting using the 100 square!

Super maths! Well done, Class 1!

Estimating fun!

This week we have been estimating.

We know that it is a posh word for a guess, and it doesn’t matter if we are wrong as long as our guesses are sensible.

We’ve also been looking at rhyming words in literacy. Here, the girls have written some excellent sentences containing rhyming words! Well done girls!

Marvellous Money!

This week in Class 1 we have been learning all about money!

We have learned to recognise 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, and 20p coins. We’ve even been adding coins together to reach a given amount.

Some of us have also used our knowledge of counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s to find the total amount of money in a purse.

Well done Class 1!

Jack and the Beanstalk

This week in Class 1 we have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk. We created a story walk to help us remember the events in the right order, and then had a go at retelling the story to our friends.


It is also SCIENCE WEEK this week. On Tuesday we planted our very own magic beans in ziplock bags. We made predictions about what we think they might grow into, and we have hung them from the window in the classroom to grow. We will keep checking back regularly to see what happens.

World Book Day!

This Wednesday we celebrated (a rescheduled) World Book Day! We all came into school in our favourite under the sea fancy dress costumes. Here we all are in our classroom reading area!

We also wrote some fantastic pieces of writing about sharks. We read the question, and provided a silly answer. We remembered to use capital letters, finger spaces, and full stops.

We also received our KidsSafe certificates this week for completing the Early Years KidsSafe programme. We were presented with them in assembly on Thursday. We will miss KS but we have learnt lots of valuable ways of keeping ourselves safe.

The Very Hungry…

This week in Class 1 we have been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We made a story map to help us remember each event in the story, and then began to use the story format to write our own stories about very hungry animals.

The children came up with some fantastic ideas of different animals they could write about, and were very imaginative in the food that they would eat!

We also talked about different adjectives we could use to describe the food, for example, delicious, juicy, yummy. Ask your child if they can remember an adjective we have used this week.

Super story writing Class 1!


Multisports Festival

We have been to Temple Park this week to take part in the Early Years multisport festival. We took part in activities like balancing, rugby, tennis, basketball and dodgeball.


This Friday was also our class assembly. As Tuesday was Safer Internet Day, we talked about how to stay safe online. Thank you to all the grown-ups for coming, and well done Class 1!