Friday, 13 July 2018

Superstars of the week 12/07/18

Both of these superstars were chosen due to being hard working, well behaved and all round superstars all year!
Well done girls!

More 100 pieces of good work award winners

Well done to these children for achieving their 100 pieces of good work award just before the end of the year!

Monday, 9 July 2018

A huge well done to all these children for achieving 100 good pieces of work! They have been collecting stamps all year and when they reach 100, they are awarded these certificates in assembly.

Who else in 1G can achieve their awards before the end of term?

Superstars of the week 28/6/18 and 5/7/18

This superstar was chosen for always completing her work and now becoming ready for Year 2 by reading and checking it by herself.

This superstar was chosen for excellent behaviour, good enthusiasm and sportsmanship on our Sports Day.

Making a Healthy Breakfast Pot

Our Design and Technology Project this term was to design and make a breakfast pot using healthy ingredients like yogurt, oats, fresh fruit and dried fruit. 

This started off with discussions on where our food comes from. Does it come from a plant source or animal?

No food project is complete with taste testing! 

Our eager tasters had samples of strawberry, dried apricot, mixed berries, banana, canned mandarin, canned peaches and different flavours of yogurt to choose from.

Finally the children were able to design their own breakfast based upon their taste test and make it themselves using the safe and correct way to chop up fruit. See the little chef's in action below.

Impact: The children were immersed Design and Technology, discussing food sources and where ingredients come from. It was also an opportunity for them to evaluate their own daily breakfast choices and consider other foods that they have tried. They were introduced to the terms 'fresh', 'frozen', 'canned' and 'dried'.  

Many pupils bravely tried the different foods for the first and talked about their preferences.  

We demonstrated how to handle food safely and the simple preparation of the ingredients meant that children were able to layer their breakfast pot ingredients independently. 

Afterwards, pupils tasted and evaluated their breakfast creations, thinking about how they could improve the taste and texture of their breakfast pots. 

What will your little chefs create in the kitchen this weekend? 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Sports Day Practice!

Today we had a lovely afternoon practicing the events featuring in our upcoming Sports Day at
 1-3pm on Thursday 5th July.

The children will be participating in a range of throwing, jumping and running events on the Junior field and MUGA and parents are invited to come and watch!

Please can we ensure that all children have their full P.E. kit in school everyday as practice can happen on any day when the weather is kind to us!

Thank you!

Here is a sneak peak of what we did. See if the children can explain to you what they had to do in each event.

Superstars of the week - 14th and 21st June

 This superstar was chosen for improved behaviour in both class and outside and a bigger effort to complete his work.

This superstar was chosen for his sensible, fuss-free behaviour when lining up and his helpful nature with his computer monitor job.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Performance Poetry

Enjoying Performance Poetry

Our English work this fortnight is all 
about performance poetry. 
We are learning how to read with good volume and expression. 

On the Ning Nang Nong 
Where the Cows go Bong! 
and the monkeys all say BOO! 
There's a Nong Nang Ning 
Where the trees go Ping! 
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo. 
On the Nong Ning Nang 
All the mice go Clang 
And you just can't catch 'em when they do! 
So its Ning Nang Nong 
Cows go Bong! 
Nong Nang Ning 
Trees go ping 
Nong Ning Nang 
The mice go Clang 
What a noisy place to belong 
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!! 

Here are some good examples of our performances!

Don't forget to keep practicing your homework poem for performing on Friday 18th June!

Toy Museum Visit

Who Likes Toys? We Like Toys!

At the end of a busy week of Phonics Screening, our energetic learners enjoyed the grand finale of History workshops run by the Heritage Museum Centre. 

During the day, the children enjoyed investigating many different toys of the past. As part of our historical enquiry, we thought about whether we preferred modern toys to those of the past. 

It was exciting and there were so many new skills that we tried out with the interesting toy collections. 

Here are a few snapshots...


Selection of old dolls


Noah's Ark, Zoetropes and Flick books

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Solitaire (marbles) and swinging skittles


Hoop and stick and skipping ropes


Red, painted wooden soldiers

Wooden  building blocks

Other wooden toys


Quoits hoopla

Here is some writing about our day:

Impact: The children investigated Victorian toys and old fashioned games by learning the rules and playing with friends.  They compared these toys with their own modern toys and found some similarities and differences. Children used their knowledge of everyday materials and questioning skills. 

E.g. We still have yo-yos today, but they are not just made of wood. Modern yo-yos are also made of plastic which was not around during the Victorian times.