Dragonflies - Term 5
Friday 28th May 2021
Key Stage one have had a very exciting week, we arrived to our classrooms on Monday to find a Fairy door had appeared over the weekend! A tiny letter was also left, which our teachers shared with us! It turned out the letter came from a Green Fairy who lives at the park by our school and had overheard some parents talking about the Blue Peter badge we are working towards and she wanted to find out more! We spent out Literacy lessons learning features of a letter so we could all write a super reply back to her!
Today, as a special treat, we went up to the park to see if we could find her, and we did! Underneath one of the tallest trees in the park we found a tiny shoe and some miniature books! We're also sure we spotted the door on the tree!
What an exciting end to our Enchanted Woodland Topic!
Friday 21st May 2021
This week we have had some fantastic authors in Key Stage One!
We have continued our focus on the Fairytale of Jack and the Beanstalk and have written our own versions this week.
Year 1s have tried really hard to use some exciting adjectives in their writing - ask them what new words they have learnt!
Year 2s have created an alternative idea to a beanstalk, there has been some great imaginative writing!
Take a look at our writing, who can you spot on the author's chair?
We hope you have all seen our Blue Peter green badge pledges which were sent home last Friday, thank you to those who have emailed in pictures of their efforts at home - it is brilliant to see!
We have continued this theme at school by thinking about how we can reuse and recycle materials. We have used our team work skills to create some fantastic pieces of artwork, some of which will be hung outside our classrooms to brighten up our outdoor space!
Please continue to complete your pledges at home and email in any pictures to us!
This week, children had a letter regarding our school trip next term, please check bags carefully for these!
Wishing you all a restful (and hopefully sunny!) weekend,
The Key Stage One Team.
Friday 14th May 2021
It's been another busy week in Key Stage One!
We have moved on to looking at parts of a flower and their functions. We did a class experiment to see what happens to celery and carnations by adding food colouring. It visually showed us how the stem of a plant works - we thought it was amazing!
Our sunflower seeds are starting to sprout too! We will keep you updated on their progress!
We've used our building and team work skills to make sunflowers from LEGO, our teachers are very proud of how we worked together.
We have also been busy entering a Royal Mail competition by designing an NHS stamp which is set to be released next year, ask us who we drew!
Our tadpoles have really grown and have now taken the form of frogs which we have been able to release into larger water areas, we've had lots of fun having them in the classroom and learning all about them!
We've also been busy making our Blue Peter pledges to become more environmentally friendly, we are bringing them home today, please help us achieve as much as we can and send a picture to your class teacher, so we can earn our badges!
Our addresses are:
Don't forget to find the Maths Home Learning and Topic grid under the Home Learning page - Year 1 or Year 2.
Have a great weekend!
The KS1 Team.
Friday 7th May 2021
We have become Gardeners this week!
In our Literacy lessons we have listened to and followed a set of instructions to plant a sunflower seed.
We then imagined someone new was coming into our classroom and wouldn't know how to do the activity so, we wrote our own set of instructions for them to follow!
We will keep watering them over the next few weeks and let you know whose grows the tallest!
We have continued our plant based learning in our Science lessons and have experimented by using our bodies in groups to create the shape of a flower and label the important parts! We then used collage materials to create our own plants and identified and named parts.
We are still very much enjoying our Enchanted Woodland Topic and love hearing Fairy tales at the end of the day. We wonder what your favourite story is and if you have any to share together at home?
Don't forget to check the Home Learning pages for this week's Maths activity and, you have the Topic grids in your red learning books.
Have a great weekend,
The Key Stage One Team
Friday 30th April 2021
It's been a busy week of writing for Key Stage One!
After reading, sequencing and retelling the story of Hansel and Gretel our pupils have now retold the story in their own writing. We have had some wonderful pieces which we have shared across the Key Stage and with Mrs Ransley! Well done everybody!
In our Science lessons we went on a walk around the school looking at all the lovely flowers we have, then we tried to learn and remember their names and draw them. If you're out and about this weekend have a look and see if you can spot any of the flowers you know!
This afternoon, we have had a great time celebrating as a Key Stage for the Sir Captain Tom Moore 100, in celebration of what would have been his 101st birthday.
We went outside onto the playground and tried to complete 100 of an activity together, e.g. 100 skips, 100 hula hoops, score 100 goals!
Look at the fun we had!
Friday 23rd April 2021
It has been lovely having our classes back this week! We have been very busy and have had lots of fun along the way!
Our new Topic is Enchanted Woodland. On Monday, we observed some work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy who uses natural materials to make sculptures. We then spent the afternoon at the park using materials in a similar way to create our own art works.
In Literacy we have begun to focus on Traditional Tales and are reading the story of Hansel and Gretel. We have worked together to create amazing displays for our classrooms and have been thinking hard about the characters and sequence of the story. Next week, we will be retelling and writing the story!
On Wednesday we had a very special treat in the hall where in our KS1 bubble we watched a Pantomime of the Wizard of Oz. We had a great time joining in with the songs and dancing at the end!
As a reminder, next Monday, the school photographer will be in again taking individual and whole class photos and Friday 30th will see us marking 100 things for Captain Tom - please see the letter sent home regarding this.
Wishing you all a lovely, sunny weekend,
The Key Stage One Team