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Class Four

Welcome to Class Four!


Science week - egg challenge

We were challenged to transport an egg from one side of the canopy to the other without touching it and the egg couldnt touch the floor. Lots of problem solving ensued.


Science week - Skittles

Today we experimented with Skittles, which is exciting enough on it own!

We spread the Skittles out in a circle then carefully added water. Then waited and watched.


Andy Goldsworthy

We were inspired by Andy Goldsworthy to get outside and create natural art.




Great excitement today... we went on the big blue PE equipment.


Child Initiated Construction

Hmm... what shall I create today?

Oh yes, how about the Titanic!

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What's that yellow thing in the sky?

A rare event - the sun came out today and so we made the most of it and took our learning outside.


Zoo Lab

Thanks to Friends of School for our Christmas money - we used it to pay for a visit from Zoo Lab. We had a great time.



We have been adding two numbers (that will equal more than ten) by using the ten frame to create ten then adding the remaining ones.

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Maths challenge

In maths we were challenged to show our understanding of more, less and equal to.


British landmarks

In geography we have been learning about British landmarks and then we created replicas. We made Blackpool Tower, the London Eye and Stonehenge.


Tens and ones

We have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones.


D&T - Pop up puppets

In D&T we are thinking about moving parts and today learnt how to create pop up puppets.



We have been practising number, making sets and sequencing.



Human and physical geographical features

In geography this week we went into the garden area to search for human and physical geographical features.



This week in RE we learnt about the symbolism of Christingles and then had a go at making our own.



This week we have deciphered shapes when we couldn't see all of it, investigated the properties of 2d shapes and named and labelled 3d shapes.


Forest School - fire

Forest School Dave helped us toast marshmallows on the fire, put it out safely then create traditional tale pictures using the leftover charcoal.

Traditional tales with Forest School David

Today Forest School David visited. We found a scroll hidden in the garden and from that we worked out today's challenges. We used natural objects to make settings from traditional tales, such as giants footsteps, Goldilock's chairs and a bridge for the Billy Goats Gruff.
We learnt to work as a team, practised speaking and listening skills, recalled key features of a story and used our design and technology skills to create the settings.


Urban Arts Week - Talking drums

We were inspired by Stomp, an urban drum group, to make our own street instruments. We had great fun creating our talking drums and especially liked drilling the holes in the wooden spoons.




Urban Arts Week - Street dance

This week we have been learning about urban arts and today enjoyed a street dance session with Miss Vicky from Spotlight Dance.


Drama - superhero scenarios

We worked in groups to create scenarios for our superhero characters.



This week in maths we have been practising subtraction.


We have a new pet!

Coco is the latest member of Year One. A white guinea pig with red eyes ( she came with the name Coco - no idea why!) who is currently too small for us to handle but we are all excited for the day when we can give her a cuddle.

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Autumn colours

We went into the garden area to collect colours of autumn and used them to decorate a wristband.

28 September 2017

More than

This week we have practised 'more than' - we even know the symbol!

21st September 2017

More and less/fewer

Mrs Farley challenged us to show our understanding of more and less/fewer in a million and one ways!

7th September 2017

We're back!

We've moved classrooms and are now settling back in and enjoying the start of our Year One curriculum.

When we were Class Six!



6 July 2017

Chambers Wood trip

We enjoyed making natural minibeasts, going on our own minibeast adventure ( where we found newts under the logs), collected a rainbow of natural objects and built dens with branches and foliage. Not forgetting umpteen visits to the toilet!


We all had a great time and did our teachers proud.

W/c 3 July 2017


Hurricane Sports visited for three days. On the first day we practised track events and on the second day tried field sports. On the final day we enjoyed an inter class athletics event.

Planting seeds

Term 6 week 3

This week we have planted beans and are testing which conditions they like to help them grow big and strong.

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Term6 week 1

Mr Benn role-play

We've been visiting Mr Benn's fancy dress shop (if you're not as old as our teachers you'll need to Google it!), met by the shopkeeper and taken on an adventure. When we return from our adventures we are writing our stories to share with our friends.