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Class One

Welcome to Class One!




Science week -lava lamps

We made our own lava lamps using oil, water, food colouring and a dissolvable tablet.


Science week - erupting volcanoes

In D&T we created papier mache volcanoes then mixed washing up liquid, food colouring and bicarbonate of soda to create an eruption.



Science week - poo disection

Yep, it was amazing as we thought it would be!



Science week - poo!

Today we made a poo in a dish, yes ... a poo in a dish.

Tomorrow we dissect the 'poo' to see what we have been eating.

And yes, we are predicting there will be sweetcorn smiley


Science week - Skittles experiment

Put your Skittles in a circle around the plate, add water, sit back, watch and wonder.


Science week - crystals

We have been setting up an experiment to see if we can create crystals. We are seeing which solution creates the best crystals, a salt solution, a sugar solution or a soda solution.


Science week - Camouflaged worms

We did an experiment to see which colour was the best for being camouflaged on the school field. We went in search of 'worms' (different coloured pieces of wool) to see which was the easiest to find and which the hardest. We predicted the green ones would be hardest to find but it was actually the brown ones - which is probably why worms are brown :-)


E-safety day - bar charts

Once we had found our worms we created bar charts on Purple Mash to show our findings.


Science week - volcanoes

This week we created our paper mache volcanoes in readiness for the later eruptions.


Multiplication help

This is a really good website for the children to use to practise their multiplying skills at home.


We have been using this checklist in Class One to help us improve our sentence writing in our stories.




Check and correct

the spelling and punctuation.


Create some

expanded noun phrases.


Use a conjunction to extend the sentence and add more detail.


Add an interesting

sentence starter.


Re-read the sentence again

to check that it still makes sense.


Witch dance

This term we have been working with a PE consultant and are currently creating a witch dance.



Since 2014 we have had to learn programming right from our infant school years ... and we love it.



In maths we are practising multiplication by grouping.



In English we are learning about instructions. Today we followed a set of instructions to create a paper model of Anansi.



In maths we have been calculating the difference.



In geography we have been learning about the seven continents and this week found out about the world's oceans.



To get us back into reading after the Christmas break we have been enjoying a mini reading project.


Nativity Godly Play

We heard the story of people travelling roads - a hard road, a star lit road and an angel lit road.

Where the three roads met, a special baby was born.


We heard the story, then responded in any way we chose.


Christmas card preparations

Without giving too much away, we've started our Christmas card preparations this week.


The story behind Diwali

Today we heard the story behind the Hindu celebration of Diwali. We made puppets of the characters in the story then retold the story.


Sources of evidence

This week in history we have been thinking about the best sources of evidence when finding out about the past.


Adding and subtracting with Base Ten

This week we have been breaking our tens into ones to help us add and subtract over the ten boundary.


RE - Puja

In RE we thought about how people use their senses during celebrations and prayer. We investigated puja to find out what senses were used.



This week we sorted human and physical geographical features.


Paired reading

This week we enjoyed paired reading. We read the tale of Dick Whittington, performed it then wrote the story.

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London buildings through the ages

We researched how buildings in London have changed through the ages and showed our findings through collage.


Urban arts week - performance

Inspired by Stomp, we planned our score then performed in front of the class. We beat boxed, street danced, sang and played our urban instruments.


See the video resource centre for our film clips.

Urban arts week - street dance


We all enjoyed a street dance session with Miss Vicky form Spotlight Dance.

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Urban Arts Week - street art

This week we have drawn ourselves and added our stylised names to create street art.


Urban Arts Week - Beat boxing

We wrote our own picture scores then performed our music in front of the class.


Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur - Sorry Tree

We have been learning about the Jewish festivals of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and thought about saying sorry and forgiveness in our own lives. Today we wrote an apology on a leaf for something we knew we had done wrong then hung it on a tree on a tree to create our 'sorry tree'.



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School council elections

Our hall became a polling station today as we voted in our school council election. School council and elections help us understand democracy.


We've completed our star catchers!

Now we have learnt all the skills to create our star catchers we have finally finished them and are very proud of the results.


ICT - programming

This week we have been learning how to create our own programmes.


Jonah & the Whale - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

In RE we have been learning about the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We heard the story of Jonah and the Whale and thought about its meaning and why the story plays an important part of this festival. 


Next week we will think about forgiveness in our own lives.

28th September 2017

Adding wheels

We will be adding wheels to our star catchers but first needed to learn how to add wheels to a construction. This week we had a practise go at making skateboards.

28 September 2017

How to catch a star

We have read the story How to Catch a Star and have now planned and started to create, our own star catchers.

Shabbat role-play


In RE we are learning about celebrations on other religions and today investigated the Jewish celebration Shabbat.

7th September 2017

The oldest in school!

Now we are in Year Two and are older we are able to just get our heads down and get on with our work.