Category Archives: KS1 blog

Mathletics in the snow!

 

Dear Year One, While the snow is keeping us all away from school, why don’t you spend some time practising your maths on Mathletics? There are new activities available for you to work on – go on, have a try! Best wishes, Mrs McKenzie

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Published Date: 11th December 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Elfis the Elf Comes to Year One!

 

Today we were amazed to discover that we had been visited by an Elf! Elfis Presently left us a note and a gigantic gift bag containing a Christmas tree and lots of shiny decorations. We had so much fun decorating the classroom and now it looks ready for Christmas.                  […]

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Published Date: 1st December 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Look who’s back….

 

Guess who’s back in Year 2… Erik the Elf and Mrs Burton is thrilled to see him 😉

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Published Date: 1st December 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Christmas Pom Poms

 

For our hoops we made reindeer or snowman pom poms which look incredible. It took a while but we got there in the end. Take a look…

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Published Date: 29th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Baby ball room

 

Today we had the privilege of seeing some professional ballroom dancing from Miss Meah’s younger brother. They were incredible and have definitely inspired some of us to start dancing. Our chins were literally on the floor. They were amazing!!!  

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Published Date: 24th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, sports blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Christmas has arrived in Year 2 😝

 

It’s not quite December but Christmas activities have started in Year 2. We started making our hoops today – tune in for updates. I wonder if you can guess what we’re doing?!…

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Published Date: 21st November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Children in Need: Best Dressed Bear Competition

 

This year, to raise money for BBC Children In Need, children from every year group dressed up their bears in all sorts of different outfits. We were SO impressed by your creativity and imagination, and awarding prizes was verrrrry difficult. Thank you all for your generous donations – we hope to have the total added […]

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Published Date: 21st November 2017
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Hot seating

 

In literacy we were doing some hot seating today. There were some great questions asked! Well done.  

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Published Date: 21st November 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 2


 

KS1 reading INSPIRE

 

What a fabulous, inspiring morning we had today. The classrooms and hall were buzzing with reading excitement and everyone got stuck in. Come and take a look…  

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Published Date: 20th November 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1, Year 2


 

Stories from other cultures

 

We were so lucky today as we had a story teller in Year 2 who told us a variety of different stories from different cultures!

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Published Date: 15th November 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Canaletto art work -etching

 

Oh no what is Mrs Weblin getting the children to do with their beautiful art work? They’re painting over it in black paint 😮 We are going to do Etching. Wait and see…

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Published Date: 10th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

The Magic Porridge Pot – Book Review

 

This week, Year 1 completed their work on The Magic Porridge Pot – a traditional tale from Germany. This included writing their version of the story with their chosen food. Children were very imaginative and had some great ideas. Some parents had the opportunity to view and enjoy this work at the recent Parent Consultation. […]

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Published Date: 9th November 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Magical maths is back!

 

Today we had a magical maths assembly and the clubs will be starting again in January. The clubs will be after school every Wednesday for 6 six weeks. You can join by visiting the website or calling the telephone number on the flyer that was handed out today. There is a cost for the workshops. […]

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Published Date: 7th November 2017
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

No outsiders – the first slodge

 

In PSHME we read the First Slodge. The book was about sharing and we loved it! We discussed in our KAGAN teams why we share and who we share our world with. Take a look:

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Published Date: 7th November 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 2


 

KAGAN work – book review

 

We have finished reading Pea and the Princess by Mini Grey and we have absolutely loved it! In our KAGAN teams we reviewed the book. It got a rating of ***** (5 stars) 2

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Published Date: 2nd November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Firework music

 

Today in singing we made firework music – it was a BANG 💥

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Published Date: 2nd November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

What a busy half term!!

 

In Maths we have covered several topics, including place value, calculation and geometry.  We demonstrated our understanding of place value by, for example, using dienes blocks and ordering numbers. We performed addition calculations in different ways, including outside on the field using natural objects. We learned about geometry in a tasty way by making 2D […]

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Published Date: 27th October 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Frère Jacques

 

We are learning a new song in keyboards and we are amazing already!

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Published Date: 20th October 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Salt dough Rangoli patterns

 

Yesterday was Diwali and we celebrated it by having a party and learning about Diwali. We learnt about how people celebrate Diwali by wearing new clothes, exchanging gift, cleaning their houses and eating nice food. We also looked at the story of Rama and Sita and beautiful rangoli patterns. Take a look at our salt […]

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Published Date: 20th October 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Shape monsters

 

We have learning about shapes in maths – take a look at our shape monsters ⚫️🔴🔺🔶🔳⬜️♥️♦️

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Published Date: 6th October 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

We have been making our own music

 

Today in music we made our own music in groups using different instruments

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Published Date: 5th October 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

All-write-round-robin

 

We have learnt a new KAGAN structure today!! It’s called All-Write-Round-Robin. We were given a task and we all contribute our ideas and we all write them down. Look what we did in literacy today.

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Published Date: 3rd October 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Contraction caterpillars

 

We made contraction caterpillars today – come and take a look 👀

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Published Date: 2nd October 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

McMillan coffee morning

 

The McMillan coffee morning was a success this morning – thank you to Mrs Matthews for organising it and all the staff that helped set up. A huge thank you to all the parents/carers/staff and children who donated cakes and biscuits in order to make it successful. We had a good turn out and we […]

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Published Date: 29th September 2017
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, School Council, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Shapes shapes shapes

 

We have started our shape unit in maths. Today we were sorting 3D shapes and making 2D shapes using the geometric boards. We had loads of maths fun!

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Published Date: 29th September 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Tiki art

 

Today we had a visitor from New Zealand who did some Tiki art with us! Take a look 👍🏽

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Published Date: 28th September 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Expanding monsters

 

We made some expanded monsters today in maths – they were so scary!!! We have come to end of our place value unit in maths for Autumn 1 and we had a great lesson.

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Published Date: 26th September 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Homophones

 

In literacy we have been looking at homophones and today we were matching homophones using clues. We did a great job!!

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Published Date: 26th September 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Keyboards

 

This is our 2nd week of keyboards and we are learning how to play hot cross buns. We are loving it!

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Published Date: 22nd September 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Exploring poetry

 

In literacy we have been looking at and exploring poetry.

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Published Date: 22nd September 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Welcome to Year One!

 

This half term we moved from Reception into Year One. We have a new classroom and have been getting used to our new routines and responsibilities. In Maths we have been focusing on a number of topics including 2D shapes, counting and place value. In Literacy we have been developing our handwriting and learning what […]

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Published Date: 21st July 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Fun fun fun fun!

 

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Published Date: 19th July 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Through the magic mirror

 

We have read ‘Through the magic mirror’ by Anthony Browne and we have designed our own ‘magic town’. Come and look… 14

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Published Date: 14th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Rene Magritte artwork

 

Linked to our text ‘Through the magic mirror’ we have done some Rene Magritte artwork. Look how fabulous it is!

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Published Date: 13th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Fact or Fib

 

We have been doing some KAGAN work today. As our team building exercise who will know what the facts are and which is the fib??…

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Published Date: 5th June 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Transition has happened!!

 

We have all transitioned and have our new classes. We are making our new PATHs badges 👍🏽

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Published Date: 5th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Easter egg fest

 

Look at these amazing Easter eggs designed by the children.

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Published Date: 24th April 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Toys in Space

 

We have made labels for all our ‘cuddles’! We have absolutely loved Toys in Space by Mini Grey.

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Published Date: 14th April 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Forest school Friday

 

  Today was Miss Smitherman’s last day with Year 3, so we decided to go outside and have some fun. We made a small camp fire, which we had to collect wood and twigs for, to toast marshmallows and boil water in the Kelly kettle for some hot chocolate….we thought they tasted better outside. some […]

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Published Date: 7th April 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 3


 

Special day in Year 2

 

Today was a super special day in Year 2, Mrs Burton and I awarded 3 children their pen licenses! You should see their handwriting, it’s AMAZING!

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Published Date: 5th April 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 2