Mrs Rebecca Barber
Class One Teacher
Ms Sonia Watkinson
Class One LSA
World Book Day
We loved dressing up as our favourite characters from different books for World Book Day. Class One had lots of busy book related activities to complete throughout the day, our parents and carers even had to join in with some of them! Thank you all very much for coming along to visit us, we hope you had a lovely time. In the afternoon we all moved around the school to complete different activities. In Class One we created our own exciting bookmarks! Mrs Barber laminated them to make sure that they were nice and strong so that we can use them when reading our favourite stories.
All Stars Cricket
We had lots of fun when ‘All Stars Cricket’ came to visit us. We were extremely tired after we had finished all of the great activities. We had to work together in four teams to complete different tasks, whilst also learning how to play cricket.
Brownie Bear's Visit to Class One
We had a lovely visitor in Class One last week called Brownie Bear, who was very excited to come to visit school. The children were very happy to help Brownie Bear and taught her how to write, whilst also making sure that she had a home to live in and somewhere to sleep.
Finding Information about Amazing Acomb
We have been working as part of a team in English to create our own questions about Acomb. We made sure that we had lots of very interesting questions about the things that we want to know about Acomb. We then worked with a partner to locate and highlight key information in different texts about Acomb to help us answer some of our questions.
Making Christmas Cards
We love getting creative in Class One. We decided that we would use glitter and paint to create our own Christmas Cards. We really enjoyed being able to explore different ways to combine glitter and paint. We also loved making our own Christingles too.
Class One had a special visit from Anne from the RNLI. She told us all about the RNLI and what they do, whilst also explaining what could happen if the weather suddenly changes at sea. Some of the children were able to try on some costumes too. The children learnt about the different flags that are used to keep people safe at the beach. We would like to say a huge thank you to Anne for coming into school to tell us all about what we can do to stay safe when the weather changes at sea.
Great North Air Ambulance Assembly
We had a visit from the Great North Air Ambulance and Miles the bear for a special assembly. We learnt all about what the Great North Air Ambulance does and some of us were able to try on a genuine Great North Air Ambulance flying suit. The children even had a photograph taken with Miles the bear.
Class One enjoyed a lovely morning at Forest School with Mrs Gray. We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Gray for a wonderful day and another big thank you to Isaac’s mum for helping us too. We had a fantastic time playing in the woods, decorating Pudsey Bear with different objects from the forest, building dens, creating our own Pudsey Bear bandanas, making houses for insects, eating special Pudsey Bear pancakes and even eating our hot school lunches from special trays in the forest.
All about Plants
We have been learning all about the structure of plants during science. We decided that we would plant some bulbs to discover the different things that plants need to stay healthy and to grow. We were able to write our own ‘how to grow a bulb’ instructions too. The children really enjoyed this task and they have noticed that the bulbs have started to grow.
Secret Agent Training
You’ll never guess what happened! The Secret Agent Services have been to our classroom and have asked the Year Twos to complete their Secret Agent Training (SATs) next week, they have been given a special booklet and training ID badges to wear too. We will carry out different challenges to prepare us to become secret agents. The training takes place in the form of two maths and two English challenges. We need to be able to use numbers in lots of different ways, to show that we can break codes and use measure, shape and directions for fieldwork and investigation. We must also be experts in reading, by searching for clues in a text to find out what a secret message says.
Learning about Length
Class One have had a fantastic time learning all about length in maths. We decided to measure the children in our class and create our own tables to record this information in. The children measured each other in metres, centimetres and multi-cubes and recorded this data in their tables. They then made their own scale bar chart showing the heights of the children in each year group.
An Aeroplane Adventure to Kenya
We have been on an exciting adventure to Kenya in Geography! We made our own passports, located Kenya on a world map and correctly labelled different parts of the country that we visited whilst on our adventure. Mrs Barber had to check our passports to make sure that we were ready to go on our plane journey. We learnt all about the different landmarks in Kenya and found out more about the animals that live in Africa.
African Animal Silhouette Art
We have been exploring different ways to use watercolour paints. As our current topic is ‘Amazing Acomb and Awesome Africa’, we decided to use our watercolour paints to carefully mix the colours together to create an African Sunset. We then decided to make our own African animal silhouettes to add to the sunset.
2D and 3D shapes
We have been learning all about 2-D and 3-D shapes and their properties. The children went on a 2-D and 3-D shape hunt in the classroom and were able to correctly name the shapes that they had collected. They used their knowledge of shape properties to identify the number of vertices, lines of symmetry, edges and faces of each of the 2-D and 3-D shapes. The children also worked in pairs to play a game called ‘Describe the Shape’. The children had to describe different shapes using the correct properties, without revealing the name of the shape to their partner. Their partner had to find and name the shape that they were describing.
Problems for the Plotters
We have been learning all about the Gunpowder Plot in history. Class One have been thinking about who the Gunpowder plotters were, whilst also thinking about how and why the Gunpowder plotters wanted to carry out their plan. We have learnt about how the Gunpowder Plot started and some of the problems the plotters encountered. The children were able to act out what the plotters may have talked about when they were planning the Gunpowder Plot and what they would have discussed after Lord Monteagle received a letter revealing their plan.
Dividing using Groups
We have been learning all about division. We have enjoyed using practical objects to solve division number sentences by working out how many countable objects we need and how many groups we will need to divide our total number of objects into. We then counted how many objects were in each group to solve our division number sentences.
Open the Book
As part of our Open the Book assemblies we have been learning about different stories from the bible. Some of the children from Class One were able to volunteer to be Noah’s three sons and their wives when learning about the story of Noah. The children were very proud of themselves and were excellent actors and actresses.
Multiplication and Repeated Addition with Arrays
We have been learning all multiplication and repeated addition. We have enjoyed using practical objects to make our own arrays to show our working out to solve different multiplication number sentences.
Our Autumn Walk
Our topic this term is changes. As part of our science work this term we have been looking at the four seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter. We have been learning about the different weathers associated with the seasons and how the day length varies during each season.
During science this week the children went on an autumn walk to investigate the ways in which the world changes throughout the different seasons. The children found and collected lots of brown leaves from the trees, alongside apples which were ready to harvest. They thoroughly enjoyed this! We are hoping to use our apples to do some cooking next week.