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Spring share morning - March 2023

This week we invited our parents/carers into the classroom to join in with some spring themed crafts. We made Easter and spring cards, created water colour daffodil and tulip paintings and wrote our own spring poems. Thank you to all the adult who joined us, it was lovely to share our learning with you. 

Art - March 2023

This half term in Art we have been looking at the artist Kerri Ambrosino. We explored warm and cool colours along with tints and shades before studying some of her artwork. We then created our own winter tree paintings inspired by her work. 

World Book Day - March 2023

For World Book Day this year the children loved coming to school dressed up in their costumes. During the morning, they created bunting all about their character and their own bookmark to use at home. 

Mini Monster Roadshow - February 2023

This term, we are starting our new and exciting topic 'Jungle Explorers' and for our sparkling start we had a visit from Ed and his creepy crawlies. The children learned all about the creatures and were able to touch and hold them as part of the experience. 

Here is what some of the children thought and learnt:

"I loved the snake!"

"The snail is all slimy on my hands."

"I think the millipede has 250 legs."

"A tarantula has an exoskeleton."

"It changes colour when it is angry."

DT - Making healthy salads - February 2023

As part of our DT learning, the children had the challenge of designing and making their own healthy salad. They began by evaluating an existing fruit and green salad before designing their own. The children developed their chopping and grating skills as part of the making stage. Finally they were able to enjoy eating their delicious salads!

Tour of Beccles with Barry Darch - January 2023

To begin our 'Let's Explore Beccles' topic we had the opportunity to be taken on a tour of Beccles by the Mayor Barry Darch. The children looked at different buildings around the town and had the chance to go inside the town hall. They learned all about how Beccles has changed over time. Thank you to Barry Darch.  

Visit to Hundred Rivers Farm - November/December 2022

During November and December we visited a local farm as part of our 'Food Glorious Food' topic and we learned about where our food comes from. Throughout the day, we walked around the farm looking at different plants and picked some stubble turnips. We also fed the animals, held some of the birds and made bird feeders using pinecones and seeds. We took these back to school for our woodland area. 

We had a fantastic time, thank you Hundred River Farm. 

Science - November 2022

This week, we have been learning all about Autumn. The children in Year 1 and 2 enjoyed exploring the school grounds, looking for signs of Autumn. They also identified different trees and plants. 

Planting radishes - October 2022

The children have been learning about where our food comes from. They enjoyed planting radishes and then writing instructions about what they did. 

Geography - October 2022

As part of our 'Food Glorious Food' topic, the children have been learning about the continents and oceans. The children have been singing a song to help them learn the names of these and using atlases to identify the their location in the world.  

Religion and Worldviews - October 2022

On Monday 17th October, the Key Stage One children enjoyed walking to the church to learn more about christenings and baptisms. The children took part in a mock baptism where they learned about Christian practices. They talked about the Bible, the font, godparents and how the oil and water are used during the ceremony. At the end of the session they enjoyed singing the song 'Shine'.

Senses - September 2022

Key Stage One have been learning all about their senses in Science. The children enjoyed using their senses to feel, smell, taste, listen to and look at different things and workout what they were. 


Pirate Drama - June 2022

1/2B and 1/2D enjoyed their first session with a drama specialist where they went to 'Pirate School' and created freeze frames of a pirate's journey. They are very excited for their next session!

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - May 2022

To celebrate the jubilee 1/2B and 1/2D spent the morning creating crowns in preparation for their picnic lunch. 

Chicken Wire Sculptures - May 2022

Key Stage One had an exciting start to their Arts Week where they worked with a local artist to create Angel fish sculptures from chicken wire and tissue paper. The children enjoyed using a template and wire cutters to create the correct shape before fixing it together and stuffing it with tissue paper. The children had a great time and they looked fantastic on display!

Cup Stacking - March 2022

1/2D and 1/2B had a fantastic time this week practising their cup stacking skills. They started with large cups before moving on to using smaller cups. The children enjoyed playing a variety of games where they had to work as part of a team. 

World Book Day 2022

The children in 1/2B and 1/2D this year enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters. They loved designing their own Mr Man and Little Miss characters and creating a WANTED poster for characters in 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson. 

Ice Investigation - January 2022

This week, 1/2B and 1/2D have been investigating how quickly ice melts. The children developed their working scientifically skills by asking questions, observing closely and recording their results. They made predictions and then compared how long it took for the ice cubes to melt when they were placed in hot water, cold water, salt and sugar. The children enjoyed watching and finding out that the ice cube in the hot water was the quickest to melt and the ice cube in the sugar was the slowest! 

KS1 New Adventure Play Area - January 2022

The children in Key Stage One are enjoying their new, exciting adventure play area. They have been improving their skills, including climbing, stretching, balancing and moving safely.  

R/1VM Christmas Performance

KS1 Christmas Performance - December 2021

Bread Project - November 2021

This week as part of our Design and Technology, we have been researching and designing our own bread. We enjoyed using a range of ingredients and equipment to make our bread and finally we tasted it! We used our senses to evaluate the bread and decided which parts we liked about it and what we would change next time. 

London Landmarks - October 2021

As part of our Great Fire of London topic, the children in Key Stage One have been learning all about different London landmarks. In groups, the children used aerial photographs to identify different landmarks and then created group models. As a class, the children placed their landmarks in the correct places to create a 3D map of London. 

Sports Festival - September 2021

This week, Key Stage One enjoyed their Sports Festival where they took part in a range of activities such as 'The Egg and Spoon', 'Muddy Puddle Jumping' and lots more. This helped to improve their coordination, balance and gross motor skills. All of the children worked well as a team and had a great time! We would like to thank all of the adults who came to support and cheer the children on.  


Polly Dunbar - July 2021


This morning 1/2D and 1/2B were lucky enough to have another visit from illustrator Polly Dunbar. They listened to the stories ‘While We Can’t Hug’ and ‘The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug’ and then enjoyed taking part in a draw along session where they created their own Hedgehog and Tortoise pictures. We would like to say a huge thank you to Polly for sharing her expertise with us!





Victorians - July 2021


As part of our History Week, KS1 enjoyed experiencing a Victorian school day. The children dressed up, wrote with chalk, recited the alphabet, joined in with drill and created observational drawings.









Measuring Capacity - June 2021


This week 1/2D and 1/2B have been exploring measuring capacity. They had to read the scales on the containers carefully to measure the liquid accurately and then compare the amounts they had made.





Jungle Animals - June 2021


After studying the sculptor Nick Mackman, 1/2D and 1/2B created their own jungle animals from clay. They enjoyed recreating the colours of the animals when painting them.





Creepy Crawly Roadshow - May 2021


As part of their Jungles topic KS1 had an exciting visit from the Creepy Crawly Roadshow. The children were able to find out about and handle a range of animals such as a millipede, tarantula, snake, land snail and bearded dragon.





National Numeracy Day - May 2021


As part of National Numeracy Day 1/2D and 1/2B have been learning about position and direction. They drew their own jungle maps and then wrote down instructions to move around it.




Humpty Dumpty Experiment - May 2021


As part of Science this week 1/2D and 1/2B completed a Humpty Dumpty egg experiment. They selected a range of materials to wrap the eggs in and made predictions about which ones would protect the egg the best and why. They discussed how they could make it a fair test before wrapping the eggs and dropping them onto the playground.





Blossoms - April 2021


To go alongside their Spring poems, 1/2D and 1/2B have created some blossom artwork. They used their fingers to paint the blossom and discussed the different shades of pink they could see.





Fractions - April 2021


1/2D and 1/2B have started a new maths topic of fractions this week. They have used food to help them become familiar with halves, quarters and thirds.



Materials - April 2021


During Science this week KS1 have been exploring materials. They spent time feeling the materials and then worked on describing their properties.




Division - April 2021


This week in maths, KS1 are learning all about division. The children have started by focusing on sharing equally and we practised this by sharing some sweets between our teddies.




Gardening - March 2021


KS1 have been doing some fantastic gardening and enjoyed planting beans. We can't wait to watch them grow! #wellbeing #backtoschool





Worrysaurus - March 2021


KS1 have been reading the Worrysaurus, and discussing how we can manage our worries. To link with the story we decorated butterflies to symbolise us chasing away our worries. #wellbeing #backtoschool


Year1/2 Christmas Video

Polly Dunbar - December 2020


This morning 1/2D and 1/2B were lucky enough to have a visit from the wonderful Polly Dunbar who came to read her new story The Owl and the Pussycat! We all enjoyed joining in with the story and then creating our own pictures of the characters. A huge thank you to Polly for our very special book gift as well!





Number Bonds - November 2020


In Maths this week KS1 have been learning their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. They have represented the number bonds with paper chains, cubes, and Numicon. We have started to look for links between the number bonds too!





Diwali - November 2020


On Friday KS1 enjoyed learning about Diwali. They learnt how and why Diwali is celebrated and created their own Diva lamps from play dough, mehndi hands and rangoli patterns.





Picasso - October 2020


This half term, 1/2B and 1/2D have been learning about Pablo Picasso's abstract artwork. They designed and created their own Picasso inspired portraits using cardboard and paint.





Baptism - October 2020


KS1 have been learning about Baptisms. Today we went to St Michael’s Church to observe a role play Baptism and find out more.