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Miss Goodwin

 

 


Blue Class Staff

 

   Miss Goodwin          Mrs Kay 

    

 

 

   Reading books    

 

Please can you ensure your child has a school book bag that is brought to school daily. 

Your child will receive a reading book and a reading record within the first few weeks. 

Reading books will be given out every Friday. 

 

 

Blue class P.E day is on Friday. 

Please ensure your child comes to school dressed in their P.E Kit. 

P.E Kit list below:

  • Plain white T-shirt 
  • Black shorts
  • Black pumps/trainers
  • School jumper (weather permitting) 
  • Jogging pants/leggings (weather permitting) 

 

Homework will be set every Friday and due in the following Friday.

Homework will vary each week and focus on learning from different topics. 

 

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Take a look at your new classroom....

 

Welcome to Blue Class

 

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  NEW THIS TERM!  

💙 It’s great to be back with all our friends! 💙

 

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Blue class - Christmas performance

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Angel Gabriel visits Mary

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Funky Camels!

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Blue Class - Party 

Christmas crafts

 

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We are loving provision in all of the areas, completing lots of challenges!

 

From design to build... and improve

 

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Pantomime- Aladdin 

 

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Fun in the snow!! 

We had so much fun playing in the snow. 

Miss Goodwin- Sledging with the children

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The children had lots of fun helping Miss Goodwin sledge in the snow!

Hot chocolate 

We needed hot chocolate to warm us up! 

 

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Wheels and Axles

Cross curricular links- The Great Fire of London. 

 

Blue class the manufacturers! 

We received a very important letter from Samuel Pepys asking us to create fire engines which would help stop the fire spreading across London. 

 

 

Explore/ Observation 

First we explored and evaluated existing products to discuss and become familiar with wheels and axles. 

The children observed and tested the different vehicles to discuss their different features and develop an understanding of how they move. 

Key vocabulary

The children learnt about the different features and parts to a vehicle.

Using this knowledge they then labelled a fire engine. The children discussed their different features and developed an understanding of how they work and what they do to help vehicles move. 

 

Design 

The children designed their own fire engines. We discussed what materials and resources would be used to help design a purposeful and functioning fire engine. 

The children had lots of fun designing their fire engines. 

Its time to get creative! 

The children selected a wide range of materials and equipment to help create their fire engines. The children had lots of fun! The children had to test their fire engines to ensure the wheels and axles worked in order for them to move. 

 

Take a look at our amazing fire engines! 

 

Its time to get messy with paint!!! 

Finally, the children had to evaluate their fire engines against their designs. 

The children discussed what went well and what things they would change next time to improve their fire engines. 

 

 

Design and Technology 

 

Our DT focus is Mechanisms- looking at pop up levers and simple card levers. 

 

Today we have been learning about levers and hinges. 

Linking to our History topic, we created The Great fire of London cards. 

We had lots of fun making these. 

 

Explore and Observation

First we explored why and how levers and hinges are used in everyday lives.

We used real life experiences to discuss how they can help. 

 

The children discussed and shared ides of when they would use them for their cards. 

We discussed ways of making the fire move on a lever, then maybe adding another lever to create Samuel Pepys boat sailing away from the fire. 

 

Design 

The children designed their own cards. 

We discussed what materials  and resources would be used t help design a purposeful and functioning pop up card. The children had lots of fun designing their cards. 

It's time to get creative! 

The children selected a wide range of materials and equipment to help create their pop up cards. 

The children had lots of fun creating them. 

We then tested them out to see if the lever worked and moved the fire. 

 

Take a look at our amazing pop up cards. 

 

Finally, the children had to evaluate their pop up cards. 

The children discussed what went well and what things they would change next time to improve their pop up cards. 

 

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We had a special visit from the Fire Service. 

We had lots of fun learning about fire safety. 

We had a special visit from the police service.

The children had lots of fun role playing with the police equipment. 

 

God’s Planet 

We have been learning about God’s planet and how to look after it. The children took part in a range of workshops learning ways to look after God’s planet. 

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The children became ECO Heroes. 

We carried out a range of activities to help understand more about climate change and how to be an ECO Hero

 

Today we created a bug stadium to provide bugs with a safe place to stay. We used plastic resources and natural materials. 

 

 

Anti-Bullying Week 

 

 

15th- 19th November 2021

 

This week we have been learning about kindness. We took part in an odd sock day in support of Anti-bullying week. 

 

"One Kind Word"

The children understood the importance of kindness and how we can show this to each other. 

The children took part in a range of activities including role-play, creating a poster and making pledges. 

Anti-Bullying Posters

Role-Play / Freeze Frames

 

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This term we are focusing on mark making using a range of materials. 

Today we created out own piece of art work using a range of resources to mark make. 

 

Creating collaborative collages in the style of Henri Matisse... The Snail

We have been learning new vocabulary in our English this week.

Today we practised our sentences using expression and actions. 

 

Take a look at our class book.... 

 


 

Interview time!! 

 

Today we interviewed the characters from our class story. 

We had lots of fun hot seating and interviewing the different characters. 

Freeze Frames....

Today we created freeze frames to show the characters thoughts and feelings throughout the story. 

 

This term we have started our reading phase. 

We are very excited to start our non-fiction topic on wolves. 

 

We have been very busy in maths over the last few weeks. 
Our focus is number and place value. We have been using different maths equipment such as ten frames and base ten to represent and partition two digit numbers. 

 

 

Counting in 10s

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Baptism 


Our topic this term is plants. We made our very own cress heads. 
Over the week we observed and kept a diary to see what changes occurred.
We had lots of fun creating these and watching them grow. 

Flower hunt in the forest!

Plants

The children have been learning about the different parts of a plant.

We discussed their functions and how they help plants grow and stay healthy. 

Creating our own flowers in the forest

Parts of a plant 
 

In the forest the children had to create their own flowers using natural materials. The children discussed the different parts of their plants and described their functions. 
The children were able to show the different parts of a plant.

 

Take a look at our amazing flowers..... 

Science- Bulbs

In Blue class we have been learning about bulbs and seeds. This week, we studied the structure of a bulb. We discussed the different features and identified how plants grow. 

The children recorded and labelled it in their books. 

Planting Daffodils 

In science we continue our plant topic, focusing on seeds and bulbs.

As a class, we planted our own daffodils, using pots, compost and daffodil bulbs. 

We had lots of fun learning about bulbs and planting our own ready for spring. 

Year 2 - Habitats 

Year 1- Seasons 

Autumn walk 

Seasons sorting activity 

Weather Charts 

 

The Great Fire of London 
 


 

 

The Great Fire of London

The children carried out a range of activities to show their understanding of The Great Fire of London. 

 

Children had to interview each other as Samuel Pepys. They had lots of fun hot seating and asking questions. 

 

The children had lots of fun in the construction area. They had to plan and design St. Pauls Cathedral in the character of Sir Christopher Wren. 

 

In the creative area the children used a range of materials to create tudor houses in the time of the Great Fire of London. 

 

The Fire Service - The Great Fire of London.

Worship 

Special Visitors 

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