Building Numbers to 20

This week we have been making numbers to 20 by thinking about how many tens and ones the numbers have.

We are able to break a whole number into parts and say how much is in each part.

Gracie’s number is 18 – She has represented 18 using 1 ten and 8 ones. (Above)

Gracie then split her whole number in two parts (Below), she said,

“6 is a part, 12 is a part, 18 is the whole” 

The class worked together to write this as a number sentence, 6 + 12 = 18.

How many different ways can you break up the number 18? Can you think of a number sentence for each?

Wow Day!!

Last Wednesday Key Stage 1 held their termly Wow Day, and it was a cold one!

This term we are learning about Polar Explorers, so to kick start the topic we dressed up in our thickest winter clothes, opened all the windows and doors to get ourselves fully immersed and learned about all things Antarctic!

Every Class did something different, some did Antarctic artwork, sketching and making penguin collages. Others were creating Antarctic sounds and making their own rain shakers to simulate the pitter-patter of the cold southern rain and hail on the hard icy ground.

In Y1SEY we were thinking about what a Polar Explorer would have to pack when travelling to the South Pole for an expedition. The children knew they would have to dress warm, which is more than what could be said for Mr Seymour, who packed his swim-shorts and crocs (Brrrrrrr).

The children soon put Mr Seymour right and packed their own suit cases for an Antarctic Expedition. They thought about how many layers they would need and; how they would keep their hands and feet warm and learned new important words, like ‘thermal’ and ‘insulated’.

By the end of the day the children were looking confident and ready to set off on their own Antarctic expedition, like Captain Scott before them.

All Around the World!

In Year 2 this week, we are learning all about the continents and oceans of the world.

We had to use our problem solving skills and work as a team to put a jigsaw of a world map together.

We then labelled a map of the world using the correct names for the continents and the seas what we have learnt.

Just look at some of our fabulous work!







KS1 WOW Day!

Year 1 and 2 have had a fabulous week learning all about our new topic “What is a Polar Explorer?” 

During our WOW day, we took part in 4 different activities all about Antarctica.

In Miss Farrah’s classroom, we learnt how to sketch a penguin and how to use shading in our sketches to make them more detailed. Just look at some of our penguin sketches!

Mud Monsters!

Some year twos have had a creative and messy morning making mud monsters using our woodland area in school today. We had to get our hands dirty to mould and shape the sticky mud into faces to create our monster design. We then used natural materials for eyes, mouths and hair for a finishing touch. Check out our gruesome creatures!

After giving our hands a good scrub, we then enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits thanks to Miss Farrah! What a great start to our Friday!



KS1 visit to Christopher Pickering Lodges

On Thursday 8th November 2018, 8 children from KS1 were chosen to visit Christopher Pickering Lodges. They were very excited and eager to make new friends.

They played ‘Snakes and Ladders’ with the elderly residents:


They played ‘Connect Four’:

They played a game of Dominoes:


And they even had a delicious lunch!

Both the children and the elderly residents had a fantastic time. We hope to visit again soon!


Forest School Fun!

Some year two children have had a fun morning in Forest School today! We made natural pictures using materials we found on our own forest floor. We chose leaves with the brightest colours and had a go at finding the colours of the rainbow in the different leaves. We had to work in a team to construct a ‘bonfire’ and choose the best logs and sticks for it. We had lots of fun exploring the area of our school and we even found some creepy crawlies!  

We can’t wait to develop our Forest School area by planting more trees with the National Trust.

What a week in Key Stage One!

This week in KS1 we have been learning all about bonfire night!




Year two have learnt about Guy Fawkes and have created some bonfire artwork and poetry. 



Year one used natural materials to create a beautiful bonfire night scene and year two got creative with oil pastels and paint. Just look at some of our beautiful work!


Year 2 have been writing Wanted posters for these sneaky, suspicious and mischievous pirates! 

We are really proud of our writing!

Have you seen them anywhere?

Pirate Instructions

Our non- fiction unit for this term has been instructions. We have been doing lots of different pirate crafts in Topic and then writing instructions for how to make them in English. We have made an eye patch, a pirate hook and some pirate’s gold!