Visit from a Police Officer!

On Monday KS1 were lucky enough to have a special visit from PC Robertson. She told us all about the fantastic job police officers do to keep us safe.

We talked about what anti-social behaviour is in our local area and what we can do if we don’t feel safe.

PC Robertson then asked for our help in designing a poster for our local park to encourage people to do the right thing. The winner of the competition will have their poster displayed in Pickering Park and receive a £10 Smyths toys voucher!

 

Thanks so much for visiting us PC Robertson!

World Book Day

We had a fabulous week this week celebrating World Book Day. We came to school dressed as our favourite book character!

There were some amazing costumes!

The theme for World Book Day this year was ‘Share a Story’ so our day including several different storytelling sessions. During assembly with Miss Stathers, the whole school did a choral rehearsal of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ using sounds instead of words!

In the afternoon,  we split into our houses to share a story. The teachers in each house read their favourite stories and then the children found a buddy to share a story with.

The older children were fantastic with the younger children.

We had a brilliant day and can’t wait for next year!

Year 2 Maths

Yesterday, we learned how to share objects equally. We worked in teams to share different objects into groups of two. We then counted how many objects were in each group.

After practising sharing objects using concrete manipulatives, we were then able to share pictorially.

 

Forest School Fun!

This week in Forest School we enjoyed the story Room on the Broom. We searched for suitable magic wands and broomsticks that we could use to act out the story ourselves in the woods. We even made a magic potion just like the witch did at the end of the story! And of course we enjoyed warming up with some hot chocolate afterwards.

Visit from Hull FC Players

Year 1/2 had an exciting afternoon today meeting Hull FC players Masimbaashe Matongo and Charlie Patterson-Lund. The children asked some brilliant questions such as “How do you celebrate after a match?”, “How many games have you won?” and “What is your favourite football team?”. We learned lots of fun facts about what it takes to be a professional rugby player too!

Thanks for visiting us!

 

Amazing Hot Writes!

This week the children in Year 1 have worked extremely hard in their English lessons.

They have been engaging in lots of activities based on the story Lost and Found such as; describing a Polar Explorer, sequencing the story and changing parts of story!

They have finished the week off by engaging in their Hot Writes and have produced some FANTASTIC pieces of work!

Amazing Artists!

This week in art, year 2 have been exploring cool and warm colours. They used oil pastels to create a ‘cool’ Antarctic scene complete with penguins. Great work year 2!

We had so much fun on our second visit to Christopher Pickering Lodges!

We played a game of boules with the residents

We enjoyed learning how to play dominoes

We took turns to play a game of table tennis

We even taught some of the residents how to floss!

Ant they showed us how to dance together with scarves!

  

We hope to go back and see our new friends again soon

 

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.