Maths is Fun

On Thursday afternoon we invited parents and carers in to Key Stage 1 for a ‘Maths is Fun’ session. In year 2 we worked with our parents and carers on division challenges. We used objects for the green challenges, drew our answers for the amber challenges and used  mental methods for the red questions.

When we had finished, we worked on our reasoning skills with some challenge questions. We had a brilliant afternoon!

2D Shapes

In Miss Stathers’  Maths class this week we have been learning about 2D shapes. We have counted the sides and vertices on shapes and learned how to draw them. Then we looked at vertical lines of symmetry.

We had great fun making a line of symmetry by folding shapes.


Then we drew lines of symmetry on shapes.

Next week we are looking at 3D shapes.

Royal Portraits

This term in key stage 1 we have been looking at a the topic of ‘What makes someone Royal?’ As part of our topic we have been looking at the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Being The Queen, Elizabeth II has had lots of portraits painted in her image, so we thought we would give this a go.

In art, we explored a range of different media to create portraits of The Queen, including: painting, sketching, pastels, collage and computers.

Here is what we created.


You could create a portrait of The Queen at home.

How many different ways can you do it?

Crayons? Hama beads? Pasta? Chalk?

The possibilities are endless!

Royal Portraits

Key Stage 1 have been painting portraits of a member of The Royal Family. Can you guess who they have painted?




We have displayed them in our castle for everyone to be able to see!

Safer Internet Day

For Safer Internet Day  this year, Key Stage 1 looked at a story featuring Buddy the Dog. He helped us to learn how to stay safe on the internet. We wrote our own internet safety messages for Buddy.

Here are some messages from Year 1:

Here are some messages from Year 2.


Posting our letters to The Queen!

As part of our topic this term ‘What makes someone Royal?’ we have been learning a lot about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We have been researching lots of facts about The Queen and the Royal Family but still had lots of questions so we decided to write a letter to the Queen herself.

The children in KS1 were really excited on our chilly walk to the post box and we wait eagerly for her reply.



We can’t wait to read her letter back to us!




Who lives in a castle?

This week we have been investigating the question; who lives in a castle?

In the past knights lived in a castle. Today, Queen Elizabeth II and The Royal Family live in castles. We  used QR codes on the iPad’s to research the members of The Royal Family in topic.

We found out that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip live in Windsor Castle. Prince William lives in Kensington Palace. We are going to use our research to write a fact file on a member of The Royal Family.

KS1’s Royal Ball

Our new topic in Key Stage 1 is ; What makes someone Royal? Our pod has been transformed into a castle with the children looking at castles and the Royal Family past and present.

As a Wow day to launch our topic we all became Royal for the day. We came to school dressed as kings, queens, princes and princesses. 

We wrote party invitations for our ball, made jeweled biscuits, bunting and learned a ballroom dance.

In the afternoon we held a Royal Ball in the hall and performed our ballroom dance. It was such a fun day. We can’t wait to get started on our new topic!

Lights, Camel, Action!

As a final outcome for our topic, KS1 put on their own Christmas production showcasing their acting, singing and dancing. It was called ‘Lights, Camel, Action’ and was a Strictly Come Dancing themed retelling of the nativity. There was some fabulous dancing!