On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
The children loved all the excitement of the Christmas Fayre.
There was dressing up in fancy dress, setting up their Christmas Enterprise stall, decorating the classroom and singing Christmas songs to their parents and friends.
P- I liked going around all the stalls and buying things.
J- It was exciting to see Santa in school.
J- My mum enjoyed hearing me sing outside.
P- I really enjoyed making my Christmas wreath and seeing it for sale on our stall.
F- It was funny to dress up in fancy dress.
C- Mrs. Bennett made us some lovely knitted snowmen with chocolates inside.
M- Year 2 would like to thank Mrs. Drury for helping us make the wreaths, Mrs. Bennett for making all the knitted snowmen with chocolates inside and also to Mrs. Lawson for helping with our stall.
Year 1s have been using number lines to subtract this week. They were able to work practically and transfer word problems into number sentences. Using jumps back on the number lines, pupils were able to answer problems accurately. Well done Year 1s.
Next step is to work with abstract number sentences.
This week in Daisy class the Year 1 and Year 2 children have been reading with buddies. We have made the most of our time to make new friends and buddies to support each other in our new learning space.
Child 1: I love my buddy reading to me.
Child 2: It’s good to share a story together.
Child 3: We have a great new classroom.
Child 4: I like reading with other people.
Road Safety Week is an event to help people learn how to stay safe on the roads.
A charity called ‘Brake’ organises Road Safety Week every November.
The children have been watching road safety videos, acting out scenarios, explaining The Green Cross Code and challenging themselves to recall facts and answer lots of questions in a tricky road safety quiz. Well done everyone!
The Year 1 and Year 2 children kindly supported the Children in Need charity.
Thank you to everyone for their kind donations.
We had watched a video all about Children in Need.
J- I learnt the word ‘mascot’. Pudsey the teddy bear is the mascot for the charity.
J- I wore a Pudsey t-shirt, some people dressed in yellow and some people had teddy ears on.
T- We read a story about Pudsey Bear and then we had a quiz about it.
L- I liked the quiz about the story, as we all got into teams and helped each other work out the answers.
This week the children learnt all about diabetes and the people living with this condition. They had a special assembly with Mrs. Hill, they researched facts about diabetes in their PSHE lesson and wore their blue clothes.
L- I know someone with diabetes and they have insulin injections every day.
H- Mrs. Hill told us that there are two kinds of diabetes.
C- I’m wearing blue clothes to show that I am thinking about people who have got diabetes.
The children have been learning all about recycling. They have been thinking about the things they could recycle at school. Well done to our lovely Y2 pupil for winning the recycling poster competition. Her poster will be displayed in the classroom to remind everyone to keep recycling.
The theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying week is ‘Make a Noise’.
The children in Year 1 and 2 learnt what bullying is and how important it is to ‘Make a Noise’ and tell someone if they are being bullied. The children attended a special assembly, learnt about different types of bullying in class and during ‘Well-being Wednesday’ enjoyed making a new friend and working on activities together.
M- If someone was hurting me, I would tell a trusted adult- someone like my teacher or my mum.
C- Bullying is when someone is upsetting and hurting a person over and over again.
P- I wore my odd socks to show everyone that it is OK to be different.
B- We should be kind to one another. It’s good to make new friends.
This week Year 1 have been studying Deciduous and Evergreen Trees. We went searching around school and found both types of tree. It was a windy day and we sat in the Nature area watching the leaves falling from the deciduous trees. We collected different leaves and took them back to class.
Because the Gardening Club have been working so hard making improvements in the wild area, we were able to use the new paths and seats to stay out of the mud. Thank you Gardening Club from all Year 1.
Pupil 1: I know that Evergreen trees stay green all year.
Pupil 2: Yes Evergreen trees never drop their leaves either.
Pupil 3: Deciduous trees have leaves that fall off.
Pupil 4: We drew Deciduous trees in the Summer with lots of green leaves and in Autumn with yellow, orange and brown leaves fallen to the floor.
Pupil 5: I loved going to the wild area and seeing the leaves falling.
Pupil 6: It was so windy the leaves blew around!
In PE we were looking at moving around the hall in different ways and at different levels pretending to be animals. If they encountered puddles (mats) they had to slither like snakes, on treetops (benches) they moved like giraffes and tree frogs, at the burrows (hoops) they were rabbits and anywhere else they would be any animal of their choosing. The children really enjoyed this and had lots of fun!
The children were set a challenge to find the best material to cover a shelter and keep us dry. They decided that we should put water on different materials to see if the water stayed on the top of the materials or soaked through. If the material stayed on top of the material this meant that the material was waterproof.
We found out that rock and wood were waterproof. The children thought that rock might be too heavy for a shelter so the best material would be wood.
The Year 2 children are enjoying learning their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.
Every day they love to sing along to their favourite Maths songs.
They are getting more and more confident each day, as well as having lots of fun.
It has been so lovely to see how keen the Year 2 children have been this term to work on all their home learning tasks. Every week Mrs. Brady and Miss Perrin are so excited to see what they’ve been doing at home to further their learning. Well done everyone!
After learning all about Diva lamps as part of the Hindu celebration of Diwali, Year 1 made their own Diva lamps to hang in the windows of the classroom. We followed instructions to select the correct materials and use our DT skills of folding, cutting and joining, to make the lamps. We hope you like them.
Pupil 1: I learnt about Rama and Sita coming home in the dark.
Pupil 2: They followed the lamps in the windows of the houses to get home.
Pupil 3: I got better and better at the folding.
Pupil 4: I thought it was tricky but my friend helped me.
Pupil 5: I loved the story in assembly.
Pupil 6: I liked making divas.
The children had a great time at the KS1 Halloween Disco.
They all looked very scary!
W- I liked dancing with my friends.
M- I liked dancing in the dark and I wore a glow stick bracelet.
K- I loved seeing everybody else in their costumes.
R- I dressed up as a witch. I think I looked really scary.
E- I ate crisps, cakes and had some juice.
T- I loved winning sweets.
The Year 2 children love to choose different activities each week to boost their well-being. This week they chose to read with a friend, do some practical maths, dance, listen to a story on the big board in the hall and also enjoy some relaxing yoga.
C- We are practising counting in 100s. We like doing maths together.
J- I feel happy when I look at my favourite books.
D- I love watching stories on the big board because it makes me feel like I’m at the cinema.
P- Yoga helps me to relax and it also helps me keep fit.
Year 1 enjoyed some yoga on Wednesday afternoon as part of our ‘Well-being Wednesday’ choice.
We love to follow the instructions and relax and have fun at the same time. During today’s adventure we travelled in a hot air balloon, climbed a tree and found treasure at the bottom of the sea.
Pupil 1: ‘I love Cosmic Kids Yoga’
Pupil 2: ‘I’m really good at balancing on one leg.’
Pupil 3: ‘It’s always a fun story adventure.’
This week in Year 1 we have been developing our computer skills, learning to ‘grab and drop’ using a laptop.
We got really good at using the two handed skill to sort shapes and other objects in different ways on the Purple Mash Games site.
Pupil 1: ‘I found it tricky but I’m getting better with practise.’
Pupil 2: ‘I worked with my partner and showed her how to do it.’
Pupil 3: ‘I love using the laptops, we can all have our own.’
Year 1 have been learning how a whole can be partitioned into different parts. Taking 5 bean bags, we threw at the target and recorded how many landed in and out of it. We found many combinations of how the bean bags landed. Back in the classroom we drew the combinations. We had lots of fun and learnt so much about number.
Child A: ‘We did a kind of PE – Maths lesson it was great!’
Child B: ‘My group found 6 different ways of doing it.’
Child C: ‘We had 5 as a whole and then 2 different parts.’
Child D: ‘We love maths outside.’
The Year 2 children had some great ideas for making healthy fruit smoothies.
They carefully selected their fresh ingredients and learnt how to prepare their smoothies using a range of techniques. Under the expert guidance of Chef Christie, they whizzed up some amazing drinks.
S- It was fun to make a fruit smoothie.
C- I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to make another one.
E- Mine was a bit sour, I think next time I would choose some sweeter fruit.
J- I loved the colour of mine.
L- I used milk in mine, next time I would like to try adding apple juice.
P- I want to make fruit smoothies at home!
In Year 2, the children have been learning about The Five C’s: care, challenge, community, creativity and curriculum. They have been discussing the meaning of each word and sharing examples.
They looked at the new Five C’s poster that has been designed by pupil voice and created a special class charter of class rules to help keep their class a safe, fair and happy place.
C- I care for my friends. I help them if they feel sad.
D- I love to do harder challenges in Maths.
L- We enjoy doing special things with community members, like the Macmillan Coffee Day.
C- Year 2 had an artist’s day- it was all about creativity. We enjoyed painting and drawing.
J- The curriculum is all about what we learn. I’m enjoying the lessons in Year 2. I really love the story about Egg Box Dragon.
In year 1 we have been learning about human and physical geographical features. Human features are things around us that have been made by humans and physical features are things which are natural items such as the seasons, the weather, plants and coasts. We then went on a hunt around the school to see what geographical features we could find.
By wearing some yellow and giving kind donations to the Young Minds charity, the Year 2 children came together to show their support for World Mental Health Day.
The children learnt about the importance of looking after not just their physical health, but their mental health too. They had a special assembly with Mrs. Brady, where they found out that people can experience a range of different emotions: Some emotions can make us feel good and some can make us feel uncomfortable.
The children created posters to show that taking some time out to do the things we enjoy has positive effects on our mental health and well-being.
The children Year 2 have been finding out all about the life of American artist, Alma Thomas. They were very shocked to learn that during her life she had been treated very unfairly because of the colour of her skin. The children learnt the meanings of the words; ‘racism’ and ‘discrimination'. The children enjoyed exploring her art work and found her colourful pictures inspiring, and so they decided to create some of their own.
The Harvest Festival was an amazing event. Each of the classes prepared something to share - pieces of art, letters, poems and songs. It was lovely seeing the Foundation children join us to share their song. Rev Chris came to talk to us about harvest and spoke about how it is important to share and care for each other, qualities which we treasure within our school.
We have been learning about different types of houses, especially those in our village of Laceby. We had a great walk to find all the different styles we had learnt about. Detached, semi-detached, terraced, bungalow and flats. Year 1 children were so polite as they walked around spotting the houses. Take a look at our photos.
When we returned to school, we used a map and an aerial photograph to follow our route and spot the different features we passed on the way.
As part of our learning about what makes a good friend, Year 1 have been discussing and sorting what actions show ‘Good Friendship’ and which show ‘Not Good Friendship’. We worked with a friend to do this activity. Children said:
Child A: We should show kindness when someone is sad.
Child B: We help each other when we need help.
Child C: We share all of our toys.
Child D: We play nicely together.
Over the last 2 weeks we have been learning about Materials. We looked at different objects both inside and outside of the classroom. The children were asked to identify objects and then the material that it was made from. It’s amazing how many materials we have around us.
The Year 2 children enjoyed sharing books and delicious food with their family, friends and community members. It was great to see everyone enjoying reading together!
P- My mum got to read with me and she had a smile through the whole entire thing!
C- I really enjoyed eating the fruit and talking to my friends about books.
F- My mum and dad both came. We all read together!
C- It was the best day ever! W- I loved reading to my mum.
R- It was a lovely morning. I enjoyed reading two books and loved eating my breakfast!
O- I liked reading with Grandma and eating lots of yummy food!
R- I really enjoyed my mummy coming into my school to read with me.
*It was great for parents to get involved.
*A lovely morning, thank you. Lovely food, welcoming atmosphere, so nice to see all the children back to school and happy.
*Thank you very much. I have enjoyed my morning reading books to my little boy and meeting his new teachers.
*Absolutely lovely event! Excellent range of books and refreshments.
*It was a nice experience to sit down with my child in his school environment.
*We thoroughly enjoyed today’s reading breakfast. It’s lovely to see other pupils and parents, along with hearing our own children read.
For their Hook Day, the Year 2 children enjoyed dressing up as artists and getting really creative! They learnt different ways to make marks, using a range of materials. They created patterned surfaces to explore texture and add detail to their drawings.
W- I had never used charcoal before. I found out that it is burnt wood from a willow tree.
K- If you press on with charcoal, you get a darker colour. If you use it sideways and add some white chalk, it makes a softer grey colour.
S- We learnt how to do cross hatching.
L- I made lots of different marks with my pencil crayons. I loved squiggling and stippling.
E- I loved being an artist and I think I enjoyed painting outside the best!
C- I painted like Jackson Pollock. I loved splattering the paint! M- We did observational drawing. Some people drew toy frogs and some people drew teddies. When I drew Mrs. Brady’s teddy, I made marks like fur to show the texture.
M- I enjoyed some stories about artists. I liked ‘Paddington the Artist.’
J- It was good to visit an art gallery (virtually).
It has been lovely to welcome all the Year 2 children back to school this week and see all their smiley faces! Miss Perrin and Mrs Brady wowed them with their amazing new classroom! The children have all made a great start and have produced some wonderful work.
On Thursday all the Year 1 children enjoyed a great ‘Hook Day’ about Friendship. We had a super time appreciating our friends by making and exchanging cards with them, sharing games and activities with them and being kind to each other. We made our own friendship bracelets with beads are were so proud of our finished products. We read a story called Lubna and Pebble about a little girl who made a friend and shared her friend with a boy who was alone. We made predictions about what might happen when the girl moved to a new house. All children learnt a new song with actions which we look forward to sharing with you soon.
This is what we loved about Friendship Day:
Child A: I liked making a card for my friend with unicorns on it because I know she likes them.
Child B: I drew Spiderman on my card because I know he likes Spiderman.
Child C: I liked sharing the marble run game with my friends and taking turns.
Child D: I love my friendship bracelet best.
Child E: I wrote a sentence on my own about Lubna making new friends.
Take a look at some of the photos we took today.