Category Archives: Year 1

Working hard in Pod 2SM

We’ve had another busy week in Pod 2SM.

In maths we have been working on place value and understanding the value of tens and ones.  We used dienes and part whole models to show this.  The children also used the chrome books to test their understanding.

In literacy, we used the ‘Singing Mermaid’ to inspire our writing.  The children wrote about where they could swim to under the sea and who they would meet.  They came up with friendly sharks, wiggling jellyfish and super starfish.

They also did some lovely art using the underwater/circus theme from the book!

Have a great weekend – from Mrs McDonald, Miss Studley and Mrs Knee.

Pod 3JF have fun at the seaside!

This week we have been finding out more about the seaside, as part of our topic work. We learnt about the kinds of things that you would find at the seaside and enjoyed exploring various seaside resorts that we are familiar and less familiar with via google maps. We learnt about piers and found out about Punch and Judy shows! We made puppets and next week will have a go at constructing our own theaters! We also wrote postcards from a pretend seaside holiday to Mrs Harrington and were delighted when she visited us outside our pod (from a two metre distance!) to say thank you. We have loved reading our book of the week, ‘The Singing Mermaid’ and made some lovely portholes, showing our view from under the sea at Silversands….. there were lots of mermaids swimming past our submarines! In Maths, we have been finding our way around a 100 square and investigating different ways of representing  two-digit numbers.

3RW Pod update

Hello again!

Pod 3RW have been working really hard and producing some brilliant work. Continuing with our seaside and under the sea theme, they have been busy making rainbow fish and octopus mobiles, tasting different seeds in Science, writing postcards about a seaside holiday, character descriptions about the Singing Mermaid and a lot of graffiti Maths (where we get to write on the tables!) to recap counting and place value. They have been absolute stars and I know they can’t wait to be able to share all of their work with you. 

Here are a few sneak peeks:


Pod 2JMe

Another busy time for us! Last week, we looked at the story of ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and learned about how to be a good friend and that it is important to share.

We have also been exploring 3-D shapes in maths – discovering which ones stack and which ones roll. The children had great fun building towers and rolling spheres and cylinders around their tables!

We started this week with a bit of science – we created our own lava lamps and watching the bubbles rise up was good for our mindfulness – helping us focus on the present. The children really enjoyed this!


Working hard in Pod 2SM

We’ve had another busy week in our pod. The children have loved hearing the story of the rainbow fish and we’ve been thinking about ways we can show kindness like the rainbow fish did in the story. The children have made some beautiful rainbow fish of their own too.

We’ve been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and patterns and the children have enjoyed using the chrome books to test their knowledge of shape. They have also been using Teach your Monster as well as Espresso for phonics.

Shape and safety in the home

It has been another great week in 2JMa. 

We have been learning about the properties of 3D and 2D shapes. We went on a shape hunt around the year 2 playground and discovered that the most common shapes were circles and cuboids. It was challenging making 3D nets of cones and cubes but we were happy with the results. The children worked hard to use different spelling strategies to learn how to spell the names of 2D and 3D shapes. 

This week has been national kindness week. All week we have been busy filling up our kindness buckets. We earn a kindness note by being nominated by our friends. The adults have been really impressed by the kindness of all of the children. We have looked at the book “The rainbow fish” and thought about what makes a kind friend. 

In PSHE we have been learning all about how to keep safe at home. The children have asked lots of fantastic questions. We enjoyed spotting all the dangers that might occur in homes and felt grateful that our homes are much safer! 

Rainbow Fish and 3D shape in 3JF!

We have had another super week in Pod 3JF! Our text has been The Rainbow Fish – such a lovely book! We have talked about what it means to be thoughtful to others and how we can make sure that we are being a good friend. We have made Mrs Mabin very proud by producing some super writing, coming up with similes to describe the colours of the Rainbow Fish. Her scales are ‘pink like sweet, juicy strawberries’, ‘blue like the wavy ocean’, ‘green as the grass’ and ‘blue as delicious bubblegum ice-cream’. Fantastic Pod 3JF! We thoroughly enjoyed using bubble wrap to print our own Rainbow Fish and next week will turn them into 3D mobiles. We also finished painting our sea creatures to make our ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ Display. In Maths we have been learning all about shape and enjoyed some very competitive, hard-fought games of 3D Shape Bingo! We also loved making some 2D shape monsters. Well done children.