Year 1: The Pandas: Blog items

Week beginning 14th June, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 18th Jun 2021 @ 1:16pm

This week we have been learning about fractions in maths, finding halves of shapes.In our jigsaw work we have been  looking at life cycles, how they work and how things change. We looked at some photos of how I have changed over the years and the children can bring their own photos of when they were a baby so we can see how they have changed too.

In science we collected leaves and thought how we can sort them.

Arts week day 5, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 28th May 2021 @ 7:53pm

Today we enjoyed painting our rainbows and creating a wanted poster for a sidekick!

Hope you all have a lovely, lovely holiday and enjoy the snshine😎

(Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and gifts too,I am very spoilt.The children made some lovely cards too, all very much appreciated ❤️)

See you all have in June, keep safe and above all have fun 🌟

Arts week day 4, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 27th May 2021 @ 3:59pm

Today we have been thinking about what life has been like during covid. We are making a time capsule of our art work and our ideas so it will be interesting to open in a few years and remember what our lives were like!

We also finished off our superhero capes and transformed into superheroes!

This afternoon we made a self portrait with a face mask, which opened to show what we think we are like, this will go in our time capsule too.

Arts week 3, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 26th May 2021 @ 3:40pm

Today we designed our own Superhero, we thought about what it meant, what powers they would have.

Then we designed a cape and made it using fabric paints, next the mask and then the wris5 band.Tomorrow we transform!!

Digi art fun this afternoon in the style of Mondrian🙂

Windmill fun!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 25th May 2021 @ 3:27pm

Busy busy!

Arts week day 2, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 25th May 2021 @ 3:24pm

Today we have been painting rainbows but we had to mix some colours using red, yellow and blue.Then we had to paint our rainbows in shades, making them darker or lighter.This afternoon we designed our windows of hope - they look amazingly!

A big thank you  to Robin who came in today to help us make our windmills for our planter at the front of school. We loved drilling , hammering and sawing.

Compliment fun., by Mrs Pratten

Date: 21st May 2021 @ 4:20pm

Despite the rain the Pandas had an amazing afternoon scooting around the playground and track. We had a drink and some treats (thanks Emma👍😁) and a little bit of Tom and Jerry.

Exploring materials, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 21st May 2021 @ 4:14pm

Yesterday we enjoyed being scientists again, exploring and sorting materials. We worked in teams to sort the materials into 2 groups.After a few goes we set up one and all the groups visited and had to guess how we had sorted them. Some of them were tricky!!

Being scientists!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 13th May 2021 @ 3:31pm

We had a great afternoon testing different materials to see which would make the best roof for the 3 little pigs house. We used pipettes to add water to see if it was waterproof or absorbed and tried  to rip it to test the strength. We tried to make it fair and it was fun!!!

So far this week..., by Mrs Pratten

Date: 12th May 2021 @ 5:07pm

So far this week we have enjoyed, in PE, practicing our under throwing skills with different challenges. Today we enjoyed a story telling session online all about a skunk who wanted to get to the moon.

In Maths we have been busy making doubles and equal groups. 

Class assembly, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 9th May 2021 @ 10:21am


Here is the link to our class assembly - hope you enjoy it!

Apologies if you hear  stage directions we were an alien short!

Exciting learning!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 7th May 2021 @ 4:23pm

This week we have been learning about equal groups and arrays in maths. In history we have started looking at bridges.We worked with a partner to find our favourite. This morning we performed our assembly to Year 2, we were amazing!

Video link to follow 🙂

Busy,busy!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 30th Apr 2021 @ 1:59pm

In Science we continued with our material work. We had to help the 3 little pigs plan a test to find the best material for a new roof for their houses. We then worked with a partner to build a house, ready to test the materials next week. In maths we have been learning to tell the time to half past and o’clock. Have you a clock or a watch that you could with practise with?

Is it equal?, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 28th Apr 2021 @ 4:28pm

We had a fun Maths session using different resources to - make it equal. We loved it!

Tri golf and exploring materials, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 22nd Apr 2021 @ 4:47pm

This week the children enjoyed a taster session of tri golf .They have also been investigating materials and describing them.

What’s it made from?, by Helen Pratten

Date: 16th Apr 2021 @ 4:04pm

Our new science topic is all about materials and yesterday we enjoyed being scientists and thinking ”what’s it made from?”

We sat in different areas around school and   looked to see what materials things were made of.

Summer week 1, by Helen Pratten

Date: 14th Apr 2021 @ 4:09pm

This week we have been thinking about friendships, what makes a good friend, how we can keep our friends and that it is OK to have more than 1 friend. We enjoyed making puppets of our friends and talking about them. Yesterday we enjoyed a yoga taster session.

Lovely to see all the children again and all trying harD with their learning 👍

Last day fun!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 26th Mar 2021 @ 8:33pm

Today the Pandas enjoyed bunny hop fun round the track and in the Hall, a big thank you to Kelly , a great Easter bunny! The children also enjoyed a teddy bears picnic this afternoon following on from our bear unit of work in English. Have a lovely holiday , hope the sun shines for us and Happy Easter!

Easter Service, by Mr Pearson

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 8:49pm

Photographs of the event can be found here 

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Easter service, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 3:50pm

We all enjoyed a lovely Easter service alfresco as we said goodbye and thank you to Andrew, the vicar at St Andrews church,who is retiring .We said a poem, ask the children to say it to you, and sang some songs.

Colouring fun this afternoon as we decorated our bears , ready for a teddy bears picinic tomorrow afternoon, after our bunny hop, busy ,busy!!!

Party fun!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 24th Mar 2021 @ 8:41am

We had a great day yesterday for our party day.Lots of music, dancing, pass the parcel and of course cake!

We also found time to plant our sunflower seeds🙂

A busy week!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 19th Mar 2021 @ 4:21pm

This week the Pandas have enjoyed  creating and learning about some of the Mr Men characters, numbers to 50, evergreeen and deciduous trees, rolling skills and  gymnastics and to end the week a class compliment treat. Whew!!!


Next week continues with lots of Easter fun.

I have flagged up the French badge information on google classroom again so the children can complete all the bits to get their badges. We will be choosing some more badges  to complete after Easter. 

Have a good weekend and welll done fantastic Pandas 👍🌟🙂

First day back, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 8th Mar 2021 @ 5:04pm

Lovely to have all the lovely Pandas back together again 😊🌟

Online Safety, by Mr Pearson

Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 4:59pm

The online world offers amazing opportunities but also brings elements of potential risk and for Parents, making sense of the online world can appear to be an enormous challenge.  Unlike previous generations, the online environment is an integral part of children’s lives and therefore we can no longer consider their wellbeing or safety without also considering their relationship to technology.  However, staying safe online is fundamentally about behaviours rather than the technology itself and if approached from this perspective, we can begin to gain confidence to support our children. 

The link below provides some useful tips for Parents when discussing the online environment with children.  In addition, this page also contains a variety of resources which can be used to develop knowledge and confidence to support children.  You will also find useful information in the news and events section of the site through the link at the bottom of the page.

Happy Christmas wishes!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 5:50pm

Many thanks for all our lovely cards and gifts. Not expected but much appreciated.Thank you too if you donated to the suggested charity, you are all very kind.

We have had a great term with the lovely Pandas and wish them all a very happy Christmas and a well earned rest.

Keep safe, enjoy and have a lovely time however you manage to celebrate , we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year , lets hope 2021 is more normal for us all.🌟😍🌟







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