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Key Stage 1

As part of our pirate day the children have been learning a sea shantie 'Captain Ward'. The children have been singing and dancing along and if they want to look at the words and get some extra practise that would be great for tomorrow's pirate day. The words and the different parts that the classes are doing are in the document below and there's a video to sing along to as well. 

Sea Shantie for Pirate Day - Captain Ward

Captain Ward

Spiers & Boden perform their version of Captain Ward the pirate at Glastonbury 2007

Year 2 Maths Investigation

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This week in year 2 we have been investigating the statement 'odd + odd = even'. The children have been collecting evidence and deciding whether they think the statement is always, sometimes or never true.

Year 1 Getting into Forest School this week

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Year 1 Getting into Forest School this week  2
Year 1 Getting into Forest School this week  3
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A warm welcome from Key Stage One.

We currently have three classes in Year One and three in Year Two.

 

Year One - Sun Class, Star Class and Earth Class

Year Two - Mars Class, Neptune Class and Rocket Class

Autumn Term 2017

 

Our topic this term is Splish, Splash, Splosh

Year One have produced some lighthouse pictures, inspired by Edward Hopper's The Lighthouse at Two Lights

Year One have produced some lighthouse pictures, inspired by Edward Hopper's The Lighthouse at Two Lights 1

Big Chef, Little Chef 

Autumn Term 2016 

This term in Key Stage our topic is Big Chef Little Chef. BIg Chef will be setting us challenges and we will be learning about where food comes from, how plants grow, recipes, reading stories relating to food as well as having some fun cooking. We will also be heading out on 3 school trips this term: 1) Chiltern Open Air Museum where the children will be learning about cooking in the past, 2) Dell Farm for a Christmas Nativity activity day and 3) The Grove Theatre for our annual whole school trip to the panto. 

 

If you have any experiences or skills you would like to share with the children related to this topic, please speak to one of the Key Stage 1 Team. 

 

 

Check out some of the work  we've been doing! 

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Welcome back from Key Stage One. Our topic for the Summer Term is 'Wild and Wonderful'.

In Year One, we have been writing Rainforest senses poems. Look at our Poet-trees!

In Year One, we have been writing Rainforest senses poems. Look at our Poet-trees! 1

Our trip to Woburn

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Rushmere Trip

Today the whole of Key Stage 1 took a visit to Rushmere Country Park to enrich their learning for our new topic 'Wild and Wonderful'. We walked from Rushmere to Stockgrove, identifying different trees and wildlife, bug hunting and describing our wonderful surroundings as we went. There was also time to enjoy lunch in the picnic area and visit the sun dial. Watch the video below to see some of our discoveries :)

Environmental Sculptures

In Year 2 this week, we have been making some environmental sculptures using natural items found on the school grounds. This was done as a follow up to reading the story of The Gruffalo and took inspiration from the work of Andrew Goldsworthy who is famous for making environmental sculptures(You can find out more about Andy here http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zs87tfr). Please watch the video below to see the children's work. What did your child use to make the gruffalo's purple prickles?

Our first book of this topic is Maurice Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are'.

Our first book of this topic is Maurice Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are'. 1
Our first book of this topic is Maurice Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are'. 2

Year One have hidden their own Wild Things in the Jungle...

Year One have hidden their own Wild Things in the Jungle... 1
Year One have hidden their own Wild Things in the Jungle... 2

Welcome to Key Stage One!

Welcome back to school to all of the children in Years 1 and 2.

Thank you for visiting our web page.

 

Year 1 - Earth Class and Sun Class

Year 2 - Mars Class and Neptune Class

 

This term, our topic is "Turrets and Tiaras". Year One have been looking back at what we have learnt so far:-

 

Some of our amazing Learning Log homework. We have had castles made from almost everything (even cake!)

Some of our amazing Learning Log homework.  We have had castles made from almost everything (even cake!) 1
Some of our amazing Learning Log homework.  We have had castles made from almost everything (even cake!) 2
Some of our amazing Learning Log homework.  We have had castles made from almost everything (even cake!) 3
Some of our amazing Learning Log homework.  We have had castles made from almost everything (even cake!) 4
Some of our amazing Learning Log homework.  We have had castles made from almost everything (even cake!) 5
Some of our amazing Learning Log homework.  We have had castles made from almost everything (even cake!) 6
Some of our amazing Learning Log homework.  We have had castles made from almost everything (even cake!) 7

Merry Christmas! Year 1 have been making decorations.

Merry Christmas! Year 1 have been making decorations. 1

Non Fiction Booklets

Leading up to half-term Year 2 were looking at non-fiction texts and had a go at making booklets about our chosen countries. Here is a video showing some of the children's fantastic work :)

Over the last couple of weeks, Year 1 have been writing our own Mr Men books. Here they are:-

Over the last couple of weeks, Year 1 have been writing our own Mr Men books. Here they are:- 1 All our books' front covers
Over the last couple of weeks, Year 1 have been writing our own Mr Men books. Here they are:- 2 This week's Writers of the Week
Over the last couple of weeks, Year 1 have been writing our own Mr Men books. Here they are:- 3
Over the last couple of weeks, Year 1 have been writing our own Mr Men books. Here they are:- 4

Year One are learning about New Zealand. Look at some of our amazing kiwi art.

Year One are learning about New Zealand. Look at some of our amazing kiwi art. 1
Year One are learning about New Zealand. Look at some of our amazing kiwi art. 2
Year One are learning about New Zealand. Look at some of our amazing kiwi art. 3

Year One have been learning about bubbles this week.  Mr Wilkinson made some bubbles that lasted for ages, using a special recipe:-

Mr Wilkinson's (not-so) Secret Bubble Recipe

• 95% water
• 3% washing up liquid
• 2% glycerine (you should be able to find this in the Home Baking section of any supermarket)


If you're interested in the Science of the recipe, check out this website:-

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/events/science_shows/bubbles_bubbles_bubbles/making_perfect_bubbles.aspx

WORLD IN UNION

Our new topic this term, named Scrum, is all about the Rugby World Cup.

For our stunning start last week we had some typically British fun to celebrate the fact that the Rugby World Cup is being held in Britain.

 

We tasted some chips and scones with strawberry jam. 

 

We met Queen Elizabeth when she popped in for a visit. 

 

We enjoyed some outside fun with some fete games.

 

The world cup mascot, Shaun the Sheep also popped along to see us.

Will you be supporting the team?

This Friday marks the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Will you be watching and supporting our national team?

The opening ceremony will be shown on

ITV on Friday 18th September from 6.45-7.25.

There will be 48 matches played in 12 venues across England and in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

England is expecting over 400,000 international visitors for the events!

Follow the link below for a list of the upcoming fixtures. 

http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/fixtures

 

To get yourself ready for the matches, follow the link below for some tongue-in-cheek exercises courtesy of the RFU.

http://www.englandrugbytravel.com/rwc2015/rugby-ready/

Enjoy the RFU core values video clip

Here is a link to the clip that Mr Benson showed us in assembly.

It teaches us about the five core values that the RFU promote;

Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship

http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/players/core-values/

Name our new goat

Thank you to Mead Open Farm and the Hamilton-Crickmay family for donating a new female goat as a friend for Billy.

Mrs Hurrell is running a competition to name her.

Don't forget to hand your suggestion to your class teacher.

UPDATE: Thank you to all those who suggested names. The school council chose from a short list the name Milly. We hope that Billy and Milly will be very happy. 

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