KS1 News

1st April 2019
This week Year 1 finished off our unit on Poetry by writing our very own poems about treasures that are precious to us, based on a poem called 'The Treasures' by Clare Bevan. We included treasures from nature, like spring flowers and the crashing of the waves, as well as our favourite books, toys and our family members. It was lovely to hear the children discussing what makes these things precious and their efforts to include interesting vocabulary. In Maths we have concentrated on weight and mass this week.We used balancing scales to compare the weight of two items, using vocabulary such as 'lighter'; 'heavier and 'equal to'. We then moved on to measuring the weight of different objects and ordering them lightest to heaviest etc. The children created some beautiful artwork in RE portraying Jesus on the cross from the Easter story, and enjoyed making a treasure from nature using clay in DT. We have been singing our socks off while rehearsing for our Easter church service. We hope to see you all at St Nicholas' church at 9.30am on Tuesday 2nd April to share our Easter story. Year 2 have enjoyed their penultimate week of the Easter term and are enjoying the change in weather and playing football and gymnastics on the field! In Maths this week the children have been recapping methods for adding and subtracting numbers up to 100 and have shown excellent knowledge and made some great progress over the week. In English we have been working on some grammar, punctuation and spelling. The children have been using possessive apostrophes, looking at past and present tense and learning some spelling rules. We are delighted with the quality of the work they have produced this week.In Topic the children designed their own African Safari Park as well as learning all about African tribes and designing their own masks. The children then made up their own African dance which was excellent fun!