Sunday, 15 April 2018

Spring has Sprung!

Our first week back has flown! We started our new topics in Science, Geography, History and continued our work in Maths. There has been lots of investigation and super questions. 

What's in a flower? 

We took a closer look at daffodils and wondered... What's inside a flower? 
What are the parts called? How does it work? 

Over this half term we will be learning about the parts of flowering plants and what plants need to grow. Hopefully the sunflower seeds that we sent for homework on Wednesday are getting the warm, water and sunlight that they need. Remember to write what you observe each week. 
In six weeks we will see who has grown the largest plant!

Around the World

Our summer term adventures in Geography have begun! We're learning about the continents, oceans and each fortnight we will be exploring interesting facts about the continents like languages, culture, foods, flags and much more. 

Click on the link below
Continents song

We've been working on our typing skills using Microsoft Word. 
If you have a computer at home to practise typing, we're learning how to use the spacebar, shift key and return keys. 

Class 1P has many keen story writers who bring in their latest pieces of creative writing. Would you like to try typing them? 
We look forward to seeing what you bring!

Saturday, 24 March 2018

London's Burning!

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service 
Visit Stanley

The Fire Brigade came into school on Tuesday to talk to us about fire safety and what the emergency services use today. We compared the equipment that is used today with what was available in 1666 during the time of the Great Fire of London. 

In order for children to understand how quickly fire spreads and the important role of the Fire Service, we recreated part of Pudding Lane from the Great Fire of London on our playground. 

Take a look at our video below. 

Easter Holiday Homework

Homework over the holidays:
All children have been asked to practice reading and spelling the common tricky words they have been given in phonics.

Mrs Greatrex’s, Mrs Connor’s/Mrs Eaves’s and Mrs Fearon’s/Mrs Woolley’s phonics groups have also been given revision booklets to work through. The children have been asked to complete as much as possible over the holidays and return with it after Easter so we can see what they have done.

The children in Mrs Page’s phonics group have been asked to continue to play with the games and activities she has given out in recent weeks to practice their sounds.
Thank you to all parents and families with their ongoing support with homework and spellings – it really is making a difference!

Book Week 2018

Once again, we've completed another action-packed term and the grand finale was a week of adventure, excitement, drama, mystery and fun!

It's time to sit back, relax, grab a brew as you look at some of the highlights. 

Warning: There are a lot of photos. (Mrs Page is going for a lie down). 

Book Week 2018 
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 kicked off the week with a Book Week Assembly and lots of fun Book Week Activities. Each year group enjoyed an afternoon of storybook games, matching pairs, stories in the library and the opportunity for fun role play. 

Book Swap

Thursday Fancy Dress
Class 1P heroes, princesses, mischievous, magical and mythical characters. 

The hall was full of characters. Can you spot some fancy dress twins?

Here are the winners of the Best Costume for original, creative and homemade designs.  

The Mad Hatter, Mr Grumpy and Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs.

The Cat in the Hat, Mr Bump and Mr Stink

The Magic Faraway Tree, Rainbow Fish and the Scarecrow

Hobgoblin Theatre Company

We were delighted to invite the talented actors of Hobgoblin Theatre Company to perform on Friday morning. The children watched a humorous performance of the Frog Prince. 

The children also participated in a drama workshop. Their task was to think about how different fairy tale characters might express themselves. The children also posed as parts of an enchanted forest. 

Drama Queens and Kings

We look forward to inviting the Hobgoblin crew again for next year's Book Week!