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Spring Term

KS1 were amazing this week performing in their iRock groups to their peers and parents. In such a short period of time the children have learnt to play  a new instrument and  worked together to perform a popular song. Well done to all who were involved. 


As part of World Poetry Day this week all children had written their own versions of magical based poems. One child was selected to represent their class in assembly to perform their poem to the whole school. It was so lovely to see and hear all the children sharing their work.


This week in KS1 we have been continuing to learn about the Arctic in Geography, this has followed our English lessons where we have been creating our own non-chronological reports on polar bears.  Within Science we have been learning about plants and flowers with the children making their own flowers and making observational drawings.



This week KS1 have been celebrating World Book Day with a range of different activities all based around books and poetry. We have written our own poems based on witches and wizards linking to the whole school theme of magic. The children dressed up in amazing magical costumes and enjoyed a performance of Room on the Broom by the some of the teachers. We also had a visit from Camilla Chester who talked to us about the life of an author. Finally we had a magical Friday where the children took part in a Quidditch house competition.  

Welcome back after half term. KS1 has begun looking at our new topics for this term, plants in Science, The Arctic in Geography and Moving Robots in Computing as well as our English and Maths lessons.  


In computing we started by looking at the different buttons on the Beebots and what commands they give, the children loved learning how to make them move around the classroom. During Science, each of the classes went out to draw the tree that we have been studying this year in all the different seasons as we noticed that it has started to show blossom. Finally in our Geography lessons we learnt about the seven countries that lay within the arctic circle.


This week we have been working hard in KS1. In Year 2 Maths lessons we have started to work on multiplication by looking at grouping things in equal groups and then turning this into repeated addition number sentences. Within our History lessons we have been comparing Mary Seacole with Florence Nightingale and the importance of the work that they did during their time helping the soldiers in the Crimean War. In our English lesson we have been writing the next story of the Storm Whale, the children have really worked hard to produce excellent stories. 


As it was Wellbeing week we have been engaging in daily activities to promote good mental health and wellbeing. The children have looked at a range of quotes to help remind them how it feels when people show us kindness, these have inspired the children to also want to make their friends feel valued. We have also taken part in a daily mindfulness session. 


It’s been a busy few weeks in KS1. The children have been continuing to work on their English and Maths within their groups. During our other lessons KS1 have joined Year 5&6 in their bootcamp PE sessions. It has been hard work but thoroughly enjoyed by all. 


In Science as part of our healthy eating topic the children tried a range of different fruit juices to find out which was the class favourite, not many children enjoyed the tomato juice!  


For History this week the children were introduced to Mary Seacole. They found out lots of interesting facts about her and made comparisons between her and Florence Nightingale. 


This week KS1 had a more normal week back to usual class routines. With Phonics and maths back in full swing the children have been working hard in their groups. In our History lessons we have continued to learn about the life and times of Florence Nightingale, developing our knowledge of chronological order and ordering events from Florence's life. Within Science and PSHE we are learning about a healthy lifestyle. The children have been thinking about all the things that we need to do to be healthy; eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, exercise and sleep well. The children’s knowledge of these areas has been excellent. Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday. 


Happy New Year KS1.


It has been lovely seeing you all back in school again this week. We have started 2024 with some amazing activities to kick our learning off. All the children have worked so hard at designing, building and developing bridges which the children thought would make it safer for pedestrians to cross the village in Brookmans Park. During these Design Technology Lessons the children learnt to use a range of techniques to make their bridges stable and secure. They showed fantastic team work whilst completing these. They should all be proud of their efforts and construction. 


All the children in KS1 were treated to a fantastic workshop this week where they got to meet Florence Nightingale and complete a range of activities that related to her life and the Victorian time period. The children also got to explore a range of Victorian artefacts to help them solve who the different suitcases belonged to. Finally in the  afternoon they were given the opportunity to complete some role play activities based within the Scutari hospital in Turkey.