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As part of our English lessons, we wrote letters to the author and illustrator Paula Metcalf as we had been reading her book Mabel's Magical Garden. Today we received a letter from her with an illustration of a bear and she even sent us some signed copies of her books!

Rainbow Pride Day - Monday 26th

Today we thought about things that make us proud to be ourselves! We looked at different types of families and discussed that they all have love and that means they're great! We discussed equality and respect and made some really lovely crafts and activities!


We had a visit from Leopards in year 3, so we shared with them the Diaries which we have written based on Little Red Riding Hood. It was lovely to share our writing as we are really proud of the stories we have made. Year 3 let us know their favourite part, and we discussed some stories that the have written too.

Science 13.6.23

In science, we carried out a fair test to see which materials were waterproof and which were not. We made predictions first, tested all the materials one at a time, and then recorded our results. It was interesting to see if we were correct! We tested: cardboard, wood, paper, plastic, wax, fabric, rubber, polystyrene, cork, and metal.


We have been looking at pictograms and why they are useful to see and access data. We started with our own pictures to gather the information, we then imported the data to a graph. Then, we discussed how easy it was to read the information, and were able to pull facts to answer questions.

Tuesday 9.5.23

Today in D.T. we practiced our cutting, grating and peeling skills by making coleslaw! We used carrot, cabbage and onion and mixed in mayonnaise. Lots of us enjoyed tasting it too - yum yum!! 

History 5.5.23

Today we recapped what we have learnt about monarchs and linked it to the Coronation of King Charles III. Did you know that the crown is 350 years old! King Edwards Coronation chair is 700 years old! We made crowns to celebrate.

Flora and Fauna 28.4.23

Today we used pencils and pastels to create our own flora and fauna picture inspired by film extracts.

Following instructions to make our cress heads

This week in English we have written our own instructions on how to make cress heads. We followed these instructions to make our very own. 

History 20.4.23

Today we talked about our government, how it works and why we have one. We discussed what the Prime Minister does and how he uses his Cabinet to help them. The children thought of policies they would like to promote if they were elected Prime Minister. We talked about democracy and why voting is important. Some policy ideas shared were: Everyone has to stay healthy by having a good diet and exercise, Provide the poor with money to get a home, Everyone does homework, Provide more flowers and plants and help the farmers, Cut down less trees and make sure more are planted.

Boydell's Farm

Bees loved visiting Boydell's farm. We saw farmer Kylie milk Mootilder the cow and some of us were brave enough to have a go too. We met sheep and fed Lawrence the Llama and the alpacas. After lunch we stroked the chicks, who were one day old! We also bottle fed the lambs and held the baby goats. A highlight of the trip of coming home at the top of the double decker bus!

PSHE 9.3.23

We have been looking at things that keep us healthy. We have made posters to show; eating healthy, drinking water, being active, sleeping well, being clean and brushing our teeth, and discussing how all these things help our bodies, minds and mental wellbeing. We have also been doing actions to help reinforce what we have learnt.

World Book Day 2.3.23

Today we learnt all about Enid Blyton. Looking at the books she wrote and why she is such a well known author. We made our own faraway lands! Where would your magic chair take you?

Computing 24.02.23

In Computing this week we learnt to touch type using the HOME ROW keys, which are:  s a d f j k l and ;

We used all of our fingers and put one on each key. We played a game called ‘Dance Mat typing’ and tried really hard to use the special finger needed to reach each letter.


If you want to try it at home use the following link: Dance mat typing

Writing 6.2.23

On Monday, we went to year 4 to share our stories with Hedgehogs. They read us their stories and then we read them ours. We all really enjoyed talking to the children and we thought their stories were great. 

Science 30.2.23

Today we conducted our planned experiment to see which materials burn the quickest. We discussed how to make it a fair test. Were our predictions correct? 

25.01.23 Gymnastics

Today we put our balances into action to travel safely using apparatus! We used a variety of methods to move and explore space.

18.1.23 PE 

We had our second gymnastic lesson today! The children learnt different movements which they then put into a sequence. Can you identify which photo is a: straddle, arch, star, dish, tuck, pike, front support and back support?

Geography, Art and Computing Week - 5.12.22

This week we have been exploring the continent, Antarctica. Using a map of Antarctica, we have been programming Bee Bots to get to a destination and debug the algorithm.  We have been looking at the animals that live there, and creating amazing pictures and pieces of artwork. 

28.11.22 - House Dodgeball Competition

This week, Year 1 have taken part in a house dodgeball competition. Each house played eachother to gain points. The points will be combined with the rest the other year groups to work out the overall winning team. We had great fun competing. Here is what the children had to say:


Ava: “I threw the ball lots.”

Olly: “I keep running away from the balls.”

Zachary: “I really want the pink team to win.”

Mason: “I was running away to dodge the ball.”

Oliver: “I was trying to dodge the ball and also pass the ball to my friends.”

Cai: “I got the other team out by throwing the ball. I love dodgeball.”

Isla: “I enjoyed playing the game because I got to play with my friends on my team.”

Joselin: “It was really fun and I caught 2 balls.”

Freddie: “I enjoyed playing dodgeball.”

Ellie: “I avoided all the balls.”

“We won”-Sebastian M

“I am the best player at dodgeball”- Freddie P

“The game was good”- Alfie H

“I had so much fun.”- Ben G

“I felt it was lots of fun”- Maisie W

“I was throwing it really high”- Jack C

“I was really happy”- Zebedee

“I was happy I get didn’t get out”- Harper D

Switch Off Fortnight - 21.11.22

Today is the start of Switch Off Fortnight so we talked about all the different ways we can save energy and how this will help our earth.

Wild About Reading! 17.11.22

Thank you so much for all your amazing reading photos! Lots of great ideas of where and who you can read to!

Odd Sock Day 14.11.22

Today we celebrated being unique and special! We talked about how different our socks were and why we had chosen them. We linked this to our work on celebrating differences and how we are all equal.

Each member of Bee class made a kindness pledge and thought about ways they can make a difference by being kind (ripple of kindness). 

Art 10.11.22

We learnt about Armistice Day and enjoyed creating poppies using different materials and methods.

PSHE 02.11.22

These are the mirrors we made to remind us how we are unique and special!

DT 18.10.22

Following our plans from last week, we made our healthy face snacks. They were yummy! 

Forest School 10.10.22

This week we made shelters and looked for wildlife. We especially liked digging for bugs!

Harvest Festival 3.10.22

Today we walked to Great Notley Church to celebrate harvest time and how lucky we are to have such a huge variety of different food available to us. We were reminded that Autumn is a special season and a time to be thankful. 

Science 26.9.22

This week we have been learning to name the organs in our body and what job they do.

'It pumps blood around your body' - Mason

'The brain allows you to think' - Cameron

'Kidneys filter you blood'- Eloise

'Lungs get the oxygen into the tubes to go into your heart' - Daisy

'The liver cleans your body' - Monty

'Stomach helps you get all your snack inside and carries it around everywhere' - Libby

PSHE 20.9.22

This week we have been talking about our rights and responsibilities as a class member. We discussed how we all have the right to belong to a class, we all have the right to ask questions, we all have the right to learn and we all have the responsibility to help each other to learn. 

Life in the 1960's - 12.9.22


Mrs Ruth Hale, one of our school Governors, came in this afternoon to talk to us about what her life was like growing up. She explained to the children that she played board games as they didn't have computers or phones. If they wanted to watch a film they would have to go to the cinema. That her car had wood panels on it, didn't have seat belts and didn't have a radio. The TV's were very small and the pictures were black and white. At school they only had blackboards, a bottle of milk to drink each day and if they lived near to school they could go home for lunch. The classrooms were not very colourful and if she needed information for homework she would have to go to the library and look in books. 


 The children thought of questions they could ask about her school life during their English lesson in the morning.

Forest School 5.9.22

We loved going to Forest School this week!

Zach - I found some logs and made a camp.

Finley - I liked climbing like a monkey.

Daisy - I liked looking for feathers with the spotter card.

Oliver - We found tadpoles and worms swimming in the pond.