To the new Year One…

Well, I can’t quite believe our year together is over already.

Boys and girls, you bought the magic this year and made it a fun, silly and successful one! I will miss you all terribly!


I am confident you are going to blow Miss Wheeler and Miss Webster away with your amazing abilities and cheeky charms.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the mums, dads, and carers for your continued support over this academic year (we couldn’t have done it without you).

Your children really are amazing little humans who will always have a special place in my heart.

See you in September,

Katie Menzies

In Year One…

Today the current Year Once children came to visit us, They had written letters to tell us all about the fun and exciting things we will participate in next year. It was lovely to spend time with them and it put some of our little worries at ease.

Deep Sea Divers!

Today we used another piece of ‘Mashcam’ software and the webcams on the netbooks. We had to align our head in a circle, pull a cheeky smile or scared expression and click to take a photograph.

Guess what!? It transported us deep down into the ocean! We then thought about what we might say and see as a deep sea diver floating around in the murky waters and gave our new character a speech bubble. Some of us also had a go at making our text bigger and smaller.

Floating Gardens

On Thursday we were visited by the charity Practical Action. They set us a fun hands on investigation.
The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before. Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis. The result is families go hungry.

The challenge: to design and build a model structure that will enable farmers to grow crops even in an area that may become flooded.

Phizz Lab activities!

This afternoon we spent the afternoon in our school Phizz Lab taking part in a carousel of activities all centered around the theme of ‘Space’

They were as follows:
1. Creating star constellations with elastic bands and geoboards.
2. Using the microscopes to have an up close look at rocks from space trying to match them with the planet/moon they are part of.
3. Exploring how to create a successful circuit to make a bulb light/buzzer sound/fan work.
4. Designing and naming our very own planet.
5. Creating and comparing moon craters using marbles and flour
6. Exploring how far we can fire a rocket using air power.

We had great fun delving in and impressed Miss Menzies with our super science abilities.
(She was very proud of our listening skills and how sensibly we interacted with and looked after the equipment)

Water ways

Today we were given a range of resources and set a challenge to create a journey for a duck from one place to another without touching it with our hands only using a watering can full of water.

Our teamwork was superb and our testing and problem solving skills were certainly challenged.

Science Week!

This week is Science Week and the theme this year is ‘Journeys’
We kicked off with a whole school assembly where we discussed the Journey three astronauts took on the the first ever successful mission 50 years ago to the moon.
We then returned to class and discussed all of the ideas we have about journeys and what we might like to explore this week.
Stay tuned for some super science!


Take two!

How amazing were Reception in their performance of ‘When you wish upon a…starfish!’??

Thank you for joining us for the show; it was lovely to see so much support.

Reception think that they are such good singers they could be called ‘One Reception!’

Another huge thank you for everyone at home who have helped the children learn their lines.

Now to get that song out of our heads!
Stay tuned for a video..if you want to hear it again!