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Class 1 have been learning all about Autumn during their outdoor learning sessions. In the first week, Class 1 went on a hunt for a hidden letter from Hattie the Hedgehog who instructed the children to make her a luxury hedgehog hotel for Hattie to hibernate in over winter. Next, the children modelled clay to make mini hedgehogs, the children used sticks and bark to make the spikes that a hedgehog would have. In week three, Class 1 built their own paint brushes out of sticks, leaves and pine needles. Then they collected different coloured items from the outdoors to crush down to make paint! The children used their handmade paint brushes and paints to create a lovely picture of something autumnal. Next the children collected leaves to collage a beautiful leaf owl. In the final week we read the story ‘Room on the Broom’ and painted a picture of the witch and collaged leaves to represent this time of year.

Week beginning 19/10/20


We have been learning about fire safety this week and had lots of fun toasting marshmallows..yum!  


In science we have been tasting things, smelling things, touching things, looking at things and listening to things.  We know all about our senses...the lemons tasted very sour!


We watched a video about how to keep safe during Covid, it was called, 'Stay at home heroes'.  We were all heroes during lockdown and kept each other safe.  After that we started writing thank you letters to the NHS.  We wrote them in our books first then we edited them ready to send off to the hospital, hopefully we will receive a response.


The project for next half term is Celebrations.


Please continue to wear outdoor clothes to school fon Monday and Thursday.


P.E. kits for Wednesdays please



Outdoor Learning 15/10/20

Today, in wild tribe today we collected some leaves and stuck them to cardboard which we cut into an owl shape. We layered the leaves to make it look like feathers. Then we used bright coloured paints to add the details.

Outdoor learning with Miss Parkes

Week beginning 12/10/20

We have been learning about Mary Seacole this week.  The children have watched videos and talked about who Mary Seacole was and what was special about her.  They have learnt about what she did in the Crimean War and how she overcame racial prejudice to become an important and much needed nurse, helping all the wounded soldiers, including the enemy.


Year 1 and 2 are finishing their maths topic for the last few weeks, place value, and are moving on to their new subject, geometry & shape very soon.  Well done!


We are starting to learn about the 4 countries in the U.K.  We will have lessons about each country for the next few weeks.


Despite the poor weather we have continued our outdoor learning, the children love going out in any kind of  weather!


We have started using our 4B's in class to promote independence and would encourage you to do this with your children at home.  


We are having a PJ day on Friday 23rd October - children can come to school in the PJ's, bring in the favourite books and have a chilled, comfy day reading and sharing their ideas about what they like reading with the other children.  We are asking for a £1 donation, this money will go to the PTA...many thanks.

Week beginning 5/10/20

This week we have been learning about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores, we have been reading and listening to the story of  'Owl Babies', and retelling on our own story maps.  We have been talking about birds migrating, which birds come to Cornwall in the summer and leave for the winter and which birds come to Cornwall for the winter and leave in the spring.


In Maths we have been learning about more than, greater than and equal to, the children are finding this quite challenging and it would be really helpful if they could practise at home.  

< = less than    > = more than   = equal to              e.g. 2<5   9>7  8=8


Please remember the children need their wellies and outside clothes on Monday and Thursday.  This Thursday during Wild Tribe, Miss Parkes will be making paint with the children using outside resources.

Wild Tribe


During wild tribe this morning, we moulded hedgehogs out of clay. Then, we collected sticks and stuck them on its back to make it look like it had spikes. Then we stuck buttons on its face so that it had eyes and a nose.

Some of our learning from the past few weeks.

What a busy time we have had in the last week!  We have been learning that animals belong in different groups and have been sorting them into birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, Year 2 remembered a huge amount from last year and were eager to recap and learn even more.


Reception children have been enjoying  learning their numbers up to 10, using lots of different practical methods, both inside and outside when the weather permitted.


In Maths Year 1 have been concentrating on sorting and counting objects, counting forwards and backwards and are now starting to compare objects.  Year 2 have been looking at numbers up to 50, counting in 10s and 1s and comparing objects up to 100.


Our topic for Literacy this term is 'Heroes', and we are starting to think and talk about what a hero is and what a hero does..very interesting!


We are making the most of the weather and doing as much learning outside as possible, however, the children enjoy getting dressed up in their wellies and wet weather clothes and going out in the showers, we are lucky to have the Green for Forest School and other activities.


Wild Tribe (session 1) Thursday 24th September 2020


Today, Class 1 helped Hattie the Hedgehog to build a hedgehog hotel to hibernate in over the autumn and winter seasons. Hattie left us a letter hidden in the woods with our instructions! We used fallen leaves, sticks, rocks and mud to make a cosy space for Hattie; we even provided food for her from the crab apple tree. Then we read a story about Hattie called ‘Don’t Hog the Hedge’ in the shelter outside.


Week 3

Since returning to school we have been really busy, settling into class and getting to know each other.  We have been learning a lot about Autumn, how the leaves change colour, collecting conkers from our beautiful horse chestnut tree in the Green and picking up leaves that have fallen and drawing them. 


Our Science topic this term is Animals and Humans.  A lot of the children didn't realise they are animals!  We had a fun discussion about that...


Please remember that Wednesday is PE day and the children will need their kits just for this session then they can go home - thank you.

Welcome to Class 1 (Little Acorns)


This Autumn term, our topic is 'ourselves and heroes'. In Literacy, we will be studying stories about people who have supported us (heroes).  We will be writing our own stories, whilst focusing on letter recognition and formation across the year groups. We will also be working on non-fiction writing - recounts, non-chronological reports.


Phonic programme - we are currently using the new read writing inc programme (information about the programme is available on the website).  Phonics is carried out each day for half an hour. 


In Maths this term, we are focusing on number recognition formation, place value and addition and subtraction.  In our afternoon sessions, we will be exploring humans, looking into our family histories and creating lots of Autumn artwork! 


PE is Wednesday morning, please bring kit in for the children to get changed.


Thank you for your continued support with the children's learning at home - please keep up reading every day. The children have a homework book that will be brought home every Friday. Your child needs to pick ONE piece of work from the grid to hand in each Thursday. 
If you would like to come and have a talk to me about what is happening in class, you are more than welcome, or email me -
Thank you for your support,
Michelle Marsh (Jones)

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