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To kick off the Guy Fawkes section of our 'Fire, Fire' topic, we created some firework art!


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To celebrate the Harvest Festival this week the children have designed their own scarecrows! 

These designs will be sent to all classes at Motcombe Primary for the children to vote for their favourite. The winning design will be recreated as a real scarecrow which will be placed in the school garden!

Good Luck Everyone!!

Harvest Festival

Re-creating the human chains used to try and fight the Great Fire of London in 1666

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Singing London’s Burning and experimenting with different beats to accompany our Vlad literacy work

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It has been another amazing week in Wrens class! 


The children have continued to adapt very well to life in year 1 and they have shown a brilliant attitude when faced with challenges. Our growth mindset continues to bloom, well done everyone!


This week we have begun learning the story of Vlad and the Great Fire of London. We have used drama to re-tell the story and some hot seating to find out all about the main character (Vlad the flea!). 

We have also begun to explore the Great Fire of London in our Science, starting with a fire experiment to explore different everyday materials! The children were able to identify a range of materials and predict which ones would burn in our experiment. We also took this opportunity to discuss fire safety and how the houses we live in today are much safer than those in 1666. 


In maths this week we continued sorting items into different groups. We have also moved onto counting forwards and backwards (0-10), re-building the class numberline when the troublesome wind blew all of the numbers away. 


Well done everyone for another amazing week!! 



What a fantastic first week in Wrens class!


The children have settled very well into life in year 1, learning new routines and adapting to life back at school after a long time away. I am very proud of the way the children have started their year 1 journey and I am certain we are going to have a fantastic year!

We started the week by coming up with our class charter and discussing how we can have a growth mind set towards our learning. The children have all challenged themselves to try their very best, even when a task is very challenging. We embrace our mistakes as an important part of learning.

In literacy this week, we have been exploring our five senses. This included a listening walk around the school, a guessing game using our sense of touch and some fantastic sentence writing for things we could see in and around our classroom. We finished the week by looking at writing a senses poem all about fire! The children have come up with some fantastic adjectives to describe a roaring fire and have begun to use them in their poetry writing.

In science, we have been discussing the four seasons and we have begun our very own tree diary for the wonderful lime tree in our school playground! The children have loved singing the four seasons song and have produced some lovely artwork of autumn leaves.

In PE, we are looking at using a variety of skills within games based activities. This week we worked on our reaction and were able to make lots of speedy movements from lying, sitting and standing positions.


A big well done to every single child in Wrens class this week for all of your hard work, keep it up!


Mr Lee.