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Class 1 - What have we been up to?

Forest Schools - Week 2

This week the children have had a Coronation themed Forest Schools. So much fun was had making crowns, creating dens and hiding out in them before practicing how to welcome a true King. 

Coronation Celebration 
Today, we celebrated the Coronation of King Charles III. We invited families in to join in with a picnic and then showcased what we have been learning in class about the Coronation. 


PSED / PSHE - Community links
Understanding the World/ History - Monarchs

Forest Schools 

Throughout this term, some of the children in Class 1 will be taking part in Forest Schools sessions. They will be learning all about our environment, how to stay safe outdoors, how to light fires safely and taking consideration of the nature around them. They will also be linking different curriculum subjects into their sessions. 

Today, they created their own art gallery using a range of objects found in nature. The children were fascinated to find that dandelions create their own natural 'paint'. I was proud of the teamwork that I witnessed when the children were building their own shelters. 

Science- Plants and trees 

PSHE - Teamwork 

Communication and Language

DT- Building shelters

Planting and Growing 

The children examined different seeds and predicted what they may grow in to. They planted some of them in the greenhouse and some of them in our allotment beds. We are making observations numerous times a week to see which ones grow the best. It is our hope that we will be able to eat some of our produce at the end of it. 

Science- Growing

PSHE - Sustainability 

Explorers Artwork 

Over this last half term, the children have been learning about Explorers. This week, we have been studying Christopher Columbus. We talked about his ship, and then in art created a 3d picture based on the findings. The outcome was fantastic and they look really effective on the wall. 

History/ Understanding the World- Explorers 

Art/ Expressive Arts and Design- using different mediums 

Fire Safety Talk 

The children took part in a very interactive session led by the Fire and Rescue Service. They learnt about what to do in the event of a fire and how to stay safe. They practiced how to exit a room by getting close to the floor and how to test to see if there is a fire behind a closed door. The children could all tell me what to do if there clothing catches fire- Stop, Drop and Roll! 

PSHE - Fire Safety 


Healthy Heads 

Today, the children learnt all about how to be healthy, looking after our minds and bodies. The children completed some theory work in the classroom before exercising in the hall. 

PE / Physical Development - Staying healthy 

PSHE - Know how to have a healthy mind and body 

Science - Healthy diets

Zumba and Drumming 

The children in Class 1 had an amazing opportunity to take part in Zumba and Drumming. It was very energetic and smiles all around. Thank you to Mrs Woodhouse for leading the session. 

PE/ PD- Dance and movement 

Music/ Expressive Arts and Design- Tempo and Beat 

Learn to Ride 

The children in Class 1 have enjoyed a fantastic session with Go Velo learning to ride a bike. They all progressed rapidly over the sessions in the morning and in the afternoon. We now have lots of confident riders. 

P.E - Riding a bike with coordination

English - Listening skills 

PSHE - Road safety 

World Book Day 

The children enjoyed taking part in the World Book Day. The costumes were amazing and the children enjoyed telling each other about their favourite book. In Class 1, we innovated the story of the Man on the Moon, the stories are fantastic. 

English- Speaking and Listening 

English - Reading

Economic Wellbeing

The children enjoyed a visit from a financial advisor today. Mr Lang from Munny came to discuss the importance of budgeting, the difference between 'Needs' and 'Wants' and how we can save for the future using a 50/ 30/ 20 model. It was very interesting and we all learnt a lot about the importance of saving. 

PSHE- Economic Wellbeing


Art lesson 

Today, the children explored how to use oil pastels effectively. They had the task of copying the planets provided to them, thinking about the colours and how to build up the layers. The outcomes were great! 

Art- Using a range of materials effectively 

Ash Wednesday 

All the children in school received ashes on their forehead today. This is to remind us that the season of lent has started. The children have been talking about what this means in their RE lesson. 

RE- Ash Wednesday traditions / Lent

Shrove Tuesday 

The children made, cooked and ate pancakes as part of the tradition of Shrove Tuesday. It was lovely seeing them being independent and choosing their own toppings. 

PSHE- traditions in our culture/ sharing a meal 

DT - making food 

Science/UTW - Food 


Our Family Picnic

What a fantastic day we have had today. The children in Class 1 created a feast of a picnic! They chopped and created skewers of fruit, buttered bread and made the sandwiches, peeled and mashed the eggs, displayed the food and made all the delicious biscuits and cakes. The children were amazing at preparing this and showed exemplary behaviour during our picnic. It was lovely to see so many parents from school and nursery come and share in such a lovely event. Thank you for joining us. 

DT - Creating a picnic 

Science - Healthy foods

PSHE - Healthy foods & Communities
English- following recipes

Glow Dodgeball 

All the children in school today got to experience Glow Dodgeball. It was great fun and the children had clearly worked hard looking at their red faces at the end of the session. 

PE - Dodgeball + Teamwork


Safer Internet Day 

Today, the children in Class 1 have been learning about Internet Safety and what it means to be safe online. They talked about different aspects including who it is ok to talk to, and how Stranger Danger is still relevant, how we should always keep our passwords a secret, and most importantly, how we should always ask an adult if we are unsure about something. 

PSHE- Safer Internet Day
Computing- Being safe online 


Our PSHE lesson this week focused on how to manage feelings of frustration. The children were given 4 tasks, they had 2 minutes to complete each task. At the end of each task, they were asked to score their frustration levels out of 10- as you can see some of the children found some of the tasks very frustrating! 

The tasks included the following 

  • threading a needle 
  • building a house with magnets 
  • building the tallest tower (on a table that rocked) 
  • building a card pyramid.

PSHE- Managing feelings

Fine motor skills

Communication and Language- describing how it made them feel


Geography Enrichment 
What an exciting day we have had in Class 1 today. The children were fortunate to have Mr and Mrs Lindsay come in to discuss their jobs as pilots and air hostess. They talked about places that they had visited, showed the children where about they are on the globe and discussed the climates. 
Prior to their visit, they circled school a few times in a plane, swooped down low, flashed their lights and wiggled their wings. It was fantastic to see and the children asked lots of interesting questions about the plane. 

Geography- Equator, climates and travel 
Science - air resistance, speed 

Designing fruit kebabs

The children tried 15 different fruits in their design and technology lesson today. They had to decide on which ones they would like to use on a fruit kebab for an ideal picnic. Results were varied. 

D& T - food and safety with cutting 

Science / PSHE- promoting healthy food

Maths- creating tally charts


Making Biscuits 

During the design and technology lesson, the children enjoyed making biscuits. They talked about where the ingredients came from. We hope the children all enjoyed eating them. 

D + T - making picnic food

English - reading and following instructions

Maths- weight 


In PSHE, we have been talking about our health and well-being. We have thought about the different feelings and how these can be linked to colour monsters. This week, the children took an active part in a yoga session. They thoroughly enjoyed it! 

PSHE- Health and Wellbeing 

PE - Yoga, staying healthy 

English- listening and following instructions

Christmas Party 

It was lovely to see all the children having a fantastic time at the Christmas Party today. We played lots of party games, pass the parcel and an indoor snow ball fight. A deserved treat after such a busy term! 

PSHE: Friendship and Celebrations

Christmas Nativity

The children performed "It's a Baby" Nativity this year, telling us one of the most important stories ever told. For the children in Class 1 and Nursery, this was the first time that they have performed in front of an audience. They were all amazing, and all the staff were very proud of them. 

RE- Nativity story 

English: Speaking and listening / Drama

Music: Singing 

Christmas Grotto 

A Christmas Grotto has been set up in the outdoor provision. The children have all had chance to go in and pretend to be Father Christmas, leaving their own specific instructions about what they would like the children to do on Christmas Eve. 

English- Speaking and Listening/ Role Play


Today, the children learnt about the importance of a good handwashing technique. They used glitter to represent 'bugs' and then attempted to clean it off quickly- they soon realise that 5 seconds under a tap didn't work! 

Science & PSHE - Staying healthy

Wreath making 


Today, the children had the opportunity to make their own class Advent Wreaths. They all worked well together and talked about the symbolic objects that are placed on the wreath. Thank you to Mrs Billington for coming in and supporting the children. 

RE - Advent 

PSHE - Working collaboratively 

History of the local area 

Today, we had a visit from one of our governors who has an amazing knowledge of the history of the local area. The children loved listening to all that he shared. They asked interesting questions and told him about research that we have already done in class. 

Speaking and listening- asking relevant questions

History - History of the local area

Science Enrichment 

Class 1 were fortunate to have a visitor in school; she brought kittens of different ages and also chinchillas. The children discussed how the young were like their mothers and compared this to other animals that we have studied. We discussed the basic survival needs of the different animals and how humans have the same survival needs. 

Science: Animals including humans 

Remembrance Sunday 

All the children were very respectful during our school Remembrance service. 

Some of the children then represented our school at the Cenotaph on Sunday. 


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

History: World War I and II
PSHE: Community 

Dough Disco 

The children and staff have been taking part in daily Dough Disco activities. This is to strengthen hand muscles to develop handwriting. It is a great activity, and we are all enjoying it. 

Locality Trip 

Class 1 went on a trip to Knott End. We went to the library where we learnt about the role of librarians and also shared books with each other. After that, we walked to the sea front and looked at the land use and the different views. The children investigated the different shops in the village and compared these to large towns. The children travelled on the bus, which for many, was the first time that they had been on one. 

Geography: Local area and land uses 

English: Promoting the love of reading  

Roald Dahl - 13th September 

Today, we celebrated Roald Dahl day with a house quiz. The children really enjoyed working together and answering the different questions about Roald Dahl's life and his successes. 

English: Stories from a familiar author - Roald Dahl 

PSHE: Teamwork

Baton Relay 

What a fantastic opportunity taking part in the Baton Relay. Thank you to Fleetwood Charity for bringing it to us. Every pupil in school and nursery got to have a turn with the baton before sending it on its way to St John's. It was lovely to see family members supporting us as it left the school!

Farmer Parrs - April 2022 


The children in Class 1 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Farmer Parrs. We were led by Farmer Trina, who taught us all about the different animals on the farm. We had a very hands on experience, having the opportunity to feed different animals, hold a chick, stroke pigs, goats and llamas, bottle feed a lamb and stroke an owl. 

Science - Animals including humans

Science - Animal diet and habitats

English - descriptions of animals and textures

Food technology- Where our food comes from



The children listened to instructions about how to hold and care for the different animals. 

We used our sense of touch to describe how the animal felt. The children were amazed at how warm the sheep wool was. The children were very good at thinking about how the wool would be used when it had been sheared off the sheep.

We met Flower (the pig). The children spotted different foods that Flower had in her pen, this led into conversation about how diets differ for the different animals and humans. The children found it fascinating that some animals have a similar diet to humans. They were also very intrigued by how Eric the Cow used his tongue to pull up long grass in the fields. 

Rally Car Visit 

We were fortunate to have Mr Weardon visit us with his rally car that he was going to race in the local area the following day. He told us about some of the design features and also explained how the engine worked. The children were fascinated and asked some very interesting questions. 

English - Speaking and listening 

Science- workings of an engine

Design and Technology- design features

PSHE - meeting people

Bird Feeder Workshop

Mr Harding from Cardinal Allen High School led a workshop creating bird feeders. The children had to follow instructions carefully. They used recycled bottles which initiated a conversation about how we can reuse lots of different waste items. After completing the bird feeders, the children then took them to our outdoor space to enhance the nature areas. 

PSHE - Recycling and Teamwork 

Science- Living things and their habitats 

English- Following instructions 

Road and Fire Safety 

A representative from Lancashire Fire and Rescue service came to work with all children from Year 2 to Year 6. She discussed what to do in the event of a fire and how to exit the house safely. The children soon learn that they needed to use the back of the hand to check for heat as they approached a closed door. They were all able to demonstrate the "Stop, Drop and Roll" technique. 

The Lunchtime Library - September 2021

To encourage the love and joy of reading, we have introduced The Lunchtime Library which takes place every Tuesday and Friday lunchtime.
The library is set up outside in the playground, where children can borrow a book to share with a friend or read quietly by themselves. The older children, and members of staff, read stories to our younger children who are just starting out on their reading journey. 
As you can see, the children are really enjoying using the library and we have had a very successful first week of being open!

Trip to Lakeland Wildlife Oasis - 16th July 2021

Monkey Class went on a trip to the zoo!  
They thoroughly enjoyed exploring a butterfly house, learning about different sea creatures, minibeasts, reptiles and amphibians. They even had the opportunity to stroke a snake!

Ice Cream Parlour Treat Trip - 19th July 2021

All of the children have been working tirelessly trying to get themselves a place on the ice cream treats trip. Unfortunately, the winners were supposed to go to Wallings Ice Cream Parlour but this was not possible due to COVID. So instead, we set up our own ice cream parlour in school and the children made their own, it was enjoyed by all!