In 1666…

The children in key stage one had an amazing time learning lots of interesting facts about they great fire of London. Did you know that the fire finished in Pie lane? Did you also know that the houses at the time did not have thatched roofs? The children got to experience life in 1666 during the workshop by making candles, perfumes, medicines and they were able to reenact the events.

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Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken!

Key stage one have had a very exciting week with our new friends. On Tuesday 10 eggs arrived at school. We have taken care of them in the incubator, just like mummy hen would. Much to our delight all ten eggs have hatched! We have learnt so much about the life cycle of a chicken because of our visitors. Here we are enjoying them in Steve Redgrave class.

Bakers delight

As part of our literacy unit we have been writing a story entitled The Little Red Hen. In this tale the hen grows wheat and makes bread. So we have enjoyed discovering how bread is made and what is needed to make it. Here are a few photos of us exploring bread.

Visitors to our school!

We have been very lucky to have some visitors to KS1 that have caused a stir throughout the school!

We received a package of 10 eggs from the Happy Chick Company, and not long after setting them up in their incubator (which simulates the warmth of the mother hen sitting on them) we had 10 chicks chirping away!

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We transferred them (carefully) to their home for the next few weeks. It has a heat lamp that keeps them warm, and we watched as they dried out and became fluffy.IMG_0220

Although the chicks are staying with the year 1/2 classes, everyone in the school has been popping by to visit and have a cuddle with them – even Mr Arnell!

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The Little Red Hen.

We kick started our new Literacy unit with an exciting orientation session on Monday!

We will be writing the narrative of the Little Red Hen so we learnt lots of new vocabulary as we labelled our chickens.

There were a lot of new words, and some that made us laugh when we found out what they meant. Did you know a ‘vent’ means a chicken’s bottom?!

After that, we imagined we were chickens and had a go at moving like them in the ‘Barnyard Boogie’!

We flapped our wings, pecked with our beaks and scratched at the floor. Even the teachers joined in!

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What will we learn about the Little Red Hen tomorrow?

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Welcome back!

Welcome to the new school year. We have all been busy creating our learning environments here in keystage one. We have had a marvellous time exploring our knowledge of fire. We have been busy creating stained glass windows, lanterns, fire pictures, dirty smoke and fantastic topic book covers. Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to.

Medieval tournament.

Today Key Stage One took part in an inter house medieval tournament.  Braybrooke, Fotheringhay, Barnwell and Rockingham competed against one another to become champions at horse racing, jousting, archery and apple bobbing. It was a fantastic event and a really wonderful way to end this terms topic of Turrets and Tiaras. 

The new Steve redgrave class!

Over the last two days the new Steve Redgrave class have been getting to know each other. We have found out about our class champion Sir Steve Redgrave, played lots of games, baked, been artists, amazing mathematicians and created come wonderful writing.  Here are a few photos showing the fun we had.