Trip to Powderham Castle

What a wonderful class! They all looked amazing in their costumes and really enjoyed our trip to Powderham, learning about the castle grounds, discovering secret doors, spotting deer and visiting the pet corner.

We discovered that a Narwhal tooth was kept in the entrance of many castles, where people were lead to believe it was a unicorn horn and that the castle was enchanted.

And that the original staircase was deemed too small for ladies to walk down with their magnificent, oversized skirts, so it was made larger, with a window above for good lighting and small steps, so they would be appreciated in all their glory, as they glided down to meet their guests!




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Percussion in Class One

Having been inspired by David Insua at Monday’s concert, Class One decided to have a go with our own percussion instruments, revisiting our learning on beat and tempo. Look at the concentration on those faces!

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Science is fun!

Having discussed which the children thought would be the best for wrapping up a parcel, the children came up with their own ways to test it. Some decided to wrap a parcel with the different papers, to see which ripped, was easiest to fold, was best for writing on… others chose to wave the papers around in the air to see which didn’t rip! And then we got to play pass the parcel, of course!


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Using numicon to find number bonds

There are definitely some photo favs in this collection! The year 1s have been exploring as many different ways to make numbers, using numicon, and the Reception children are adding single digit numbers.

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Sorting materials in Science

We’ve had a very scientific time, sorting objects according to their materials, and discussing what each of the materials are like.

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Enjoying Maths puzzles

These have been great fun this week, matching pictures to numbers.

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Measuring volume.

If all the containers have water at the same level, have they got the same amount of water in them? Hmmm…


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Designing and making castles

This week we have spent lots of lovely time designing and making castles. The children have been very keen to get them home, so that they can play with them, with dinosaurs, teddies and ‘to sit inside’!


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Sound Splat with added technical treat!

Today we looked at some of the phase 3 sounds that we have covered so far, in a game of Sound Splat. And for your absolute delight, the Reception children took pictures of it all on the IPad themselves. Here’s what happened!



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Dragons, frogs and knights

The children discovered dragon eggs on the Willowbank! They investigated further and found miniature dragons inside!


To add to the excitement, the children also discovered some changes in the pond; they noticed frogspawn and frogs!


The Year One children enjoyed whittling and tying their own swords to become knights, whilst EYFS enjoyed making their own magical dragon wands!



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