All posts by Cheryl Johanson

Our Wonderful Art

This afternoon we continued with our ship portholes that we’ve been making the past few weeks.  First we painted the wheel then we stuck on the ‘water’.  Today we cut out ocean animals, seaweed and sunken treasure chests and then stuck them on.  We think they look marvellous.

Life Education Bus

This morning we went into the Life Education Bus and learnt about our feelings. We spoke about what we need to put in our bodies to keep us feeling energetic and how we can keep our minds healthy. We met Tam to find out what happens inside our bodies.

Did you know that the biggest muscle in our bodies is called Gluteous Maximus (our bottom) and we have 27 bones in our hands and 206 bones our entire body?

How Winston Delivered Christmas

This week has been full of Christmas.  We had three successful live performances of Lights, Camel, Action and we’ve been reading the book ‘How Winston Delivered Christmas’.  Each day there is a Christmas themed activity and so far we’ve started writing letters to Father Christmas, made Christmas paper chains and today we made gingerbread biscuits.


We’ve been working hard in spellings learning when to double the consonant or do nothing when adding the ‘ing’ and ‘ed’ suffixes to root words.

Thank you for coming to our Christmas performances – we enjoyed them lots.

Shiver Me Timbers

Word of the Week is shiver and this means to shake uncontrollably when you’re cold.  Our sentences are fantastic.

In maths we’ve been learning about shapes and today we learnt that corners on shapes are called vertices. We had to describe different 2D shapes and we enjoyed trying to find out how many octagons we could make with 18 lollipop sticks.

Anti-bullying Week

On Monday, Mrs Wright introduced this year’s Anti-bullying theme: Choose Respect.

Today we discussed what respect means and how we can show respect to ourselves and other people.  We read the picture book “It’s okay to be different” by Todd Parr and shared what’s different about each of us.  We drew pictures of ourselves and coloured them in, in the style of the book.

Reading for Pleasure and Coordinating Conjunctions

This morning we enjoyed some ‘reading for pleasure’ time where we can choose any book we like to read.  This term’s choices include: geography non-fiction, pirates and KS1 award winning books.

In English we learnt about the coordinating conjunctions and, but & so.  These words join simple sentences together to make a longer sentence. We were challenged to use them pirate themed sentences and some of us even included some previous Words of the Week.

By Jake
By Harriet
By Theo
By Connor

Beautiful Poppies

Today we were busy learning about Remembrance and why it’s important. Afterwards we made different types of poppies and we started making stain glass poppies for our classroom. Mrs Brewis and Mrs Hobbs loved them so much we had to donate one to their offices!

In guided reading we started reading our new pirate themed text The Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom.  It was great having our own books to read and discuss with our reading partners.

In topic we started to design the view from a ship porthole.  We’re going to make these throughout the rest of the term.

Around the World 🗺

Today in maths we were learning to use a number line to help us add 2-digit and 1-digit numbers. We realised how important our number bonds are because we were crossing 10.

In topic we learnt about the continents and we had lots of fun trying to guess how many there are.  We know there are seven continents and we labelled maps of the world, remembering to use capital letters for each one.