Observational drawings

Today we looked carefully at different fruit and vegetables. We talked about the shape, colour and detail before we started drawing. We are amazing artists!

An afternoon of mark making. 

The children have had a lovely afternoon mark making in class. They have pretended to be teachers and vets, each child mark making with a purpose in mind. 

Firework safety

Today, Kate from Essex Fire and Police came to visit us in assembly. We thought about how to keep ourselves safe around fireworks. Thank you Kate for helping us to keep safe.

Pirate song

Today one of our class friends taught us how to dance like a pirate! It was great fun!

Number of the day

Today, our number of the day was 7. The children problem solved our number board, changing the concrete objects as needed. The children were able to prove their answers and we also investigated bigger and smaller numbers. 

Supporting charities

Today we had a visitor in assembly from Little Havens who spoke to us about the work that they do to support children and their families. The Rota Kids are busy planning the charities that they will support this year. Information has been sent home with the children if you would like to support this… Read more »

Super phonics

Class 1 had an amazing phonics session today. Our new sound was ‘u’ and the children enjoyed using chalk on black paper to write the grapheme. We then moved onto write CVC words using the sounds we already know. 

Our body

This week we will be learning about different parts of the body. We have begun to explore this as we created a new member for our class. We have as yet to give him/her a name! Any suggestions? Whilst you are going about your routines at home, could you help by talking about parts of… Read more »


Today we made biscuits with Mrs Brown-Lee. We used cutters to make people who are special to us. Thank you for helping us today.

Tommy WWI

Today John came to talk to us and introduce TommyWWI. This year we are marking 100 years since the end of World War I. As part of our learning about our responsibility  within the community to remember the soldiers, we will be making poppies to decorate the maypole with.