Welcome to FS1

September

Today, we were lucky enough to have a very special guest! Natalie Pritchard, the author of Monty the Manatee, read her story to FS1 and FS2. The story taught us to always be kind to our friends. We really enjoyed the story and at the end we were lucky enough to give Monty a loving hug!

October

During Space Week, we made our own rockets out of bottles and we had to choose the correct shapes to decorate them. We explored what a circle, triangle and rectangle were. We made two rockets, a small one and a big one and our astronaut was a rocket mouse! Then we explored, 'Which rocket makes the rocket mouse fly higher?' We found that the bigger rocket made the rocket mouse fly higher!

As a class, we went on our own Autumn Walk to look at how the trees were changing. We looked at the colour of the leaves and noticed that they were starting to change from green to orange, red and yellow. We also noticed that some of the leaves had fallen off! We walked through the leaves and looked at them in detail.

During the last week of term, we were lucky enough to go on a trip to Imagination Lane with FS2! We had a very exciting day imaging that we were doctors, nurses, builders, actors, shop keepers, chefs and mechanics.

November

In class today, we learnt all about poppies. We explored the different poppy colours by creating our own poppy collage! We used lots of red and black to make our fantastic poppies. We also used are maths skills to count the poppies on the grass.

As a class, we went on another Autumn walk to see what had happened to the leaves and the trees. We noticed that most of the leaves had now turned brown and nearly all had fallen to the ground! We also found pinecones and conkers hidden amongst the fallen leaves.

December

This week, we have been learning all about the Christmas Story. We have learnt that we are in a time called Advent, where we wait for Jesus's birthday on Christmas Day. When we read the Christmas Story, we found out that Jesus's mother is called Mary. We also found out that Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem. In class, we created our own Bethlehem stable pictures, using finger painting. Take a look at some our fantastic artwork!

During the end of the Autumn Term, some of us took part in an Arctic Fundraiser with FS2. We baked reindeer biscuits, created edible snowman, drank hot chocolate, watched A Mammoth Christmas and created a walrus picture. We had a brilliant time!

During the last week of term, we all enjoyed a Christmas dinner at school! We also wore our fantastic party hats, which we made at home.

On party day, we celebrated by playing traditional party games with FS2. We were really excited when we played Musical Statues, Musical Chairs and Pass the Parcel. We won lots of prices and had a lot of fun.

January

This week, we have been learning all about winter! We made our own ice and observed what happens when ice gets warm. We found out that it melts. During the week, we have also painted ice, used our cutting skills to make snowflakes, and we made our own icy paintings. We painted on tinfoil to make our icy paintings and we explored what happens when you mixed colours together.

Today, we received a visit from a very special visitor from the Stoke-on-Trent library. We had the opportunity to listen to some wonderful stories with our parents and we got to take our very own book home with us.