Toys in Space

Our class text this half-term has been ‘Toys in Space’. Lots of strange things have happened, including toys landing on the school field and a mysterious shadow appearing on our window?! Later this week, we will be writing our very own versions of the story.

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This week is anti-bullying week, with the theme of ‘Respect’.

On Monday, we all wore odd socks to reflect differences and in Year One we discussed how we are all the same, but different. We concluded that we are all people, mammals, come to Marlfields and are in Year One, which makes us all the same. Then we talked about how we are all different; we are different people, like different things, look different, sound different and many other ideas. We then all made our own odd sock to represent us and also picked a name out of a hat of someone else in the class. We had to write something nice about the person we picked out on to a leaf to add to our ‘Friendship Tree’ – watch this space for the finished product!

After assembly in the morning all about ‘Respect’ we talked about all of the people we, as people and as individuals respect and added them to our letter ‘E’, alongside our ideas about what respect is.

Our Final Day in Year One

Well that is it… our time in Year One has come to an end! We have had such a lovely last day!

Just a quick message from me. I just want to say how much I have enjoyed teaching your children this year and watching them grow and progress across the year. It has been an absolute pleasure and I will miss every one of them!

Have a lovely, safe summer.

Miss Carter  🙂



Forest School Week

This week has been ‘Forest School Week’. The aim of the week was to introduce all of the school to different aspects of the forest school style of learning and to raise money to develop of forest area. We also took the opportunity to complete some house team based activities.

On Monday, the whole school split off into their house teams in the afternoon. They took part in 4 different activities across the course of the afternoon. Each team worked on a carousel of activities, one completing a natural activity in the woods, one decorating stones, one creating their team flag for sports day and one classroom activity about the animal they sponsor in their house teams.

The children were also set other challenges across the week. These included; creating a nature shoe box, den building, a themed ‘Thumbs Up Thursday’ which included creating natural photo frames and a natural scavenger hunt in some classes.


The Royal Baby…

Yesterday, Year One took on the role of news reporters. We began by watching Prince William and Princess Kate’s exit from the hospital, as well as the visit by the Royal couple’s other children. We then discussed the setting and scene from what we had scene, generating a list of useful words and facts. All of us wrote our own version of events.

We also predicted baby names for the new prince and watched the salute to mark the prince’s birth live in the afternoon!


This week in Year One, we have been focusing on measurement. We have been using various resources to measure and compare length and height. We have also been measuring outside! We used metre sticks to measure a 10m track and then timed each other running the track.

Year One’s New Topic: Paws, Claws, Fins and Fingers

Yesterday, we spent the afternoon exploring our new topic which is all about animals. We discussed pets that we had and created bar charts to reflect pets in Year One. Those of us with pets completed a descriptive piece of writing about them. We also discussed what we would like to learn in the new topic and what we already know about animals. Some of us also had a go at sorting animals into groups.

SPORT RELIEF: Staff vs Pupils Charity Football Match

Last Friday, we held our Staff vs Pupils football matches, all in aid of Sport Relief. We had a fantastic turnout of players (both pupils and staff) and amazing support from pupil and parents.

We managed to raise just over £420!! Thank you so much for everyone’s support, it was a very enjoyable evening for staff and pupils alike (as well as lots of sore teachers over the weekend!)