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KS1 are full of beans!

posted 3 Mar 2015, 04:10 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 3 Mar 2015, 04:12 ]
It's been a busy few weeks in Key Stage 1.

As part of our traditional stories unit in English, we have been reading 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. This inspired us to write a character description for a giant called Cotey.


Linking this work to non-fiction, we are currently writing a report on how to grow our own beanstalk.


Each class is growing it's own broad bean plant with the intention of eventually planting all three plants together to make one big beanstalk. Watch this space to see how we get on...

In mathematics, we have been furthering our multiplication and division learning. The children have practised multiplying numbers using a range of strategies including arrays:

They have also been dividing numbers using the grouping method:


Do you remember our 'Busy Bear's Big Adventure' project from last half term when Busy visiting Scotland for Hogmanay? Well, over the half term holiday, Busy Bear visited Ireland, so the children are now finding out about this next part of his big adventure around the UK and Ireland. We learnt last week that Busy had visited Dublin, which is the capital city of Ireland. His friend, Barnaby Bear, had previously visited Dublin and sent Busy a video, which inspired his visit at half term.

We are looking forward to celebrating St Patrick's Day with Busy Bear in a few weeks.

To thank Busy Bear for sharing his experiences of Scotland, the children made thank you cards. They decorated the front of their cards in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a Scottish artist we have been studying.


In PE, the children have now completed their fitness training:

We are now moving on and will be developing our skills in tennis with James this half term: