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Marc Year 1

           Welcome to Marc Class 

Our class is named after Franz Marc. He was a German painter and printmaker. Lots of his artwork contained animals and bright colours. 

We created our own Franz Marc inspired paintings by choosing our favourite animal and by using lots of vibrant colours. 

                    Important Information

Here is some important information regarding homework for KS1.

  • Children need to bring in book bags everyday please.
  • Reading books will be changed on a Tuesday and a Thursday. The children will be given a phonics book linked to the sounds from the previous or the current week, or choosing their own book from the Accelerated Reader library.
  • Children need to be reading for at least 20 minutes each day.
  • PE is on a Tuesday. Children need to come to school dressed in PE kits.
  • Homework (English, Maths and Spellings) will go out on a Wednesday and is due back on the following Monday. Homework will be uploaded onto Google Classroom and should be completed in the homework books.
  • Spelling tests will be on Monday.
  • Year 1s you can practice your number bonds using hit the button (


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me smiley


Important Spellings for Children to Read and Spell

                                         Skills Builder Day


Our challenge for Skills Builder Day was to design 'Futuristic Transport'. The children worked in teams and thought of a creative team name. Then they worked together to design their mode of transport. Our vehicles had to be suitable for the Artic. The children thought of adding skis and grips to the wheels of their transport designs.  

Then the children used junk modelling to create their designs. 

At the end of the day, the children presented their ideas to the class.



                                           Our Beach Trip


We had a fantastic time at the beach. Thankfully the sunshine stayed out all day for us. The children loved going on the coach and being so high up. When we got to the beach, we started our sandcastle competition. The children worked really well as a team to build the sandcastles and collect shells and seaweed to decorate their castle. After the competition, we had our lunch on the beach. We saw a few greedy seagulls!

After lunch, we had time to play on the beach and the children created a huge sand boat. The children took turns to steer the boat. 

We then moved up to the beach huts and the children had a lot of fun designing their own beach huts. 

After we had a walk along the beach and we saw lots of different beach huts and we spotted boats out in the sea. 

The children had a wonderful time and they should be very proud of their behaviour. 



                                      Making Lighthouses


We have read 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' Ronda and David Armitage. The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch was being taking by the seagulls. We have been creating our own lighthouse and pulley system so that the lighthouse keeper can have his lunch. 

                                               Our Picnic


Today, to celebrate the end of our woodland topic, we went over to the field and enjoyed a story and a tasty picnic. This morning, we wrote a recipe to create a healthy wrap and then we followed the recipe to make our wraps.

We enjoyed eating our tasty wraps and sitting amongst the daisies. 

                                         Goldsworthy Art


We looked at the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy. We find out that he creates sculptures using natural materials. We collected our own natural materials at forest school and we created our own natural sculptures. 

Our Art


                           Enchanted Woodland


This week, we have been learning all about woodland creatures. We found out lots of different facts about foxes, owls, hedgehogs, badgers and otters. We then created our own factual leaflets complete with 'Did you know?' facts and pictures of the animals. 

We then shared our leaflets with each other. 

Red Nose Day Superheroes!

                            Our Magical Potions! 

We had so much fun creating our own magical potions. We thought of a magical name for our potions and what would happen if you took the potion. We then added food colouring, which changed the colour of the water in our bottle. We had to give the potion a good shake, so that it was all mixed together. Then we added a sprinkle of glitter. We loved watching the glitter dance around in the bottle. Finally, we poured a dash of oil. When we put the oil in the mixture it floated to the top. We found out that this is because oil is less dense than water and so it floats on the top.



This term, the children are practising their gymnastic skills in PE. They are working on forward and backward rolls and cartwheels. They are also working on their balancing skills as well as working their upper body strength on the wall bars. I have been so impressed with the children's growth mindset this week. They did not give up and they have all learnt a new skill! 



                                          Christmas Lunch


We had lots of fun during our Christmas lunch on Friday. We pulled our crackers and put on our festive hats. We then listened to some festive tunes, whilst we ate our delicious lunch!


                                      CCTV Footage Found


Today, we watched the CCTV footage of the dinosaur entering our playground and our classroom. We used adjectives to describe the dinosaur and then tomorrow we are going to create a wanted poster to find the dinosaur so we can give them back their egg. 

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                                Classroom Wrecked!


What a morning! When we came into our classroom this morning, it was completely wrecked. There were dinosaur footprints on the ground and the tables and chairs were all turned over. We used our detective skills to find clues to find out who had created this mess. We found a dinosaur bone and a dinosaur egg. Hopefully tomorrow we will find more clues! 


                                        Going Green 


Our skills builder project this week was all about ‘Going Green’. We learnt all about the problems that the Earth is facing such as wasting water, too much rubbish and pollution.

We created super team names. Then we needed to use our listen skills to find out about Global Warming and the different things that we can to do to help save the planet.

We then created an Eco hero. We decided as a team what we would like to help change. Then we created an Eco hero. We had lots of great ideas. We had a water hero, who saves water. We had an electric hero, who saves electricity and we had a recycling hero, who makes sure rubbish is recycled correctly. 

We then created our own badges using a new skill: sewing. We had to use our listening skills to help us to learn how to sew correctly. We also had to use our positivity skills to keep going and to not give up.


                                   Our Dinosaur Masks


The children loved showing their dinosaur masks to each other, this week. They all discussed the dinosaur that they were and told everybody the facts that they knew. They were very good at guessing!

Well done everyone! You have all made such roarsome masks! 




                               The Great Fire of London

We have been learning all about 'The Great Fire of London'. We have designed our own Tudor style houses using card. We also went back in time and wrote a diary entry to describe what is was like to be there at the fire. 




                                   London's Burning 


As we are learning all about 'The Great Fire of London', today we recited the song London's burning. We also thought of actions to go with each line in the song! 




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Today we went over to forest school to look for signs of Autumn. In science, we have been looking at the change in weather and the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees. We found lots of signs of Autumn such as acorns, mushrooms, apples falling, red and orange leaves and fallen leaves. We had lots of fun exploring forest school and all the Autumnal changes. 



                                 A Jam Sandwich for Paddington

This week, we were challenged by Paddington Bear to make him a delicious jam sandwich. We had to help Miss Gayson make the jam sandwich by giving her clear instructions. We then sent this off to Paddington Bear. When we came in to school on Thursday, we found a note from Paddington. He said that he loved our sandwich so much that he needed the recipe. We each wrote Paddington the recipe for a jam sandwich, so that he could make one to.