Sparkling rainbow fish darted swiftly away from danger


This week in English, the children watched a captivating short clip about a girl who discovers something mysterious in her washing machine. When she dives in, she finds that all her clothes have transformed into sea creatures. The children were then tasked with writing descriptive pieces based on the clip. They used vivid verbs and imaginative noun phrases to bring their stories to life. For example, one child wrote, “Tall, unbreakable seaweed towered above me,” using the verb “towered” to convey the imposing presence of the seaweed. Another wrote, “Sparkling rainbow fish darted swiftly away from danger,” skilfully using the verb “darted” to depict the quick, sudden movements of the fish. The noun phrases like “tall, unbreakable seaweed” and “sparkling rainbow fish” added rich detail and helped paint a vivid picture in the reader’s mind. The children’s work highlighted their ability to use descriptive language effectively, creating engaging and imaginative scenes.

This week in maths, the Year 1 children focused on learning the basics of division. They began by using visual aids such as counters and grouping objects to understand the concept of sharing equally. The children practiced dividing sets of items into smaller, equal groups, reinforcing their understanding through hands-on activities and interactive games. They also worked on simple division problems, using both numbers and pictures to illustrate their solutions. Meanwhile, the Year 2 children concentrated on telling the time. They learned to read both analogue and digital clocks, starting with the hour and progressing to the half-hour and quarter-hour intervals. The students engaged in various activities, including matching games, drawing clock faces, and practicing with real clocks, to reinforce their skills.

This week in geography, we have been learning about the United Kingdom. We explored how the United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. We learned that each country has its own flag, patron saint, national animal, and unique traditions. England is famous for its fish and chips, Scotland for its tartan, Northern Ireland for being the birthplace of the Titanic, and in Wales, many road signs are in both Welsh and English.


In our R.E. lesson, the Year 1 children have been learning about the festival of Hanukkah. We explored how Jewish people celebrate this festival and even played a game of ‘spin the dreidel!’

In Design and Technology (DT) this week, the children embarked on an exciting project to design and plan their own bridges. They learned about three different types of bridges: arch, suspension, and cable-stayed. After discussing the characteristics and advantages of each type, the children chose which bridge they wanted to create. They began by sketching their designs, considering the materials they would need and the structural elements that would ensure stability and strength. Using their sketches as a guide, they planned the construction process step by step, thinking about how to incorporate key features like arches, cables, and supports. Throughout the planning phase, the children worked collaboratively, sharing ideas and giving feedback to one another. Their enthusiasm was evident as they eagerly prepared to bring their bridge designs to life in the coming weeks.