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Discovery R/Y1

Welcome back to another brand new academic year!!

We are exploring our Essential Question which is 'Do Wheels Make The World Go Round?'

 We have a brand new classroom too!

"I love our new classroombecause its really fun and i get to play with the car road!" Ollie.

"The Titanic crashed into an iceberg and it got a hole in it so it sank and people died!" Ella

"Christopher Columbus went and explored America on the Santa Maria!" Polly

" you go to other countries on an areoplane and aeroplanes have wheels" Gracie

" George Stephenson made a locomotive, he won the competition" Brandon

Myself, Mrs Rostron and Miss Crowe are so pleased to see all of the children back and so happy and ready to learn new things!

The children will be blogging regularly so keep checking this page for our class news!


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  • Campfire

    Published 06/07/18, by Alice Baker
    On Monday the 2nd July Discovery Class followed their plans to create a campfire area outside for the whole school to use.  We invited parents in to help us dig the area. Parents delivered logs, stones, bricks, sand, wheelbarrows and spades
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  • New Blog Post

    Published 09/06/18, by Alice Baker

    An exciting trip

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  • New Blog Post

    Published 20/05/18, by Alice Baker

    Endangered animals

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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Published 11/05/18, by Alice Baker

    We read the book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar. After we read it we wrote food diaries about what the caterpillar ate and what we ate. He ate more than us!  We then looked at the life cycle of the butterfly and made some amazing clay models of each stage.  After they sat we painted them and made some labels!

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  • Our new project

    Published 11/05/18, by Alice Baker

    Our new topic is to find out why animals and plants have different habitats. We have been really busy over the last few weeks. We have been birdwatching on the playground and we saw pigeons and blackbirds. We even found a birds egg shell! It was very exciting and we made bird feeders to feed the birds.  We looked at some photos of Andy Goldsworthy who makes art with nature. We designed our own nature art and made a glorious nest on the field using sticks and flowers.

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  • Budding authors!

    Published 14/03/18, by Alice Baker


    Over the last few weeks we have been learning about Florence Nightingale. The children interviewed Florence (also known as Mrs Rostron) and then wrote a biographical story of her life. The children produced some wonderful work and here are a few of their stories.


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  • The Great Fire of London

    Published 02/02/18, by Alice Baker

    The Discovery class have been learning about the history of the Great Fire of London. They learned that the fire started on Pudding Lane at a bakery and then spread across London. In Literacy they have been learning how to write good instructions using bossy verbs. They used these skills to write instructions about how to make bread and then went on to make their own bread!

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  • Batman!

    Published 24/01/18, by Alice Baker

    Last week we had a video call from Batman! He set us a maths challenge - to split into two groups and find out who was the tallest and smallest in each group. We used our measuring skills and ordered ourselves by height to find the answer. These people then became Batman's secret agents to help him save the world!

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  • Wow Day!

    Published 08/01/18, by Alice Baker

    Welcome back! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

    Our essential question this term is "What makes a hero?" 

    We have kicked of the term well with our amazing Wow Day - Dress up as a hero. There were some wonderful costumes, everything from Wonder Women to Iron Man!

    Check back onto our blog soon to see what wonderful things we've been getting up to and how we've been exploring our essential question.

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  • Mrs Armitage on Wheels

    Published 24/11/17, by Alice Baker

    Next week we are going to read 'Mrs Armitage on Wheels'. Will the children be able to design a bike for Mrs Armitage? Check back next week to find out.....

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  • You are invited to our sponsored bike ride!

    Published 24/11/17, by Alice Baker

    Over the last couple of weeks we have be critiquing work and discussing how we could improve it. Using this knowledge we independently wrote our own letters to invite family and friends to our sponsored bike ride. We then used our critiquing skills again to decide how we could make our invitations even better and during a 'Big Write' we wrote a wonderfully improved invitation to our family and friends. Some very impressive work. Well done Discovery!

    Our sponsored bike ride will take place on Friday 1st December at 9.30am in the playground.

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  • Anti-bullying week

    Published 24/11/17, by Alice Baker

    During anti-bullying week we spoke about what bullying is and what to do if you or someone you know is being bullied. We answered the question, 'How can we stop bullying?' and had a discussion about what makes a good friend and what makes a not so good friend and why. . Tilly said we should "tell the person to stop!" if we don't like what they are doing and if they don't stop Orla said that we should "tell the teacher." Layla said that we should "respect each other." Using this knowledge we created posters to promote anti-bullying.

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