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Kempsey Primary School

To learn with respect and belief; to challenge, create and dream!

Elm

Welcome to Elm's Class Page!

Elm Class is made up of enthusiastic Year 1 pupils. Keep checking back to see important messages and what we have been getting up to!

 

Miss Biggerstaff and Mrs Kimpton

Spring Term

Bears Dancing To 'Jungle Boogie' | Planet Earth II

 

One of the questions the children asked at the beginning of our topic was...

'Do bears really scratch their backs on trees?'

 

To answer their question, we showed them this amazing video from Planet Earth II!

A Den for a Bear...

 

In forest school this week, we decided to build a den for a bear! We used natural resources such as sticks and leaves to create a warm, dry shelter.

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Teddy Bears' Picnic!

 

This week we looked at the song Teddy Bears' Picnic and added our own sounds using a range of instruments. The children really enjoyed singing and playing the instruments to the beat of the music. We cannot get this song out of our heads now!

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We're Going On A Bear Hunt!

 

The children enjoyed looking for bears in forest school! They acted out the story of We're Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and found lots of way to go over and under things!

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Bears!

 

 

As you might be able to guess, our new topic in Elm Class is all about bears! We kicked things off with the children bringing in their favourite teddy bear. We enjoyed a circle time session discussing why our teddies are special to us.

A Visit from Harnaam Kaur

 

 

On our first day back, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Harnaam Kaur, a bearded lady, who talked to us about body positivity and kindness. The children found Harnaam's story extremely inspiring and came up with some fantastic, mature comments after the session. 

 Autumn Term 

Sharing Topic Homework with Our Class Governor!

 

 

The children were so excited to show our Class Governor, Cathy Garner, their topic homework projects all about autumn! They had been working on this for a few weeks and were very proud of what they had achieved.

WW1 Medals!

 

This week we have had a World War 1 focus to celebrate Armistice Day. The children designed and created their own medals, made poppies and found out about the special jobs that different animals had during WW1. 

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Multiplication

 

In maths, we have been looking at grouping objects to prepare us for moving on to multiplication. The children sorted concrete objects into groups, including 2s, 5s and 10s. 

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The Nut Tree - Julia Donaldson

 

This week we have been practising a poem by Julia Donaldson called The Nut Tree. The children worked really hard to memorise the poem. They projected their voices and practised some actions to go with the poem!

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Beeline Festival 2018

 

We really enjoyed our trip to the University of Worcester on Wednesday for the Beeline Storytelling Festival. Our first session was with an author in the storytelling yurt and the children enjoyed the story of 'The Magic Pot'. Then we had a look around the Royal Infirmary Medical Museum, where the children enjoyed dressing up in old and new medical clothing! Finally, we watched a puppet show of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. The children loved the story and laughed throughout almost the entire puppet show!

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Active 10!

 

Elm Class have been enjoying taking part in an active 10 minutes every morning! This helps us to get our bodies and minds ready for the day ahead! So far we have been practising balancing and throwing bean bags, as well as using hoola hoops. Come back soon to find out what other skills we have been practising!

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