Grangetown Primary School

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Miss Stabler's class

Welcome to Miss Stabler's and Mrs Appleton's Class Page!

In our class we have 22 wonderful Year 1 and 2 pupils.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term

We hope everyone had a great summer holidays and we would like to welcome the children back. This year we have lots of exciting topic and activities planned that we know the children we love!

This term our topic will be 'Castles and Kingdoms'.

We started our new topic off with a trip to Warkworth Castle in Northumberland. There the children stepped back in time and took on the role of knights! We had a great day exploring the old castle and found out lots of new things to help us back in school. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also this term we will be learning about traditional and fantasy stories where the children will look at character descriptions, creating their own new mythical characters and using our Talk for Writing to create our own stories. In art the children will focus on the artist Paul Klee and we will use his techniques to create our own pieces- so watch this space!

                                   

Throughout this half term the children in each Key Stage 1 class have created their own interpretive dance to a pieceof music called 'Knights of Palmyra'. The children planned, prepared and practised the dance and performed it infront of the whole school and their parents and carers.

  

Nativity

On Tuesday 17th December Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 performed their annual Nativity. The hall was quickly filled with eager parents and carers waiting to see their very own ‘star’.

This year the story was quite traditional telling the story of the birth of Jesus. All children ranging from 3 to 7 years old had a part in the play and they never fail to give a spectacular performance.  The narrators did a fabulous job of telling the story and spoke clearly with lots of confidence.  Well done to all of the children, you made your teachers, parents and carers very proud (and brought a tear or two to our eyes!)

 

Spring Term

Our new topic this half term will be 'Winter Wonderland'

This week (20.1.14) in school we have been talking about and researching winter animals. The children decided to help the animals that may struggle to find food in winter by making bird feeders. We used apples, peanut butter and bird seeds and then hung them around the school site. We were all in a sticky mess by the end of the afternoon!

   

Another exciting activity we have been up to this half term is creating our own documentary based around our favourite Arctic animal. The children planned, prepared and presented their documentary using their own research done in ICT lessons. All children produced fantastic pieces they should be very proud!  

 

Under the Sea

For the second part of this half term our topic is 'Under the Sea'. This topic will be very closely linked with science and literacy. To launch the topic the children visited Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth. We had a fantastic day learning about all the different kinds of sea creatures that live in oceans around the world. take a look at some of the photos taken throughout the day in our gallery below.

 Summer Term

The Great Outdoors

Our Summer topic is 'The Great Outdoors'. This topic will involve KS1 linking up with Mrs Taylor's Year 4 class to take part in lots of fun and exciting activities outdoors. Our Year 2 children have just been on their first visit to Backhouse Park to measure the age of trees!

 

Mud Glorious Mud!

This week our Y1 children have been exploring the uses of mud. We started our session reading a fantastic story called 'Mud Puddle' by the author Robert Munsch. We then talked about how diferent people around the world use mud for making things such as houses and artwork. The children got very excited when they found out we were going to produce some of our own mud masterpieces! As a class we went out into the school grounds and forraged for different size sticks and filled our buckets with lots of mud. Back in the class we all got our hands dirty mixing and printing mud patterns as well as using the sticks to draw mud pictures. See in the gallery below how much fun we had!

 

Red and White Day!

On Friday 16th May we celebrated Sunderland staying in the Premier League and raised money for our partner school in Nepal. We wore red and white and had lots of fun! We were very lucky to have a visit from SAFC coaches and Samson the team mascot.

   

Outdoor Parent Work Shop

As part of our Outdoor topic we invited parents to take part in an orienteering workshop with their child. There were various tasks spread out across the school grounds and each child was given a map. Using this map the children had to locate each task and complete with their adult. Both children and adults enjoyed the fun in the sun! We would just like to say a big thank you for the fantastic turnout.

 

 

Trip to Herrington Country Park

To end 'The Great Outdoors' we took KS1 and Y4 children on a trip to Herrington Country Park near Penshaw Monument so that we could really experience nature. The children took part in a range of activities in the park including walking, drawing, using their senses, making poetry and of course playing! Even though the weather wasn't fantastic we still had a fun filled day. 

   

 

 Watch this space for information about our mini topic 'Italy'!

 

Y1 Backhouse Park

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KS1 Mud!

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Blue Reef Aquarium

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