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Week Ending 10th June 2022

We have had a wonderful first week back after what sounds like a very busy half term holiday. It was lovely to return on Tuesday to so many tales of adventures and birthday parties. On Tuesday, we shared how we celebrated the Platinum Jubilee. This led us on perfectly to our new History topic of 'The Royal Family'. On Wednesday, we made our very own Royal Family tree and talked about who will be the next Monarch. We are looking forward to continuing our learning journey over the next few weeks and discovering how The Royal family has changed over time. 

In maths, we are learning about shape. We enjoyed a shape hunt around the school and had a great time creating shapes using pipe cleaners as we discussed the properties of each shape. 

We are all very excited about our first Forest School session with Mrs Readey on Monday afternoon. We are looking forward to building our own dens, hunting for bugs and creating some magical homes for woodland creatures. Please ensure children have suitable clothes for the weather.


Week Ending 27th May 2022

This week the children have enjoyed learning about Amelia Earhart. They put their knowledge of non-fiction texts to the test by writing their own biography about The Queen. I have been really impressed to see the effort they have all put into this topic. This is clear to see in the progress everyone has made! 

In maths, the eyfs children have been investigating length using the words longer than abs shorter than. On Wednesday they investigated what items were the equal length to their arm. The year one children have been learning how to add and subtract over multiples of ten using the male ten strategy. 

In Geography, the children drew their own maps of the front playground for The Queen to hide her Crown Jewels in! The children added a key and a compass to help The Queen! 


Week Ending 20th May 2022

This week the children began their new text in English; Amelia Earhart. Over the week the children asked questions about the text and thought about what it meant to be famous. They have story mapped the main information and added actions to help them remember the key vocabulary. 


In maths, year 1 have been using tens frames and the number line to add by making ten. It has been wonderful to see the children using their knowledge of number bonds to ten to help them solve rather tricky challenges. Eyfs have been busy in the water tray and mud kitchen learning about capacity. 

In Science on Thursday, year 1 and 2 discussed what a plant needs to be healthy and the affect it would have if the plant doesn’t receive the things it needs. Some children challenged themselves to use the word photosynthesis! 


Week Ending 13th May 2022

This week, the children have started planning their own story based on The Dragon machine. They have thought carefully about their character, setting and the mischievous things their creatures will do. They are excited about writing their stories next week and sharing them with their friends. 

In maths, EYFS children have been learning about weight. They have been using a range of mathematical vocabulary to describe weight before putting their skills to the test by baking some delicious cupcakes for their friends and as a treat for the year 6 pupils. 

In PSHE, the children spoke about what they can do to find peace. They all came up with some great ideas such as listening to music, doing yoga and finding a quiet space. 

Well done Meadowsfoot!


Week Ending 6th May 2022

This week the children explored the sounds the dragon machine would make using a range of instruments. They thought about how the machine would sound and collected a list of powerful words to help the reader imagine! On Friday, they spent time creating their own dragon machine adding labels to describe the sounds and movements. In maths, the children are at the beginning of new learning journeys of addition and subtraction and weight for EYFS. On Wednesday the children showed us what they already know. It was wonderful to hear such mature mathematical vocabulary and reasoning skills at the beginning of a journey. 

In Geography, the children created maps of the classroom and used compass points to explain the location of different pieces of furniture. They learnt about birds eye view and how things look from above. 

On Thursday, everyone enjoyed planting their own runner bean seed. The children will care for the seed and observe its growth over the coming weeks. 


Week Ending 29th April 2022

This week, the children began their new English sequence based on the story ‘The Dragon Machine.’ They have enjoyed listening to the story and talking about their likes and dislikes as well as discussing and asking questions that they have about the text. On Wednesday, they mapped the story to help them internalise the structure. 

In Geography, the year 1 children enjoyed exploring Ivybridge using a range of maps. They spoke about the landmarks they could see and how they were represented on the maps. They had great fun using Google Earth to fly to their homes.


Week Ending 8th April 2022

This week, the children have continued their multiplication and division learning journey. They have used a range of physical resources to make equal groups. As a class they have been working hard on developing their mathematical talk to explain their understanding using sentence starters to help them articulate their thoughts. 

In English, the children wrote their own non-fiction book about plants. Using the features of the text 'Creature Features' the children shared their knowledge that they have learned in this term's science topic. I was amazed with the technical language all children used and their enthusiasm to write! 

The children have all worked very hard this term and made wonderful progress in all areas of school life. I am super excited to return after Easter for a fun filled summer term.


Week Ending 1st April 2022

This week the children have been busy learning our songs for the Easter service which they are very excited to share with you next Tuesday!

In maths, the EYFS children have been learning about the number ten. They have been looking at all the ways to represent ten and the different ways to make it. The children are all very confident mathematicians and keen to explain the patterns they see. The year 1 children have started a new unit on multiplication and division. They have practised counting on 2s, 5s and 10s and used their developing knowledge to solve problems. 

On Tuesday, the children shared their knowledge of Nelson Mandela. I was blown away with their maturity and the discussions they had. 


Week Ending 25th March 2022

This week saw the return of our friends who we missed so much last week. It has been wonderful having the class back together and in such beautiful spring sunshine. 

In maths, we have been working hard in developing our understanding of numbers. EYFS have been learning about the number 9. They realised that the number 9 made a square so went on a hunt for other squares and investigated other numbers that made squares. The year 1 children have been using adding tens and ones to make numbers all the way to 100. They have showed wonderful reasoning skills as they explained their understanding. In English, we have enjoyed immersing ourselves in our new text ‘Creature Features’. We have been leaning all about dinosaurs and the animals that were alive at the same time. Our favourite fact so far is that the T Rex had teeth the size of bananas! 

In Science we observed plants that grow locally and recorded the similarities and differences.


Week Ending 18th March 2022

It has been a very very quiet week in Meadowsfoot this week. We can't wait for our friends to return to school. 

On Tuesday, we talked about how Nelson Mandela disapproved of treating people differently because of their skin colour. We learned that he would protest for equal rights. We then spent time making our own signs to encourage people to treat everyone fairly. I was blown away with the level of maturity and the discussion the children had with one another. 

In Science, we enjoyed identifying the different parts of plants before spending time observing the plants that grow in our locality. We looked closely at the plants and used a range of adjectives to describe their unique characteristics before we painted our favourite wild plant.

In English, we have been very busy writing our own cumulative story inspired by Quentin Blakes 'Mrs Armitage and The Big Wave'. The children have used a range of exciting noun phrases to describe the items their character collects and different conjunctions to join sentences together. We will add our stories to our reading area for our friends to enjoy! 

Well done Meadowsfoot!


Week Ending 11th March 2022

This week, the EYFS children have been learning all about the number 7. They have investigated the many ways to make 7 and began using a tens frame to represent the number. The year 1 children have been learning to represent numbers 20-100 using dienes and using this knowledge to find each number’s unique position on the number line. 

In English, the children have used the conjunctions and, but and because to extend their sentences! We are excited to use this new learning next week as we begin writing our own class story inspired by Mrs Armitage and The Big Wave. 

In history, the children learned about the life of Nelson Mandela by placing key events in his life on a timeline. 


Week Ending 4th March 2022

This week the children have started reading their new English text 'Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave'. This is a funny story where Mrs Armitage and her dog Breakspear go surfing. As they wait for the Big Wave, Mrs Armitage goes and collects a number of items to make their wait more enjoyable! Over the next week, we will continue to learn and remember the text, practise our writing and then plan our own funny story! 

In maths, the EYFS children have been playing games with dice. This is helping them recognise the number on the dice without having to count! Year 1 children have started learning about numbers 20 -100. On Wednesday, the children used a range of resources to help them understand that ten ones are the same as one ten. This will help them as they begin to treat ten as a unit rather than having to count the individual ones! 

In history, we are learning about the life of Nelson Mandela. The children spent time discussing that even though we all look different we should all have the same rights! When you come into school, have a look at the wonderful self-portraits!


Week Ending 11th February 2022

This week the children have been learning new vocabulary as we began our new English sequence, Reptiles... The children were presented with a range of words and had to decide on their level of understanding. They then drew pictures and acted out the new words to help them develop their vocabulary. 

In maths, EYFS have been playing hide and seek with the numbers 0-5. They have used different structures to represent how there are numbers hidden within numbers. 

We have spent time this week thinking about how we can ensure we keep our teeth healthy. On Monday afternoon, the children all made posters with tips on how to have good oral health. The children knew it was important to brush their teeth and not eat too much sugar. 


Week Ending 4th February 2022

This week saw the end of our Disgusting Sandwich sequence. The children in year one worked hard to write their own story based on the original story. They worked hard to say their sentence out loud before transferring it to paper. It was great to see the children sounding out words and spelling their tricky words correctly. On Tuesday afternoon, the children enjoyed an afternoon in the swimming pool. They have all made terrific progress since our lessons began at the beginning of term. In Geography, the children used their knowledge of physical and human features to write their own poster encouraging people to the famous landmarks such as Loch Ness and Edinburgh Castle. 

Week Ending 28th January 2022

In science, both Ks1 and EYFS have been observing the seasons. Last week, we placed a thermometer outside to measure the temperature and two buckets to measure the rainfall. Each day the children have been excited to check the temperature to see if it is getting warmer or colder and check the amount of rainfall. Until today it has been cold but thankfully no rain. Today we went outside to collect our first bit of data. Once we collected our data we went inside and made tasty bird feeders for the hungry birds. We realised now is an important time to make sure they have enough food as it’s harder for them to find nutritious food in the winter.

Week Ending 21st January 2022

This week, we have continued to learn the story of The Disgusting Sandwich! We have been around the school hunting for clues and investigating some of the grammatical forms used in the story, such as, adjectives to describe a noun and past tense verbs. We will use these in our own stories next week! I wonder what disgusting stories we will produce! Maths has been full of fun and I am pretty sure we have a class of mathematicians! In EYFS we have been learning that a number can be rearranged but that the value doesn't change! We had great fun on Monday printing with the numbers 1-5 and realising they can look different! In year 1, we have been learning that the numbers 11-19 are made by combining a ten and ones. We obviously loved our swimming lesson on Tuesday and can’t wait to jump back in the pool next week!

Week Ending 14th January 2022

This week the children began learning the story of The disgusting sandwich. The story sees a delicious peanut butter sandwich get dropped it a number of disgusting places by lots of different creatures. The sandwich was even too disgusting for a very hungry badger! He did enjoy eating the slugs that had cross crossed it with oozy slime and grey bubbles! The children have been using actions, pictures and puppets to retell the story. This will help them when they come to tell their own story of a disgusting sandwich! 

In maths, the children have been learning the rules of counting. Why not ask them to show you their skills! 


Week Ending 7th January 2022

It was wonderful to welcome the children back into the classroom ready for another exciting term! Everyone was eager to share stories from their Christmas holidays. I was very pleased the hear that Father Christmas managed to visit all the children and deliver them so many wonderful treats! 

This term is jam packed full of fun and adventures! Next week the children will begin weekly swimming lessons. They are all very excited about getting in the water! 


Week Ending 17th December 2021

We have finally reached the end of the autumn term. It is has been wonderful to spend the week celebrating all the achievements the children have made as a class and as individuals.  On Thursday afternoon, we enjoyed a fun fulled baking sessions the children worked as a team to make their own festive cupcake ready for our end of term picnic. 


As well as the achievements of the children we have also spent the week celebrating the lovely, Miss Hawke. Miss Hawke has been with us since September and very quickly become a much loved and very valued member of our class and school. She is a wonderful teacher and we will miss her smiley face. Good luck, Miss Hawke abs thank you for being such fun. 


Week Ending 26th November 2021

It’s been another busy week in Meadowsfoot class. The children continue to take part in daily phonic lessons to help them read and write. The children are putting all their skills into practise throughout the day by writing cards for friends, letters to family and all important Christmas lists. 

In maths, year 1 have been comparing number bonds to 10 using the greater and less than symbol. Everyone is getting very good at using the correct language when explaining their understanding! 

Week Ending 19th November 2021

This week has been jam packed with lots of learning! The children have continued their learning the maths and English learning  journey. I’m maths, they have been desiring their understanding of the number 5 and the pairs of numbers that equal 10. They have used a range of resources and images to deepen this knowledge. 

I’m English they are enjoying retelling the story of ‘Farouk Fetch The Water’. 

On Tuesday afternoon, the children set to work with author, Clare Welsh to make puppets based on her new story Scissorella! They had great fun making up their own stories based on the story! 

Week Ending 12th November 2021

This week Meadowsfoot Foundation children have been looking at the number 4 in maths with some help from our Numberblocks friends and Freddie Four from Tentown. The children have enjoyed packing Freddie four’s backpack with sets of four items, going on a square hunt around the classroom (a square is Freddie Four’s favourite shape!) and practising writing the number four.

Week Ending 5th November 2021

We have all enjoyed an action packed arts week and loved learning all about clay! The week began, learning about the history of The China Clay works at Lee Moor. We used actions and role play to help them understand how the clay works changed throughout history. In Geography, we used our own clay samples to build cliffs. We used watering cans and created wind to find out about coastal erosion. We obviously had lots of fun playing with clay! We’ve made our our jugs, beads and lamps to celebrate Diwali.

Week Ending 22nd October 2021

In Geography this week we have been learning about why tourists visit London and Nairobi. We looked at the famous landmarks of both cities. After a discussion, we set to work making posters to encourage people to go to either place. We spoke about the jobs that either landmark would make and how tourists are very important to each city.  

In maths, we have all been very busy! We have been learning all about the number 3 and comparing numbers using the greater and less than symbol. We have all worked very hard to talk about what we notice and the patterns we spot. We have solved lots of problems using our developing know;ege and love to help our friends when they are finding it a little tough. 


We are all looking forward to a week at home with our families before we return for a wonderful second half of the autumn term! 


Well done, Meadowsfoot! 

Week Ending 15th October 2021

This week the children have enjoyed getting to know the story of The Three Little Pigs. They have been reading different versions of the story and comparing them. On Wednesday we collected our favourite words and phrases and added them to our working wall to help us when we come to retelling the story.

We had a great afternoon of art exploring the work of El Antasui. We looked at a range of fabrics and mixed colours to match our favourite samples. 


Week Ending 8th October 2021

This week, we read the story of The Three Little Pigs. The children enjoyed joining in with the story and set to work straight away building houses for the pigs and setting traps for the wolf! Over the next few weeks,the children will add actions to the story to help their retelling and learn new words to help them describe actions. 

The children are all making wonderful progress in their reading and noticing the more they read the better they become! If you enjoy a story at home with your child please write a note in the red planners to let me know! The children will receive a merit if they share a story every day! 

Week Ending 1st October 2021

This week the children have been thinking about what makes a good friend. In PSHE, they thought about what they would need to say to someone if they wanted them to be their friend. They came up with lots of ideas about asking the person to play, saying hello and sharing their toys with them! We came up with 5 ways to be a golden ways to be a good friend. Each time anybody in the class saw someone being a good friend they were given a 'friendship high 5' to celebrate! We have given out a few  high 5s this week but hope to see even more next week.

I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Miss Hawke and I am a 3rd year Marjon University student. I’ve been lucky enough to be placed in Medowsfoot class up until the Christmas break and have really enjoyed getting to know the children over the past week. Please do feel free to come and say hello if you see me around the school. I’m very much looking forward to getting to know everyone during my time here at The Erme.

Week Ending 24th September 2021

This week, the children have all been enjoying learning new sounds to help them read! The EYFS children have worked hard to learn the sounds s, a, t and p. They are all experts at the songs and action for each new sound and have even been able to sort objects and pictures beginning their initial sound. This week, they have a brand new book to take home to share with their family. We are having a competition to see who can read the most in a week! The year on children have been just as busy as they begin to learn the phase 5 sound 'wh' and 'ph'. On Wednesday, they took part in a 'read and roll' game. George was so keen to practise his new sound that he gave himself homework to write his new sound. 

The children have also been taking part in lots of maths challenges during the week to share what they know. The year 1 children have shown that they know lots about numbers to 20! The EYFS children have been using their maths journals to record their own maths investigations! 

On Monday, we welcome a student teacher from Marjon. Miss Hawke will be with us up until Christmas as she completes her final teaching practice. Miss Hawke will work with individuals, groups and the whole class during her placement.

Week Ending 17th September 2021

This week has been non stop since the moment we walked into school on Monday morning! The children have all enjoyed a week of getting to know our friends and taking part in lots of different learning challenges! This week, EYFS children began their phonic lesson. They learnt the sounds S and A. Throughout the week the children have put their learning into practise when naming their models, writing on our giant chalkboard or writing messages to their new friends. They are all looking forward to bringing their first reading book home next week. 

On Thursday, we welcomed the year 2 children back into Meadowsfoot for Science. The children set to work naming different parts of the human body and of course enjoyed learning the body part song!

Week Ending 10th September 2021

We have had a wonderful few days getting to know our new friends. As a class we have enjoyed playing games, singing songs and reading stories! On Thursday, we shared our ideas of what a good friend is. There were so many good ideas and we are already taking care of the other members of our class to make sure they are happy and safe! 

We are already excited to come to school again next week for even more fun! 

Week Ending 16th July 2021

This week saw a week of home learning for Meadowsfoot children! Home learning isn’t always an easy option and keeping 4,5 and 6 year olds at home and away from their friends is hard but the children of Meadowsfoot have shown resilience, friendship and the will make the week as fun as it could be. Each morning, we have joined each other on Google Classroom to share our news, show and tell treasures from our house and in some cases give us a tour of their houses and always with the biggest of smiles! On Monday, we entered the world of Star Wars. We made lightsabers, travelled to outer space in our own Millennium Falcons and found out about the different planets. On Tuesday, we started planning for our end of term party. We made lots of decorations and made a playlist of our favourite songs! On Wednesday, we had a day all about us and some Year One children met their new teachers, Mrs Pasmore and Mrs Eatwell! 
Today we are safely back at school ready to enjoy 5 days of end of term fun! What a year! What a class! 

Week Ending 9th July 2021

This week started off with the biggest of smiles and me literally jumping up and down after looking at the progress the children have made in this frightfully challenging year. All year 1 children have made tremendous progress in their phonic screening and the EYFS children are now confident readers and writers! Our week obviously took a turn on Wednesday afternoon but after a victorious win by the England football team we had plenty to do on Thursday. The children set to work on designing football kits, creating a winning trophy and learning about the two countries in the final. We are all at safety at home and looking forward to celebrating all of these achievements together when we return to school.

Week Ending 2nd July 2021

This week we have started planning our own version of the story of Augustus and his Smile. We have used pictures, actions and talk to help us remember our story and be confident in retelling it orally. We have worked on using words such as largest, smallest and smelliest to describe the settings our character travels to. Next week we will begin to write our stories up ready to share with you all. In maths, we have been creating arrays using counters and then drawings. We understand the importance of accuracy to help us describe the equal groups. We have used this knowledge to solve problems involving equal groups. In Geography, we looked at photographs of Devon and discussed what features we could see and discussed the types of places we would like to visit in Devon. The most common choice was the beach to build sandcastles and listen to the crashing waves! 

Week Ending 25th June 2021

This week Meadowsfoot class have been exploring equal groups in maths. We have used a range of resources to show what we mean by equal groups. We know that equal groups must have the same amount in each. We have made sure to use accurate vocabulary and have enjoyed talking to our friends to share our understanding. In English, we have continued to join Augustus in his search for his smile. On Thursday, the children thought of other places Augustus could search for his smile! 

Week Ending 18th June 2021

This week we continued learning about Devon. We learnt about physical and human features. We sorted pictures into the correct categories and then explained our understanding to a friend. We will use our new knowledge and skills to create maps of Devon. I wonder what features we will include?!

In English, we have enjoyed learning new words we found in our text 'Augustus and his smile'. We put them into practise as we paraded and pranced through the school! 

Week Ending 11th June 2021

This week Meadowsfoot class have had a super first week back! They have started their gymnastics unit in PE and they have loved programming the Bee Bot Robots to get from one place to another. They have also started to debug the Bee Bots when they weren’t programmed correctly. 

Week Ending 28th May 2021

We have come to the end of our penultimate half term! Goodness me! The children have all worked hard this week to share their learning from the last few weeks. During English the children shared facts about the seasons. They made sure their information pages gave the reader lots of information in different ways to keep them engaged. In Geography, they shared their knowledge of ‘Our Wonderful Word’ by creating their first double page spreads complete with drawings, diagrams and some fun lift the flap sections. I can’t wait to learn all about Devon next half term and celebrate our wonderful county!


Week Ending 21st May 2021

This week we have been learning all about the countries of the United Kingdom. On Wednesday afternoon, we set off on a journey around the countries making sure we got a stamp in our very own passports as we completed a different challenge in each capital city. In London, England we had to make a crown for the Queen, in Edinburgh, Scotland we designed our own Loch Ness monster. In Cardiff, Wales we built castles and in Belfast, Ireland we built the Titanic and our very own Giants Causeway. There was obviously a song to help us learn too!


In maths we have been learning how to use the place value chart to add numbers below 20. Using the language of tens and ones we are able to show exactly what happens when you add! 


Another wonderful week! Bravo, Meadowsfoot! 

Week Ending 14th May 2021

It might be miserable outside with endless rain but there is only sunshine in Meadowsfoot class. This week, the children have all become authors now they have completed writing their own versions of Jack and the beanstalk. We spent time unpicking the plot, planning, talking our ideas through with our friends, thinking about words we can use to tell the reader when something is happening and finally writing our new stories up. I am totally blown away with the quality of writing. We had to celebrate with a very special Meadowsfoot party! 

In maths, we have been learning the pairs of numbers that make 5, 10 and 20. We have used counters to represent the pairs of numbers and shared our understanding with our friends. 

Another wonderful week! 

Don't forget our final Forest School session on Monday! 

Week Ending 7th May 2021

This week, we have started using the number line to help us understand the position of numbers 0-100. We spent lots of time talking about what we noticed and made up a set of number line rules such as making sure our numbers are formed correctly and evenly spaced to make sure we can read each number. EYFS children have been investigating one more and one less than a number using magic beans and the number line. In English, we have been innovating the story of Jack and the beanstalk. We have used a range of words to make the reader feel a certain way about a character and spoken about our choices with our friends. 

In Science, we became landscape gardeners as we shared our favourite wild/ garden plants and then designed our own gardens full of beautiful flowers and trees. 

We are looking forward to our 3rd Forest School Session on Monday with Mrs Readey. 

Week Ending 30th April 2021

It has been another busy week in Meadowsfoot. We have all enjoyed retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. On Wednesday we acted as investigators to unpick the plot of the story. We thought about what happens at key points in the story and how the author made us feel a particular way. We had great fun on Thursday as we thought of words to describe Jack and the giant. In maths, year 1 have been learning to make numbers to 100 using dienes. They were very clever to spot lots of patterns as the numbers changed. EYFS children had great fun comparing numbers using the words greater and less than. 

I am already excited for our adventure to continue next week! 

Week Ending 23rd April 2021

What a wonderful start to the summer term! Our week kicked off with the most beautiful afternoon in the woods for Forest School. The children spent the afternoon building, exploring and creating. As we sat down by the riverside we shared stories of the adventures of Stick Man and predicted what he would see on his journey to the beach. 

In English, we have been learning the story of Jack and the beanstalk, focusing on telling the reader when things happen using story language such as Once upon a time and the next day. Over the coming weeks we will learn more about the characters and plot of the story as we begin writing our own tale. 

In maths, we are practising counting in lots of different ways. On Wednesday we investigated how far we would travel if we walked 100 steps. 

We have had a wonderful week enjoying all things Easter. We have helped the Easter bunny find his lost eggs, made Playdoh Hot Cross Buns, created Easter nets to carry our eggs and had lots of fun making chocolate nests! We now continue to countdown to Easter Sunday and hope the Easter Bunny arrives on Sunday! 

Week Ending 26th March 2021

This week, we have been learning about the oceans. Through the use of videos, songs and maps we know that there are 5 oceans. On Wednesday, we created collages of our chosen oceans and wrote facts about them. On Thursday, we became ‘friends of the oceans’. We made plans on how we would look after the oceans and how we could help others do the same. 

Miss Gilberthorpe has been really impressed with our writing this week. We have all found lots of opportunities to write for different purposes, thinking about things that are important to us: our dog’s names, lyrics to our ocean song and cards for our dogs.


Meadowsfoot class had an excellent computing lesson this afternoon! We have been learning about logging onto a chrome book, searching on google and making new digital art. We managed to save our work too.

Everyone had lots of fun creating their drawings online and the discussions that we had afterwards were fantastic. Well done, Meadowsfoot.

Week Ending 19th March 2021

It was wonderful to have all the children return to school last week. After several weeks, learning from home our classrooms were busy with the sound of children playing, exploring and catching up on their friends adventures. Classes across the school celebrated British Science week as they took part in a range of experiments. 

Week Ending 12th March 2021

This week we saw the return of our friends who have all being working so hard at home since Christmas.  From the moment the doors opened on Monday morning the classroom has been filled with laughter, smiles and stories of what they have been up to. We have spent this week playing with our friends, reading stories and baking tasty snacks as we all remind ourselves of the routines of a school day. We are looking forward to getting out in the playground next week to plant some seeds and plants before the year one boys take the role of teacher and teach us all about the world of Star Wars! 

Week Ending 5th March 2021

In Meadowsfoot class, world book day was based around the book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. We listened to the story, we changed the story and made a story map of we’re going on a dragon hunt, we went on a bear hunt, we had a teddy bear picnic at lunch, we made some digital artwork based on scenes from the book and we had a book quiz on zoom with our friends who are working from home! 

Week Ending 26th February 2021

We have been very busy in the penultimate week before all our friends come back to school. We have been talking about ways we can celebrate being back together and the things we are looking forward to. 

In maths, we have started our new topic of multiplication and division. We have grouped a range of resources in different ways, learnt to recognise equal and unequal groups and begun to use the addition symbol to add equal groups. Next week, we will learn about arrays. 

It was great to learn about Robert Falcon Scott’s race to the South Pole in history on Wednesday. Mr Hall and Josh shared more recent adventures to the pole which luckily had a happy ending. 


Here’s to the final week of home learning and getting my lovely team back together. 

Week Ending 12th February 2021

Wow! We made it to the end of possibly the strangest ever half term! This week, we have enjoyed a dragon party with our friends from Shaugh Prior and Cornwood. We shared news of dragon sightings, eggs hatching and our future plans to catch dragons! During the week, we have explored how people across the world celebrate Chinese New Year. We enjoyed making our own Chinese dragons and dancing to the drums. We discussed the similarities and differences between Chinese New Year and other festivals like Diwali and Christmas. We noticed that family and food were important in each festival. Let's hope it isn't long until we are back with our family and friends sharing food, stories and having fun. 


Well done, everyone for such a wonderful half term. I am so proud of you. Thank you to parents, grandparents and siblings for supporting the children. 

Have a wonderful week off! 

Miss Gilberthorpe xx 

Week Ending 5th February 2021

The fun continued at home and school this week as we continued our search for the dragon. We were all very excited to see Mr Halls adventure to swap the egg. We have worked hard this week to look after the egg. We collected leaves and twigs to make a warm nest, took the egg out for a walk to give it some fresh air, read it stories and made sure it had lots of company. 


It was wonderful to see so many of you expressing yourselves at home. Alfred, Josh and Wiley have showed the wonderful ways they express themselves! Taking time out for ourselves is now more important than ever and I hope you will continue to think about how you can express yourself over the next few weeks! 


One week to go, folks! We are nearly there. 

Week Ending 29th January 2021

Wow! What a crazy week. The week started like any other but the end of the week was far from normal. On Monday night, as I was working away a dragon landed in the classroom. I was lucky to catch it on camera. I showed the children as soon as I could and they set to work making plans to collect the dragon egg from the woods. It was decided that Miss Gilberthorpe wasn’t brave enough for the job, thankfully Mr Hall stepped in and has agreed to collect the egg this weekend.

Stay tuned! 

Week Ending 22nd January 2021


This week saw the creation of our own stories about two unlikely friends. The children innovated their story maps to create their own story in the style of ‘A Mouse Called Julian.’ The stories that have been created have been a joy to read and made us smile. In maths the children have been investigating the number 10. EYFS have been looking at pairs of numbers to make ten, whilst the year 1 children have been using their knowledge of ten to help them add two single digit numbers! 

Yet again I am blown away by the hard work of the children both in school and at home. Well done everyone! 


What are we learning this term?

Week Ending 15th January 2021


This week has been as busy as ever as we settle into the new routine. The children class and children at home have all been working hard to retell the story ‘A Mouse Called Julian’. We have used actions, drawings, role play and crafts to help us internalise the pattern of the text. This will really help us when we come to write our own story. On Tuesday, our history challenge was to discuss what an explorer is. We then dressed up and took part in many adventures. Henry B took to the desert whilst Wiley went on a polar adventure in his garden. The children in school explored the woods to find signs of life! 

I am so very impressed with all the hard work that is going on both at school and at home! I love looking at your work and photographs of all your hard work! 

Enjoy the weekend, Meadowsfoot

Week Ending 8th January 2021

Wow! What a week! I am so very impressed with how you all have coped with such a big change of plan this week. We were all expecting to be together as a class but then all of a sudden we had to change those plans. I am so proud of each piece of work you are sending in. I think we might end this lockdown with a class full of computer pros! Next week, we will begin our topic 'A Polar Adventure'. Very apt for all the ice that has been around since the new year. 

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend. Take care and stay safe.


Meadowsfoot Wish

As part of our ‘Topic’ – A polar adventure, Meadowsfoot Class will be building a milk bottle igloo!

Please wash and collect any 4pt milk bottles you can to help us create our igloo. Thank you

Week Ending 18th December 2020

It has been an action packed term for sure! Since September we have been working hard to learn the rules and routines of the school, to work as a team and to learn new skills. I am really proud of each and every achievement and excited to see what we will achieve as a class in the spring term. When we return in January, our topic is ' A Polar Adventure.' We will explore the polar landscape and find out about the life and adventures of Scott of Antarctica.  

Well done, Meadowsfoot class. This term has been a blast! 

I hope you all have a merry Christmas and a very happy new year. 

Miss Gilberthorpe 


Week Ending 11th December 2020

Wow! What a busy week! We have enjoyed a very christmassy week full of songs, dancing, Christmas cards and dressing up as elves. The children have written letters to Santa, continued to train Rudy the reindeer ready for his return to the North Pole and had great fun decorating their own wrapping paper. 

We have loads more fun to look forward to next week before we say goodbye to 2020 and our first term as the newly formed Meadowsfoot class.

Week Ending 4th December 2020

It sure is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Meadowsfoot this week. Since the arrival of our Reindeer, Rudy on Tuesday we have been enjoying all things festive. The children have been great at looking after Rudy making sure they teach him all the important things such as lining up for lunch, listening on the carpet, sharing with his friends and working hard during lessons. He is going to be the smartest reindeer around! 

The children have been developing fluency with their number facts this week and are beginning to use a range of images and structures to represent their understanding. In English, we have enjoyed learning the story of the Jolly Christmas Postman. We look forward to writing our own cards and letters next week! 


Thank you for a wonderful week Meadowfoot children. I can't wait for next week! 

Week Ending 27th November 2020

What a busy week! We have enjoyed a week packed full of fun! The children have had a wonderful time exploring the learning areas within our classroom. There have been trips to the coffee shop, comedy shows, tooth extractions at the dentist and reading by the fire. The children have made signs for their areas, created posters, diaries for appointments and tickets for the shows. I can’t wait to see what adventures we will go on next week! 


Thanks for a wonderful week, Meadowsfoot! 

Week Ending 20th November 2020

It has been another busy week in Meadowsfoot and as always we have had lots of fun!

On Monday, we enjoyed making cheese scones with Mrs Readey. We worked in groups to weigh, mix and bake our scones. Mrs Watson was very impressed with our washing up skills! On Tuesday, we investigated different materials and described their properties. Next week, we are excited to set to work designing new boots for Father Christmas.

Well done for a wonderful week, Meadowsfoot! I cant wait for even more fun next week!

Week Ending 13th November 2020

This week, the children spent Wednesday afternoon as town planners and worked hard to rebuild the city of London after the Great Fire in 1666. The children decided to use bricks for building instead of wood and build fire stations across the city to save the city from any further disasters. The children were also wise to widen the streets to give people more room.

Week Ending 6th November 2020

This week, we have come to the end of our Traditional Tales unit. We have enjoyed retelling lots of tales and can now use the word 'and' to join clauses together. On Thursday, we wrote our very own class book of mixed up fairy tales. In maths, we have used the cherry model to find parts of whole numbers to 4 and 10 and had a go at learning songs to help us remember the pairs of numbers.

Welcome to the Autumn Term


This term is an exciting one as we get to know our new friends and teachers! We have lots of exciting activities  to look forward to and have lots of time to play and learn!


In English, we will read a selection of traditional tales such as Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. We will create story maps, puppets, actions and drawings to help us retell stories. We will learn how to use end punctuation and capital letters correctly to write simple sentences. Each day, we will take part in phonic activities with our teachers to learn new letter sounds and tricky words to help us with our reading. We will enjoy reading with our friends and teachers and talk about what we have read.


In Maths, we will learn about numbers to 100. We will use songs, actions, rhymes and resources to count forwards and backwards. We will recognise the numbers one more and one less than a given number and begin to represent numbers in lots of different ways. We will talk about our understanding and solve problems.


In History, we will learn about The Great Fire of London. We will learn where, why and why the fire started and how London has changed since the fire. We will learn about Samuel Pepys and find out why he is an important figure when learning about the fire. At the end of our topic, we will create our own Great Fire on London Museum.


In Science, we are going to learn all about autumn! We will observe and talk about the weather and take part in lots of autumn themed activities!



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