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What is the British Isles?

This term our topic is What is the British Isles? 

We will be learning about the countries that make up the British Isles, including:

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Northern Ireland 
  • Isle of Man and Channel Islands. 


For each country of the British Isles we will be learning about a different story. 


Wales - The Story of Gelert

Scotland - There's no such thing as Nessie!

Ireland - Fin M'Coul, The Giant of Knockmany Hill

England - George and the Dragon




In science we have been learning about the weather and seasons. We have looked at how the weather changes with each season as well. 

Today we looked at the water cycle and how rain is formed. 

We made our own Rain Cloud Jars to see it in action!


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We have made some Welsh Dragon inspired artwork using paper plates and also created our own Scottish Nessie's that will be hiding in Loch Ness. 

Nessie came to visit Nightingale!

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What is a habitat?

This term our topic is 'What is a habitat?'. In the first three weeks we will be looking at a woodland habitat, under the sea and the Rainforest.


For each habitat we will be looking at a book alongside. 

Woodland habitat - Owl Babies

Under the sea - Commotion in the Ocean

The Rainforest - Monkey Puzzle


We will also be looking at the story Dear Greenpeace  as we are exploring how the habitats have changed as well as what we can do to save them!

Do you want to go on an adventure?

This term our topic is 'Do you want to go on an adventure?'. We will be looking at different adventures that people have taken as well as going on adventures of our own. 

We will be looking at the adventures of Paddington, Scott of the Antarctic and Alice in Wonderland. 


On our first day back we found lots of clues in our classroom and on our pegs which had been left by an adventurous bear. 

We found marmalade sandwiches, teddy bears reading the Paddington books, train tickets on our pegs, a suitcase full of clues and Paddington bear hiding behind our whiteboard!

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Inspirational People

We have been learning about Florence Nightingale. We learnt that she was a nurse who helped wounded soldiers as well as making improvements to the hospitals by making them cleaner. 

We talked about what it was that nurses did and how they helped people who were ill. 


We were lucky enough to have a nurse come to visit and she brought in lots of things  that they used in hospitals such as stethoscopes, bandages and syringes. She also brought in her uniforms and showed us how they had changed over the years. 

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Timeline of Florence Nightingale

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Manor Through the Ages

Building Pig Houses!

This week we have been designing and building houses for The Three Little Pigs. 

We worked in teams to see who could build the strongest house against the wolf!


Have a look at our houses!

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A Mysterious Letter ... 

We came into our class today to find a letter on our board. We think it may have been from the wolf!


He wrote to use asking for some help. He wanted to apologise to the pigs for blowing down their house but didn't know what to say! We helped him write a letter back. 

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Brick House Classroom 

This term we will be looking at our topic 'Manor Through the Ages' and focusing on the story of The Three Little Pigs. 


Each class is a different pigs house, Nightingale is the Brick House, as well as the Big Bad Wolf Hiding in the conservatory. 


The children went on a hunt around the Year 1 classroom to find clues of what had happened. 


They found:


  • Footprints in the hallway. 
  • Three pigs in different classrooms. 
  • The wolf hiding in the conservatory. 


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