Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

Holly Class w/b 12th September

We have been brilliant detectives this week in Holly Class! There was a little bit of confusion when we arrived on Monday morning to find lots of vegetables trapped around our classroom, as you will see from the photos, they all looked very sad. We had cauliflower, carrots and ginger trapped under a box, sweetcorn taped the the wall and onion stuck in a tub. Everyone sprung into action to try and work out what had happened. Luckily, we found a book called 'Supertato' had also been left which gave us some clues as to what had happened and after reading it the children thought that Evil Pea had been up to mischief in our classroom! The children set some traps to see if they could catch Evil Pea and amazingly, when we came in on Tuesday morning lots of the traps had caught a pea and Supertato had appeared to save the veggies! 

The children have been busy all week solving this mystery, everyone made a map of the classroom showing where all the vegetables were found. In literacy lessons, the Year 1 children have been working on writing labels and writing a list so they added labels to their map and worked hard to use adjectives to describe the vegetables we found. We have also created some of our own super-fruit and veggies to protect our classroom when Supertato leaves us! 

In maths lessons this week the Year 1 children have been working on counting on from any number and representing numbers to ten in both pictures and by recognising the words. They have worked hard to use a tens frame accurately and enjoyed playing number bingo to practise reading the numbers as words. The Reception children have been showing off their counting skills through play and enjoying guessing how many sprouts might have been trapped in a bottle by Evil Pea!

After reading all about our potato superhero, we have started to think about what our topic, all about 'real life superheroes' might mean. The children shared some brilliant ideas and we have started to talk about people in our community who help us and might be our real life superheroes. The Year 1 children started their history work this week and started to learn about the life of Florence Nightingale. 

We finished our week with a real treat and our first class trip to Forest School. It was lovely to spend time together outside, running and playing in the meadow and spotting lots of signs that autumn is on it's way. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!