Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

Hawthorn Class WB 20th September

 In RE, we are thinking about ‘Who made the world?’ and have begun by looking at the Christian Creation Story. Last week, the children were introduced to the story and had a go at sequencing pictures to show how God made the world in just six days and then rested on the seventh.

This week, we took advantage of the lovely weather and went outside to create some actions and freeze-frames of the different events. The children had some fantastic ideas and really enjoyed this activity, as the photographs show!

They’ve started writing their own poems based on our class book, ‘I love bugs’, but we decided to base them on wild animals that live in our local area. Once they’ve written them out in best, we hope to share some with you.

Maths has involved a lot of fun learning, as usual. Year 1s have been introduced to ‘Charlie Crocodile’ – why not ask them to explain who he is to you?  Year 2s have been discovering more about numbers to 100 and the different ways you can create and represent them.

We also had our first Computing lesson, introducing the children to how to look after the laptops and access a program called Paint. They worked in mixed-age pairs to create their own colourful bugs and a great time was had by all!

Finally in Science we have been using our senses to help a little girl find her teddy bear.  He smelt of mint, tasted of apple, had a squeaky tummy, had a 10cm footprint and was fluffy.  The children had to use their senses to find the right clues to solve the mystery!  We really enjoyed the taste test (blindfolded) with chocolate, popcorn and apple but we were not as keen on the cucumber or lemons!