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Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2)

Year 2 Explorers stunning start

Superstar Camel - year 2 - published by Starshine Music,

Christmas Journeys - year 2 - published by Starshine Music,

We're gonna run - Year 1 - published by Starshine Music,

This way to Bethlehem - Year 1 - published by Starshine Music,

1R have been learning all about Maypole Dancing in PE, Coach Harry did a great job, making sure we didn't get tangled up!

KS1 parent/carer phonics information video

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Watch this video to find out all about how we teach phonics at Asquith and about the phonics screening check.

Year 2 have been learning all about our bodies and how to keep healthy. We have learned about different food groups and what a balanced diet is. To end this part of our topic we made healthy pizza bread pizzas!

Year 1 - As part of our topic 'toys through time' year 1 have been looking at different materials that toys are made from. In order to help our understanding and ignite our learning we have explored a range of toys from the past.

2B's Class Book - 'Our Wonderful World' topic

2K's class book - Our Wonderful World

'Do Your Own Thing' Day

As part of our current topic, 'Our Wonderful World', Fudge & Co spent the day with us, teaching us about some of their weird and wonderful animals! The children had a fantastic time getting to hold and stroke some of them them, along with learning lots of interesting facts. We are looking forward to learning more about animals over the coming weeks! 

Christmas in Key Stage 1

Take a look at some of the lovely things Key Stage 1 have been doing over the few weeks to celebrate Christmas...

Remembrance - Key Stage 1 took time to remember those who gave their lives for us. All the children observed a two minute silence, learnt about the life of a solider and created their own artwork to show remembrance.

2B have been busy making their clay tiles in the shape of a house ready to display them in Mansfield Museum. The children experimented with making patterns in the clay as well as adding extra features onto their tile. The tiles are currently being fired in the kilns and then we will give them a glaze before they are displayed.

On World Book Day class 2B enjoyed taking part in lots of activities linked to some of our favourite books. We dressed up in our comfortable pyjamas and had hot chocolate and popcorn. The children had the opportunity to make Gruffalo inspired biscuits, Gruffalo puppets and had a wonderful story telling session from 'Tales of the Heartwood'.

Museum visit 1 - Year 2 walked down to Mansfield Museum to explore the paintings by Albert Sorby Buxton. We wanted to compare the historical paintings of Mansfield to what Mansfield looks like today. The children thought it was very strange that hens were wandering around the streets. We then unveiled our upcoming project; to produce artwork that will also go on display in the same room as the paintings we looked at. We're all very excited to see the finished exhibition!

Class 2B were learning about statistics in maths. They had lots of fun investigating which is the most common colour in a bag of M and Ms. The children recorded the information on tally charts, pictograms and block diagrams. We even got to taste a couple!

Class 2K have been making tally charts to show the different coloured M&Ms in pot. We even got to eat them afterwards. Yum!

To start off our new topic 'Home is where the heart is' we made rooms out of shoe boxes. We loved getting creative and designing our own homes.

KS1 Pupils enjoyed creating material animals using their sewing and cutting skills

To launch our 'Robin Hood' topic we had a visit from a medevil company, who taught us all about medevil life and we received a few exciting letters from Robin Hood himself!

KS1 Children came dressed as Aliens to celebrate the end of our topic on 'Space'. We made our own Aliens, tried astronaut food and had a visit from a planetarium


2K - Use smarties to create tally charts in Maths

We came to school dressed in bright colours for Children in Need - The whole school raised £616.20 which was split between Children in Need - £316.20 and The Shoe Box Appeal - £300