Miss Apsey

Term 2

This term we have been focusing on ‘What was life like for Victorian Children?” We have thrown ourselves into this topic by exploring and discussing how things were different in the past. We have had so much fun learning all about the Victorians and how different life was like! We explored lots of different Victorian artefacts and tried to think what they might be used for. We particularly liked playing with the Victorian toys! Ask us about Victorian homes, schools and toys, we might surprise you!


In our English lessons we have enjoyed reading a range of different texts. To begin with, we read ‘Old Bear’ and re-told the story with our new invented character. We had to use lots of adjectives to describe our character, and lots of creative ideas to work out how to rescue them from the attic! With our new knowledge of the Victorians, we decided to write an information text to inform other readers. Then we recorded our work in the style of Horrible Histories!


In Maths lessons we have been working on lots of different things. To start with, we looked at adding and subtracting to 10. We looked at a range of different methods to help us. Then we looked at naming and sorting 2D and 3D shapes and had to explain the differences between them. Now we are looking at Place Value to 20! We are using new resources to help us represent number!


We are loving our Art lessons as we are delving into clay work. We are creating out very own Victorian pots! We started by looking at Willow Plates, and designing this from the story. Then we designed our Victorian vases in the likeness of other Victorian pots. Our next step is to actually create our design, we can’t wait!

Term 1

1FA have had a fantastic start to the year! We have been investigating our theme of the term: ‘Who am I?’. To do this we have taken a closer look at ourselves and learnt new vocabulary to describe ourselves. We have also use the book ‘What makes me a me?’ in English to identify what makes us unique! We used these ideas to write a letter to Miss Apsey so she can get to know us a bit better. We then created some amazing self-portraits in Art where we have learnt new skills such as mixing, painting and sticking.


We have now thrown ourselves into a new book, ‘Peace at Last’. We have been putting our creative hats on and retold the story using our own characters that we created!


In Maths, we have been learning lots about place value to 10. We have learnt how to use new resources to help us count, and identify number. We will be learning about addition and subtraction for the rest of the term, and we are really excited to learn more and start writing number sentences.

In Science we have been looking at the different parts of the body, we learnt new vocabulary like: freckles, taste buds and gums. We are now learning all about the five senses and how they help us in our day to day lives. Soon, we are going to be exploring the seasons and going on a ‘season walk’ to help identify this season.


We have also been given time this term to read all our lovely books in our book corner, have a look at some pictures of us enjoying these books.