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Christopher Columbus Class

Summer 1 Newsletter

Welcome to Columbus Class! 

Miss Wade and Mrs Halloran


Welcome to our class!

Summer 1: How can we use our imagination to broaden our experiences?

In Geography/ Science, we have been looking at the different seasons. Today we went on a Spring Walk and made our own, ‘Spring in a bottle’ full of leaves, buds, flowers etc…

Queen’s Jubilee Teddy Bear Circle time with Lancashire Library Services! 

Using adjectives to describe different settings in English.

Our RE topic this half term is, ‘The Resurrection’. This particular lesson, we spoke about Jesus appearing in the garden to Mary Magdelene on Easter Sunday. We collected objects in our local environment to create our own Easter garden. The big stone represents the boulder that was covering the tomb entrance. 

A visit from the Mayor of Wyre! It was so lovely to meet Andrea Kay today. The children asked some fantastic questions and were in awe of her!

Making arrays in Maths! 

Introducing multiplication. 
Using different resources to make equal groups.

Spring 2: How can we take risks in our learning?

Our BIG Scientific Question: Which materials are magnetic?

As part of our Design and Technology project this half term, we have been looking at stable structures. We have deign and created our own toy car garages. Later this week we will be testing out our garages to see if the ramp is strong enough to hold our toy cars!

Stations of the Cross 2022

The Year One children enjoyed looking round the stations of the cross exhibition in school today. We spoke about each station and what it represented. The children engaged within moments of reflection and prayer to think about the sacrifice Jesus made for us all. 

World Book Day 2022


'You can find magic wherever you look, sit back and relax! All you need is a book!' - Dr Seuss.

Exploring Everyday Materials in our Science Lessons.

Preparing for Lent with our Lenten Promises.


For as the heavens are high above the earth, so is his mercy great upon those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our sins from us.”
Psalm 103:11-12

Spring 1: How can we stay positive in our learning?

Spring 1 Columbus Class Newsletter

Using 3D shapes to create repeating patterns!

Today we visited St. Mary’s Church and Fr. Michael spoke to us all about the celebration of Baptism. We had the opportunity to see a Baptism celebration in action and all the special parts that make up the celebration. The children had the opportunity to ask questions and also, visit the Baptismal font to see the shell and holy oil used within the service.

 Science Day 2022

Today we had a special visit from the British Institution of Science! We learned lots of new amazing things all about our bodies and how they work. We took part in some amazing experiments that included lots of flames, explosions and bangs! A fabulous afternoon had by all! Tomorrow we are making our own sunflowers to tie in with our Plants topic and we are making our own bath bombs! Ooodles of fun in Key Stage One! 

World Mental Health Week 2022

Today, we talked about what mental health actually means and how it is normal to have good and not so good days. We spoke about how we can change these not so good moments in our lives to good ones and what we can do to promote positive mental health in school. We discussed what makes us happy and what we can do to ‘grow’ mentally and emotionally. The children came up with some fabulous ideas such as ‘trying something new’ and ‘getting lost in a good book’.

We then created our class sunflower display to show everyone in school how we can ‘Grow Together in Key Stage One’.

Our topic in Science this half term is Animals including humans. We started by labelling all the body parts we knew and even some we didn’t!

In our computing lessons, we have been using Purple Mash as part of our Maths lessons to sort different criterion; such as, fruit, objects and shapes.

Using Base 10 to represent numbers to 100 in our Maths lessons.

Our fabulous work inspired by Pier Mondrian. Pier Mondrian was famous for his abstract paintings using primary colours.

Autumn 2: How do we feel?

Wishing all our friends and family, a very Merry Christmas!