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Pudsey Waterloo Primary School

Look at our Spring Topic

Spring One

Famous People

Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole

This half term we are focusing on famous people. In particular we are going to be learning about the work Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole did. They strived to help others by being kind and caring and the children have been enjoying looking at famous people in history.

 

To complement our topic we are reading the story Zog and then Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson. Each class has been learning about the book and we will be writing our own stories based on the original book. 

 

Towards the end of this half term we will be reading the book Zoo by Anthony Browne and alongside this we will be visiting Chester Zoo on Wednesday 7th February.

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We will be visiting Chester Zoo and look forward to seeing some of the endangered animals. These are important to us and in the final week of the half term we will have a display in the hall for all to see. 

In Maths we have been very busy at the moment learning about addition and subtraction. Then we will be moving onto 2D and 3D shapes. The children have been using their problem solving skills to apply their knowledge and we are so proud of how they have been taking the challenges in their stride. 

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Spring 2

Pride of Pudsey 

Our Local Area

 

This half term we are focusing on our local area. We will be looking at the geography in Pudsey. Within this topic we are going to go on a local walk and we will be looking at the types of building and surrounding areas. 

Author week

In year 1 we have had a fantastic start to this half term by celebrating reading. We have been looking at Julia Donaldson and all the different book she has written. 

 

Despite the cold weather the children enjoyed the school reading breakfast and the activities we did around different books. It was great fun dressing up and thank you to all parents for supporting this event. 

Science Week

 

The children were really excited about science week. It was all about taking part in investigations and using scientific language.

 

The children learnt how to make a prediction, use scientific equipment and make observations. 

 

1. We made plastic from milk and vinegar. Children thought it was fun to watch how the milk reacted with the vinegar and they enjoyed touching the plastic. 

 

2. Volcano eruption. Children prepared themselves for an explosive science lesson and they used bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to create a reaction in the classroom. The end results had children hooked on being scientists. 

Maths - Numbers to 50

 

We are heading on now with our maths to some tricky numbers up to 50. We will be looking at tens and ones, one more and one less and comparing numbers using the < > and = symbols. 

 

The children are challenging themselves in maths and we are very proud of how hard they are working. 

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