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Welcome back after what we hope has been a lovely break over the Christmas holidays and we wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It has a been a very cold, wet and windy start to 2024 but we have got a fun packed few weeks ahead of us this term in Team Moonflower.

We would like to introduce you to the staff that will be working with your child this year in Team Moonflower and Team Sunflower. Most of you are aware that there has been some changes across KS1 this term.

Staff will be working across both classes and even more closely with the Beehive and the Honeycomb to ensure that every child accesses the curriculum at their level.  



Our Spring term topic is...Bulwell and Beyond!


We will be focusing on Geography and finding out about different places, starting with Bulwell and then travelling to other towns and cities in the UK and ending with comparing where we live to living in New Zealand.

We will be exploring a variety of maps and making observations about the difference in human and physical features of a place.


Please take a look at our Knowledge Organiser below for more details.


Alongside this, in History we will take a closer look at the Bulwell in the past and wonder what it would have been like to have worked at Babbington Colliery in the mines.

Science will be investigating and recording different types of weather and observing the changes in seasons throughout the term.



As well as this, this half term we will be finding out who Raewym Harris is and creating some artwork in her style in Art by mixing colours, we will be identifying and mixing different foods to create dips and smoothies in DT and trying our hands at creating storyboards in Computers.


We will also be covering lots of other celebrations and events like Chinese New Year, World Book Day and Safer Internet Day.


In Team Moonflower we ask that your child brings their book bags every day and we will be changing their book every Wednesday.

We will be spending time with every child throughout the week to share a book and help them to use their phonics and read with confidence at their level.

As most of you are aware, we moved away from reading diaries last year to record a child’s reading at home and we are continuing to use the app called Boom Reader which also allows children to collect gems for their teams. If you need any help with this please let us know.


Team Moonflower have PE on a

Monday and Friday.

Please send your child in their normal school

uniform on these days and we will be getting them changed

during the afternoon for their P.E. Lesson.


We would like the children to be suitably dresses for P.E.

so your child will need:


A plain t-shirt (not a football top or own with slogans on)

Plain jogging bottoms or shorts.

Trainers or plimsoles.


If your child brings their P.E. in a bag, this can stay in their lockers for this term and we will ensure it gets sent home at the end of the term to be washed.


Please don't worry about any of the above, we do have some spares in school available if any child needs it. 


22.2.24 We were fortunate to welcome Rebecca Green into school. She is a Kayaking Paralympian and she visited us to explain what it takes to compete at a high level and we joined her in a fitness session! THANK YOU so much to everyone who helped with her sponsorship and we wish her all the best for her future competitions.

20.2.24 We took 10 Year 2 children to a Cricket Festival at Ellis Guilford. It was fantastic fun and we had 10 very tired children afterwards!

20.2.24 What does it take to be an explorer? The children will be answering this question in our next writing topic so we launched this by joining Moana on her adventure and working in groups to discuss what happened to her along the way.

7.2.24 We have been taking a closer look at the UK. We have found out that it is made up of four countries and we enjoyed making mini bunting to represent these countries. We also loved singing along to the below video too!

6.2.24 It's SAFER INTERNET DAY so we took some time to lok at what we could do to stay stay when using the internet.

5.2.24 PE was amazing today! We practiced climbing on equipement and jumping off safely. Some of the benches were really high but we all had a go!

29.1.24 We started a new writing topic this week and to launch it we travelled to Neverland like Peter Pan to see what it was like. Through drama we visited lots of different places following a map and used our amazing words to describe what we could see, hear, smell and feel.


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26.1.24 We were lucky to have a Street Dance session with Darcie. It was great fun but hard work learning all of the moves!


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26.1.24 We ended our week learning about Robin Hood by making ourselves some origami Robin Hood hats in Time to Shine!

24.1.24 We found out what it would be like to work in a mine. We created a dark tunnel in our classroom and took it in turns crawling through and sharing with each other what we thought of it.

16.1.24 We used everyone's postcodes to find our house on Google Earth. It was great fun and we found out that some of us live very close to each other!

15.1.24 Coach is back and so are all the Year 1's back together again! This term we are learning to jump and land safely which was easier said than done!

15.1.23 To introduce our topic we took a closer look at our school. We used maps to direct us around the building and find places we have never been to before.

12.1.24 We created our own poem about rain and thunder today and had lots of fun listening to another poem written by Andrew Fusek-Peters inspired by rain.

11.1.24 This term we are going to be recording different types of weather so we have created our onw Weather Station with Mr Wright's help.

9.1.24 We started looking at weather by creating pieces of wethaer symbols artwork for display.

CONGRATULATIONS to our RECOGNITION STAR winners this term! You have gone above and beyond and been spotted by an adult. WELL DONE!

11.12.23 The Elves have arrived!

8.12.23 In preparation for the 10 days of Christmas to start we spent the afternoon making decorations for the hall!

6.12.23 We walked to Bulwell Forest Gardens and visted their Winter Wonderland. It was a very cold but magical morning. THANK YOU to everyone who helped us out and joined us for the morning!

4.12.23 During PE this week we had a go at hitting a ball with a bat. It was not easy but we had lots of fun trying!

4.12.23 We were inspired by the snow we had over the weekend and watched The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. We then had a go at reinacting scenes from the story and writing our own words to go with our favourite scenes.

1.12.23 In Music we have been learning about different percussion instruments. Today we had a go at drums and it was great fun. We used different parts of our hands to make different sounds and followed a beat.

29 & 30.11.23 Our Indi cars are amazing! It has been so much fun exploring different ways to make them move and then planning our own routes for the little car to go!

20.11.23 We raised money and awareness for both Children in Need and Anti-Bullying week by dressing in SPOTS and SOCKS! We did lots of actitives throughout the day and had lots of 'spotty and oddy' fun!

15 & 16.11.23 As part of our Art this week we have been experimenting with using different materials to draw portraits. We used charcoal and pastels and copied Picasso's style to draw a portrait of our friends.

13.11.23 Every Monday we have Coach who comes and takes us for PE. He has been teaching us how to be safe when moving around the hall and how to bounce a ball with control and accuracy.

6-13.11.23 All week we have been learning about the Hindu and Sikh celebration of Diwali. We are very lucky to have Diyaa in Team Moonflower who has taught us lots of facts about what her family do to prpare, how they get their house ready and what they eat! We have had so much much learning from her and joining in the celebratiosn with her at school.

10.11.23 We took part in our own Remembrance Day service on Friday. We used the Poppy Day animation to learn more about what it is like during a war and why it is important to remember and say thank you to the soldiers who lost their lives to protect us. We took part in a 1 minutes silence and then created our own poppy field in the classroom!

CBeebies | Poppies animation

10.11.23 We were inspired by Picasso's style of painting that we had a go at creating our own Picasso poppy fields!