Category Archives: P1b (Mr Marshall)

P.1B Newsround

P.1B had another busy week last week, including making lots of noise with Connor and Stuart to represent the sound of a space-rocket taking off! We also created our own astronaut to write a story about, created some dazzling sun art by blending chalk colours with our fingers, and thought about how life on Earth is different to life in space.

For Health and Wellbeing we started a block of Athletics in P.E., and also thought about what makes us sad and how that feels in our bodies. This will contribute to our understanding of our emotions and how to deal with them.

Other highlights of the week included:

We have been making name rockets at the craft table- Lily

Reading in the library and the cake sale- Mattie

I’ve been making ships and planes with the Lego- Harry

We were making aliens with plasticine- Mya

We’ve been making ships and boats in the Lego- Imogen


P.1B Newsround

We had a busy week last week, ending in style with our postponed World Book Day celebrations! We had all sorts of characters in class, from Goldilocks to The Tiger Who Came to Tea, and had lots of fun in Assembly with our school house teams.

We also had some dancing lessons courtesy of Giraffes Can’t Dance, which we all really enjoyed. Unfortunately Mr Marshall only managed to get a picture of the calm before the (dancing) storm as he had to make up the numbers and Cha Cha, Tango and Waltz as well!

We also thought about the stars, and made some lovely night-sky pictures simply using black paper, cotton buds and white paint. Other highlights included:

Reading in the Library- Lucie

Me and Keryn played in the sand- Skye

Being at the sand- Erin

Playing in the Tesco role play with Mya- Ali

Me and Lucie were writing at the Writing Area- Imogen



P.1B Newsround

P.1B had a ‘wild’ week back after our wild weather break, and finished our Rainforest topic in wild style!

We enjoyed dressing up, making paper-plate tiger masks, decorating jungle biscuits, and watching a little of Tarzan! Everyone had a fab time and was on their best behaviour, with not a cheeky monkey in sight (well, only one or two!).


Other highlights from the week included:

We made music with Boomwhackers with Conner and Stuart- Mya

We learned about trees at our Assembly- Tillie

I enjoyed doing balances in P.E.- Brooke

We were watching Tarzan at the cinema- Kian

We have been doing exercise during our Daily Mile- Joshua


P.1B- More Snow Day Indoor Activities

Well, it seems your weekend has already begun! Nevertheless, it’s still a school day and if you are stuck at home again I have some suggestions for activities for you to do connected to our learning in class:

Literacy: Reading. Simply read a book! You should all still have your group books at home so read it to yourself or an adult if possible. If you would like more of a challenge, draw a cartoon strip of your favourite story, practising your writing and phonics in the speech bubbles.

Mathematics: Seasons. Believe it or not, yesterday was the first day of (meteorological) Spring! Despite the snow, it is not far off. Draw a picture of how your garden- or the landscape around you- will change in Spring, making sure you use lots of colour.

Science: Electricity. Choose a room or rooms in your house and make a list of all the electrical items- mains or battery powered. Then do a safety ‘audit’- meaning check the room for any electrical hazards (water/ drinks near electricity, cables across the floor, overloaded wall sockets- and any others you can remember!).

P.E.: Gymnastics. Find a carpeted floor and put together a gymnastic sequence involving one balance, one rotation (spinning or turning your body), one jump, and one travelling movement. Don’t forget to warm up and cool down.

Health and Wellbeing: ‘What makes me happy’. Simply do the thing that makes you most happy (if you can!) for an hour. It’s not just fun- it is also great for your mental health.

Topic: Space. Learn the names of the planets in our solar system- Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. To make this easier (and more fun) you can make up a sentence using the first letter of each planet name in order (M, V, E, M, J, S, U, N)! Here are some examples:

  • My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Noodles (or Nachos)
  • Mercury’s Volcanoes Erupt Mulberry Jam Sandwiches Until Noon
  • Very Elderly Men Just Snooze Under Newspapers
  • My Very Efficient Memory Just Summed Up Nine
  • My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Names
  • My Very Expensive Malamute Jumped Ship Up North

Whatever you do this (long) weekend, make sure you look after yourself and stay safe, and I’ll see you all on Monday.  Bon weekend!

P.1B Newsround- and Snow Day sofa ideas

Well, another surprise snow day seems like a good opportunity to catch up with some of the things we’ve been up to in class over the last couple of weeks!

We’ve been continuing with our Rainforest topic and created some wonderful art in the style of Henri Rousseau (pictured).

Aside from our regular Literacy and Mathematics work we’ve been continuing with gymnastics in P.E., focusing particularly on balances, and did some risk-spotting in our electricity topic for Science. We also enjoyed a bit of time in the sunshine with our P.7 buddies!

Although you might be enjoying the time away from school, and have had lots of fun in the snow, if you are anything like my children you are probably now desperate just to stay warm in front of the telly! Maybe if you have a tablet and access to the internet here are a few educational things you can watch and do from the comfort of the sofa:

  1. Play (or ask an adult to download) the ‘Hit the Button’ app- a really fantastic way to practise your bonds and doubles.
  2. Watch the extraordinary live ‘NASA Earth from Space’ feed at and start thinking out of this world!
  3. As it is World Book Day, if you are too snow-tired to read let someone read to you. Check out Story Time from BedtimeFM:
  4. Watch ‘Back in Time for Tea’ on the iPlayer- a really interesting look at what foods were eaten last century (My two absolutely LOVE this!) or check out any of ‘Earth’s Natural Wonders’ and learn about how other people cope with days like today (although rather more snowy!)

I hope you are keeping safe and warm, and hope to see you tomorrow morning looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed!

Mr Marshall