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Year 1 - Pear Class 2020-2021

North Somerset Birds of Prey

On Thursday we were really lucky to have a surprise treat from Mrs Hodgson. We were able to share with Year Two a visitor experience from the North Somerset Bird of Prey Sanctuary. We saw a European Little Owl, a Tawny Owl, a Barn owl and an American Harris Hawk. We learnt lots about the different birds and were able to see them close up. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

PTA Easter Bunnies

A great big thank you to the PTA for our delicious Easter Bunnies! THANK YOU!

We Have Birthdays! 

Congratulations to Bernie for his birthday yesterday (19/4/21). We hope you had a super time and thank you for the sweets (one of Mrs Lowe's favourites!). 

Happy Birthday Ava-Grace, for tomorrow, (21/4/21), who just happens to have the same birthday as the Queen. Happy Birthday to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth too!


Well done Pear Class! We won the 'most money collected in our bags' competition run by the PTA that the children filled at home with change. Each child was given an Easter Bunny and Poppy D-K was chosen to receive the extra egg! Thank you PTA. We raised over £100! Thank you so much Mums and Dads and families for donating all your change. Hope the children enjoyed all their Easter treats.

An Easter Egg Hunt

We had an Easter Egg Hunt! There were ten pictures of eggs hidden around the playground, some high up (Mrs Lowe took a safe step with her to put them up!), some were low down (Mrs Lowe didn't need help with those!), some could be seen more easily and some were really tricky to find. The children had to find as many as they could in ten minutes and the winners had to find them all. The rules were no running, no shouting out when you've found one and keep with your team. The winning team finished in 9 minutes and 50 seconds and they found all ten eggs. Well done great team work!

Easter Nests

We made crispy cakes complete with eggs and a chick! Great fun but Mrs Lowe might have bought the wrong chocolate because they didn't seem to be set properly as we left class there were lots of escaping eggs and chicks! Hope some of them got home safely and were eaten.

Year 1 Easter Service

Year 1 have been blessed this Easter because we were invited to St James' church to share our Easter Worship. The children have been learning about the Easter story and we were able to share our own retells of the story.

Pear Class shared our own prayers that we wrote thinking about thanking God, saying sorry and thinking how amazing God is in our lives. We spent time exploring the church after the time of Worship which was great fun.

Here are a few images of our time at the church.

Easter Gardens

This week we have each made an Easter Garden representing parts of the Easter Story. The cross reminds us that Jesus died, the flowers remind us of the garden were he was laid to rest, the little pot on it's side represents the empty tomb with the stone rolled away because we have learnt that Jesus rose on the First Easter Sunday and is alive again. Hallelujah!

It's my birthday!

A very happy birthday to Cohen. Have a great day on the first day of the Easter holiday.

Delicious Cold Desserts

We have been designing and making some cold desserts this week, involving choosing fruit, deciding on which flavour jelly, what flavour custard and then which topping we would prefer? 

It has been super fun and they tasted great! (At least the ones that have been eaten.)

We are Superheroes!

It is Comic Relief and we are raising money for people, especially children. who are not as fortunate as ourselves. They may have difficulties in their lives for all kinds of reasons but at the moment it may be due to Covid19, and we want to help!

Look at us! Are we not the most amazing Superheroes you have ever seen!


We have been learning more about our rubbish and how we can have less impact on the Earth's resources by finding better ways of dealing with our rubbish: we can reduce, reuse or recycle much of our rubbish and soon there will be new blue bags to go with the brown bin and the green and black boxes so we can recycle even more. We were able to create art work by reusing crisp packets.

Science Day

In the morning we were very lucky to be visited by a Scientist who showed us lots of interesting things, including how to make rainbow solutions, how to make slime and gases that go bang!

In the afternoon we tested some materials to find which ones would be both waterproof and flexible enough to make a raincoat. 

Our Wonderful Children on World Book Day

A New Sign For The Reflection Garden


The children have been working hard, making a new sign for the beautiful Reflection Garden.  Our Reflection Garden is a special place where the children can go to enjoy the natural surroundings, taking in the sights and smells of nature.

Pancake Races

Today, we enjoyed learning about Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent.  We also liked hearing about Olney in 1445, where a lady ran to church with her frying pan and her pancake because she was late for the Church Service.

We all had a go at racing with a pancake today.  Some children were racing against each other on screen, whilst others were racing in the playground.  We were all brilliant and had a wonderful time.

Christian Crosses and Prayers

Our children have been working hard, at home and in school.  We have produced some wonderful crosses to represent the Christian religion and we have written some thoughtful prayers.


Pear Class wishes everybody a very Merry Christmas this year, please enjoy (and join in) our special musical message!

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

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Our Alternative Nativity

Congratulations, we have nearly made it to the end of this very difficult year.  The Year 1 Team are very sorry that we have been unable to learn, rehearse and perform a full Nativity for you this year due to Social Distancing and Singing restrictions.  However, we hope that you will enjoy our little production, performed by your amazing children.  Please appreciate the hours your children have spent out in the cold weather, under the helicopter filled sky, on the local bus route through Abbey Manor Park, to bring you this little film!!

We hope you enjoy watching and we wish you and your Family a very Merry Christmas and a HAPPY New Year.

Year 1 Nativity

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A Christmas Prayer

A Prayer by Year 1

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Christmas Wreaths

In Year One we have been getting ready for Christmas by making our Christmas Wreaths. We carefully selected evergreen leaves and used a candle for the middle of our decoration. The candle in the center is like Jesus, the Light of the World. The evergreen leaves are like God's love for us, always with us 

Caterpillar Calendars

In our class we have been learning the days of the week and the months of the year. To help us we have used the Very Hungry Caterpillar story. We have also used this theme to make our calendars and with just a few finishing touches they will be ready to go home. 

BBC Children in Need

Today was Pudsey Day, as the children like to call it.

We have learned that BBC Children in Need has been a part of our lives for 40 years! In that time many of us have helped to raise over £I billion for children in the UK.

Pear Class have been very enthusiastic about helping others less fortunate than themselves. We have written about what BBC Children in Need does and we have written instructions for making a moving Pudsey Bear as well as making one for ourselves.

Remembrance Day - Lest We Forget

Outdoor Learning

As part of our Outdoor Learning this week we have collected red leaves and brown or darker coloured natural objects to make a poppy. Both Pear Class and Pine Class took part making sure we were safe without any contact between the groups of children.

We have begun to think about why we wear poppies at this time of year and we have been getting ready for Remembrance Day which we will be observing next week.

Black History Month

In Pear Class we found out about a lady called Rosa Parks. She was a very brave lady and the children were moved by her protest. All of our children were shocked that she was not allowed to sit where she wanted on a bus and that she was arrested for trying to do this just because of the colour of her skin.

All the children agreed that this was not fair or the right way for us to treat one another. We all agreed that no matter who you are you should be given the same opportunities and that everyone should be treated the same.

Mask Making

Although not all our parents are free to come in for family learning we had a go at mask making in the class room and we think we did very well. We have made some fairy tale animal characters to go with our other characters from fairy tales that were made by the other children from Pear Class.

Family Learning

Despite restrictions we have been lucky enough to be able to invite parents in to have a go at mask making with some of our children with Darryl, an  Art and Design expert, specialising in working with children. I think great fun was had by all!


Mental Health Day

During Mental health Day we discovered more about how our brains work and how they can affect the way we feel and different ways we can try to keep our bodies and minds healthy. We also thought about how our own behaviour can affect other people and how we can help each other feel better about ourselves.

We have tried some Mindfulness Colouring, this can be a very calming  and peaceful activity for some.

Observational Drawing

We have been trying very hard in our Art lessons to look closely at an object, in this case an apple, and try to draw what we can actually see. We were all quite surprised to find that the apples we not very round or not much like a sphere but often odd shaped and not the same colour all the way round.

Number Bonds

Today we have been using apparatus to help use learn and remember our number bonds, Abacuses have been used for thousands of years, and they still work!

Exploring our Environment

We have had a good lesson walking round the school grounds as part of our Geography curriculum looking at our environment and making choices about our favourite part of the school. When we returned to class we drew pictures of our favourite part and wrote about why we liked it.

Field Play

The weather is often warm and pleasant in September, unusually warm at the moment and we can make the most of our playtime using our huge field, Now we must practise lining up!

Welcome to Year One, Pear Class.

Hello and welcome to a new term and a new class. We have had an amazing first week back and all the children have settled in so well, they have been calm and made me feel so happy to be back (if I may have been a bit apprehensive, I'm not now!).

The children have been showing me their Writing, Maths, Art, Science, R.E.. listening and thinking skills and it has been a pleasure to sit near(ish) to them to hear them read. Thank you so much parents and carers for all your teaching efforts over lockdown and in the school holidays. 

I hope to see you all in the future but if you have any questions for me please don't hesitate to ask and I will do my best to help. See you in the playground.

Mrs Lowe