Welcome to Mars Class!
Mars class is a mixed class of reception and year 1 children.
Our teacher is Miss Kelly, and Mrs Williams is our teaching assistant.
We are lucky to have our own outdoor learning area and enjoy playing outside come rain or shine! The ethos of our class is to develop happy, confident and independent learners who are willing to try their best and find success in their everyday learning. Every child is unique and we aim to tailor lessons to the individual needs of the children.
On this page you can find updates about our learning and any special adventures we have been on. We hope you enjoy reading about our learning journey!
In Mars class Miss Kelly will be the class teacher supported by Mrs Williams.
For this term, Mars class has been set up following government guidelines. Expectations and procedures will be shared with the children on the first day of school, though the children will be reminded every day.
Please make sure you are wearing a face covering when dropping your child at the Mars class gate.
Week Commencing 12/4/21:
Mrs Williams and I have been so happy to have the children back this week.
We have been getting excited about our science and topic for the summer term. Our topic this term is 'heroes' we have been looking at what it means to be a hero and especially during lockdown who was a hero. We painted rainbows inspired by lockdown to say thank you to all the local heroes.
Please take a look at our art exhibition on the office windows when you walk to school on Monday.
In science we have been looking at plants, the children have come up with their own experiments and will be in charge to record the results as a group. I can't wait to see what conclusions they come up with. We also have an investigation area where children have been exploring water beads how they expand with water and decrease in size with salt.
Have a lovely weekend!
Week Commencing 22/3/21:
What a busy week!
We started the week looking at the Easter story, we tried hot cross buns and zoomed Reverend Nikki. We have also been revising phase 3 and 5 phonics each day so please continue to use their phonics pack to keep the sounds fresh in their heads.
We also created a beautiful card for Diane’s birthday, the children were so proud of it.
And reward day where we had utter madness, making Easter cards and baskets, seeing planes zoom over the school, having an Easter cinema and to top it off a skip arrived in our garden (the children were very excited at this!)
Have a lovely restful Easter break!
Week Commencing 8/3/21:
Happy Fri-yay Mars Class!
Wow what a busy week, we have been talking about our feelings and reflecting on them during lockdown and coming back to school using the colour monster. We have also been busy learning, making our own play dough, self-portraits, cooking in the mud kitchen and being doctors.
In science we investigated the seasons and gaining an understanding of how rain works. So please ask your little scientists how does rain happen.
Lastly I also set the children up with a challenge, each child received a desk pet and was asked to give them a name, homes and to look after them otherwise they get taken away. This has brought some amazing discussions during circle time and shown how creative our children are.
Well done Mars Class and have a lovely mother's day!
Teach your Monster to read:
Looks like some of your children have been busy teaching their monsters to read, that they have earned some certificates!
Well done to all the children who have been teaching their monsters to read!
Spring 1- Home Learning
We've had a very busy term of home learning over the last few weeks. We are incredibly proud of the children and all their hard work. Mrs Williams and I have been so impressed by the work and hope to be able to come back to school soon.
We've been learning all about numbers to 50, doubling and halving and counting in 5s and 2s. We have also been writing our own traditional tales, finding out how to keep ourselves healthy, comparing South America and where we live, building animals out of natural resources, painting, listening to stories, writing newspaper articles, going on long walks, playing in the snow, birthdays and appreciating the people we love.
Week Commencing: 14/12/20
Well done for making it to Christmas and well done to Reception on your first term at school.
This week we have been presenting our projects, making Christmas decorations, creating a kindness jar and reflecting on how lucky we are to receive gifts and eat wonderful food.
Today we had so much fun making a cinema and watching the Grinch.
Have a lovely Christmas!
Week Commencing 7/12/20:
Mars Class, the weeks are flying by now!
We have been busy writing our non-fiction pages for our class Dinosaur book, who knew there so many dinosaur experts in Mars Class. And we wrote apology letters to Santa as someone touched Buddy the elf! But don't worry he is back and been very naughty.
We researched about The Big Bad Wolf and his habitat/diet, we even made a habitat outside for a wolf.
In Math's we continued to become number masters to 20, focusing on place value.
Week Commencing: 30/11/20
This week the children have been very busy as always.
A dinosaur egg appeared in our classroom which after caring for it and being very quiet has hatched! To celebrate we are writing non-fiction dinosaur reports so we know everything there is about dinosaurs.
In maths we have been representing numbers to 20 using a variety of methods.
And we have been filming the Nativity so keep your eyes peeled for the release!
Well done Mars!
Week Commencing: 23/11/20
Well done this week for working so hard, I am so impressed with you all!
We have been writing missing posters to find Little Red Riding Hood's Grandma and writing a letter to Santa, we hope he is doing well during lockdown in the North Pole.
Remember Tuesday to wear P.E kit for football in the afternoon!
And if you haven't already given permission for you child to be part of the nativity please email the office as we will be recording next week.
Week Commencing: 23/11/20
Oh dear here comes trouble!
On Monday Santa delivered an elf to keep an eye on the children's behaviour (and some Santa cameras) we have spoken about how the elf needs to self isolate before coming into the classroom officially.
This has really helped the children understand how it is important to still keep ourselves and others outside our bubble safe.
Buddy the elf is having a really fun time s-elf isolating!
(Mrs William was very proud with that joke.)
Week Commencing: 16/11/20
Another busy week this week.
We have been writing character descriptions on wanted posters to find the Big Bad Wolf. We have loved role playing in Grandma's cottage!
In math's we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes. Exploring shapes in everyday objects and we went on a shape hunt.
Homework this week is a continuation of the homework project, remember it can be as creative as your child wants, a video or a poster. Reception can draw and write a simple word or sentence. If you need any help don't hesitate to grab Mrs Williams and I for ideas.
Week Commencing 9/11/20:
Happy Fri-yay Mars Class! This week we have been so busy.
We have been interviewing the Big Bad Wolf, learning about alien words and designed, made and tested our "waterproof" hats in science.
Great learning Mars Class!
Week Commencing 2/11/20:
What a lovely start to the term! We have been exploring traditional tales and focusing on addition in maths.
The children loved outdoor classroom day and did some excellent learning.
Week Commencing: 19th October
This week we have been doing poetry. We looked at a different range of poems exploring their themes and features. We selected the ones we liked the most to create our own anthology. We also did a poetry performance of the poem 'The Treasures' by Clare Bevan.
In maths Year 1 looked at part whole models and partitioned numbers and started to form them into number sentences.
Well done Mars Class!
Have a restful half term and I can't wait to see you all back on Tuesday 3rd November.
Week Commencing: 12th October
This week Mars class have been learning all about Harvest Festival and we even got the chance to look and feel a traditional harvest bread. We also wrote a story all about Naughty Bus and what trouble he has been getting into.
This week we designed how our spooky ghosts would look like and they are making my classroom look super spooky!
Well done Mars Class!
Week Commencing: 5th October
This week Mars Class have been learning all about Naughty Bus in English. Naughty Bus has been very naughty in the classroom! He has been making marks all over my floor and was even found in Stanley the snail's home!
Now we have made him a new home hopefully he won't be up to much trouble next week!
We have also been learning to recite The Hedgehog by J.J. Bell to celebrate National Poetry Day.
Well done Mars Class.
European Day of Languages.
Today Mars Class celebrated European Day of Languages by going to Spain.
We spent the morning exploring where Spain was on an atlas, making a Spanish flag, creating a passport and packing our bags ready to get on the plane.
We also spoke some Spanish today saying hello in Spanish 'hola' and counting to 10.
Muy bueno Mars Class! 🙂
Week Commencing: 21st September
This week was receptions first week at school! We did lots of busy learning and explored all the areas of the classroom.
We explored new materials through our artwork, did some gardening and spent time practised writing our names.
Well done reception!
Week Commencing: September 14th
Happy Fri-yay Mars Class! This week has been a lovely start to the school year and thank you to the parents and children for being so welcoming.
Year 1 have been learning this week all about feelings, making our own feelings monsters and practising breathing techniques for when we have too many feelings in our tummy's.
It has been so exciting to meet the new reception children this week and they have really enjoyed being busy with us! If you have filled in your pink book we would love to see them so please bring on Monday!
See you Monday!
Week Commencing: September 7th
Well done to the Year 1's in Mars Class today! We had so much fun this week with our busy learning and created some beautiful artwork to fill the classroom with.
We have sent the children home with a book in the meantime to read whilst they are being assessed on reading and phonics this week.😊