Pine Class News


Autumn Term Curriculum Letter


We have had another very busy week in Pine Class! We have continued our learning around the book ‘Dear Greenpeace’ and on Thursday, we did some fantastic writing about it! We have continued our learning about saving our planet and in particular, the problems caused by plastic. The children were very sad to learn that so much plastic ends up in our oceans and were keen to help save the sea creatures who are harmed by it! Another great week Pine Class!




In Pine Class this week, we wrote out information pages all about Micheldever. The children have worked so incredibly hard and are very proud of the work they produced. In Maths, we have been working on 2D shape and I have been blown away by the children's reasoning skills! We have been busy learning all the songs for out nativity and have started learning our lines too. What a fantastic week Pine Class!





In Pine Class we have had another very busy week! We have been writing our information pages about Micheldever and learning about fractions in Maths. This week, we created poppies using recycled bottles. We covered them with tissue paper and added leaves and a stem. Well done Pine Class!




In Pine Class this week, we have been learning about different materials and how some materials are better for the environment that others. We discussed the importance of recycling and how this helps to save the planet. In English, we have been mind mapping everything we know about our local area. We acted as tour guides and took each other on a 'tour' around Micheldever in the classroom. Another great week Pine Class!



In pine Class this week, we have been writing information pages about The Bahamas. The children have produced some fantastic work! We have also been learning to count in 2s and 10s and apply this to our 2 and 10 times tables. Pine Class have worked incredibly hard this half turn and I am very proud of every one of them. Well done Pine Class!




The children in Pine Class have worked incredibly hard this week! We have continued our work about Christopher Columbus and we have been learning about The Bahamas where he landed with his crew. In Science, we have been learning about how germs spread and how we can keep ourselves safe from germs! Well done Pine Class,




In Pine Class this week, we have enjoyed taking part in Sponsored Reading Week, particularly reading our poems to the Class on Monday and reading in our worship families on Wednesday. In Science this week, we have been learning about what happens to our bodies when we exercise. We went onto the playground and did lots of running and jumping which made us feel very tired and thirsty!




In Pine Class this week, we have been working hard to improve our spelling by taking part in lots of sensory spelling activities. We wrote our spellings in shaving foam, on large paper with coloured pens, we made them using magnetic letters and we even cut out the letters to make each word and stick them on a long strip of paper. It was a very fun way to learn them! Another great week - well done Pine Class! 




We have had an exciting week in Pine class this week. We started the week off by making sea biscuits. They were very salty and we didn't like the taste! We thought about how awful it must have been not to have any fresh food onboard the ship. We then wrote instructions for making sea biscuits. We have had a wonderful week and have produced some fantastic writing!





In Pine Class we have had a fantastic week! In Maths, we have been learning about the place value of 2-digit numbers. In Guided Reading, we have been reading The Lion Inside and we have really enjoyed joining in with the story. In one lesson, we made story maps to show the sequence of events. We have continued to learn about Christopher Columbus and look forward to learning more about him next week!




This week, Pine Class found a poster asking for explorers to join the crew of the Sant Maria. We thought about good qualities we have and wrote letters to Christopher Columbus to explain why we would make excellent explorers! Well done Pine class for such a wonderful start to the year—you have all settled so well and have such a wonderful attitude towards your learning. Keep it up.




Another big well done to Pine! This has not been an easy week, switching back to online learning, but once again the children have done so with resilience and focus. We are all very proud of you Pine! It was wonderful welcoming parents to our exhibition this week and having the chance to show off all the brilliant work Pine have done this term. What a lovely way to end the term! At home, the children have been writing exciting meerkat stories and finding shapes in nature. Pine have really shown their best this week! Have a wonderful summer break, it is definitely well deserved!



We’ve had a lovely week in Pine this week. The class had a wonderful time visiting The Watercress Line, riding the steam train to Alton and back! We learnt about the history of the line and how it changed life in Ropley, as well as exploring the locomotive yard for different materials. Pine also had fun competing in Sports Day, despite the weather! The class have also been learning about the Tokyo Olympics this week and have worked hard to study and design the Olympic rin  




This week in Pine the children have been writing a story based on the ‘Book of Butterflies,’ they have worked hard to use descriptive language and create innovations based on this. We have been learning about the rainforest and desert habitats and have found out some amazing facts about the organisms that live in both places! The children have also started to learn about the Tokyo Olympics and have created their own dances based on the London 2012 opening ceremony.





What an exciting week Pine have had! We had a lovely time visiting Marwell zoo and seeing all the wonderful animals that live there and have spent the rest of the week writing a recount of our time there. In Maths, Pine have continued to explore shape. We have drawn lots of 2D shapes and have used rulers to make sure our drawings are accurate. Pine have also made microphones and have practised interviewing each other in preparation for the Ellis Journey Celebrations on Saturday where some of us will be interviewing the key figures there. 



In Maths, Pine have begun to look at describing the properties of 3D shapes. The class investigated towers made of various combinations of 3D shape to find out which was the most secure. Pine have now completed writing their Newspaper report on the Ellis Journey. The children put lots of thought and hard work into this writing and should be very proud of themselves! Next Saturday is the celebration commemorating the Ellis journey where the children will have the chance to interview some key figures and see a range of vintage cars so it would be wonderful to see you all there!  






Pine have continued to hone their reporting this week as we have planned out our newspaper report all about the Ellis journey and are very excited about our writing competition! In maths, Pine have been using a variety of resources to help them solve problems and have begun to solve more complex calculations. We have been looking at food chains in Science and found lots of evidence of different food chains in our outdoor learning zone. Well done for working so hard this week Pine!



This week we’ve been News Reporters in Pine class! We’ve explored lots of different news articles and have found out about what makes an exciting headline and an interesting news story. The class have interviewed the key suspect in the story of Little Red Riding Hood and discovered a different side to the well known story. Pine have also delved back into the archives of music from the post-war period. We’ve explored the different devices our Grandparents listened to music on and have spent time learning some of their favourite songs. 




This week in Pine we have transformed into costume designers! After receiving a call from Mr Incredible asking for our help, the children have design and made brand new masks for him to wear! The children have given lots of thought into what features and functions he will need in a mask to protect him and aid him in fighting crime! The children have also started to look at how we edit and improve our writing and have done a great job up levelling their sentences.




This week in Pine, we’ve been learning how to write great sentences using the conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘but’. The children have thought of a variety of ways to use these and have worked hard to up-level their sentences with adjectives. In Maths, Pine have been thinking about number bonds and have been investigating all the different ways of making 10 and 100. Pine have also started an exciting new project in DT, we’ve been asked by Mr Incredible to help make a new superhero mask for him!




This week in Pine, the class have been thinking about how they can put kindness into action to share God’s love with those around them. The children have been creating handprints to show how they can use their hands to be kind to others. In Geography, we had a very exciting walk around the school to spot the physical and human features of Micheldever. The class have also begun thinking about our text ‘The Storm Whale,’ and have used their skills of prediction and inference to discuss some key points in the story. 


Pine have been tackling fractions this week and have been thinking about how they are shared into equal parts. The class have also begun writing their under the sea stories and have been super resourceful, using tools around the classroom to help them with their writing. Pine have also been back on the computers this week, learning how to login using their username and password. The children used their resilience during this lesson as we found it quite tricky!


This week in Pine Class we have been generating super expanded noun phrases for our descriptive setting description of under the sea. The children have been using centimetres and metres to measure length in Maths and have solve tricky problems using this unit of measure. One Wednesday, we had a very special virtual guest talk to us about what it is like to be a TV Producer and the class thought up great interview questions to ask him. 


Summer Term Curriculum Letter

Spring curriculum letter


Pine class exhibition - Autumn Term 2020

Have a watch of our exhibition video below to see all the learning we have been doing this term.

First Week Back

Pine Class have had a wonderful first week back to school! The children have had a fantastic time getting to know each other and beginning our topic 'Into the Woods'! The class have had opportunities to study trees and natural objects in our outdoor learning area, using them to create numbers in Maths and as inspiration for our Artwork. 

On Friday, the class investigated a variety of beans, comparing size, colour, texture and smell to decide which bean to feed our hungry teddy 'Freddy' for lunch! 

Well done Pine Class on a really successful week back!

Letter from Class Teacher

Autumn Term Curriculum

A very warm Micheldever welcome to Miss Canning.

NEW Home Learning Pack 9 (13th - 22nd July)

Below, you will find the Year 1 and 2 Home Learning Pack for the remainder of the term. 

Year 1 - Part 1         Year 1 - Part 2          Year 2

Home Learning Pack 8 (week beginning 6th July)

Below, you will find the Year 1 and 2 Home Learning Pack for this coming week. 

Year 1    Year 2

Home Learning Pack 7 (week beginning 29th June)

Below, you will find the Year 1 and 2 Home Learning Pack for this coming week.  In this week's pack, there are a number of video links from websites, including YouTube.  Please ensure that your child's internet use is supervised; thank you.

Year 1    Year 2

Home Learning Pack 6 (week beginning 22nd June)

Below, you will find the Year 1 and 2 Home Learning Pack for this coming week.

Year 1    Year 2

Home Learning Pack 5 (week beginning 15th June)

Below, you will find the Year 1 and 2 Home Learning Pack for this coming week.

Year 1    Year 2

Home Learning Pack 4 (week beginning 8th June)

Below, you will find the Year 1 and 2 Home Learning Pack for this coming week.

Year 1    Year 2

Home Learning Project 3

Below, you will find Home Learning Project 3 and supporting resources.

Home Learning Project 3

Home Learning Pack 2

Below, you will find the second Home Learning Pack for your child.

Home Learning Pack 2

Home Learning Packs

Below, you will find the Home Learning Pack for your child’s year group. A further pack of work will be posted to the website on Sunday 29th March.

Year 1

Year 2