Welcome to The Hurricanes Class.
We are a mixed Year 1 and Year 2 class with space for 20 Year 1 and 10 Year 2 children. Our teacher is Miss Gibb, with Mrs. Sutherland and Mrs. Weeks supporting across the week. We aim to provide a supportive, nurturing environment where children can continue to progress on their learning journey and meet their potential. Children should feel secure to make mistakes as well as celebrate achievements.
We believe education to be a partnership between school and home, working together to meet the needs of every child. Communication is key to this partnership so please come and talk to us if you have any worries or concerns, or want to share your child's successes. If you wish to have a longer conversation, please make an appointment so we have time to listen.
In our class we teach Phonics and Maths in separate year groups.
We look forward to supporting your children as they continue to develop and grow.
Colours of September
September is such a lovely month to explore nature; we continue to get warm, sunny days and the colours around us are amazing!
The children have enjoyed collecting leaves, looking at their Autumnal colours and using them to create Hapazome flags. We have also experimented with more blackberry ink - although there aren’t many blackberries left, so we added some raspberries to the mix and noted the pinker colours in the tie dye we created.
Leaf dishes have been popular, with the children finding a large leaf (usually field maple) and rolling it onto the clay to see the pattern. They then used fine motor skills to carefully cut around the edge and then mould the leaf around a dish.
It was great to see some of my new creations being used - woodland clocks made up with the correct numbers and used to tell the time 😊⏰
Leaves, bugs and Spring planting
We had a lovely afternoon getting back outside to Forest School. The children enjoyed planting daffodil bulbs for the springtime, hunting for minibeasts, pond dipping (and frog spotting!), sawing exploring and playing. It was great to see some children trying firelighting for the first time, persevering and succeeding!!
We had campfire crumble for snack using apples from the story garden 😊
Our Commonwealth Sports Day
Wow - what a fantastic afternoon we had; from the opening Year 6 baton relay (where they arrived at the track for their last sports day to the crowd applauding them) to our aerobic warm up with Miss ‘Motivator’ Reynolds, cycle races, weightlifting and rugby (to name a few).
It was so amazing to see the children come together to take part and cheer each other on. The Year 6’s were fantastic, helping to guide the younger children and set up the fun races. The teamwork and sportsmanship was brilliant.
It was a VERY closely fought afternoon with many personal wins - but only one House got to lift the cup; congratulations Dragons!!
Our amazing trip!
The year 2 and 3 children went to Bird land and had a fantastic time!
With the warm windy weather, the children loved the idea of creating bamboo kite wands, which they then used to play a game where they took on characters called ‘God of Love’ and ‘God of Nature’!
We upcycled some tin cans to make wind ornaments which looked and sounded fab, hanging in the trees.
We talked about life cycles and some of the children went off hunting for minibeasts - and then created mini habitats for them.
One of the children found a large piece of stone with some fossils in it! A great find - and it related to their class topic!