Peterchurch Primary School

Honeybees Class

Year 1 and 2

Welcome to Honeybees Class!

Here you will find important information, as well as being able to what we have been learning about each term.

Teacher: Mrs Griffiths
Teaching assistants: Mrs Pritchard and Miss Jordan

 Curriculum Overviews

Honeybees Curriculum Overview 2023-24

Autumn

 Honeybees Autumn 1 Overview

Honeybees Autumn 2 Overview 

 

We have started exploring sculptures in our art unit this term. We began by learning about Marc Quinn's bread sculptures and had a go ourselves at making soda bread hands!

Making bread sculptures

 Making bread sculptures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making bread sculptures

 

 

Honeybees have been working hard during their first week to solve English and Maths challenges in and outside of the classroom!

English lenses

sorting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During our first half term, Honeybees have taken part in Forest School. We have explored plants, created projects with nature and enjoyed some marshmallows and bread over the fire!

forest school

Forest schoolForest school

 

 

Parents/carers visited Honeybees for our Phonics workshop. We shares our learning scheme, books, resources and played some phonics games together. 


Phonics workshop

Phonics workshop

Phonics and Reading 

 

 

To end our term exploring sculptures, we studied Eva Rothschild's geometric sculptures. Honeybees created their own sculptures, we thought about how to make our bases sturdy and secure so they could support a 3D design.

ArtArt

Art

Art

 

 

 

Honeybees enjoyed their trip to Techniquest which encouraged us to be scientifically curious, question and problem solve. 

 techniquest           techniquest

 techniquest           techniquest

  

 

As part of our D&T learning this term we have been exploring textiles. We have designed and made felt decorations to sell at the Christmas Fair! To attach fabric and embellishments we have used a range of techniques from gluing and stapling to using a needle and thread.

textiles

 Spring

 Honeybees Spring 1 Overview

Honeybees Spring 2 Overview

 

Honeybees class explored the art work created by Brianna McCarthy. She is a famous artist who creates collages of faces. We had a go at layering our own face collages using a range of textured and patterned fabrics.

Honeybees collage art

 

Honeybees hosted a writing workshop for parents/carers. The class enjoyed sorting nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjective cards into the correct category. If you couldn't make the session or require a refresher of the information, the slides are available via the PDF below.

KS1 Writing Workshop

Honeybees writing workshop

 

In our Computing lessons, we have been exploring data and how to represent this in a variety of forms. Honeybees have represented data using bar graphs, pictograms and tally charts.

Computing data

 

In Science, we have explored the properties and uses of everyday materials. To test materials, Honeybees built a house for the Three Little Pigs. The 'Big Bad Hairdryer' (wolf) tried to huff and puff these houses down! We evaluated the properties and structure of these houses and suggested suitable materials for strong buildings. 

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In our Design and Technology lessons, we have been exploring structures. This led us to our final project which involved making a marble run in teams. After some evaluating and adjusting, they worked brilliantly! 

Structures 

Honeybees went on a wellbeing walk to enjoy the local surroundings and also to explore how many structures we could find on our walk.

Wellbeing walk

 

In Science, we have been learning about animals. We were fortunate to receive a visit from some local ewes and lambs. 

Lambs

 

During Science Day, Honeybees explored space and star constellations. We made our very own star constellations which we tested using a torch.

star constellationsstar constellations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer

Honeybees Summer 1 OverviewHoneybees Summer 2 Overview

Honeybees are enjoying their cricket lessons this half term with Abi, our Cricket Coach.

Cricket

 

We were fortunate enough to try wheelchair basketball. This required resilience, coordination and teamwork. We managed to play a few games and had so much fun!

Wheelchair Basketball

 

The whole school enjoyed their day at Rest Bay in Porthcawl! Honeybees explored the rock pools, splashed in the sea and played lots of games on the sand!

 

Rest Bay

Rest Bay

Rest Bay

 

Fairfield High School have supported Honeybees in creating multimedia representations of buildings from Peterchurch. This will form part of a community project which will be displayed for all to enjoy!

Art Workshop