Whaplode
Church of England
Primary School

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded

2 Chronicles 15:7

I can do all things through him who strengthens me

Year 1

Our 30 Things Challenge

Our 30 Things Challenge is a seven year endeavour to be completed by pupils during their time with us. We have worked with children, parents, staff and governors to identify our own twenty-five tasks and combined it with five selected by our academy trust, which will be common to all children attending a LAAT school.

We have now turned these ideas into our very own “My 30 Things Passport”, which will be updated as each challenge is completed. We feel sure that you will agree that in order to meet their thirty challenges the children will be kept busy over their seven years with us!

For those children further up the school, or who join us later on in their school journey, we recognise that it may not be possible to meet all thirty before they leave us but we will endeavour to meet as many as possible in the time we have available.  

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"My 30 Things Passport"

Learning about Islam 20 January

During our learning about Islam and we have been discussing the reasons why Muslims give thanks to Allah during prayer. We talked about what it means to be thankful and explored this further by writing thank you cards to our class mates. All of the children gave and received a card and we talked about how it made us feel to give but also to receive kind words.

Year 1 Class Staff

Miss Goulding

Miss Goulding

Class Teacher

Miss Hume

Miss Hume

Teaching Assistant Mornings

Miss Markillie

Miss Markillie

Teaching Assistant Afternoons

Counting in 2's 4 December

We are learning all about pairs, counting in 2’s and doubling this week. The children were able to work together as a team to put themselves in the correct order when counting in 2’s all the way to 50!

Gist 20 November

We really enjoyed our Wednesday morning with Gist learning all about road safety. First we practised crossing the road safely in the playground, we hope the children told you all about ‘stop, look, listen and think!’ After that we learnt about the stopping distance for lorries and we were even allowed to have a look inside the cab!

Fantastic Week! 1 November

What a fantastic first week back after half term! In maths we have been busy learning about 2D and 3D shapes, we rounded off the week by making 3D shape patterns. In P.E the children enjoyed using hockey sticks and tennis rackets to develop their ball skills.

Little Daffodils 29 October

As part of their centenary celebrations, Taylors Bulbs have launched a nationwide campaign to get children planting bulbs this October. As part of The ‘Little Daffodils’ initiative Baytree Garden Centre visited us on Wednesday to deliver pots, bulbs and compost. We were so pleased to be able to give the children the opportunity to learn more about nature and grow their own flowers. It would be wonderful to see some pictures once the daffodils have bloomed.

Animals UK 8 October

We had a fantastic morning with Animals UK. We enjoyed learning about the different animals and the children were very brave when they held the python!

PE 26 September

We are really enjoying our P.E lessons with Miss Cox. In today’s lesson we were able to explore the apparatus, it was really exciting to climb the ropes for the first time!

Madagascar Homework 6 September

We would like to say a massive thank you for all of the children’s amazing pieces of homework! We have enjoyed hearing about the animals in Madagascar.