Welcome to Parlick Class!
In our class we thrive learning through a creative curriculum approach. We consider the children’s interests and encourage them to flourish and grow, developing confidence and self-belief to help them be the best they can be. Throughout the school year we will post photos and information all about the fun and exciting things we have been learning in class, and in the great outdoors.
- We’d Like To Tell You A Story
2. Little Grey Donkey
3. Down In The Stable
4. Such A Perfect moment
5 The Angels Song
6. There’s A Razzle And A Dazzle
7. Wonderful Camels
8. A Miracle In Town
Pupils planning and leading collective worship in our outside reflective area and in class. Themes of “Love thy neighbour” and ‘Our Mother Mary’
Children in Need
Embracing our Fighting fit topic
Pupils have been learning about the human life cycle and how exercise keeps our bodies healthy. We also had a very special visit from a real life nurse Kirsty who shared her role as a nurse in a hospital with all the pupils.
Capturing the pupils imagination
Parlick class have had a wonderful immersive two weeks in class with our special visit from Florence Nightingale, Remembrance Day, Judo workshop not forgetting their amazing Fairy tale dramas.
Fighting Fit and Florence Nightingale
(Autumn Term 2 Topic Booklet)
This term we will be looking at the life of ‘Florence Nightingale’ and what influence she had in improving the standard of hospitals we have today. Pupils will be learning about a healthy diet and what the ‘eat well’ plate looks like and how exercise keeps us fit and healthy. Pupils will be participating in Judo workshop this term and will be busy putting together our magical Nativity performance. Our leading ethical questions this term help pupils think and care for others and as Catholics how we can help those in need especially at Christmas time. Children will be learning the Nativity story and how special the birth of Jesus was and how it gave people love and hope.
Pupils thoroughly enjoyed taking part in our Harvest music service and donated lovely contributions to the food bank to help others. As well as Harvest pupils have shown little acts of kindness for Little Way Week and raised money for the Red Cross appeal.
A glimpse into our active classroom
Welcome to a Parlick Class 2023/24
A warm welcome to our new Year 1’s and a great to see you back Year 2’s. We have lots of exciting learning this term and we welcome our Season of Creation. Our topic this term is ‘Animal Antics’. Pupils will be looking at animal structures and grouping animals based on their features. We will be exploring animals that live in hot and cold climates as well as looking at seasonal changes and weather patterns in the UK. Our Ethical Questions focus on caring for animals and our common home. Pupils will learn the story of creation and how we can be stewards of God looking after our beautiful world. Please find below our Curriculum topic booklet and our homework menu for this term.
A wonderful glimpse into our fantastic learning
Summer 2 Term ‘Lancashire Seaside’
This term pupils will be learning all about our local Lancashire seaside focussing on Blackpool. They will be comparing the local seaside town from the Victorian era to present day learning what has changed and what has stayed the same. Pupils will learning all about plastic pollution and how they can save our oceans and sea life. In Literacy we will cover a variety of seaside theme stories e.g. Billy’s Bucket and The Lighthouse keepers lunch. Pupils will enjoy poetry, instructional writing, explanation text and narratives. In science we will be exploring different materials and utilising our wonderful outdoors to work scientifically carrying out fun STEM challenges. We hope to take a school trip to a Blackpool to help litter pick and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Please find below this terms topic booklet and homework menu.
A snap shot of our amazing learning this term
Summer Term 1 ‘Wind in the Willows’
This term pupils will be reading the well known novel ‘The wind in the willows’. We will be looking at the beautiful vocabulary used and discussing characters personalities and life choices which are linked to our topic’s ethical questions about individual liberty and money. In science we will be learning about food chains and animal habitats, creating our own micro habitat in the millennium area. Pupils will be learning new skills in D.T by designing and sewing their very own Mr Toad waistcoat. Please see below for our curriculum topic objectives.
Our extraordinary end to our farming topic!
Pupils enjoyed a wonderful trip to Bowland park where they met all the interesting animals, a tractor ride and playing in the great outdoors. Then we had some special visitors visit our school a beautiful baby lamb and calf.
We have ran with our theme this year ‘connections’. Pupils have enjoyed working scientifically and getting hands on with nature. We have explored soil and planted pants to discover living organisms in the soil. Carried out a seed investigation wondering if the bigger the seed the bigger the plant? Not forgetting our science skills of carrying out a fair test and making predictions. We will track the growth of our seeds over the next coming months… I wonder which one will grow the tallest?
Parlick class have embraced our D.T. topic this term tasting a variety of fruits and describing their texture and taste. Then using their findings to design their own fruit skewers. Pupils then had the opportunity to use their cutting skills to chop up their favourite fruit and create their delicious fruit skewers. We then finished off our wonderful project with a step by step written set of instructions in Literacy. What a wow week!
Parlick class have loved our special visitors into school for careers week. We looked at careers in Art and farming have taken part in a textile workshop and riding a tractor. Pupils have also learnt all about a career in medicine having a paediatric doctor and public health specialist lead an interactive assembly. A huge big thank you to our incredible parent volunteers.
Forest School Day!
Children have thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful day in the great outdoors. They have built dens, created clay creatures, carried out a mini beast hunt, storytelling and finished the day toasting their marshmallows around the fire.
World Book Day!
Spring Term 2- The Farm Shop
This term pupils will be embracing the great outdoors and getting green fingered planting and growing their own vegetables. They will observe how plants grow and what they need to survive and stay healthy. Also pupils will be learning about where our food comes from and understand the ‘Eat well’ plate and know the different food groups that keep our bodies healthy. The pupils will also enjoy hands on experiences chopping and preparing fruit skewers in DT and enrich their learning with Science week and careers week, not forgetting our forest school and farming experience days. Below is our Topic booklet and homework menu for this term.
Our African Song Performance
Parlick class have thoroughly enjoyed exploring music from around the world and loved learning an African song ‘Siyahumba’ in our music lessons this term. We performed our song in our school’s music concert at the end of term for Parents.
What a fantastic week Parlick have had! Our week has been jam-packed with every element of safety. Pupils have learnt how to keep themselves safe around the home, outside, stranger danger, online, personal hygiene, road safety, water safety and first aid. What made it extra special was our amazing visitors the ambulance service and Lifeboat service to give our pupils informative and interactive workshops.
Our Incredible trip to Manchester’s Science and Industry museum. Pupils have learnt and explored so much!
A fantastic start to 2023 in Parlick Class
Spring Term 1 Explorers
This term pupils are learning all about famous explorers in particular Neil Armstrong. They will learn all about our beautiful solar system and discover the awe and wonder of our planet Earth and how we can look after it. Pupils will learn how to locate and name the seven continents and 5 oceans of the world. Pupils will develop their literacy skills through the wonderful stories ‘Bob Man on the Moon’ and ‘Bob and the Moon tree mystery’ We have safety week towards the end of the term and a fantastic trip planned to Manchester Science and Industry museum to look forward to. Please find below our topic booklet and homework menu for this term.
Our spectacular KS1 Nativity and Christmas Dinner
Our Immersed learning
An insight to our interactive learning about our topic the Great Fire of London. Pupils enjoyed learning all about how the Great Fire of London started and how it got put out. Pupils built their own 1666 houses in D.T and wrote detailed diaries about the events of the Great Fire of London, not forgetting a special visit from Fireman Dave teaching us all about fire safety.
Our Interactive Learning with Thomas Farriner
Autumn Term 2- Fire Fire
This term pupils will be learning all about the ‘Great Fire of London’ and how to keep ourselves safe around fire. We will be looking at Samuel Pepys a significant person in British history and learning all about the timeline of events of the Great Fire of London and how the city of London has changed since 1666 to present day. We are hopefully having some special visitors visit Parlick class linked to our fantastic topic and not forgetting our spectacular KS1 Christmas Nativity at the end of the term- what a fun-filled, enriching term we have ahead. Please find below our Fire Fire topic booklet and homework menu for this term.
A wonderful glimpse into our topic Great Goosnargh
Children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the outdoors and appreciating their school environment. We have been looking at human and physical features around our school and learning about how our school has changed over time. Children have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the celebration of Diwali and researching inspirational black musicians through the decades for black history month. We have also taken part in a number of fund raising events to help others.
Space Week 2022
Children have been learning all about ‘Space and Sustainability’. They created space rockets, shaving foam marble effect Earth pictures showing pollution around our Earth and wrote fantastic space poems.
Welcome back everyone!
A lovely warm welcome to our new Year 1’s and a it’s great to see our enthusiastic year 2’s eager to learn. We have a wonderful year ahead full of fun, interactive learning with our exciting topics. We kick start our year with our topic Great Goosnargh- The place where we live. Within this topic pupils will learn all about mapping and be able to spot physical and human features in the picturesque Goosnargh landscape as well as observing daily weather patterns. Pupils will be reading the beautiful stories of Katie Morag and the Jolly postman in Literacy. Please see below this terms topic booklet and homework menu for more information.
Our snap shot of our fantastic learning
Summer term 2 – Robots & Recycling
This term pupils will be exploring the amazing evolution of technology and robotics that have helped shape the world we live in today. They will learn about the importance of reduce, recycle and reuse products to help the environment. In science pupils will be labelling the human body parts and learning all about the five senses. Pupils will enjoy listening to a variety of robot themed stories which will inspire them to write their own fantasy setting story based on their own 3D robot model. Below is this terms topic booklet and homework menu.
Our colourful Rainforest & Brazil classroom display
The children have worked extremely hard this term and here is a snap shot of our amazing learning in science, topic, art and literacy.
Our funtastic Brazilian theme day!
We have been learning pulse and rhythm in music and exploring the rhythms of Samba using different percussion instruments.
Prayer & Liturgy
Pupils have enjoyed planning and leading their own prayer and liturgy’s in class our themes have been; God is a friend, God is the root, God is beauty and God is a promise.
Summer 2 Topic- Great Outdoors and The Rainforest
What an exciting topic we have this term! Pupils will be learning all about animals and their habitats and looking at the country Brazilian and exploring it’s wonderful Amazon Rainforest. We will explore the effects of deforestation and how it has a huge impact on our climate change and animal habitats. Pupils will learn all about the wonderful vibrant country Brazil and the energetic sounds of Samba! Below is our Topic booklet for this term and our Homework Menu.
Our Reflection walk for Ukraine
Parlick class joined our St. Francis family Parishioners for a mass in church led by Father Sony. Year 2 pupils did fantastic leading the readings in mass.
Our Fabulous Farm Trip To Ridgeway Farm
The pupils had lots of fun learning all about spring on the farm looking at plants and how they grow, feeding the animals and exploring the farm land searching for habitats and minibeasts.
Our fabulous learning across the curriculum
Our Amazing Author Visit
Children were in awe of the amazing Dan Worsley. His spectacular story telling inspired them all to be wonderful, imaginative writers.
Spectacular Science Week!
Pupils got very scientific and learnt all about plants and what they need to grow. We collaborated with Year 3 & 4 and went on a minibeast hunt around our school grounds. In class we carried out a celery experiment and grew our own silly cress heads. Pupils enjoyed hands on learning and exploring nature.
Mr and Mrs Foy and Dr Gunn visited our school to share their exiting careers with Parlick Class. It enabled pupils to have aspirations and dreams for the future.
World Book Day!
Our Spring Term 2 Topic Growth and Green Fingers.
Pupils will be exploring the great outdoors and learning all about plants. How they grow, what they need to survive and label parts of a plant. We will explore the wonderful art work of Monet and his beautiful botanical garden paintings as well as having lots of fun creating our Hack and the baked bean stalk comic books. Please see below our topic booklet and homework menu.
A snap shot of our fabulous learning this term.
Parlick has studied the artist Amedeo Modigliani and created their own portraits in the artists style.
We’ve been learning all about Catholic celebrations and what it means to be part of God’s family. Parlick visited church to look at symbols and traditions used during Baptism.
Parlick Class Liturgy
Wow! What a week we have had. The children have learnt so much from interactive, engaging fun workshops. Pupils have learnt all about safety around the home, first aid, personal hygiene, stranger danger, road safety, hand washing, Pantosaurus and online safety. Definitely a week to remember!
D.T. & Literacy
Pupils had lots of fun decorating biscuits inspired by the story Hansel and Gretel and writing a set of instructions for big write.
Our Royal Family Inspired Art Work
Parlick class have been working together to create a collaborative art pieces for our class display about portraits, can’t wait to see the pupils final self-portraits. We also created a beautiful family tree to inspire our family album topic.
In our P.E. Lessons Parlick class have been perfecting their balancing, stretching, travelling and jumping skills. Working in groups Parlick class performed their own gymnastic routines.
Our fabulous trip to Lancaster Castle
Spring Term 1 Family Album
This term pupils will be learning about what makes a family. We will get in touch with our St Francis pen pals in Kenya and learn about how different families and life styles and homes across the world are similar and different to ours at St.Francis. In Science we will be looking at a variety of everyday materials and their purpose. In History we will be looking at changes within our living memory e.g. toys, music, transport and communications. We also have an exciting trip planned to Lancaster castle to inspire exciting writing in our traditional fairy tales study in Literacy. Below is this terms topic booklet and homework menu.
Our Miracle in Town!
Kick starting our Florence Nightingale topic with a virtual visit and light up display
Fighting Fit and Florence Nightingale Autumn 2
This term pupils will be learning all about the life and works of Florence Nightingale and the impact she has had on nursing and hospitals today. Pupils will also be looking at how we keep our bodies healthy with a balanced diet, exercise and good hygiene. They will also be learning the stages of human growth from baby to adult. Please see below our Fighting Fit/Florence Nightingale topic booklet at homework menu for this term.
Exciting Writing and our fabulous penguins
Parlick class have worked extremely hard in their first term back. They have produced wonderful pieces of exciting writing all to to with our Animal Antics Topic, we have letters, penguin adventure stories and post cards. They have also been very busy creating delightful clay penguins and mesmerising hot/cold gradient art pictures- what a jam packed term we have had!
Our Amazing Art work!
Children used gradients of paint to produce hot and cold climate paintings.
Parlick class had lots of fun during space week. They created shaving foam and paint planets, wrote a fact file about a new discovered planet, made moon dust, created Neil Armstrong tableaux’s with play dough, cosmic yoga and many more. A very fun-filled week celebrating women in space.
Following in Jesus footsteps
Parlick class have embraced caring for others and giving to those who need help and support. Parlick class have astounded me with their amazing generosity for Lancaster Animal Care and Macmillan Cancer support cake sale. So proud of you all!
Diving into our topic…
Parlick class have thoroughly enjoyed our topic lessons learning about hot and cold countries and the seven continents, as well as learning all about animal welfare with our special visitor Michael Jones from Lancaster Animal Care.
A snap shot of our fantastic learning so far…
Wow! What a fantastic first week back we have had in Parlick Class. Our new Year 1’s have settled in marvellously and our Year 2’s have been amazing role models. Pupils have dived into their learning and worked very hard. I am very excited for our wonderful year ahead. Our topic this term is Animal Antics, pupils will be looking at animals that live in hot/cold countries, animal characteristics and how we can care and look after God’s creatures. Please see below our Topic booklet which explains what our learning objectives are for this term and our homework menu pick a mix. We have a special visitor that is coming to our class next week, look out for photo’s.
A snap shot of our amazing learning this term…
Parlick class have been very busy writing seaside themed narratives, learning about materials, making waterproof umbrellas and thinking of ways we can save our oceans. Please see the photos below of all the outstanding work that has happened this term.
Summer 2 Term- Lancashire Seaside
Welcome to our final term this year. We have lots of exciting lessons planned all about the Seaside and Oceans. Our Ethical questions are a big focus this term looking at plastic pollution in our oceans and the effect it has on our environment and animals. We will utilise the glorious sunshine this summer and take advantage of our wonderful outdoor areas for our daily lessons and enrich the pupils learning. We will be looking at properties of materials in science and creating our own seaside art work using a variety of materials in art. Please see below our curriculum overview booklet for this term and all the curriculum coverage.
Mr Toad’s waist coat
Parlick class have thoroughly enjoyed their D.T. project designing, sewing and decorating their very own Mr Toad waist coat. The class have produced some fabulous designs here are a few examples of the amazing artistic skills.
Let’s get down with nature!
Parlick class have been learning all about habitats in science and wanted to have a go at building their own micro-habitats in our millennium area. Fantastic team work and super builders!
Our Amazing art work inspired by Henry Rousseau
Exploring music through our bodies
Our Year 2 musicians
Our Year 2 pupils were very excited to have their first recorder lesson with Mr Warren.
Meeting our new school pets!
Comic Relief- The masked Joker
In music we have been learning about pitch, how to recognise high sounds and low sounds. We used our voices and then explored pitch on the glockenspiels.
We had lots of fun being scientists this week investigating acids and alkalines and understanding how a rain clouds work.
Our spectacular Great Fire of London work
Wow! What a spectacular day Parlick class have had! We had a special visitor Fireman Dave to talk to us about fire safety then we recreated our very own Great Fire of London. The children watched with awe and excitement as their houses blazed in the wind showing how the fire spread in London all those years ago in 1666. An extraordinary end to our fabulous topic The Great Fire of London.
Our finished 1666 houses
Parlick class have been very creative in class constructing their very own 1666 houses. The next stage is painting them.
We’re going on a shape hunt
Year 1’s having been learning 2D shapes this week, they had lots of fun being detectives finding them all around school.
Children in Need fun!
Parlick class had lots of fun today taking part in lots of Children in Need activities. We started the day wearing our spectacular spotty outfits. The pupils then took part in a Joe Wicks 24 hour workout, followed by an exciting virtual duck race. We were amazed at the wonderful entries for the talent contest, we have a very talented class of artists, magicians, dancers, singers, gymnasts and many more! Superb effort everyone!
Pupils have created a beautiful wreath of hand sewn poppies, and a silhouette of a soldier to commemorate Remembrance Day. Pupils wrote lovely thoughtful prayers to go with it. We also went around the school to view other classes beautiful work to celebrate Remembrance Day.
Our fantastic Great Fire of London display!
Mrs Tyrer has completely blown us all away this week and made a wonderful Great Fire of London display for the classroom. This is to get us ready for our exciting new topic, Fire, Fire! Pupils will be learning all about the historical events of the Great Fire of London through fun and interactive activities. Pupils have already started to design their own 1666 houses in D.T. to build into our very own Parlick Class Pudding Lane. We have lots more exciting learning ahead!
The Jolly Postman and other People’s letters
Parlick class have thoroughly enjoyed this story, learning all about different types of letters and narrative writing. Year 2’s produced some wonderful Cinderella story books presented in beautiful envelopes dressed in ribbon. The Year 1’s produced some delightful Goldilocks and the Three Bears story books as well as some very thoughtful wolf sorry letters to the Three Little Pigs for blowing their houses down. Year 1’s wowed me with their amazing sewing skills making their very own postman satchels to put their letters in. We just had to present Parlick’s super work on our school corridor display for all to see.
Black History Month
In Parlick class we have combined Black History Month with our music lessons. We had lots of fun looking at influential black music artists through the decades going from Ella Fitzgerald to Beyoncé. We had lots of fun appreciating the amazing music by these artists and couldn’t resist a little dance in class. As well as influential black artists, we learnt about Nelson Mandela’s life and all the work he did to give him worldwide status in fighting for black people’s rights. We finished our lesson by playing our new percussion instruments to the song “Free Nelson Mandela”, finding the beat and rhythm.
Parlick class enjoy their weekly class worships and enjoy taking turns to prepare and plan their own. Pupils have learnt the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ with actions and have been thinking about ‘Respectfulness’ this term. Parlick class have learnt that it is important to always make someone feel important and cared for.
Wow! What a busy week Parlick have had, we have completely invested ourselves in everything space related. We have really enjoyed learning about space this week, from creating our own fantastic marble planets and satellites, to sewing and construction. The focus this year was Satellites, the children looked at what satellites do and used role play to investigate this further.
All things Science!
We had a fantastic time looking at different ways we can make our paper helicopters spin faster. The children had some very good suggestions from making them heavier to using a thicker card, however we decided that making the wings shorter, it might just do it! By testing the helicopters we found that our prediction was right and concluded that by making the wings shorter, we can make the helicopters even faster! Although, was it a fair test? As Parlick make an excellent observation, due to the weather raining, was it really fair that the shorter wings were a little wet? It was a great point to note on our evaluations, well done Parlick class!
Parlick class had lots of fun today being scientists. They carried out a scientific enquiry looking at the effects of weathering and erosion has on human and physical features. We tried to create coasts, beaches, rain, wind, chemical reactions and many more. Pupils made predictions of what might happen and recorded their results, as well as evaluating their findings.
It’s fantastic to be back!
A warm welcome to our new Year 1’s and our fabulous Year 2’s. Its’s so great to be back at school with our amazing pupils. Parlick class have been very busy this week getting back into routines and diving straight back into their learning. Our topic this half term is ‘Great Goosnargh’. We will be looking at our local area and learning all about maps and why we use them, as well as learning what human and physical features are. Please see our detailed topic booklet below and also on our topic book page for our areas of learning this term.
Pupils have enjoyed taking part in lots of drama the past week exploring the Katie Morag stories and getting inspiration for our big write projects. Parlick class have also enjoyed getting hands on and practical in our maths lessons looking at Number and Place value.
Please see below a snap shot of our very busy first week back…
Our final topic of the year is Robots! Summer term 2 is full of designing and making our very own robots. We will be covering lots of exciting learning this term, including the human body and the senses and writing our own instructions for the robots we have made. In this uncertain time we are continuing with our home learning, where the children are working super hard!
We are now onto our topic, The Great Outdoors! This topic focuses on Geography and Science where there is lots of interesting learning to explore. This includes, everyday materials, where we will be looking at what objects are made of and how they are used. We will be drawing our own maps and ariel views of our households. As we continue to home learn children have plenty of exciting learning to be able to flourish and learn during this uncertain time.
Within our Spring 2 half term we are exploring the topic, Growth and Green Fingers! We have many exciting science activities taking place with plants being our focus. This term also includes Science Week which we will be using our scientific skills to conduct experiments and learn new, wonderful things! We will be tasting smoothies and creating our own soups. There is much to look forward to this half term!
We had a lot of fun on Friday 20.03, we decided that we would call the day ‘Agadoo Day’ which involved, quizzes, dancing outside and teachers Vs Year 6 netball tournament. In these uncertain times we wanted to ensure that we had a fun filled day, which we sure did!
Science Week 2020
It has been a busy week in Parlick Class as we have been taking part in Science Week! We have conducted experiments, been on nature walks and even made our own soup! On Thursday the whole school then came together and showed off the amazing science!
World Book Day!
We have had a fantastic World Book Day this year with the characters getting better and better! From Willy Wonka to Horrid Henry, the costumes have been amazing. A great effort from Parlick Class, well done!
This Spring Term 1 we are covering Family Album! We have lots of exciting things happening this term, including celebrating Chinese New Year, creating our own cottages for our traditional tales and planning a visit to the Harris Museum.
We have been very busy exploring safety week! Parlick Class have had many visitors and discussions, including, road safety, Dog’s Trust, water safety, Fire Fighter Dave, Sam the Nurse and Heatbeat. It has been a wonderful week and we have learnt a lot of useful information.
Our wonderful Maths work this half term, we have worked super hard on tricky topics, from money to multiplication!
We have used role play throughout this term to explore our Traditional Tale, Little Red Riding Hood. Parlick have used role play and put their own endings that they practiced into their amazing stories!
Paper Bag Princess Writing
Some best bits so far this year…
Harris Museum Masterpiece Sculpture day
We are very lucky to be the only school in Preston to have been selected to have a sculpture masterpiece in our school for the day organised by the Harris Museum. Parlick class have had a fun filled art day responding to the beautiful sculpture ‘Gloria Victis’. Pupils have explored working with water paints, paper sculpture and splatter art outdoors. Pupils enjoyed learning all about how bronze sculptures are made using various materials and moulds. Please see below a few fabulous moments from the day.
Parlick class had lots of fun learning all about space this week. Pupils got messy making moon sand and alien slime, and loved making star constellations with sticks in our new D.T. area. We finished the day with a school assembly sharing learning from all the other classes. The first man on the moon landing re-enactment was very entertaining from Fairsnape and Parlick class were very impressed with Beacons Lego coding moon rovers.
Lost and Found
Parlick class have thoroughly enjoyed looking at the story ‘Lost and Found’ this term by Oliver Jeffers. The pupils have been very busy writing their own penguin adventure stories in literacy and getting very creative in Art and D.T. not forgetting the pupils amazing efforts in their homework. Please see below all the wonderful work the pupils have been up to so far.
Autumn term 1
Welcome back everyone!
A warm welcome to our new Year 1 pupils and it’s a pleasure to see our Year 2 pupils helping the younger ones settle into our class so well. We have been very busy this week getting emerged into our fabulous learning. Our topic this term is ‘Penguins, Possums and Pigs. We will be looking at seasonal changes and weather patterns in the UK in our Geography lessons and in Science we will be looking at which animals live in hot and cold countries, as well as identifying similarities and differences in common animal structures. In Parlick class we thoroughly enjoy bringing our story writing alive with our multi model writing incorporating our Art work with our Literacy work. Please see below our class topic map showing the areas of the curriculum we will be covering this term.
Parlick class 2018-2010
Our fantastic trip to Blackpool Zoo
Pupils had a great time at Blackpool Zoo. They loved watching the sea lion show and they were in awe feeding the giraffes. They had lots of fun exploring the zoo and meeting a variety of animals. A very successful school trip!
Summer term 2 topic- Amazing Africa
Wow! Our last term of school. I can’t believe how quick the year has gone! The pupils have made so much progress since September its such a delight to see how competent they write independently and how quick they are at solving problems in maths, they are little super stars. Our year 2’s did exceptional in their KS1 SATS, so proud of them and i’m sure the year 1’s will be following their footsteps passing their phonics screening tests. The pupils have blown me away with their efforts and hard work on their half term Africa projects. The pupils have thoroughly enjoyed presenting their homework to the rest of the class.
This term we are exploring Africa and looking at animal structures/ grouping in science and looking at continents in geography as well as getting creative in Art/D.T. producing some wonderful cultural art work. We have a very exciting KS1 trip organised for the 3rd July to Blackpool Zoo where pupils will have the hands on opportunity to feed giraffes.
Please see our Amazing Africa topic map below for more information about our fun-filled final summer term.
“Twist and hop the minibeast bop”
This week in literacy Parlick class have been looking at pattern poems and rhyming words. Pupils got into groups to act out the poem the minibeast bop. Pupils showed some fabulous expression with their reading and groovy dance moves.
Parlick class enjoyed creating micro-habitats for bugs that live in our millennium area. Some wonderful and creative designs!
In science pupils went on a minibeast hunt around our school. They discovered lots of different micro-habitats.
On your marks, get set, go!
Parlick class having been looking at different areas of athletics this term, learning new techniques and skills. Year 1’s have been perfecting their sprinting skills.
Welcome to summer term 1
The year is flying by I can’t believe we are in our summer term already. Our topic this term is ‘Minibeasts’. We will be exploring living things and their habitats in science, utilizing our beautiful school surroundings to learn about nature. We will be reading Harry the posonious centipede in class, superworm, The minibeast bop and many more minibeast adventure stories as well as looking at factual books to learn amazing and fascinating facts. A huge thank you to all parents and pupils for creating their marvellous minibeast creations over the Easter holidays, we have put them altogether to bring our minibeast art display to life! Please click on the link below to view our topic map for this term.
Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens Trip
Parlick class had lots of fun on our class trip to Cobble Hey. In the morning pupils learnt all about how we get produce from plants and animals, then they made their own plant pots with newspaper and planted some lettuce leaves. To finish off our planting workshop we explored the beautiful gardens and saw how seeds grow into plants. In the afternoon the pupils had lots of fun in the hay bale maze, walked to the top of the windy hill and met all the animals who live on the farm. To finish off our wonderful day the pupils fed the baby lambs and chickens. Please have a look at the photos below that capture our muddy, fun-filled day.
Our Parlick class growing project
Feeding The 5000 Day
Year 2 enjoyed a wonderful R.E. day with our cluster catholic primary schools. In the morning pupils participated in lots of creative activities to understand the meaning of the story ‘Feeding the 5000’ by making; fish bookmarks, collage fish and writing their own prayers. Then, in the afternoon pupils performed freeze frames to re-tell the main events of the story. We completed the day with a reading and blessing in church.
Parlick class have been enthusiastic scientists this week embracing science week. We got very messy during our slime workshop. Pupils observed how materials can change form and texture. They also carried out an experiment dyeing plants. Pupils used celery, flowers and lettuce to investigate how plants absorb water and if they change colour over a period of time. At the end of the week pupils presented their findings and products in front of the whole school.
World Book Day!
Our exciting learning with a spring in our step
Parlick class have brought lots of enthusiasm to the new spring term, getting fully engrossed in all their learning across the curriculum. They have been buzzing mathematicians solving division problems, writing riddles in literacy and exploring the great outdoors for music and science, not forgetting their amazing learning log egg box farm creations.
Outside Worship and visiting church
Welcome to spring term 2- The Farm Shop
Our topic this term is the ‘Farm shop’. Pupils will have a hands on approach planting seeds and watching them grow throughout the spring. They will learn how to keep their plants and flowers healthy, as well as getting creative in D.T. making some tasty treats with farm produce. We also have a fun class trip planned to Cobble Hey Farm very soon! Please see below our topic map for this term.
Wow! what a fabulous week of interactive learning. The pupils have had lots of fun learning about how they can keep themselves safe. Pupils have learnt about online safety, where they created their own avatar and made up their own rules to help them use the internet and games safely. Pupils took an interactive approach to learning for safety around the home and outside. Pupils were safety inspectors walking around school, washing dolls, learning how to protect themselves from germs and cleaning Steve the skeletons teeth. Not forgetting Mrs BM’s dangers around the home and recovery position. I would like to say a special thank you to Mrs Lancashire who spoke to the pupils about first aid and the Police officers for leading a road safety and stranger danger workshop.