Mount Pleasant Primary School

Spring Term 

In Science, we have been learning about Seasonal Weather. We measured the total amount of rainfall over two weeks by making our own rain gauges with a partner. We left our rain gauges on the school field - over the second weekend, Storm Ciara came and provided us with lots of rain to measure. 




In R.E, we have learnt about a Christian Baptism ceremony. We visited All Saints Church where Reverend Toby demonstrated a Baptism ceremony and showed us what was used during a Christening ceremony, such as the font, holy water and a lighted candle. Some children got to have a look through the Baptism folder and found out they had been christened there!


 During Poetry week, we all had a super time learning and performing poems all about fruit. We all came up with some amazing actions and had lots of fun! 


Autumn Term 

We have all enjoyed exploring Maths using lots of different equipment in our Practical Maths sessions...





We have been practicing our Fundamental Movement Skills this half term - focusing on

  • Running Fast
  • Skipping
  • Hopping
  • Jumping
  • Rolling a ball 
  • Bouncing a ball
  • Overhand throw
  • Underhand throw
  • Catching a ball
  • Kicking a ball 





We all enjoyed a minibeast hunt on the school wildlife path.  We found lots of different species of minibeasts.  We brought some inside our classrooms and we sketched and wrote facts about our chosen minibeast.






Summer Term


Our Amazing School Trip to Blackpool and St Annes...

English:  During our 'Stories from Other Cultures' unit of work, we had a super time creating our own versions of the story in groups to act out for the rest of the class.

D.T. - In Design Technology, we designed and made our own paper bag kites.  We had to decide what to use to join the parts together.  We then had great fun testing our kites to see how well they flew.  Afterwards, we completed an evaluation of our design and decided what we could do better next time.

Spring Term:

We have enjoyed a 'Games' Unit in PE where we learnt lots of different skills for playing tennis.

They included balancing, throwing, catching, bouncing, aiming, travelling and spacial awareness.

In Science we made a rain gauge in pairs from a plastic bottle.  We put small stones in the bottom to stop it from falling over.  We put our rain gauges outside on our school field for 2 weeks and measured and compared the rainfall over this two week period.  At the end, we made a graph to show our results.



In English, we really enjoyed our unit of 'Poems to learn by Heart'.  We learned performed lots of different poems, creating actions to help us with our performances.  We performed in groups for the rest of the class and, as a whole class for other teachers.  We even wrote and performed our own poem all about our class.    



Our Learning Journey - Autumn Term

As part of our Seasonal Change Topic in Science, we all enjoyed walking to the woods to observe signs of Autumn and collect lots of leaves to bring back to school for our displays.


The whole school competed in an 'Interplanet Obstacle Orienteering' Competition.  We competed against each other in our Planets and all had lots of fun - Saturn was the winning planet in Year 1.


In Practical Maths, we all enjoyed a shape hunt around school.  We looked for everyday objects that were either square, triangular, rectangular or circle shape.  We then worked out which was the most common shape around school. 

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