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Year 1 and 2 - Pumas

Hello and welcome to Puma Class
We have a mixture of Year One and Year Two children working in Puma Class and lots of adults too. We are taught by Mrs Heathcote Monday to Wednesday and then Mrs Armstrong on a Thursday and Friday. Miss Radford works in our class every day and Miss Cargill every morning. Mrs Wilson and Mrs Lebeter also help us during different activities within the week.

Our topics for this term are -

Trading Places – The children will learn about the 7 continents of the world and investigate the country of Brazil. They will be learning about Brazilian culture and about the Brazilian rainforest.

Two Queens -The children will study and compare the reign of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. They will learning about the Royal Family and the wedding taking place in May.

Pumas Race for Life

Sherwood Forest Trip


We had a brilliant day visiting the home of Robin Hood.  We did three activities, den building, orienteering and a sensory walk.  We had to build a shelter in our teams that wouldn't let water in - we tested them afterwards by throwing water over the shelters and had some very wet children!!  When orienteering we had clues that we had to find all around the Visitor's Centre.  We worked collaboratively to find the clues though it was very tricky!  After lunch we went on a sensory walk.  We made colour pallettes from leaves and other natural materials we could find before creating smelly potions with leaves, grass, soil and a magic ingredient.  Tyler and Isabelle's teams made the smelliest!  Then we worked in pairs to do a sensory walk - one of the partners was blindfolded and had to feel their way around - the blindfolds were then removed and they had to retrace their steps and try and find out where they had been taken.  


There was just enough time to have an ice-cream and visit the park before travelling back to school.  What a brilliant day!

Brilliant Basketball


We had a surprise visitor in school on Thursday who was truly larger than life!  Paul 'Tiny' Sturgess who is a huge 7 feet tall came to our school to show us a basketball masterclass.  Paul has played in America for the Harlem Globetrotters and is now working all over the world.  We had a brilliant day and learnt some new tricks!

Heathy Living Workshops

During sports week, each class had a workshop about eating and staying healthy. We took part in activities to help us understand how to eat a healthy diet and the effects of different foods on our body. We also learnt that we need to exercise for an hour a day! We enjoyed taking part in some fun activities in the sunshine too.


Football Rounders Competition.


On Wednesday afternoon all of Key Stage one took part in a rounders competiton We split into 8 mixed teams and competed against each other to score as many rounders as they could. The children showed great team work skills, working together to stop their opponent scoring as many rounders.

Judo Workshops

On Wednesday we had a workshop session with Steve from Skegby Judo Club. We learnt about the discipline needed to participate in this sport and how to perform some holds and throws. We had great fun and lots of us were excited to take part in more after school clubs in September.

Dance Workshops


During sports week we took part in a dance workshop with Cara. We learnt a dance routine to 'This Is Me' and had a wonderful time performing with the whole school at the end of the day. They performed amazingly well, after just a half hour session to learn the dance.

The Year 2s enjoying dancing to The Greatest Showman

Watch us dance!

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The Year 2s having fun at the park after all of their hard work!

Red, White and Blue Day - Celebrating the Royal Wedding


On Friday 17th May both staff and children came to school dressed in red, white and blue to celebrate the pending marriage of Prince Harry and Megan Markle.  We had a special school lunch and took time to learn about the Royal Family and what would be happening on the special day!

Dressing up for the Royal Wedding - 17th May 2018

Our Easter Workshop - Wednesday 28th March

We had a great time taking part in our Key Stage 1 Easter Workshop just before our Easter holiday.  We made Easter pictures, created our own Easter gardens, took part in learning about the Easter story and enjoyed a wide range of crafts.  

Sport Relief - Friday 23rd March

On Friday 23rd March we came to school in sports clothes to raise money for Sport Relief.  We also took part, together with the rest of the school, in doing laps around the KS1 and KS2 playground.  Some of us jogged, some of us walked and some ran but the main aim was to total as many steps as we could.  We had a great time and raised lots of money in the process.

Raising Money for Sport Relief - Friday 23rd March 2018

Our Reading Champions


Aiva Bino and Isabelle Spencer have been nominated as the Reading Champions for Puma Class.  Both Aiva and Isabelle read every night at home and are making great progress in both independent and guided reading.  

World Book Day 2018


On Friday 9th March we finally got to celebrate World Book Day (our previous scheduled Book Day had to be cancelled due to the snow).  We all came to school dressed as our favourite characters and brought our favourite books to share with our friends.  Do you recognise all the characters?  Which costume do you like best?

French Day

On French Day we all came dressed in the colours of the French flag - red, white and blue. We spent the afternoon taking part in different activities including food tasting, sketching art work by French artists and building French structures in DT. We had a great time practising our French vocabulary.

A visit from Lyra the dog!

As part of our “Safety Week” Sarah Saunders from the Dogs Trust and her dog, Lyra visited school. We had an assembly where she taught us how to safe around dogs. We learnt how to recognise if a dog if feeling worried or cross, when to leave dogs alone and what we should do if see a dog and would like to stroke it.

After the assembly, Sarah stayed and talked to us about the things that dogs need to stay healthy and happy. They were a healthy diet, routine health care, lots of sleep, love and attention, grooming and cleaning and exercise. Lyra slept peacefully through the talk! It was a great afternoon and we all learnt something new about dogs.

Science with Year 6


We had a great afternoon working with the year six children on a science investigation. We were testing different types of paper to see which made an aeroplane travel the furthest. We thought about how we were going to make our test fair and how we would measure the results. Look at the photographs of us having great fun!

We had a Class Council meeting on Thursday 25th January 2018.  You can read the minutes from our meeting on the attached document.

Problem Solving Day - Friday 19th January 2018

We had loads of fun on our problem solving day.  We worked out problems to do with shape, space and measure and had a great time working out different problems on Purple Mash on the Ipads.  

Problem Solving Day - Friday 19th January 2018

Xmas jumper fun!

We had great fun watching the Jack and the Bean Stalk pantomime at Mansfield Theatre. Our Xmas jumpers made us feel very festive.

Prickly Hay - the cast

This year our nativity was called 'Prickly Hay'. We worked really hard to put on a great performance. Well done KS1.
We had a great day at Newstead Abbey. We learnt all about the Webb family, who lived their during the Victorian period, and what life was like for them.

School Council - Anti Bullying Week 2017


Here are the minutes from our Class Council on Thursday 16th November 2017.  This was timed to coincide with Anti-Bullying Week.

Children in Need 2017

Friday 17th November was Children in Need day and we didn't disappoint.  Children came to school in Pudsey onesies, spots and bright colours all to raise money.   We also held a cake sale and a Pudsey raffle.  Here are Puma Class all dressed up.

Children In Need 2017

Visit from the RSPB


As part of our Science Week, we had a visit from the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds).  We learned about different habitats, looked at a wide variety of plants and trees then went out hunting for birds in the school grounds. Even though it was raining we had great fun and found loads of different habitats.


Science Week 2017

We had great fun during our Science week.  We linked our Science to a range of books including 'Once Upon a Slime' and 'The Lighthouse Keeper'.  We experimented with circuits, made slime and tried to create huge bubbles!

Tour of Britain 2017

We had great fun going to watch the male cyclists taking part in the Nottinghamshire stage of the Tour of Britain. We saw all the police closing the roads and making the route safe and then the cyclists whizzed past us! They were fast! We got a little wet - but it didn't spoil the fantastic atmosphere.