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How Do Bees Make Honey?

Today Year One were visited by one of our Merry Hill parents, who as well as being a daddy to Rose and Douglas, is also a bee-keeper of bee-hives! The bees in their hives have been working hard over the last 6 weeks to make new honey, harvesting lots of pollen from the Lime Trees …

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Sports Day 2022!

Merry Hill was very excited to welcome families back for a fantastic morning of sport. The day began by marching up to the playground in our teams. The atmosphere was electric! Then the games begun. There was a variety of activities such as, football shoot out, hockey dribbling and an obstacle course. It was amazing …

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Fun Fractions

Year 1 have been exploring halves, quarters and wholes for the past three weeks. Half is one of two equal parts of an object, shape, or amount, while a quarter is one of four equal portions. This week, Lion and Panther class collaborated to measure and compare various volumes using the benchmarks of a half, a quarter, and a whole. …

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We are inspired!

People who inspire us have been on our minds this week. We all know that inspiration occurs when someone motivates you to do something or be your best self. Marcus Rashford, Mary Seacole, and the Queen are some of the people who have influenced us in the past. It was now our chance to be …

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Celebrating the Jubilee

Merry Hill and Ashfield joined on Friday to celebrate the platinum jubilee. The sun was shining brightly, and everyone was in positive spirits! We began our day by welcoming year 4 to our playground, dressed in red, white, and blue. Traditional British games such as an egg and spoon race, naughts and crosses, and musical statues were …

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Report Writing in Year One!

As you know, this year we have been learning about different types of animals including amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. In May, Dr. Stuart visited us with all his reptile friends and we learnt so many interesting facts about reptiles and spiders from his visit. This week we have finished off the final touches …

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We’re going to find the monster!

Lion class participated in a terrific book session yesterday. Zoe Willis and Laura Cohen came to see us to tell us about a new story… ‘We’re going to find the monster!’ We began by paying close attention to the story, learning the language and making predictions. The children then decorated their own monster masks, using …

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Telling the time

This week in Year 1 we have been learning to identify o’clock and half past on a clock. We began by developing our knowledge of left and right.  Learning new vocabulary like clockwise and anti-clockwise. Then we discussed the difference between the minute hand and hour hand. To put our learning into practice we made …

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Special Books

This half term in Religious Education we have been learning about different religious faiths and their special books: the Bible, the Torah and the Quran. We have had a fantastic Eid assembly delivered by parents in our Muslim community, including a member of staff, Mrs Shaz, who spoke about the importance of reading the Quran. …

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Tingatinga bees

This half term in art we have been learning about the artist Edward Tingatinga. He is a Tanzanian painter who specialises in abstract animals. Lots of us love the ‘Tingatinga tales’ episodes! We took our learning outside this afternoon during mini explorers and made our own natural paint. Firstly we needed to create the paint! …

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