Welcome to Raby Castle Class
Our Year 1 and 2 children are taught by their class teacher, Mrs Barclay. Mrs Barclay works alongside Miss Nimmo who support our children throughout the day.
Centre for Life
We have had so much fun this term investigating space and completing a range of investigations. We wanted to explore this topic further, so we visited the Centre for Life in Newcastle. During our visit we explored the ‘Space Zone’, where we stood inside part of the International Space Station (model), observed scientific experiments and investigated which materials would be most suitable to make a spacesuit. Before we left the Centre for Life, we all enjoyed a session on the ice and tried our hardest to ice skate!
‘What can you learn about Christians from visiting a church?’
In RE we have been exploring the answer to this question. We have visited our local church, St. Paul’s Church, and took part in a question and answer session with Rev. Brian. During the session we found out about the church bells, the font, candles, the Holy Bible, stained glass windows and the importance of praying to Christians. We found it interesting to find out about the shape of a church ceiling and its representation of a boat, symbolising a journey east.
‘Who will help me?’
In English we have been reading ‘The Little Red Hen’. As a class we have been learning the story by heart and reciting it with support of a story map. During grammar lessons we explored questions and found questions asked by the little red hen. In our writing, we made sure we placed question marks at the end of questions and even used adjectives to describe the farm animals. We can’t wait to end this term with performing ‘The Little Red Hen’ at our school Harvest Festival and making our own crusty bread that smells of sunshine and poppies.
We take pride in our village and want to take care of it as best we can. In class we have discussed how to care for our environment. During ‘Clean Up Day’ we ventured out into the local community armed with litter pickers and bin bags on a mission to clean up our village park. Despite it being a damp, muddy morning we all did our best to pick up any litter we could find. We then took it back to school to make sure it was all placed in a bin!