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Minety C of E Primary School

"Shine like the stars" Daniel 12:3

Welcome to Cygnets - Year 1 and Year 2






We had a fantastic meadow walk looking at the wild flowers and drawing them.

We had an great trip to The Butts Farm as part of our science topic on plants and animals.

We had a fantastic Geography day exploring and learning about Minety.

Class 2 had a fantastic History Day on Thursday.

We dressed up as children from the 1950's.

We learnt all about the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and celebrated the coronation with a special tea party.

We baked cakes for our tea party. We followed the recipe carefully and learnt about imperative (bossy) verbs.

We decorated crowns and flags.

We watched the coronation and cheered and waved our flags.

We have been learning about number doubles using dice, dinosaurs, bears and our white boards and pens.

What a lovely start to our new topic. Look at all the animals that have been to visit us this week.



and Aero the dog.

We have been making 'Red Nose' cakes in pyjamas for Red Nose Day.

In science we have been investigating things that sink and float.

We have been making worry dolls.

We have been learning about the part whole model. We drew part whole models outside and made our number sentences, using chalk, counting bears, number squares and dinosaurs.

Using different manipulatives to help us find number doubles.

We all enjoyed our class party. We played some games, danced to Christmas music, decorated gingerbread biscuits and enjoyed our party snack!

We had a closer look at what we found on our scavenger hunt.

Look at all the things we brought into school in our backpacks, to help go exploring!

What a great start to our new topic Enchanted Woodland. We started our engagement day as explorers, going on a scavenger hunt across the fields. 

Later in the day, we used some of the natural resources we found to make a Tree Boggart. There were some wonderful creations!

Autumn 2020 Newsletter

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The children have settled well into Class 2 and have already enjoyed some exciting activities. We have painted self portraits, baked cookies, written a poem about ourselves and explored our very own play area.

What an exciting day in Class 2! Aero, the labradoodle came to visit with his bag of useful dog items! Oreo and Murphy the cocker spaniel puppies (who are only 10 weeks old) also visited. Thank you Mrs Smith and Mrs Byrne. We also had two very noisy budgies in our class - Primrose and Billy!

A Fun day!

We had a great time learning about rugby in our coaching session with Class 1.

Spring 2020 Newsletter

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Year 1 have had an unexpected visitor in their classroom. We are not sure who it is but we are investigating.

We have also been trying to repair space gloves, to make sure we are safe to explore space!

Nativity 2019

 We are excited about our Nativity. Here is a sneak preview.

We had a visit from Dr Poon.

We had a visit from Jim the vet.

Autumn 2019 Newsletter

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We have started our topic Bright Lights Big City learning about London and the Royal Family. We had a Royal Tea Party and we were lucky enough to be visited by the Queen! Fortunately we had made scones, decorated the tables and practiced our bows and curtsies. We think she was impressed!

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

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We enjoyed our Moon Zoom topic , building rockets, repairing space gloves and finding out all about space.

We had a great day out at Noah's Ark Zoo and Farm.

We all enjoyed our Roald Dahl World Book Day. 

We have been busy in Class 2.  We have dressed up as Superheroes, made superhero smoothies and thought about healthy food for our bodies.

We are also thinking about people who help us and we enjoyed our visit from Mr Babb the vet and Mrs Smith’s dog Aero. What an exciting start to our year!

Autumn 2018 Newsletter

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We made Diwali lamps as part of our Divinely Diverse week.

We showed our passports and boarding passes for our flight with Class 1 to India.

We had a lovely time at Cotswold Wildlife Park.

Spring 2018 Newsletter

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What an exciting start to Year 1! We went on a dinosaur hunt, we built dinosaur nests and baked dinosaur cookies! We even sometimes use dinosaurs to help us count.

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

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Autumn 2017 Timetable