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Pendragon – Year 1 & 2

Pendragon – Year 1 & 2

Welcome to Pendragon Class

The Adults in Pendragon Class are:

Mrs Harriet Berkley – Class Teacher (Monday – Wednesday)

Miss Jo Carver - Class Teacher (Thursday - Friday)

Mrs Natalie Hoddinott- Class Teaching Assistant 

Mr Jack Bunter - Class Teaching Assistant


The children have been very busy today. They have written a diary entry as if they were Grace Darling. They have written their entry for the day she saved the sailors from the ship wreck. We have also learnt the history of beach huts and created our own collage beach huts! 


Today the children learnt all about electricity and how lighthouses are powered. They had a go at creating their own electrical circuit and then drew their circuit in the correct way using the correct symbols. They then experimented with other materials to see if they conducted electricity through their circuits. The children loved it! 


Today the children had a great time at sports day! They joined in with the races and activities and supported each other really well. Well done Pendragon Class! 


The children had a wonderful time at the end of year KS1 disco.  Here are some 'before' photos where the children are showing off their party clothes.


Today, as part of our wellbeing week, we learnt why balanced nutrition is important and  what happens to our food once it has been through our digestive system. It was a fascinating lesson for the children!


As part of wellbeing week we had a visit from Nurse Sherry who explained first aid to us and how people help us when we are ill or injured! 


We have had a fantastic time at the beach and the life boat station at Lyme Regis today! We learnt all about water safety and what the different coloured flag mean when they are flying on the beach. We also learnt how to float effectively in the water and how to attract attention. We went into the boat room and learnt all about the boat and how it holds 4 crew members and up to 22 casualties. The children looked at the kit and were really impressed by the helmet and the lifejacket with a flare! We then had a lovely lunch on the beach and played in the sand and had a paddle! The children also really enjoyed their ice creams! 


Wow! Well done Pendragon Class and parents for a great country dancing performance at the summer fair!


Today we had a visit from Police Sergeant Tearle. He told us all about how the police work and what equipment they need to use. He even arrested the children and locked them up in the back of the van! Mrs Berkley also got handcuffed and put in the van! 


Today we have been researching different ocean animals using  non fiction books and Ipads. The children used the index and contents pages to help them find the information they needed. 


Today we have been learning all about the history of the RNLI. We used a timeline to sequence the historical events!


Wow! The children have worked so hard on their stories inspired by The Littlest Lighthouse Keeper. They used amazing adjectives and adverbs and used speech marks and even used paragraphs. 


Today the children have been writing lovely descriptions of lighthouses in stormy seas. They were very proud of their work and used some fantastic expanded noun phrases and similes.

They have also been looking at the seasonal changes of summer and interpreting data on a chart of the daylight hours. 


Wow! The children have had amazing time celebrating the Queen's Jubilee! They performed their country dancing amazingly and made us all very proud. Well done Pendragon Class. 


Today the children have had a visit from the local PCSO's to talk about staying safe when we are out and about. The children thought about how they would react in different scenarios.


We have had fun painting our jubilee plates!


We have had a very creative day in Pendragon Class! The children have been designing a hat for the Queen and have been looking at her hats for inspiration. They have created some amazing pieces! 


We have had a very busy morning in Pendragon Class developing our understanding of division. 


Today we have been so lucky! To celebrate Somerset Day we have been learning the importance of willow and willow weaving and its links to Somerset. We watched an amazing piece of theatre using willow puppets. It took us through history and the start of World War 2 and was truly captivating. All the children then took part in a willow workshop and made a willow crown. It has been a fantastic day! 


Today we have been understanding the geography of our school through field work. We went around our environment and recorded all the different features in and around our school. We then created symbols for our features and put these on a map of the school and created a supporting key. The children really enjoyed creating their symbols and working out where they needed to be to make sure their maps of the school were accurate. 


In art, we have been learning about the artist Vincent Van Gogh and, today, the children had a go at painting van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' using oil pastels for the first time. They worked really hard at getting the scale of the vase and flowers right.


Today we have been identifying different plants and dissecting seeds! The children found the different features of their seeds and learnt about what they do. They were fascinated by the seed coat and how it came off of the seed! 


Welcome back! We are all looking forward to loads of exciting things this summer term! Especially the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The children have really enjoyed their reading challenge over the Easter holiday. Take a look at some photos! 


Today we were very lucky as we had a very important visitor! Mrs Crang brought some of her new born lambs in to visit us! 


What a fun day the children of Pendragon had today! They all looked amazing with their funny hairstyles. There were lots of colours, spikes, mohawks, ringlets and one even had cupcakes in her hair.  Clearly everyone had made a fantastic effort.


Pendragon Class have had great fun in science this afternoon. We learnt all about meteorites and how craters are formed! The children took part in experiments where they used different objects to create craters from different heights. They measured the craters their objects had created and experimented with what happened at different heights. The children also observed how the top layer of soil after a meteorite hits often explodes up in a cloud of dust and disturbs the rock underneath. 


What an awesome day! Pendragon Class had a session in the space dome! We learnt all about the solar system including the planets, moons and all about the different stars. We also learnt about the different astronauts who have travelled into space. The whole class had a great time and loved all the visual effects! 


We have had a great afternoon in Pendragon Class continuing our space themed science experiments. We learnt about the importance of an astronauts suit and how it must be air tight to be effective, especially when the astronauts are working out in space from the International Space Station. We thought about what might happen if there was a hole or a leak in the astronaut suits and thought of ways to fix the leak. Together, we experimented by using a glove with a hole and patching the hole with different items and materials. We filled the glove with water to test each one and see which was the most effective. We were not expecting the masking tape to explode off of the glove and shower us in water! The children really enjoyed predicting which material would be the most effective and testing them out. 


What a beautiful sunny day! The children had a lovely playtime on the grass and the trim trail. It was so lovely to be able to get out in the sunshine and use the outdoor equipment. 


Today was Red Nose Day 2022 and what a day of fun and frolics it was!  As well as taking part in a nose and spoon race, the children got to attend a circus workshop with a real clown. They had a go at juggling, tight rope walking, plate spinning and ribbon twirling and some children discovered new hidden talents.


Today we have had a fantastic time celebrating science week. The children took part in experiments this morning and then in the afternoon we used different liquids to try and launch a rocket! We experimented with the different types of liquids and predicted which ones we thought would work best and why. The children were fabulous scientists! 

Computer Coding


The children had lots of fun learning and playing in their World Book Day costumes. Don't they look fantastic?


The children in Pendragon Class have had so much fun making pancakes today! They really enjoyed cooking and flipping them and most importantly eating them! 


Today we had a visit from two dental nurses. They told us all about our teeth and how to look after them properly. We learnt about how much sugar is in different foods and how to brush our teeth to keep our mouths healthy.


The children have really enjoyed planning their diary entry based on our class book, The Last Polar Bears. The children have mapped out their journey and have thought about how they will use this in their diary entries, including different features of a diary they will need to incorporate.  


We have had a great day in Pendragon Class today. The children have worked really hard, especially in our geography lesson. We have been deciding which of the countries we have been visiting on our round the world trip is our favourite. We wrote about why we had chosen our favourite countries and then created a poster to persuade others to visit. 


Wow! We have had a fantastic day in Pendragon Class today. We have carried on our learning about Africa and had an African drumming lesson! The children loved learning the different rhythms and beats and how to use different parts of the drum as well as where the drums originally came from in Africa. We linked the beats to different animals and played different drumming games. We also used a map of Malawi to develop our map skills. We looked for different settlements and physical features as well as understanding how the key on the map showed us where the mountain ranges are in Malawi. 


Today we have been learning about our partner school in Malawi. The children were really interested to find out about the school and compare it to our school. We looked at pictures and discussed the differences we could see. The children were intrigued by the water pump in the playground and the size of the classrooms. All the children have written a letter to the children in Malawi, asking questions and telling them a little bit about themselves. We are going to send our letters and hopefully receive some replies from the children in Africa. The children are really excited to find out about life in an African school!  


Today we have been learning about and celebrating the upcoming new Chinese New Year. We learnt about how the people in China celebrate the new year and looked at the different animals which represent each year. As we are coming into the Year of the Tiger, the children created their own tiger plates. All the children also wrote their wish for the new year on a red ribbon, which is a tradition in China. The children wished for lots of different things for the New Year. 


The children have been scientists this afternoon. We have been learning about animals and different animal groups. The children worked together to categorise a variety of animals. The children were fascinated by the different animals and what features different groups have.


The children have been enjoying their outdoor learning session so far this term. They love being outside and in the allotment!


The children have had fun today developing their mathematical vocabulary and using it to compare numbers.


We are scientists! The children have been recording the weather every hour today. We have been reading the temperature on a thermometer and checking the rainfall and wind direction. We used our weather data to answer questions and work out the coldest and hottest hours in the day. 


The children have really enjoyed reading some of the new books we have received this week, thanks to all the books purchased through the School Book Fair. A favourite is 'Who Swallowed Stanley'! The children have also been receiving their Bookman Certificates! Well done Pendrgaon Class, we have been enjoying lots of reading this week. 


Welcome back! We all hope you have had a lovely Christmas break. The children have started the Spring Term off with a great attitude and are ready for all our new challenges! It has been lovely to see some pictures from our Christmas Reading Challenge. Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part and we hope you enjoyed reading in all the different ways. Take a look at some pictures from the challenge. 


We have had a very busy and Christmassy week in Pendragon Class so far. The children have created their own stained glass style nativity scenes. 


What a busy week! We are so proud of the children for all their hard work and dedication to our school Nativity this year. They worked so hard on their lines and learning all the songs and made us so proud in every performance! Well done Pendragon Class, you were incredible! As well as our Nativity we have been gearing up for Christmas and what better way than a special visit from the man himself in his helicopter! Amazing! The children were so excited and couldn't believe Father Christmas and his crew landed in our school field! 



Wow! What a day we have had today in Pendragon Class. The children were amazed by the Pantomime, which was Cinderella. They joined in and there were lots of shouts of "Oh no it isn't!" The children also really enjoyed their popcorn. We then made our own slipper, inspired by Cinderella. The children were very creative! 


Pendragon Have created their own Christingle's today with the volunteers from the church. They took care over their Christingle and behaved beautifully. 


Pendragon Class have had an amazing day learning about the features of medieval castles. They then used their new knowledge to design and create their own castles out of clay. They took real care over their design and creations and learnt how to make and use slip to develop their clay pieces.


Pendragon meet Pudsey


Wow! An exciting day in Pendragon Class. We were busily writing our version of the story of The Sword in the Stone when we got some post! Mrs Annetts said it appeared in the office in a puff of smoke! It was not like a normal letter, it was like a scroll and when we opened it, it was a letter from Merlin! He had answered some of our questions which we thought about last week. Amazing! The children were so excited. We hope we get some more post from Merlin soon!


We have had great fun in our maths lesson today, using the program Now Press Play. The children listened to a story and acted it out. We were pirates searching for our lost treasure! We had to work out and complete exercises to solve how many steps were needed to walk the plank, where treasure was on a map and how many coins were missing! It was great fun!



 This week is Anti - Bulling Week. We will be thinking about how we can all be kind and supportive and create an environment where everyone feels safe and secure. 


Today the children have been developing their geography skills. We learnt about human and physical features of geography and then used aerial photographs to find different features ourselves. We looked at photographs of our local area as well as from other areas of the world. The children were intrigued by Cadbury Castle from the sky. We are young geographers in the making! 




The children have been developing their creative writing skills. They have used medieval and mystical castles as their inspiration and have written some amazing story settings!


The children have started learning about the legend of King Arthur and his significance to our local area. Amazingly, The Sword in the Stone appeared in our class! All the children tried to pull the sword from the stone! It was harder than they all thought! 



The children have worked so hard this term so far and we are very proud of them. The children have been creating and writing comic strips this week and have developed some fantastic stories. Some cats were stuck in trees and saved by super hero mum's! Some children got stuck on the moon and were saved by super aliens! Some children got chased by hungry dinosaurs and saved by Superman and some got stuck underwater but were saved by super boats! They illustrated them beautifully and put care and attention into their presentation. They were so proud of their work!


Today we have had great fun in Pendragon Class becoming designers! We have designed our own planes based on the flying machines created by the Wright Brothers. The children then followed their designs to create models of their planes. They thought carefully about how to attach their wings together and really enjoyed developing their ideas!


We have had great fun today in Pendragon Class, visiting the School Book Fair. The children were really excited to look though the different books. They noted down the title, author and price of the books they liked to take home as a wish list! 


Today in Pendragon Class we have been historians! We have been thinking about what sources of evidence we can use to investigate the past and what information different evidence can give us. Today we looked at old newspaper articles detailing the success of The Wright Brothers and found out what people thought about the events at the time and what facts we could see. We found out that The Wright Brothers experimented with gliders and that their machine had no balloons! We also found out that the American people were very excited about the new invention and that it flew for 3 miles. 


This term in Pendragon Class we have been learning about the work of Pablo Picasso and using his style to develop our own cubist artwork! The children have created some fantastic portraits using Picasso as their inspiration.


Pendragon Class had a great day celebrating European Day of Languages. We learnt all about Turkey. We created some amazing artwork based on Turkish culture and learnt how to say hello- merhaba! 


Pendragon Class had a great time with Pete the Poet! We did some role play and story telling and really enjoyed dressing up!

Welcome Back!


We have absolutely loved welcoming Pendragon children back this week and we're really looking forward to a fantastic year ahead!