Key Stage One

KS1 – Chestnut, Birch and Holly

Key Stage One Fruit Kebabs

On Tuesday 24th January, Key Stage One invited our families in to help us make a healthy snack. We have been learning in Science about how our bodies can stay healthy. We know that if we exercise and eat the right foods that our bodies will work their best!

At 10:30, our grownups (and some of our little brothers and sisters) came into the hall and we got to work busily chopping fruit and putting them onto the skewers. We had to be careful because they had a pointy end! Some of us chose to make a pattern with our fruit. We enjoyed making and eating them together.

Afterwards, our grownups came back to our classrooms and helped us evaluate what we had made. We thought about the flavours and textures of the fruits that we chose and how we might make them better next time.

What a fabulous, fun morning!


When KS1 came into school this morning there was a big surprise waiting for them, the area had been trashed. But the big question was Who did it? We put our detective hats on to investigate. There was a clue in each classroom and some in the Hub Area. Ask your child who they think was the culprit.

Tudor Baking!

This week Key Stage One have had a very exciting week during the Great Bowsland Bake Off!


After watching the Great British Bake Off our teachers were very enthusiastic to try the Tudor Jumbles recipe with the children as it fitted our topic of the Great Fire of London so beautifully!

Before we began, we looked at a range of Tudor Jumble designs and decided which we would like to do or created our own. We noticed there were lots of shapes in the designs which linked nicely to our 2D shapes!

For this task, we used our Mathematical skills of measuring and reading scales to weigh ingredients to make a dough. We all had a turn mixing the dough and we discussed whether it needed more water or flour to improve the texture.

Afterwards, we all had a small piece of dough which we rolled to make a sausage shape. Some of the dough was so sticky, we had to add more flour! Then we created our designs and our teachers baked them for us.

We were really proud of our creations and enjoyed the opportunity to cook at school.

Tudor Roses

First of all we designed our Tudor Roses based on the Rose of Henry VIII, thinking about which tools we would use to make them.

Miss O’Leary showed us how to use a blunt knife safely and how to roll different shapes using royal icing. Then we worked together to make sure we were using tools carefully and correctly. If we choose, we could paint our design the correct colours.

They all looked fantastic!

At the end of both sessions, we had the opportunity to evaluate our designs. We thought about what went well and then discussed ideas of how we could improve.