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The Bluebells team are very excited about the year ahead.


If you have any questions or queries about anything, then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team. 


The Bluebells team are:


Class teacher:              Miss Mullis 

Teaching assistants:   Mrs Burgess                                 

                                      Mrs Brampton 

                                      Mrs Deakin (Monday to Thursday)


Forest Schools

Forest School will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Children should bring in wellies and appropriate clothing for these sessions. 



Our PE day is a Thursday morning. We ask the children to come to school wearing their P.E kit.



Toast is available to buy daily at a cost of £1 per week. Please send your child’s money into school in a named envelope.



In English we will follow The Power of Reading and the Power of Pictures scheme. This ensures your child will have access to quality stories and books. We will also be following Little Wandle reading scheme and Spelling Shed. We really love reading and listening to amazing stories. 



In maths we will be following Mastering Number scheme and White Rose Maths. Your child has a Numbots and Times Table Rockstar login, and we will be using these as part of our daily maths lesson. 



In Bluebells, we really enjoy giving the children the opportunity to explore the natural world and all things scientific. Each week we will explore science linked to our topic with practical activities and hands-on learning. 



Our learning over the year


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Our Amazing Art Gallery

We looked at the art work of Kandinsky. We looked at  primary colours and learned how to mix them.

What shapes can you see in Kandinsky's work?

On our first week at school, we used the book 'The Colour Monster' to talk about feelings and emotions.

The Three Little Pigs (material work)

In our English work we looked at the story of the Three Little Pigs and used this to help with our science topic.

In science we looked at different materials. We looked at which materials would be best to make homes for the pigs. We discovered that some materials can be smooth, transparent and flexible.

Our homes for the Pigs - ( some of the wonderful designs made by Bluebells)

Wanted Posters

After reading the story of the Three Little Pigs we made a wanted poster to warn other characters about this wolf! 

Tasting Baby Bear's Porridge

After hearing the story of Goldilocks we all watched Mrs. Bird make a large bowl of porridge.

We then got to taste was yummy!!


We listened to the story of  Diwali and looked at some of the patterns and colours which are used during the festival. We worked together in a group and made a large rangoli pattern.

We used coloured sticks and lentils to make our picture. Do you like it?

We also made small diva pots ( a clay pot for a candle).

Our Diva Pots

Mental Health Week

During Mental Health week we talked about objects, places and people who make us happy. We wore clothes to express our individuality.

Autumn 2

I hope you all had a wonderful October break.


This half term we are going to be very busy! The first week back all the children in Bluebells (and across the school) will be studying the life of David Attenborough as our Enrichment topic. We will cover history, science, art and geography. We will be looking at who David Attenborough is and the lessons he has taught people for many, many years. The children in Bluebells will focus on 'Colour' in nature.


After David Attenborough we will be learning all about...DINOSAURS!


This will be an exciting topic where the children will learn about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. They will learn about timelines and how not all dinosaurs lived at the same time. The children will also be introduced to the life of Mary Anning through our history lessons.


This year, for our Christmas production, we are hoping to write and film a Bluebells production which we will be able to share with you. This production will form part of our learning - writing, reading, performing and singing as a group. I do hope you will be able to make (Date and time to be confirmed).

David Attenborough Week 1st November 2022

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In class we shared this book and looked at the pictures. Click on the link below and hear the story.

To buy the book: In this book, discover the life of David Attenborough, the inspiring broadcaster and conservationist. If you want to find out more from this inspiring collection click on the link below: David Attenborough by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, Illustrated by Mikyo Noh 32 pages, Scholastic Inc.

camouflage art work.

We looked at how animals can use colours to camoflage with the environment. The children then made their own camouflage pictures using chalks and pastels.

Can you spot the animals? 

Our Poem on colour

As a class we wrote a poem on colours. Click on the link to read it. What is your favourite colour? How would you describe the colour purple?

Maths -

We looked at camouflage patterns and decided which one we liked the best. Can you see which pattern is the favourite? How many children like the giraffe pattern? 

camouflage hunt

We looked at the colours of animals and insects and placed them in an environment which would keep them safe (survival and camouflage).

David Attenborough

The children created a picture of David Attenborough and wrote sentences to show what they had learned about him.


To follow in David Attenborough's footsteps the children made some binoculars to explore the world around them.

We looked at a bird called the ptarmigan. The ptarmigan lives in the Scottish mountains.

Ask someone in Bluebells why this bird is special? What can it do?

Children in Bluebells discovered that some animals in the UK can change their colour to survive. The children also learned the meaning of the word camouflage.

Click on the link above and learn some facts about the ptarmigam. You can also hear facts from David Attenborough's 'Life in Colour' (episode 2 - on bbc iplayer)

CBeebies Storytime | David Attenborough's Adventures - 7 Minute Story

It's Storytime! Watch this playthrough of David Attenborough reading David and The Gorilla Quest on the Storytime app... Head on an adventure to the mountains of Africa and help David Attenborough on his search. Take a look at the CBeebies' apps: Visit CBeebies at to find even more fun, games and videos for your pre-schooler in a safe child friendly environment.

Here is a link to a Cbeebies interactive story about David Attenborough you may enjoy.


This half term we will be reading the following books:


Munch, Crunch, Dinosaur Munch (poetry focus)

The girl and the dinosaur (poetry)

Stone girl, bone girl (history focus)

Dinosaurs (non-fiction)


The Girl and the Dinosaur

The Girl and the Dinosaur By Hollie Hughes (Author), Sarah Massini (Illustrator) Read Aloud By: Shirley Perdomo To Purchase a Copy please Visit: Gear used: iPhone X Filmic Pro Blue Yeti Microphone iPad Pro 12.9" LumaFushion Neewer 18" Ring Light DJI Osmo Mobile 4

Stone Girl, Bone Girl

Mrs Cook reads Stone Girl, Bone Girl by Laurence Anholt

We learned about the fossil hunter, Mary Anning. She lived many years ago. 

The life and work of Mary Anning (dramatisation) | History - True Stories

Suitable for teaching 5-11s. Mary Anning tells the story of her life and shows us how she found fossils that changed scientific thinking worldwide. Subscribe for more History clips from BBC Teach on Thursday when we have them in: If you found this video helpful, give it a like.

We learned a number of dinosaur names and discovered that not all dinosaurs lived on the earth at the same time!

Dinosaurs on a timeline

Spring 1

In English we will be sharing some of the following books to help us learn and to imagine what life in space could be like. Would you like to go to space? What do you think you would need? What might you see in space? Will there be air in space? Would it be warm or cold? So many questions and so much to discover...



Astro girl

Look up

Whatever Next

Goodnight Spaceman

Man on the Moon

The Way back Home

Here come the Aliens




Whatever Next by Jill Murphy

Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max

Astrid knows exactly what she wants to be when she grows up...what would be your dream job?


This amazing story time read aloud for key stage 1 is perfect for primary school children to learn about space! Bob has a very important job and has to a busy schedule to stick to. Find out about Bob in this wonderfully written and illustrated book by Simon Bartram.

Look up by Nathan Bryon

A great book about Rocket who is an astronaut in training (she is only little) and wants everyone to see the exciting celestial event happening that evening. But will her brother Jamal ever Look Up?!



We looked at the work of Vincent Van Gough. He was a painter who lived many years ago. One of his paintings is called 'Starry Nights'. We copied Van Gough's work  - we looked at  making swirls,  mixing colours, the thickness of different textures and how using different  paint brushes can change the thickness of lines and swirls.

Do you like our paintings?



In history, we learned that about the first man to walk on the moon, the first women in space and the name of the first British astronaut to travel to space. Do you know who they are?


  • Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. He was from America.
  • Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to travel to space. She was from Russia.
  • Tim Peake was was the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station (ISS)


You can visit the following website and learn a lot more about life in space and the ISS




In our science lessons we learned all about our senses. We pretended to be training astronauts - did you know astronauts carry out a lot of experiments in space? They collect rock samples and investigate how well plants can grow in space.

In our science lessons we tested how good our senses were by investigating our sense of touch and smell

Can you remember what we doing in this picture?

Spring 2

Welcome back! This half term we start  with World Book Week. All the children across the school are sharing the book 'Journey'. This is a wonderful picture book which allows the children to use their skills of observation, story telling and prediction - what will the girl do? Where will she go? How will she get there?

Have a look at the link below and share the text together

Journey by Aaron Becker - Orchestral score by Rob Davies performed by NotePerformer 3

A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny.

Our Journey Work


This half term we will be learning about plants. We will be planting a range of seeds and bulbs and carrying out experiments to find how plants grow best. We will be learning the names of common plants in our garden and exploring the meaning of the words evergreen and deciduous. We will be asking the question - are fruits and vegetables plants ?

Week 2:


This week we learned all about sunflowers.


We shared the books:

  • Seed to Plant 
  • The Lifecycle of a Sunflower.
  • Jasper's beanstalk


We wrote instructions on how to plant a seed and made predictions about what will happen to our seed. We used the plants outside to learn about the language of short, shorter, longest - cm and non-standard measures. We investigated how tall we were using cubes, pencils and rulers and standard measures (cm/m).

"Seed to Plant" ~ Plant Read Aloud ~ Plant Story time ~ Science Read Aloud ~ Garden Read Aloud

"Seed to Plant" Written by Kristin Baird Rattini

Story Time with Miss Gray - Life Cycle of a Sunflower

Listen to Miss Gray read this non-fiction book about the life cycle of a sunflower. Watch how it starts from a tiny seed and grows into a ginormous sunflower. This books will also teach you what happens after the sunflower has grown and how the life cycle ends and moves into the start of a new cycle.

Jasper's Beanstalk

A story about a cat called Jasper who finds a bean one morning, but despite all the attention he lavishes on it all week, the bean refuses to grow, but a long time afterwards, Jasper receives a happy surprise. Illustrated in colour by Mick Inkpen.

Seed, plants and measuring

Week 3:

This week we are looking at vegetables and discovering which is Oliver's favourite vegetable. Do you have a favourite vegetable?


Oliver's Vegetables | Story About Healthy Eating For Children | Learn From Home | Read Aloud

Let's read along together and find out what happens to Oliver when he visits his grandfathers vegetable garden! This story teaches us all about health foods. It also helps us practice our days of the week!

Week 5:

We read the story of the 'Tin Forest'. We had to make predictions about what we thought the story would be about by looking at the pictures. We really enjoyed this weeks story (see link below to share the story)


We made our own tin creatures too. We used large tin foil plates and learned how to emboss designs. We also discovered that the pattern could be seen on the opposite side of the plate too!

The Tin Forest by Helen Ward & Wayne Anderson

My second picture book and a request from both Year 3 and Year 6 who have both studied it at various times.

The Tiny Seed - A read aloud Eric Carle book with music in HD fullscreen

Join the tiny seed's journey as it travels near and far, overcoming insurmountable odds and many dangers, to finally become a plant and a beautiful flower! With the unique, colorful illustration style from Eric Carle, this book is a fantastic read for children of all ages!

Summer 1

Week 1:

It is the start of the summer term and we are looking at transport and our local area. This week we read the wonderful book 'Naughty Bus' (see link below).

We also recorded our own version of the story using the ipads. We had great fun working together and learning how to use movie maker.

We also looked at how cars in the past had two seats and no steering wheel!

The Naughty Bus

Y1 book - Naughty Bus

After listening to the Naughty Bus story we designed our own cars. We learned that cars have wheels and axels.

Do you like our designs? Can you spot the car from Mario Brothers and King Charles III carriage?

Week 2: 

This week we are listening to 'Oi, Get of My Train' by John Burningham. It is about a boy who goes on a train journey with his dog and finds animals want to join him on his travels.

In maths we are learning about capacity and in science we want to learn about materials as next week we will be making a jacket for King Charles III to wear.


This week we looked at weight (g/kg) and capacity (ml/l)  We used balance scales, weighing scales and measuring scales to make custard.

Some of us learned about grams and kilograms. Do you know how many grams make 1kg?

Pudding Time!

Oi! Get Off Our Train by author John Burningham

Oi! Get off our train by John Burningham Who wants to get on the night sleeper train and why? My 1st ever recording for my literacy group😂 Enjoy!

King Charles III


This week we are focusing on the Royal Coronation of King Charles III.

King Charles Little People Big Dreams read Outloud

Uploaded by Big Reader on 2023-03-31.

Newsround #kingcharlescoronation #kingcharles #coronation #crown Welcome to the official BBC Newsround YouTube channel. Subscribe here ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ For daily news bulletins visit BBC iPlayer ➡️ The Coronation of King Charles III is going to be the biggest royal event of the year.

Paintings and stamp designs

Science - summer 1

We observed and predicted which ball we thought could bounce the highest. We discovered that some balls are bouncier than others.

Bouncing Balls

Can materials stretch?

We are looking at which materials can stretch as we want to design a coat for King Charles III

Week 4:


This week we are reading Mr.Gumpy's Outing and will look at canals in Atherstone.

NEW + My Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham Read Aloud Books for Childrens NEW AUDIO

NEW VIDEO - Mr Gumpy's Outing, for students following the STELLAR English curriculum. - NEW AUDIO This video can help children learning to read, parents who are teaching their children, teachers who teach reading and literacy, homeschool kids , and homeschooling families.

Makaton Signed Story: Mr Gumpy's Outing by Singing Hands

Here's one of our favourite books - Mr Gumpy's Outing! #MakatonSignedStories - a gentle story and one man and his day out with a menagerie of animals - what could possibly go wrong? If you don't own copy of this book already, there are loads of different editions/formats for you to enjoy - take your pick!

Summer 2


Welcome back to the last term of this academic year! The year is whizzing by and we still have so much to dosmiley.


Just before the half break, the children helped with rearranging our classroom. We counted, sorted and arranged equipment into pots, containers and decided where we would like them to go. This half term will be their first time learning and working in their new environment


PE days are Thursday - Children are to come to school wearing their PE kit.. 


Our topic of learning for summer two is all about 'Under the Sea'.


The children will learn about animals that live under the sea, habitats and food chains.

On our first week back we will be focusing on STEAM  work (Science, Technology, English, Art and Maths) through the life of turtles.




Week 1 and 2: 


We looked at non-fiction texts all about Turtles and Sharks. Did you know that turtles can be longer than the door in your house!! Turtles can be found in all the oceans of the world. 

Sharks have rows and rows of teeth. They can be as short as 20cm or as long as 15m.

Myrtle the Turtle (tortoise)

The children in Bluebells got to hold, touch and ask lots of questions about Myrtle the pet tortoise. What question would you like to ask?

How big is a turtle?

We read facts about the length of  turtles and drew them to scale on the playground. The leatherback turtle is the largest of them all.

A graph to show how long sharks are

Week 3 and 4:

We read two lovely stories all about whales.

My Friend Whale tells you lots of amazing facts about whales. The Snail and the Whale is a book full of rhyme with beautiful illustrations.  You can listen to both of these stories in the link below:

My Friend Whale. Stories for children at home

This little boy is obsessed with Blue Whales. He loves them so much he swims with a Blue Whale every evening. He knows it has no teeth, and is a gentle giant. We learn all kinds of things about Blue Whales. But one evening the Blue Whale does not appear!

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. Children's read-aloud story with illustrations.

The sea snail slithered all over the rock and gazed at the sea and the ships in the Dock. And as she gazed and sniffed and sighed. "The sea is deep and the world is wide! How I long to sail!" Said the tiny snail.....