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Queen Emma's Primary School

Key Stage 1 - Blencathra, Ben Hope and Scafell Pike

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The classes in Key Stage One are: 

  • Blencathra - Miss Riach 
  • Ben Hope - Miss Dixon
  • Scafell Pike - Mr Crouch


The learning support assistants in Key Stage One are Mr Olive, Mrs Campbell, Mrs Scott and Mrs Latimer.



Term 5: Beachcombers


Pack up some sandwiches, pick up a fishing net and keep your eyes peeled because we’re off to the coast to go beachcombing! This half term, we’ll visit a local beach to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the seashore and explore rock pools to find living and non-living things. Bringing shells, pebbles and seaweed back to the classroom will help us to learn about a wide range of coastal plants and creatures. We’ll read a range of seaside stories and use the coast as a setting for our writing. Maps and film footage will help us to find out more about the coast and we’ll create a wide variety of artwork. We’ll use books and the internet to search for information about the seashore and use our knowledge to write our own non-fiction books. At the end of the project, we’ll decide how we should look after the coastal environment and how the beach can be kept clean. We’ll use our ICT skills to create a final presentation including photographs, captions and sound files.


Topic Focus



Labels, lists and captions, tongue-twisters, stories, letters, non-fiction books


Habitats, living and non-living things, food chains, basic needs of animals

Art & Design

Sketchbooks, 3-D modelling, sand art, seascapes


Web searches, digital presentations


Finger puppets


Coastal features


Measures (mass)


Caring for the environment


Home Learning 

We hope that you will be able to hear or read to your child for at least 10 minutes a day.  Please record any comments in the Home Reading Record.  At the bottom of this page you can download the  homework choice grid and bingo game, please do as many of these as you can and bring them to school to share with your class. We will be having weekly Big Write sessions in class, children we have a weekly Big Talk homework to help them prepare for their Big Write session. Big Talk will be given to children on Thursday in order for them to talk about their Big Write the following day.

We will have weekly Maths diagnostic quizzes (www.diagnosticquestions.com)


PE – Scafell Pike


Ben Hope


Tuesday – Outdoor

Friday - Indoor



Wednesday – Indoor

Thursday - Outdoor


Monday – Indoor

Tuesday - Outdoor


Please make sure that your child’s PE kit is in school on these days. If you can put your child’s name in each item of clothing it will help minimise lost property.


Please keep an eye on the school newsletters, especially the ‘Dates for the Diary’ section for events this term.


If there is anything that you wish to discuss, please come and speak to your child’s teacher and then we can either discuss it immediately or arrange a mutually suitably time.


Thank you for all of your support,

The KS1 Team.

Sea Creatures

Parent sports activity afternoon - Blencathra

Henry Box ‘Bounce’ trip 9th May 2018 Blencathra

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Henry Box ‘bounce’ trip 9th may 2018

Bounce - Blencathra 16th April

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Bounce - Blencathra 16th April

Blencathra’s Rain Dance with homemade rain sticks!

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Scafell Pike become weather forecasters!

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We wrote weather forecasts for Wednesday 28th February. We then used a green screen and software on laptops to create a video.

World Book Day - Scafell Pike - 1st March 2018

World Book Day Blencathra 2018

World Book Day Blencathra 2018 1

Harcourt Arboretum - Year 1 - 27th February 2018

Musical rainstorm

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This afternoon we introduced our topic of ‘Splendid Skies’ to the children and Blencathra pretended they were in a rainstorm using some instruments.

We made our own street signs!

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The day Blencathra made their own towns!

Blencathra love baking!

Blencathra's local walk 11/01/18

Blencathra's cheeky elf has been very mischievous!

ICT & Beebots

Great Fire of London Houses 17.11.17

Innovate Challenge - Carnival 13.10.17

Maths - Adding 2 two-digit numbers 10.10.17

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