Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Week ending 12th March 2021


We've had a fantastic week back, full of hands-on discovery to ease the children back into the routines and systems of learning at school.

Our afternoons have been mainly focused on Mars, learning about the excitement of the successful landing of the Mars Rover, Perseverance.  The children have been studying the surface of Mars and making replicas, they took on the challenge of making a rover out of pasta and finally they made a hinged mechanical arm to scoop up Martian soil.  Have a look at this sway to find out more:



Year 1 Curriculum Overview 2020 - 2021

Week ending 4th December:


We have started a new topic in Maths about 3-D and 2-D shapes.  The children have been busy sorting and organising 3-D shapes into sets.  They have also been spotting these shapes in everyday objects - perhaps they could have a look at home and see if they can identify some, eg.  cylinders (Pringle tubes), cones (traffic cones), cubes (dice), cuboids (boxes)  and spheres (footballs).  


In Geography this week, we have been comparing the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and looking at the animal life found there.  We have also been looking at animals in Science and the habitats they live in, particularly the Savannah and our local woodland area.


Our Forest School afternoon was very wet and muddy but there was some shelter and the children had lots of fun! 


We have been busy with our nativity rehearsals too.  Thank you for all your support with this.  We are looking forward to seeing their costumes this week.


Well done to Hector for his Head's Hero award!


Look on the website under Children; Christmas Celebrations for our class's advent calendar film for 8th December.

Some photos of Herefordshire 1 this term so far:

Year 1 Teaching Team

Left to right top row: Mrs Large (Herefordshire Class Teacher), Mr Levett (P.E Specialist and Herefordshire Class Teacher Wednesday AM) 

Left to right bottom row: Miss Beasley (Year 1 Lead and Gloucestershire Class Teacher), Mrs Clements (Art Specialist), Mrs Bentham (Northamptonshire Class Teacher Wednesday - Friday), Mrs McGinley (Northamptonshire Class Teacher Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday PM) 

Year 1 Teaching Assistants