Northaw C of E Primary School

Northaw C of E Primary School


Apples and Pears - our years one and two

Welcome to Apples and Pears' class page. 

Our teacher is Miss Barker and our teaching assistants are Mrs Glover, and Mrs Stratton-Stubbs. Our LSA is Mrs Ryan.

We hope you enjoy looking at what we have been up to.

Click here here to see the meet the teacher presentation.

Click here to see this term’s Looking At Learning leaflet. 

Queens Jubilee

We had such a fun day celebrating the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. We learnt facts about the Queen and read some books about her. We then wrote our own letters; we hope she replies soon! After that we made crowns and wore them around the classroom for the rest of the day.

Development day- Wodson Park

As part of our 5 ways to wellbeing one of the ways is to “get active” Therefore, on Monday 16th May we travelled to Wodson Park to take part in a development day. We did activities such as orienteering, tennis, cricket and athletics. At the end we got to run400m around the track. When we got back to class we wrote a recount of our trip. 

Jonah and the Whale

In RE we have been learning about the Christians special book; the Bible. We have then learnt the story of Jonah and the Whale. Children acted out the story and ordered the cards in groups. They then created a piece of artwork to show that Jonah was swallowed by the whale. The Children then wrote a descriptive piece of writing pretending to be Jonah and how he felt to be stuck inside the whale. We also discussed how this story links to our value of courage and how Jonah showed courage within the story. 


After learning about the Christians special book, we then have learnt about Judaism. We found out that they also have a special book called the Torah. The children learnt some facts about the Torah and then created their own. They even had a go at the Hebrew writing! 

Feeling good week

During feeling good week we thought about ways in which we could improve our “Feel Good Garden” linked to the 5 Ways of Wellbeing. One of the ways which was suggested was to create bird feeders, so the birds had some food during winter. Have a look at the photos below to see us making our bird feeders. 

The Great Fire Of London

We have been learning about The Great Fire of London. We decided we wanted to recreate the fire. So we learnt about Tudor houses and what they looked like and during design and technology we created our own versions made out of cereal boxes. Then on the 6th December Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue service came to our school and set them on fire! We told the firemen all the facts we had learnt about the fire. The firemen then let us have a look at all the different parts of the fire engine and explained what they did. We then got homework to go and check our smoke alarms at home. 


We are now learning about real life heroes. The children are writing a non-chronological report about them. This week we have had a visitor - Ed the paramedic. He told us all about what paramedics do and showed us some photos. He also brought his uniform in for us to try on! Thank you Ed we really enjoyed it. 


It was RE week the first week of school. During this we did lots of work based on harvest. We particularly looked at the Bishops Harvest Appeal which was based on “Water is Life”. The children watched a video about a girl who had to travel a long way to find water. We had a go at carrying water around the playground. 


So far our maths this term has been all about place value. We are working hard to really understand the value of a number. Have a look at the photos to see what we have been up to.