Apples and Pears - our years one and two class

Welcome to Apples and Pears' class page. 


Our teacher is Miss Barker and our teaching assistants are Mrs Glover and Miss Gibson.

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

Click here to see the meet the teacher presentation.

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

World Book Day

On world book day our class author was Roger Hargreaves. He wrote the Mr Men and Little Miss books so we dressed up as these characters. We spent the day going round different classes completing fun activities in each classroom relating to different authors.

Zoo Trip

For our school trip we went to Whipsnade Zoo. We had an amazing day and the weather was lucky for us! We saw sleeping lions, elephants, red panda, otters, rhinos, giraffes and we even went to the butterfly house and had them land on us! We had a workshop were we learnt about different animals habitats and got to touch lots of different skeletons. At the end of the day we got a chance to go on the adventure playground.

Around the World

Our topic has been around the world and we travelled for a week to China. We learnt about the five senses, we listened to Chinese instruments, we tasted Chinese food, we smelt different  spices  and we looked at photos from China.

Dance Festival 

On 22nd February our Year 1s took to Hertford Theatre stage dressed as Minions! They performed a dance to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and had the whole audience clapping along. The children came off stage with such a buzz and really enjoyed watching the other schools dances. Thank you for all the parents who came to watch and support and for the lovely feedback. The whole of Apples and Pears team were really proud of them. 

Sock Day

On Monday 22nd January we had SOCK DAY! We all came to school in stripy, spotty or colourful socks. We talked about our socks and wrote about them using adjectives. Then we learnt all about odd and even numbers by looking for odd socks around the classroom. Finally, we learnt to count in 2s and multiply by 2. 

Fruit Kebabs

To start off our English all about Handa's Suprise we made our own fruit kebabs. We had to chop, cut and peel different fruits before putting them on the stick. The best part was covering it in chocolate sauce and then eating it!


On the first of December a present was left in the classroom. We opened it up and inside was an elf! We decided to name him Buddy. Every night he goes back to the North Pole to report to Santa how we have been in class that day. Therefore every morning he is in a new place. We have been learning to write recount of Buddy’s adventures.


In science we have been looking at different materials and using scientific skills.

We had a challenge to build a boat for the man to stay on. We had to make sure the material floated and that he didn’t fall off! Our next challenge we looked how blue tac sunk when it was in a ball. We then had to make it float by making it into a boat shape. We had to have lots of resilience and finally we got it to float!

We have also learnt that the word prediction means making a sensible guess. We predicted what would happen if we mixed together cornflower, water and food colouring. We found out that it makes a lot of mess and fun! Also that it is different depending if you squeeze it or not.

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