Rosalind Franklin


Welcome to Rosalind Franklin class page


We hope you all had a lovely Easter break!

It’s been tricky to remember Mrs Sandham’s new name, even for Mrs Sandham!

Summer enjoyed the BIG WRITE today, we wrote a letter to the Gregg family to persuade them to stop hunting. Ask us who we were pretending to be!

Emma enjoyed starting our new topic Ancient Egypt, ask us a new fact we have learnt so far.

Georgia enjoyed using the Squeeze-O-matic to make contractions out of words! Ask us what happened when we pressed the wrong button!

Ruby has enjoyed maths, especially trying some tricky missing number challenges. Ben enjoyed BIG MATHS BEAT THAT and he beat his high score, well done to everyone who beat their high score today.

Darcey enjoyed starting our brain breaks this week, we have been enjoying giving our minds a moment to relax.

Valarie enjoyed PE this week with Kevin and Miss Lizell and practicing catching.

Isabella has enjoyed relaxing reading, today we will read with Year 5’s in our shared read.

Terry enjoyed everything!

Have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚



What a busy week in Franklin class!

Leyla enjoyed maths today, learning symmetry with Mrs Tarpey!

Isabella has enjoyed learning about what makes a good friend with Miss Higgins.

Summer has enjoyed going to the allotment this week, we have had lots of fun setting potatoes and adding nutrients into the soil so we can grow lots of things as a school.

Georgia enjoyed Geography where we learnt the 7 continents song and labelled them on a map. Ask us to tell you the different continent names!

Darcey has enjoyed English this week, we have moved onto another book that many children have already heard of before..!

Charlotte T has enjoyed PE this week, we continued with bench ball and then multi skills outside.

Have a lovely weekend!


Talk homework: Tell your adults as much as you know about the Titanic so far. .

Freya has enjoyed learning more about Jesus this week.

This week Leyla has enjoyed learning about brains and talking about brain breaks. We will be starting this more after Easter and we are looking forward to it.

Summer has enjoyed maths quiz this week – we did questions on time and multiples of 10 above any number.

Georgia enjoyed doing the Big write this week, and finishing our story Zeraffa Giraffe.

Valarie enjoyed PE with Miss Lizell, and climbing the bars.

Charlotte T enjoyed Multi-skills PE outside this week.

Darcey enjoyed doing comprehension questions in guided reading about hedgehogs.

Those children who went down the allotment this week, started planting some potatoes and had a lot of fun and got very muddy!

Isabella enjoyed celebration assembly this week where we celebrated learner of the week and getting house point certificates.

Benjamin has enjoyed everything!

Have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚


Talk homework: find things around your home and talk to your adults about if they are alive, never were alive or were once alive now not living.

Darcey enjoyed Topic this week, when we started learning about the Titanic.

Terry has enjoyed science, where we sorted items on whether they were alive, were once alive but no longer living or never alive.

Oliwia has enjoyed writing the inverse of different maths problems.

Georgia enjoyed writing a newspaper about Zeraffa the giraffe arriving in France.

Emma enjoyed PE this week with Miss Lizell, they were doing headstands and forward rolls.

Valarie enjoyed PE with Miss Meadows, where we played stop the ball.

Charlotte T enjoyed BIG MATHS BEAT THAT, well done to everyone who beat their high score! We are really getting the hang of it now.

Grace has enjoyed relaxing reading this week.

Miss Meadows, Mr Palmer, Mrs Tarpey and Mrs Romaine have been working on the ks1 library to make it look much more exciting! Ask us to tell you what it looks like!

Lucas enjoyed everything!

Have a lovely weekend and Mother’s day. ๐Ÿ™‚




Leyla has enjoyed PE with Miss Lizell and Mrs Jaynes when we got the bars out!

Terrance has enjoyed maths this week, especially multiplication and division questions. Georgia enjoyed doing repeated addition in maths.

Ben has enjoyed BIG MATHS BEAT THAT because he almost beat his high score! Well done to everyone this week, we are getting better and better each time!

James enjoyed writing a letter to Pasha from Atir today because he enjoys writing, he also enjoyed doing different types of plans for the writing.

Darcey enjoyed being detectives and finding new things about lighthouses in Topic this week, ask us to tell you a fact about them.

Isabella is looking forward to shared reading with KS2 for World Book day. Thank you to everyone who has brought in their favourite book.

Thank you for reading Franklin Class blog, be careful in the snow, have fun and keep warm! ๐Ÿ™‚






Summer enjoyed everything!



Oliwia has enjoyed Topic this week where we have been putting different modes of transport in chronological order. Ask us what the first modes of transport looked like!

This week Leyla has enjoyed PE with Miss Lizell doing jumping and foward rolls.

Darcey has enjoyed maths where we were practicing our dividing and Summer has enjoyed partitioning numbers in maths. Benjamin enjoyed BIG MATHS BEAT THAT! Well done to everyone who beat their highest score ๐Ÿ™‚

Isabella enjoyed English this week where we have been writing poems to describe an illustration from Zeraffa Giraffa. Ask us to describe the picture.

Georgia enjoyed writing common exception words backwards in guided reading this week! This is tricky stuff!

We are all looking forward to Science today where we will be thinking about living things and different questions about them. We will compare a plant and a mini beast.




Lilly has enjoyed everything!

Have a happy weekend ๐Ÿ™‚


Today we had an excellent end to this half term.

In maths the children wowed us with their ability to find fractions of a number by solving problems practically.

We have continued studying the story of Zeraffa Giraffa in English and today we retold the story so far using our own handmade puppets. The children we able to remember all of the vocabulary, description and sentiment of the story.


We finished our bean plant diary in Science, and discussed what we now think plants really need to enable them to grow healthily.

In PE we learnt to Waltz, ask us to show you!

In spanish we praticed how to say what we liked and disliked to do in our free time.

We finished the half term by discussing how to stay safe when we are using technology.

Hope you have a fantastic half term!



Talk homework: Tell your adults the story of Zeraffa Giraffa so far.

Grace has enjoyed doing art today, we used a pointillism technique to create multicolored giraffes.



Freya enjoyed everything!

Valarie enjoyed PE with Miss Lizell using the parachute.

Ruby has enjoyed English, reading the next pages of Zerrafe giraffa.

Emma has enjoyed doing different tricky word problems in maths.

Georgia has enjoyed all the relaxing reading we have done.

Darcey has enjoyed when we were learning about countries and continents in Geography – ask us to name the continents!

Charlotte T has enjoyed BIG MATHS BEAT THAT! We are working hard to beat our scores!

Have a happy weekend, from Frankin Class, thank you for reading our blog!



Talk homework: Practice telling the time, make sure you know quarter past and quarter to.

Isabella enjoyed finally reading the first page of our new book Ziraffe Girraffa. We have been doing lots of work on it before we have even read the story! Ask us about this!

Ruby has enjoyed Science this week, we continued with our bean diarys – some of our runner bean plants are getting quite tall! Especially Valarie’s!

Today we sorted lots of different seeds, and learnt about how seeds grow.

Have a look at how we sorted them.


Grace enjoyed telling the time again in maths.

Valarie enjoyed doing some dancing linked to gardens and growing flowers in PE. Miss Meadows enjoyed the funny dance we did for our warm up!

Darcey enjoyed watching the story of Captain Scott of the Antarctic in Topic, and writing as if we were Captain Scott in the storm at sea.

Georgia enjoyed relaxing reading with our pillows.

James enjoyed our spelling practice this week!

Lucas enjoyed everything!

Have a lovely weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚


This week Leyla enjoyed making a bean plant diary, and looking to see how much our beans have grown in a week!

Ethan has enjoyed growing a bean plant and seeing it slowly change.

Isabella has enjoyed writing a 500 word story, inspired by a visit from some archaeologists on Monday!

James has enjoyed learning about measuring this week in maths, we looked at cm and mm, and then l and ml. Georgia also enjoyed doing Big Maths Beat that this morning, we will work hard to improve our scores next time.

Charlotte T enjoyed dancing inย  PE this week.

Ben enjoyed everything!

Darcey enjoyed learning about the Gurus in RE, we are learning about Sikhism.

Love from Franklin Class ๐Ÿ™‚



Talk homework: Have a look for all the different 3D shapes you can spot at home.

A very busy week in Franklin Class. Another week where we have won the attendance bear! Well done Franklin class!

Darcey enjoyed using North, South, East and West to draw the Lonely Beast’s journey. After we drew the journey on a map, we wrote the story in a big write.

Isabella enjoyed Science this week, when we planted beans, bulbs and seeds. We are waiting to see which ones grow – we can already see some sprouts!

Charlotte T enjoyed PE this week, when we played bench ball with Miss Lizell. And Leyla enjoyed doing dance in PE, where we began a monster inspired dance!

Charlie has enjoyed learning about 3D shapes in maths. Hope you enjoy the talk homework!

Emma enjoyed ICT where we wrote a program and thought about how they would be written.

Lots of us enjoyed showing our adults our work at parents evening this week.

Lucas has enjoyed everything!

Have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚


Happy new year!

Talk homework: talk about the parts of a plant.

Leyla has enjoyed maths today we were looking at 2D shapes and their lines of symmetry! Ask us how we did this.


Darcey enjoyed English, this week we wrote our own newspapers about the Lonely Beast.

Charlotte T enjoyed spanish today. We were learning how to say the date.

Lucas has enjoyed everything!

Isabella enjoyed starting our new topic in Science, plants! We started by drawing a plant and then writing the labels of the different parts. We then learnt what the different parts of the plants are for.

James enjoyed ICT, this week we were programming a rocket to land on different planets. We had to be very clear with our algorithms (instructions).

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New year, from Frankin Class ๐Ÿ™‚



Talk homework is: To tell your adults the story of the Lonely Beast so far.

Franklin class hopes everyone has enjoyed putting their Christmas trees and decorations up!

Darcey has enjoyed English this week, we started by looking at a new book and we look forward to working on it more.

Valarie has enjoyed practicing the play this week, everyone is looking forward to performing it to you all next week!

Isabella has enjoyed the maths quizzes we have done this week, and enjoyed sitting in a different way.

Charlotte T and (Miss Meadows!)ย  have been enjoying relaxing reading this week, thank you for bringing in your lovely pillows.

Leyla has enjoyed playing the memory game in PE with Miss Lizell.

Oliwia enjoyed everything!

Have a Christmassy weekend!

Love from Franklin Class

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Talk homework: Tell your adults what material you would make a box for Prince charming out of.

Everyone has had a lovely time in Franklin Class this week.

Charlotte W has enjoyed the Christmas decorations going up today in Franklin class and in school!

Lilly enjoyed Science because Prince Charming and Cinderella sent us a letter and we needed to think about what material we could make a box out of to keep their wedding invitations dry from the rain!

Leyla has enjoyed doing a maths quiz this week, everyone worked very hard!

Charlie enjoyed English this week when we made puppets from Cinderella, and acted like the characters.

Valarie enjoyed tag games in PE this week.

Darcey enjoyed Re this week where we looked at the Nativity story, and we drew the Nativity scene.

Have a lovely weekend, especially if you are putting your Christmas decorations up! ๐Ÿ™‚



Talk homework: Learn your lines for the play.

We’ve had a lovely week in Franklin Class.

Isabella and Ethan have enjoyed learning the story of Cinderella this week, and some other members of Franklin enjoyed making their own story book. Ask us to tell you the story of Cinderella.

We also played a funny game in English where we ended up with some crazy ideas for a story! Ask us to tell you about it!

Lots of us have enjoyed practicing our Christmas play, we look forward to perfecting it next week!

We have been learning to tell the time in maths, something that is very tricky but everyone has worked so hard!

Franklin have also enjoyed dancing with Miss Lizell to funky music this week.

Georgia and Darcey enjoyed writing about a firefighters uniform today in Science.

Have a lovely weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚



Today we enjoyed coming to school in non uniform, thank you for your donations!


Another great week in Rosalind Franklin class, everyone especially enjoyed wearing onesies for children in need! Thank you for donating money, it will all go to a really good cause.

We also won the attendance bear this week which we are very proud of!


This week Leyla enjoyed learning about fractions because she found it really fun.

Grace enjoyed learning some more poems today, when we wrote an acrostic poem about Pudsey!

Georgia and Charlotte T enjoyed science this week, when we continued to look at different materials and what our clothes are made from.

Isabella and everyone has enjoyed practicing our Christmas play, especially finding out our parts!

Lilly enjoyed everything!

Thank you for reading, from Franklin – have a good weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚


Talk homework this week is: Talk about the different materials around your home.

It’s been a lovely week in Franklin class!

In maths we carried on looking at dividing and we made some posters solving polar animal themed word problems. This week Liliana and Lucas have also enjoyed learning about fractions by making quarters and halves out of play dough.ย  IMG_1521

Ethan and Benjamin enjoyed making firework pictures this week, which inspired some descriptive writing about bonfire night. One of these descriptions was “I can see some beautiful fireworks in the cold dark frosty night.” Leyla also enjoyed reading the poem The Cow, ask us to show you the actions!

Emma, Ruby and Georgia have enjoyed looking at materials this week in science, we looked at things around the room and described the materials.

Charlotte T enjoyed doing PE with Arber class this week!

We have also enjoyed buying our poppies this week for Remembrance Day, and enjoyed some yummy poppy cookies that were baked by Year 6.

Love from everyone in Franklin Class ๐Ÿ™‚




It was great to have everyone back after half term! Everyone enjoyed coming back and seeing all their friends.

Franklin class say they enjoyed doing a big write today in English. This week we have been planning our stories by thinking about how we can describe our setting and characters. Ask us to describe Sally the starfish!

Ruby, Summer and Ben enjoyed grouping different materials in science, ask us to tell you what materials things around the house are made from!

Isabella has enjoyed maths this week. We have been looking at how to answer dividing questions by putting things in groups and sharing. We thought about how we would divide sweets equally.

Valarie enjoyed PE this week, we are now doing Karate which was very interesting!

Darcey enjoys the way we have been learning our spellings, ask us the different ways that we do this!

We hope you have a lovely weekend!






What a busy last week of half term!

Isabella and Leyla have enjoyed reading Livvy and the dream monster in English this week. Ask us what talk for writing is!

Lucas really enjoyed designing and making bug houses in Science, ask us what we included in our bug house!


Liliana enjoyed doing something a little different in maths this week, where we chose different activities from a maths menu. Valarie especially enjoyed filling in her own 100 square.


Lilly has enjoyed everything this week!

We look forward to coming back to school after half term, and everybody can’t wait to learn lots of new things!



Talk homework: Talk to your adults about Inuits.

James enjoyed English this week: “We made marshmallow igloos and then wrote instructions on how to make them.” Valarie also enjoyed making igloos and then doing a Big Write about them.

Darcey said: “I enjoyed maths this week as we looked at hundreds, tens and units and partitioned them.” We have been looking at how we can split apart numbers and see how they are made! We finished the week with a tricky snail game where we had to think about what numbers we had gathered using dienes.


Charlotte W and Charlotte T enjoyed learning about germs in science “Especially when we got our hands mucky and then got to wash them.” After an experiment we decided the best way to wash our hands is with warm water and soap!

Benjamin enjoyed Art this week, when we designed Christmas cards.

Isabella said “I enjoyed RE today where we wrote letters to God.”

A very busy week, which was a lot of fun!






Talk homework: Talk to your adults about how we can look after God’s world.

Everyone has worked super hard this week in Franklin class!

In Maths we have been looking at subtraction and thinking about what resources or methods we can use to help us. We especially focused on number lines today and the children worked hard to make sure they were accurate.

In English we have been thinking about instructions – starting the week with a challenge to do an obstacle course blindfolded, only with the help of our buddy and their instructions! We then thought about how those instructions could have been better. Using this knowledge we tested out three sets of instructions to make a lego model and judged them on how helpful they were. Ask us about what makes a good set of instructions!

In RE we continued to look at how we can look after God’s creations and thought about the best things in the world.

In science we brought together all our knowledge of staying healthy into a Big Write.

We look forward to learning many more new things next week!


Talk homework: Talk to your adults about how animals are adapted to live in the Polar Regions.

Another busy week in Franklin! Lilly said she loved everything!

In Maths we have been learning to recognise coins, and count them. But today we looked at all the different combinations of animals that Noah could have had on his Ark, if there were only 12 legs allowed! Isabella said “I liked todayโ€™s maths because we got to use lego and paint with them to make 12.” We used this to helpย  us work out the different combinations.

In English we started the week with lots of polar animals coming to visit our classroom! We used them to help us plan our stories for our big write today. Charlie, Benjamin and Darcey all said they enjoyed the Big Write this week because it was about the play they had put on with their polar animalsย  earlier in the week.

In Science we continued looking at healthy lifestyles, and designed posters to encourage exercise and healthy food choices.

We are all looking forward to next week and all the new things we will learn!








Talk homework for this week is:

Talk to your adults when you are having a meal about the 5 different food groups.

All the children in Franklin class have worked super hard this week!

In maths we have been looking at ways of showing data. We made a class pictogram and bar chart showing jobs that the children wanted to do when they were older. Georgia said, โ€œI liked doing maths because we got to build some bar charts.โ€

In English we have read The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and thought of some fantastic adjectives to describe the tiger. Isabella said, โ€œI liked English because we did a big write about the โ€˜Tiger Who came to Teaโ€™ and โ€˜Not Now Bernardโ€™.โ€

In RE the children continued looking at the Creation Story from the bible. Charlotte W said, โ€œI enjoyed painting a picture for the 6th day of creation in REโ€ and Ruby said, โ€œThis week I enjoyed RE because I liked making models.โ€

We have learnt about the different food groups and healthy eating in Science, ย and the children designed a balanced meal on a plate. Ethan said, “I liked it when we learnt about balanced diets in Science.”

In one of our PE lessons the children practiced their catching skills, and also Valarie said, โ€œI liked today when we played rugby in PE. We played rugby stuck in the mud.โ€

Another busy week in Franklin! Have a lovely weekend!





Talk homework for this week is:ย 

Talk to your adults about the three main things animals need to survive.

We have had a busy week in Franklin class!

In English we have continued reading Not now Bernard and written an alternate ending for our Big Write.

We have also been working really hard in maths to solve some tricky problems, and also ordering numbers that are getting gradually bigger! We have also been looking at how we can represent tens and units using dienes.

IMG_1465 (1)In topic we have been exploring the Polar Regions, and have compared the weather in Antarctica and Buckden. The children had a go at making their own weather forecasts and we all enjoyed watching them. A few children wanted to go on a class trip to Antarctica however we later decided it would be a bit too cold!

Everyone in Franklin class has been trying really hard this week, and are well and truly settled in.

Have a great weekend!