Rosalind Franklin


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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! 🙂


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.  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 🙂




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 today’s maths because we got to use lego and paint with them to make 12.” We used this to help  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 animals  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, “I liked doing maths because we got to build some bar charts.”

In English we have read The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and thought of some fantastic adjectives to describe the tiger. Isabella said, “I liked English because we did a big write about the ‘Tiger Who came to Tea’ and ‘Not Now Bernard’.”

In RE the children continued looking at the Creation Story from the bible. Charlotte W said, “I enjoyed painting a picture for the 6th day of creation in RE” and Ruby said, “This week I enjoyed RE because I liked making models.”

We have learnt about the different food groups and healthy eating in Science,  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, “I liked today when we played rugby in PE. We played rugby stuck in the mud.”

Another busy week in Franklin! Have a lovely weekend!





Talk homework for this week is: 

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!