Children are aware that they need to put their reading book bags in the green tray first thing in the morning when they need their books changed. I shall then do my very best to give your child new books by the end of the day.
During Autumn 1 we will be looking at our five senses, through poetry and also non-fiction books. We will also be looking at animals, both in the wild and our pets. We have got Zoolab visting us with some animals for us to touch and hold. Mrs Acton will also be bringing in her rather unusual (and very old!) pet for us to meet!
In Design and Technology we will be designing and making our own pet homes for an animal of our choice.
In Geography we will be exploring maps and using a compass to give and follow directions using directional language such as north, south, east and west.
In Literacy we will be looking at animal stories, such as Polar Bear, Polar Bear and Dear Zoo. We will create story maps to retell these, as well as writing our own versions!
During Autumn 2 we will be explorig our local area of Belper. We will be learning about the history of Belper during our school trip around our town and looking at photographs from the past and the present.
In science we will be looking at the seasons Autumn and Winter, discussing seasonal change and how each season is different.
In Design and Technology we will be designing and making our own (small scale) playground equipment following our research at the River Gardens play area.
Throughout Summer 1 we will be learing all about plants and trees. We will be using plants for observational drawings and naming different plants and flowers.
Our school trip this half term is to Shipley Park. We will explore Cinderhill, looking at all the different plants that we can spot and name. We will also be making our own bookmarks using things that we have collected from our nature walk.
Also this half term we will each be planting our wn sunflowers! We will place them around our classroom, water them each day and watch them grow. Using our Seed Diary, we are going to measure the growth of our sunflowers and record our findings.
In art we will be recreating our own version of the painting 12 Sunflowers by Van Gogh.
Our current topic is Belonging - Baptism/Confirmation
During this topic we will be discussing all of the different ways that we belong. This could be in our family, friendship groups, clubs, school family and also our church family.
We will be designing our own belonging badge as well as showing how it feels to belong through drama.
Also during this topic we will be looking at Baptism. We will look at who and what we would see during a Baptism and acting out of very own Baptism service in class! If the children have any Baptism photographs or candles that they wish to bring in to show us, that would be fantastic!
We are going to be learning about the role of parents and godparents as well as some of the rite of the Sacrament of Baptism.
Puffin Academy - allows access to My Maths on iPad.
Maths Skill Builders Bundle (UK) - a collection of games for KS1 for numeracy
Twinkl Phonics (Phases 3, 4 or 5) - Phonic games
Crazy Cursive Letters - handwriting and letter formation practise
Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper: Library
The Beginners Bible - animated stories for children
Bee-Bot - listening to and following instructions
Look at what we have been up to...
This is us in RE acting out our role plays to show how it makes us feel to belong.
During this topic we discussed our own experiences of mealtimes that we have enjoyed, as well as thinking about why people share special meals.
We designed and made our own mealtime place mats, including our own mealtime prayer. We enjoyed getting crafty and making our own special meal collage on plates!
We read, acted out and retold the story of Jesus' special meal. Using the iPads to explore the Last Supper, we created a story map to recall what happened.
Also during our Meals topic, we were encouraged to use religious words to say what happens during Communion at Mass.
After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” Luke 22:7-38