Buzzards are beautiful, graceful and strong birds of prey. They have to find their own food by hunting, so they constantly have to learn where food can be found and how they can get it. Buzzards learn every day in the same way we do. Buzzards have fantastic looking and listening skills. These skills are as important to us in our learning as they are to Buzzards in their daily life.
The theme for the Autumn term is 'Do all Heroes wear capes?' This will be a whole school focus and will give us plenty of opportunities to learn collaboratively across classes and key stages. We will begin our learning by asking the children what the word 'Hero' means to them. We will be thinking about the characteristics which makes someone a hero.
The children will be reading the text 'Handa's Surprise'. This will provide many writing opportunities. We will be learning all about different food and animals which feature in the story.
We are looking forward to sharing our learning with you as we progress through the term.
For more information on our curriculum please look at our 'Autumn Term Curriculum Plan' below.
P.E. day: Wednesday and Friday
Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school all week. We will ensure that kits are sent home at the end of each half term.
Home Learning: Handed out on Fridays and collected in on Wednesdays. This will give you the opportunity to explore aspects of your child's learning if you wish.
Year 1 and 2 Teaching and Learning Lead: Alison Dowdeswell
Key Stage 1 Lead: Sarah Jarrett
If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see the teacher (Mrs Alison Dowdeswell) or alternatively contact a Team Leader.
Thursday 12th October 2017 - Reach Outdoors in School field.
Thursday 16th November 2017 - Goodrington Beach.
Open classroom Wednesday 29th November 2017 - 3pm
Wednesday 18th October 2017 - Dance
In Dance in Year 1, we have been experimenting with how our bodies can move to music. We have used different jumps and turns to produce creative movements. This week, we expressed different feelings through dance, including happy, angry and sad.
Tuesday 17th October 2017
Today Stuart and Lisa came in to talk about their roles in our community. They answered our questions and then we got the chance to look inside their police vehicles. They showed us their handcuffs, identification and spray. We even tried on parts of their uniform!
Thursday 12th October 2018
Today we did some team building activities with 'Reach Outdoors'. We had to listen well to follow instructions and help each other out.
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
We have been writing our letters in the sunshine!
Fruit Kebabs! Thursday 14th September 2017
Today we worked with Miss Wallwork and made some fruit kebabs. Then we ate them!
Design and Technology - Wednesday 13th September 2017
Today Mrs Dann showed us how to make African necklaces!
Art - Tuesday 12th September 2017
We have been learning about Africa because that is where the fictional character 'Handa' lives. We are using different media to create a picture. Today we used chalks on paper.
Measuring! Monday 11th September 2017
In Maths we are using vocabulary such as 'longer' and 'shorter'. We made playdough worms to show our understanding of this mathematical language.
Wednesday 6.9.17 Our first day in Year 1!
Today we have been very busy! We have been dancing, learning some French and playing phonic games.