Our classroom has moved into a new room this year in the main school. The emphasis is different from reception as the children start to focus on the Key Stage 1 curriculum and the National Strategies for mathematics and literacy.
Reading continues through the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme with progression onto chapter books as appropriate.
Weekly spelling tests are part of the curriculum, to support those non-phonetic words that just have to be learnt.
Homework is also set, focussing mainly on reading, writing and maths.
The class is involved in the school Nativity play which is part of the Christmas service at the church.
An outing is planned for each term, with a joint Christmas visit with Years 1 & 2. In recent years we have visited the toy museum, Park House, the Royal Stud, the Butterfly Park, Thursford, Princess Theatre, Sea Life Centre.
Please find below our class timetable and planning for Spring 2019
Our last session this academic year saw the whole class climbing trees. We have had had great fun building dens, making forest cookies and playing games this term and we are all looking forward to more outdoor learning in September.
Our trip to Amazona zoo was a real success. The weather was brilliant and allowed us to picnic outside, and play on the giant bouncy pillows in the afternoon. We saw many animals indigenous to the continent of South America, including caimans, toucans, capybaras and leafcutter ants.
Our KS1 assembly went superbly. The children put so much work into making it a fabulous display for their parents. The topic has covered many aspects of the curriculum, with a particular focus on Geography and Design and Technology. The children have looked at the human and physical features that Brazil has and then compared them with Scotland.
They have looked at the seven continents and identified Brazil within South America. They have learnt about the Amazon Rainforest; the animals that live there, the four layers of the forest and the threats to its ecology.
The Design and Technology came from our tie-dye T.shirts- which all turned out fantastically, the traditional Brazilian street food;pastels (minced beef parcels) and paja de queso (cheesy bread) and our amazing famous Brazilian people puppets that the children had designed and made through their homework and in class.
KS1 class has an amazing sporty morning at Lynnsport’s Active kids festival on Monday morning. They were taking part with pupils from Flitcham Primary Academy and were organised into 3 mixed groups for a rotation of activities, that kept them busy all morning. They enjoyed running, jumping and team games, but by far the most popular were the parachute games. A great time was had by all and the school received a pack of resources to use back in school, along with certificates for every child taking part.