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Key Stage 1

Meet our Team 

Mrs Vaughan            Phase Leader & Class Teacher
Mrs Olson Class Teacher
Miss Richards Class Teacher
Miss Routledge Class Teacher
Mrs Betteridge Teaching Assistant
Mrs Fawcett Teaching Assistant
Mrs Purcell

Teaching Assistant

 

Our Big Journey

 

This half term, our Spring 2 Big Journey is- Animal Kingdom! 

Our 'Super Start' is an educational visit to The Flamingo Land Zoo where we will be finding out about lots of different animals and becoming African Rangers!

Our 'Fantastic Finish' is closely linked to our Design and Technology topic where we will be holding a Soup Cafe for members of our community to attend!

We have lots of experiences planned including growing our own herbs, budgeting and shopping for ingredients, focusing on Healthy Mind by having a Mindfulness afternoon and focusing on Healthy Body with our obstacle course activities!

 

It's going to be one big KS1 adventure!

 

Literacy

   

 

In Literacy, we will be writing a recount of our educational visit to Flamingo Land Zoo.  We will then be working on lots of grammar and punctuation skills using different Tinga Tinga tales as stimuli.  The children will then use all of the skills they have developed when writing their own Tinga Tinga tale!  Our final focus of the half-term will be writing instructions; this will link to our Design and Technology work.  The children will write their own recipe and set of instructions about how to make soup.

When parents and carers join us for the soup cafe, they will be able to take home a soup recipe and instructions of how to make the soup that their child has created.

 

In our class VIPERs sessions, we analyse a range of stories through different media.  This half-term, each class will be studying different picture books; 'The Tunnel', 'Town Mouse, Country Mouse' and 'The Clockwork Dragon'. 

Every class also has a chapter book as a daily reader, focusing on authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Enid Blyton and Dick-King Smith.  This half-term, we will also all be reading the story of 'The Ugly Duckling' to our classes and discussing the themes.

 

Children take part in daily reading activities in school. We feel that this will help to develop the children's decoding, fluency, stamina and comprehension skills.

 

Children have the opportunity to change their colour band reading book daily and their library choice book weekly. Please make sure children read every night as reading is vital to ensure that children make progress with their learning.  They can read their colour band book or their library choice book to you. 

 

There is lots of evidence to show that children who read regularly at home improve their attainment in maths and writing too!

 

Mathematics

In maths, we will be focusing on developing our number skills, particularly in addition and subtraction.  We will also be learning about shape and money.  We will work hard to develop our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills, in both practical and written contexts.  

Every week, we will complete a class investigation where we will have the chance to apply the skills that we have been practising! 

 

 

Science

 
 

This half-term, we will be learning all about animals including humans and what features all living things have.  We will then study light, focusing on light sources and shadows.

 

Computing

Research It!

The children will research a non European city and a UK city, comparing the different localities.

 

PE 

Class Indoor Outdoor
1/2AR Monday Wednesday
1/2LR Tuesday Friday
1/2VK Tuesday Wednesday

 

Please ensure that a full PE kit is brought into school for each session, including:

  • White t-shirt
  • Black or navy shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms
  • Trainers

All jewellery must be removed before each PE session.

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