Welcome to Terms 1 and 2!
During Terms 1 and 2, we will learn all about the United Kingdom (UK). We use a variety of books to help us with our learning.
We will be learning to use maps and globes to find the UK and countries within it. We will then find out about what it is like to live in those countries.
We learn about the capital cities of the countries within the UK and in particular, London. There are so many fascinating buildings in London and we will be finding out all about them, what they are used for, and we even make some of them as sculptures!
Trip to Legoland
Year 1 visited Legoland in October to look at Mini-Land. It was really good to see lots of the buildings and landmarks that we had been learning about in school. Mrs Kemp and Mrs Quantick were very pleased when we were able to identify and name some of the landmarks. We were lucky as we also had some time to go on the rides too!
Homework is given out on a Friday and should come back on a Wednesday
PE is on Tuesday and Friday each week
50 Books List
Our Class Padlet Page
You can access our page by scanning the QR code. You can also access it using this link:
You will have received a password for the page from Mrs Kemp. If you lose it or forget it, please ask one of the adults from that class.
Our Class Showcase
A Curious Place.........Our Learning Environment
Our Reception and Year 1 learning environments have natural colour pallettes which makes for calmer places to learn.
We have thought very carefully about every resource that we have included in the environment and that we have put on the walls. There is a purpose to everything and these have been explained to the children.
We have tried to rid the environment of as much plastic as we can. We have replaced toys and pretend items with real ones. The theory behind this is two fold:
- the children are far more curious about objects if they are not clear about the purpose and if they can use the object for a variety of things. This makes play and learning more open-ended.
- the children learn to look after things much more carefully if they are fragile, delicate and/ or special. For example, they are taught how to look after china cups rather than using plastic tea-sets.