Welcome to Terms 3 and 4
Out of this World!
During Terms 3 and 4, we look at what our planet (Earth) looks like from space. We are able to use our knowledge from Terms 1 and 2 to name parts of the United Kingdom as they appear from space. We also learn about how the Sun, Moon and Earth are related.
We will be learning about the first people to land on the moon and thinking about what they might have seen when they were on that incredible journey.
We than move on to investigating the other planets in our solar system.
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!
Click here for information about our brand new phonics programme. The page will be updated regularly so please keep checking back.
You will find newsletters which tell you all about your child's learning in Phonics/ Spelling on that page too.
We now teach Phonics across FS2 to Year 4 and children attend the Phase and Group that they need.
Your child's teacher will tell you which Phase and Group you need to look at.
Homework is given out on a Friday and should come back on a Wednesday. Click here for the homework grid for this term.
PE is on Tuesday and Thursday each week
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.
In Year 1, we continue to take part in Choosing Learning. We have the opportunity to choose what we would like to do and how we would like to learn. The adults in the class help us to find out new things and to challenge ourselves.
We have five key tasks a week that we need to do during Choosing Learning. Mrs Kemp explains the key tasks on the first day to make sure we know what we have to do and what we are learning in each task.
When we have completed a task to the best of our ability, we get a key to hang in our display area.
Visits and Visitors
We had a visit from Imogen at Platform to talk about Rail Safety. We are looking forward to our train ride!