Welcome to Key Stage 1
1H - Miss Halstead, Mr Ramsden
1/2CF - Mrs Chaplin, Miss Fallon and Miss Newbould.
2D - Mr Dickinson & Miss Ramsden.
What are we Learning?
Inspired by William Morris, we created our own stencils by cutting sponges into the shape of leaves and flowers. We then used paint to create a repeating pattern.
We made habitats and thought about the animals and plants that could live there. Can you tell what habitats we made?
This half term we are continuing our topic Hot & Cold. We will be focusing on learning about hot places and the animals that they provide a habitat for. We will be creating graphs using the temperatures of different places and comparing what it is like in the UK and in some hotter places.
Our new topic is called 'Hot & Cold'. We will be learning about the hot and cold places of our planet. We will also been learning about animals, their habitats and how they are adapted to suit the places they live. One of the texts we will be reading is 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers.
Our new topic 'Great and Ghastly Events' is all about events that have shaped our country. We will start by learning about The Gunpowder Plot' and why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We will also be commemorating Remembrance by making our own poppies out of felt. For additional homework linked to our topic, look at the homework menu on the right.
Linked to the story we are learning about - 'The Snail and the Whale', we looked at Matisse's collage 'The Snail'. We thought about what it looked like and then we made our own collages.
In 2D, we have been learning about the seasons. We collected some leaves from around school and used them to create paintings using sponges. We also used autumn-coloured tissue paper to make autumn leaf crafts.
We have been settling in to our new classes and getting to know each other.
Our new topic will be 'Journey's. Check back here soon for photographs and to see our work.
All KS1 classes have PE on a Wednesday
In addition, 1H and 2D have PE on Thursday and 1/2CF have PE on Monday
Please ensure your child has their correct PE kit in school and it is clearly labelled with your child's name.
Your child will bring their spelling and mental maths books home. Spellings are individual and need to be learnt and revisited throughout the week. Your child will have a short spelling test the following week. Mental maths tasks are best learnt on a 'little and often' basis.
Please remember to bring your spelling and mental maths books every week to receive the new homework.