Thursday 6th December
We have spent the past week building our own Tudor houses in topic lessons. We painted boxes white and decorated them to look like real houses from the Great Fire of London.
On Thursday we got to set the houses on fire to see how quickly the fire spread! Here are some pictures :)
Welcome back KS1 !
We hope you have had a lovely break and are ready to jump back into learning with our new topic
‘Why did London Burn?’
Over this half term we will be looking at The Great Fire of London and the History behind this event.
Science: In Science we will be focusing on materials, where we will discuss which material would be the best to make our Pudding Lane Bakery. We will also explore which materials are the best to make a bucket in order to put out the flames.
History:This topic also has huge links to History where we will be looking at our significant individual Samuel Pepys.
Literacy: In Literacy we will look at books linked to our topic. To start the topic we will write instructions for making bread in our very own Pudding Lane Bakery. We will discuss fire safety and write a list of things we must do to keep safe. We will also write our own diary’s pretending we were in London during the great fire. Our other extended piece of writing will be a recount of events.
Maths: In Maths we will continue to look at addition and subtraction using a variety of practical methods. We will then be moving onto measurement and shape. During this, the children will be able to measure a variety of different objects related to the topic, as well as focus on 2D shapes and their properties.
As well as all of the learning related to our topic, we will also be focusing on singing, dancing and acting whilst preparing for our KS1 Nativity. We would love to see you all there! Some important dates this half term include:
3rd December - Christmas Carousel day
13th December - KS1 Nativity
13th December- Christmas Bingo
19th December- Christmas Dinner
20th December- KS1 Christmas Party
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school or your child’s class teacher.
The children in year one have had a brilliant week! They have all been learning to ride a bicycle. The bikes that they have been using are specially designed to help their balance, it has been amazing to see the children grow with confidence as their balance becomes sturdier. This is all thanks to Phil, the fantastic instructor. You can see more of the photos on the class gallery page.
Last week, Year 1/2 were invited to a Nick Sharratt exhibition at Leeds Library. We learnt all about Nick's life and how he came up with the ideas for his amazing books. We loved dressing up as some of his most famous characters! Take a look at some of our fun snaps!
We also got a visit from a Dinosaur expert who brought in lots of fascinating fossils for us to look at and hold. She told us lots of interesting facts about different dinosaurs, and then we watched a 3D film all about the Jurassic era.
Welcome back Key Stage One! We hope you had a lovely, relaxing summer and are ready to join us in our exciting new topic. Have a look at these clues before scrolling down to see what we will be learning about in the first half term back…
Can you guess our new topic?
What wiped out the dinosaurs?
Over this half term we will be answering this question in all of our learning. We will also learn lots of interesting facts about dinosaurs.
Literacy: Children will be enjoying a range of dinosaur stories this half term. We will be learning all about the Dinosaur Chase and thinking of amazing adjectives to describe the different dinosaurs in the book. We will also be doing lots of work on our sentence types, particularly 2a sentences, 4a sentences and BOYS sentences.
Numeracy: Children will spend the first couple of weeks looking at the basics of number including: counting on and back; ordering numbers and place value. We will also look at different practical methods to help us solve addition and subtraction questions.
Science: Children will be looking at dinosaur skeletons and grouping animals. We will also learn which dinosaurs loved to eat plants, meat – or both!! Children will compare the skeletons of dinosaurs to that of humans and other common animals.
History: Children will find out all about different dinosaurs! We will look at when and how the dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. Children will create their own dinosaur worlds in the small world area. We will compare dinosaurs and talk about how crocodiles and alligators have evolved from them!
Art: Children will be looking at dinosaur skeletons and using different mediums of art to create a picture of their favourite dinosaurs.
Music: Children will create dinosaur movements to accompany music. We will think about how we can move our bodies – just like dinosaurs! We will experiment with sounds and compose our own music.
RE / PSHCE / Citizenship: Throughout this learning unit, children will think about new beginnings as we start our new year of learning. We will talk about our targets for the year and things we would like to achieve. In RE we will be learning about why stories are important and which books are special to religious groups.
We are lucky to have The Dinosaur Dome visit our school, on the 26th September. They are a mobile planetarium which will provide dinosaur shows to stimulate children’s minds. KS1 will also be going on a trip to Leeds Library to take part in workshops with the author Nick Sharratt.