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The children have learnt phase 2 and 3 and will be learning phase 4 throughout the term. Click here to play some interactive phonics games.
The children have been counting up to 50. They have been practising counting forwards and backwards. Click here to play some interactive maths games.
Term 1 - Ourselves
Our topic this term has been ‘Ourselves.’ We have been learning about parts of our body and how our body works. We will be having a visit from a Physiologist from Bristol University who will be teaching us about our heart, pulse and our respiratory system. We had a visit from our local PCSO to talk about their daily routine and how they keep us safe, as well as a dentist to teach us all about dental hygiene and a furry little friend is going to help us understand all about the RSPCA.
Dr Lacey Bowen the Dentist came to visit us and told us all about her job and what she does to look after people’s teeth. She talked to us about the things we can we can do to keep our teeth healthy and how to brush our teeth properly. After the visit, we wrote some instructions on how to brush your teeth to teach younger children how to keep their mouth healthy.
We had a visit from a local Policeman and a Police community support officer. They told us about their jobs, what they do, their daily routine, what they wear and what they carry. The children enjoyed trying on different police equipment such as their hats and helmets. The children then wrote their own fact file to inform people about who the Police are and what they do.
The children were lucky enough to have a visit from Hester, Mrs Allen’s 7 year old Corgi. Mrs Allen talked to the children about what she does to look after Hester and how this has changed as Hester has grown older. We learnt that Hester loves tummy tickles and enjoys playing with her friend Milo in the Park. After Hester and Mrs Allen’s visit, the children learnt about the 5 rights of animals, wrote a fact file all about Corgis and drew some lovely pictures of Mrs Allen and Hester with Ms Crofts in their art lesson.
In Maths the children have been learning to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, which they are fantastic at. They have also been learning their number bonds to 10 through song, games and equipment (click here to listen to number block ten again and here to play hit the button) as well as one more than and one less than. The children are great at Maths and we look forward to teaching them more about addition and subtraction next term.
In science we have been looking at the different parts of our bodies, our senses, animals and the seasons. We have been doing active and outdoor learning, exploring animals and non-animals and looking at how the seasons have changed from summer into autumn and what will happen as autumn changes into winter.
Term 2 - Dinosaurs
Our theme for this term was dinosaurs.
We have been creating dinosaur fact files about the different dinosaurs we learnt about in our history lessons, focusing on what they eat, their special features, interesting facts and where they live.
We also had a fantastic trip to Aust where we learnt about what Bristol was like in Mesozoic era, and collected and took home our very own fossilised teeth, scales and shells. We read the story ‘we’re going on a bear hunt’ and changed the rhyme to ‘We’re going on a fossil hunt’ to create some super writing!
In English we read the text ‘how to grow a dinosaur’ and designed our own dinosaur traps! We also discovered a dinosaur footprint in our playground and discussed where it came from, why the dinosaur was here and what sort of dinosaur had visited in the playground.
In maths we were continuing with counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10. We read addition and subtractions stories and started to use number lines to help us with addition and subtraction.
In History we learnt facts all about dinosaur and all the different era’s they lived in. We did fantastically well at learning all the difficult dinosaur names
Mrs Cooke did a fabulous job of running our Nativity, ‘The Inn Crowd’ for Year 1 and 2 (180 children!). The children did some amazing singing and remembered all their lines, it was fantastic performance and it was delight to see so many parents, grandparents and carers attending.
Term 3 - Toys
Our topic this term was ‘Toys.’ We all brought our own toys to school and wrote about them in English. We then looked at our toys in Science and talked about the materials our toys were made from. We looked at the history of toys and compared old and new toys. We were really lucky and had some visits from grandparents who were kind enough to show us their old toys. We looked at a teddy that was 100 years old! We also had a lovely visit from The Toy Workshop where we pretended we were in a magical toy museum and visited different rooms.
The Toy museum
We had a visit from The Magical Toy Museum which we loved! We used our imaginations and drama skills to imagine we were in an old museum looking at different toys. We visited 4 different rooms which had different toys in. We talked about the toys and looked at the materials they were made from and then we pretended to be different toys!
Visits from grandparents
We had some lovely visits from grandparents who told us about the toys they had from when they were children. We looked at a teddy bear that was 100 years old and we also saw a beautiful dolls house! We loved hearing about how precious the toys were and when our visitors had bought them.