Happy Days - Bright Futures
We will start the Autumn Term by reading a story called The Blue Balloon by Mick Inkpen. The children will lead the planning by suggesting activities that they would like to do following the story. Last year lots of work on Kipper and rainbows followed but this year it could be space and aliens, shapes, balloons or something completely different!. We will be planting in our outside area and looking for signs of Autumn too. Swimming lessons begin this term too. We will also celebrate Harvest in October and learn about Guy Fawkes and Remembrance Day in November. Other topics will be decided by following the interests of the children.
Later in the term we will be will be launching our new on-line Learning Journey system using an app called Tapestry. Keep an eye out in book bags for more information about this exciting new venture! After half term we'll begin preparing for Christmas with decoration making, production rehearsals and much more again led by the children’s ideas.
During the Spring term we will have a focus on 'Polar lands'. The children will hear lots of stories about polar animals and the way Polar bears and penguins have adapted to their environments. We will look at the Arctic and Antarctic on a globe and plan lots of fun and interesting activities together. During the second half of the term, we will join the rest of the school in a Creative Arts Week, dress up as book characters for World Book Day and learn all about the Easter story.
We'll start the Summer term by learning about minibeasts and we hope to be able to plan a trip to help enrich our learning! Swimming will begin again and we'll be preparing for Sports Day too. Topic work will continue to be led by the interests of the children.
Please click on the links below for information about the Early Learning Goals that we are working towards by the end of the year
Our approach to homework is one where we believe that homework should complement our learning in school and not be a stressful experience at home.
Parents are key educators in their children’s lives and have a critical influence over the success of children’s learning. We suggest that in the early stages of a child’s school life at least 10 minutes is set aside each day to talk to your child about their learning, to read with your child, play games and develop their self-help skills.
As your child moves through the Primary phase they will begin to have more formal tasks such as learning multiplication tables and spellings, projects; and be expected to work for longer periods and with increasing independence.
Homework can also be a walk in the park, a swimming trip, baking, an art activity, visiting family.
For the full version of the spelling lists, please click on the following link:
To find out more about the curriculum we follow, please click on the following link: