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CE Primary School

Gayton Class 1, Mrs Bird

Welcome back for the Autumn term to all of the Year 1 and 2 Class 1 children and families and a very warm welcome to our new Reception children and new Reception families! We are so excited to be back at school and back learning and reuniting with you all.

In English, we will be completing challenges in our talk 4 writing sessions, working on stories and writing our own pieces as well as short burst writing where we can practise and apply our growing phonics, spelling and grammar skills. This will be inspired by our focus on ‘How to catch a star’ by Oliver Jeffers as well as Katie and the Starry Night by James Mayhew, Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle and Laura’s Star by Klaus Baumgart

Our Art and creative work this term will be inspired by work of Kandinsky! We will look at his use of shape, line and colour. This will be in addition to art inspired by our focus on space and astronauts inspired by our History work. 

In Science, we will be looking at animals including humans, we will be able to identify which animal some babies will grow into, name some animal babies, say the three things that humans need, to stay alive, give examples of healthy and less healthy food, name some things that humans do to keep themselves clean, set up a simple test and collect and interpret results.

In RE this term we will complete class shared worship and assemblies reflecting on our Christian beliefs. We will focus on how we should care for the world and others and why it matters that we do that. In PSHE, we will be looking at what makes me me! How am I unique and special and how I am the same as and different from the people around me? This will be alongside ongoing work on recognising feelings, self-regulating, midfulness and self-esteem.

In Physical Education, we are continuing to use Real PE to support our lessons as well as exploring Yoga as part of our mindfulness work. 

In History we will be exploring what it takes to be an explorer and an adventurer, what are the personal attributes we will need, the support they received from those around them to enable them to achieve their goals and why we remember figures from the past and what they achieved. The individuals we will explore in further detail will be Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake.

Remember to keep up on our themes and work on Classdojo! I look forward to sharing all of our successes together online.

Mrs Bird