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Statement of Intent KS1

In Key Stage One we are passionate about supporting children to continue to develop their love of learning.  Our children’s wellbeing is at the centre of our curriculum, we understand that they need to feel safe, loved and secure within the environment in order to access a high level of learning. We teach topics in cross-curricular ways and are committed to providing hands on learning opportunities, enabling children to shape their own learning journey. We aim to foster children’s independence, resilience and perseverance and ensure that through our high quality provision they are able to consolidate and enhance a range of skills in all curriculum areas. Our inclusive approach enables us to foster our children’s curiosity and imagination as well as their academic achievement.

Term 2

Bonfire Night Theme Day

To celebrate Bonfire night, we had a special Bonfire themed day on the 5th November. We learnt all about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot, developing our understanding of why we celebrate it. We also created some firework art and we learnt about bonfire and firework safety, making posters to teach other people about how to stay safe on Bonfire night. In the afternoon, we had a fire in the Hive, toasting yummy marshmallows and making delicious popcorn. We also lit sparklers on the playground, which was great fun!

Curtis Wood Autumn Walk

We love exploring our surroundings and had a fantastic trip to Curtis Woods this term, looking for signs of Autumn. We noticed the trees dropping leaves, leaves changing colours, conker shells on the ground and we definitely felt that it was colder than when we last visited! We collected some sticks, leaves and acorns to bring back to school to explore during our COOL time and we of course did lots of tree climbing and den building!

Maths Week

We really enjoyed taking part in Maths week in November! Each day we had a different challenge to complete in small groups. The challenges were:

Monday Mazes

Tuesday Puzzles

Wednesday Code Breaking

Thursday Tessellations

Friday Riddles

The children enjoyed exploring lots of different areas of Maths, and completing challenges that are different from the things we normally do in our Maths lessons. It was great fun!

Term 1

What a fantastic first few weeks we have had welcoming our Year 2 children back to school! We have enjoyed getting to know each other and working together on many exciting activities to help us settle back in to school life, including making bunting all about ourselves, drawing self-portraits and creating art work on our class animals (otters, foxes and badgers) as well as continuing to challenge our own learning in ‘COOL’ time. We have been particularly impressed with how our children have been showing the characteristics of effective learning such as perseverance, creativity, teamwork and curiosity in all sessions and we are really excited for the year ahead.

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