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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 1

Art

We have been using our Art skills this term, creating our class animals in a variety of interesting ways. We have been drawing, painting, sticking and using collage to create our animals. We have also really enjoyed learning about primary and secondary colours, creating our own colour wheels and colour charts. We learned that adding white to colours turns the colour lighter and adding black to colours turns the colour darker.

COOL Time

During our COOL time we continue the learning that we have been doing throughout the week and enjoy practising/showing the different characteristics of effective learning. We have really enjoyed getting to know our classroom this term and all of the wonderful resources that we have available to support the development of our social and communication skills such as board games, marble runs, wooden blocks, train sets and lego etc. We love practising reading and writing during our COOL time and the teachers love to set challenges!

Go Green Week

We enjoyed participating in ‘Go Green Week’, exploring a range of environmental issues including deforestation, air pollution, plastic in the ocean, landfill sites and global warming. We used pictures and videos as stimulus for our discussions, reflecting on how these issues made us feel and what we can do to make a positive change. In our writing we also made posters telling people what they should do to look after the world. On Tuesday we had a paper free day in Year 2, limiting our use of paper and thinking of other ways we could do our learning e.g. whiteboards that can be reused multiple times, practical activities instead of worksheets and reading from the interactive whiteboard screen rather than printed instructions.

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