Spring Term

This term, we have changed the way we do Maths. Each week, the children have a learning objective (LO) to meet. Each day, they will either choose from a broad selection of activities across the Year 1 and 2 classrooms, all adhering to the LO. Or they will be doing some focus work in a small group with the class teacher, again linking with the LO.
On Friday, we have our Maths of the Day lesson, this term (Spring 1) focusing on Shape. These lessons are active, engaging and often take us outside to do our learning. They involve shape hunts, relay runs and using our bodies to make shapes. All these activities help to secure our subject knowledge, but also get our heart rates up - this helps our brains get ready to learn.
This term, we have been learning all about The Great Fire of London. We have learnt all about Samuel Pepys and his diary; the timeline of events and what caused the fire to spread so quickly. We even made our own model houses and set fire to them, watching how and why the fire spread across London from Pudding Lane. The children have loved this topic and have all been keen to ask lots of 'why' questions to explore more about The GFoL.
In Spring 2, our topic has been all about Jack and the Beanstalk. We have explored the original text and lots of alternative versions too! Our favourite was Jack and the Jelly Beanstalk. We even wrote our own versions of the story - they were fantastic!
In DT, we made our own dreamlands above the clouds and in Science we planted a bean and observed and recorded its growth. One of them grew to over 60cm tall!