Summer 2nd 2021 News Update
We have made it to the end of another unusual year, where the children have demonstrated great resilience and resourcefulness in response to the pandemic. In year 1 and 2 we have thoroughly enjoyed our final topic of the year, ‘Our United Kingdom’. At the beginning of the term we were very lucky to have a visit from a zookeeper who works at Banham Zoo, who brought along some interesting animals for us to look at.
In English the children have been looking at well-loved British authors, such as Roald Dahl and John Burningham. In year 1 the children loved re-enacting ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ and did a fantastic job at writing their own version of the story. In year 2 the children read ‘The Fantastic Mr Fox’ and enjoyed experimenting with lots of different sentence structures.
We have been celebrating all things British in geography this term! We have learnt about the four countries and capital cities that make up the United Kingdom and learnt about some famous human and physical features found across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We also learnt about British values and traditions, where the children reflected on what Britishness meant to them.
Science this term has been all about plants, which gave us all the opportunity to get outside and do some gardening. The children planted broad beans and tomato plants and had fun nurturing them to help them grow over the term.
The children absolutely loved learning about Banksy this term for our Amazing Artist day. Lots of children decided that he was their favourite artist and they wanted to learn more about him. We looked at some of his famous art pieces and recreated pictures of his rats getting up to mischief!
Key stage one children have all worked incredible hard this year and we hope they enjoy a well-deserved break. We look forward to welcoming them back in September with a greater level of normalcy!