Our fabulous year 1 and 2 children have been working extremely hard this term during our ‘Pole to Pole’ topic. Not only have they explored the wonders of the Arctic and Antarctica, the children have also performed a magical Christmas concert, ‘A King is Born’.
In English we read some wonderful stories. The year 1 children enjoyed ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers – a story about a little boy who tries to help a lost penguin find his way home. The children did a magnificent job retelling the story, creating story maps and adapting the story to make it their own. In year 2, the children read ‘Rainbow Bear’ by Michael Morpurgo, which is a beautiful story about a polar bear who dreams about catching a rainbow. The children created some marvellous pieces of descriptive writing, inspired by this story.
In Science we have learnt all about the changing of the seasons. At the beginning of the topic, the children created their own rain gauges using recycled materials. The children used their rain gauges to record data and observe the weather over the term. We also investigated how the seasons impacted the behaviour of animals – particularly focusing on hibernating hedgehogs.
Our KS1 children became keen geographers over the Autumn term and used their compass skills to guide Father Christmas home. The children did a fantastic job at creating globes and plotting out where the equator and the poles were.
Next half term, we are looking forward to our brand new topic: ‘Australia’. In this topic, the children will have the opportunity to meet some Australian animals, make some Australian food and recreate some extraordinary aboriginal art. How exciting!