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Autumn 1

Ourselves

 

We have learned about our bodies and where we live. Below are some of the topics we have covered. As we are a Rights Respecting School, we know that all children have lots of rights. Some of these rights that are linked to our topics are shown below.

 

Literacy

 

Nursery rhymes - we learned lots of different rhymes and acted them out.

Lists, labels and captions - we added lots of labels and captions to pictures and diagrams.

Stories with repetitive patterns – Rat-a-tat-tat (story to tell) - we retold the story and wrote it out. "Rat-a-tat-tat. Who is that? Open the door and see..."

Role play – Rat-a-tat-tat house

Rights Respecting Schools - Article 17: "...Children should...have access to children's books."

The children have access to lots of different kinds of books in our class reading zone, as well as our home-reading books.

 

 

 

Nursery rhymes

Still image for this video
Hickory dickory dock

 

Numeracy

Number and Place Value

Properties of Shapes - we learned the shape names circle, rectangle, square, triangle and star.

Watch this shape video here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zhnvcdm

Calculations - we are really good at learning the bonds that make 5

0+5=5

1+4=5

2+3=5

3+2=5

4+1=5

5+0=5

Measurements - we used the language long, short, longest, shortest, heavy, light, heaviest, lightest, full and empty.

 

 

 

Science

To be able to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. We used language such as: shoulder, wrist, ankle, elbow, eyebrow, fingers, toes, sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste.

Computing

To use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content. We used language such as: e-safety, mouse, cursor, login, password and paint.

 

 

Art

To explore ideas using digital sources, use simple graphics package to create images and effects. We used language such as photo, edit, effect, paint and image.

Rights Respecting Schools: Article 13 - Freedom of expression: The freedom of expression includes the right to share information in any way they choose.

 

 

Geography

To be able to name and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas. We have been using language such as: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, North Sea, Irish Sea, Atlantic Ocean and English Channel.

Rights Respecting Schools: Article 7 - Children have the right to a nationality (to belong to a country).

 

Music

To listen with concentration and be rapt in learning.

To imitate others in order to play rhythms on un-tuned instruments. We learned the lyrics to lots of nursery rhymes and sang our story to tell to music.

Rights Respecting Schools: Article 13 - Freedom of expression

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Engineering

The children learned about how to investigate sheet materials, by rolling, tearing and cutting. They investigated a range of hinges and links to create moving objects.

What are engineers?

Watch this interesting video to find out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=303&v=RM04n0-QtNo

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Christianity - Baptism

We learned about what some people do because they believe in God. We thought about all the different uses we have for water, how water is used in a special way for Christians and about special things that we could do to welcome new people.

Rights Respecting Schools: Article 14 (Freedom of thought, conscience and religion): Children have the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion.

PSHCE

We thought about new beginnings at the start of a new school year - I belong to a community; I can express a simple opinion, agreement and disagreement; I can ask questions.

Rights Respecting Schools: Article 12 (Respect for the views of the child) - Children have the right to say what they think ... and have their opinions taken into account.

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