Current learning

Literacy
In KS1 children have an hour literacy lesson every day. Within these lessons, the children are taught a range of genres and grammar skills in accordance with the National Curriculum. We try to link our literacy lessons with the topic that is being taught. We also provide the children with daily phonic sessions so that they learn several new sounds a week. Children read to an adult as often as possible to develop their reading and comprehension skills.

In LKS2 children have an hour literacy lesson. Within these lessons, children are taught a range of genres in accordance with the National Curriculum. Grammar is taught through out the week. Children read with an adult two to three times a week in LKS2, 1:1, in small groups or with the teacher in guided reading.

The children in UKS2 have an hour literacy lesson every day. Within these lessons, the children are taught a range of genres and grammar skills in accordance with the National Curriculum. The Children take part in guided reading sessions.

 

Maths
The children in KS1 have a daily 1 hour maths lesson then a 10-15 minutes maths meeting on an afternoon. In maths meetings, the children go over and embed basic mathematical concepts. Some of the areas we cover in the meetings are days of the week, months of the year, shape, odd and even numbers, data handling, sequences and time. The children love our maths meetings.

The children in LKS2 have a daily 1 hour maths session, followed by a 10-15 minute maths meeting in the afternoon. Our maths meetings are focused on mathematical concepts that need to be revisited throughout the curriculum. We engage all learners with songs, chants, problems and questions.

The children in UKS2 take part in an hour maths lesson every day following Maths Mastery. In order to enhance children’s understanding further, we have introduced maths meetings. These meetings are held for 10-15 minutes every afternoon and consist of chants, singing and the coverage of basic maths skills.

 

Topic
Autumn 1
In KS1 our topic this half term had been Dinosaur Planet. We have found out lots of things about when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth, we know all about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We know that meat eaters were fast and plant eaters were slow. We have loved finding out about the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning and have made our own salt dough fossils and Y2 have written diary entries of Mary Anning’s life story. We have been extremely creative as well, baking dinosaur biscuits, designing dinosaur sock puppets and making dinosaur skeleton pictures from pasta.

In LKS2 the topic has been Scrumdiddlyumptious, this involved looking at fruit and vegetables and creating some portraits using them. The children tasted smoothies and then created one of their own.  In science, the learning has been about the human body including the skeleton. 

In UKS2 our topic has been ‘Stargazers’, e.g. why we have day and night, phases of the Moon, order of the planets, investigating Galileo’s theory that even though objects are different weights, they will fall at the same speed due to gravity (unless air resistance gets in the way), designing & making a Mars Rover.