Welcome to Holly Class!
Welcome to a brand new school year! We hope you are excited to start a fantastic and exciting year of learning :)
In Holly class, our classroom team includes Miss Saul, Miss Stones, Mrs Davis & Mrs Chapman to help you with your learning. We cannot wait to start learning more about our new class!
Autumn 2- Our new topic is...
In History, we will learn about the origins of Bonfire Night through looking at Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot. Who was Guy Fawkes? Why is he important when we learn about Bonfire night?
In Science, we will complete lots of investigations and experiments such as making a firework in a jar or getting paperclips out of a jar of water without touching the water. Do you have any ideas what magic (or Science) Miss Saul will use?
In ICT, we will be using the internet to do some researching for some posters as well as Coding. We will understand how to use algorithms to get fairies and characters in a magic castle to move around the screen.
In Religious Education (RE), we will be learning about the origins of the nativity and finding out what Christians believe about the birth of Jesus. We are going to find out why Christians celebrate Christmas and how.
In Art, we will be looking at some Pointilism as well as learning how to mix colour and use different medias such as paint, and chalk to create magical and Christmassy masterpieces.
Food Glorious Food!
Our first topic to start the new year is 'Food Glorious Food'. We are going to be learning lots about food, linked to the story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Here are some of the exciting foundation subjects we will be studying - for more information on all the different areas of the curriculum we will be learning about, please check our 'Parents Forecast' below for full details :)
In History, we will be learning more about Victorian life, just like in the Oliver Twist novel. We will find out how different it would have been going to school in the 19th century, as well as comparing other aspects of our lives, like houses, fashions and toys, to see what similarities and differences we can find between the past and present. What do you think school would have been like in Victorian times?
In Geography, we will be going on a journey around the globe to find out about different countries. We will be learning how to locate these countries on a map or atlas, and think about the physical geography, such as the environment and characteristics of these countries. We will also be thinking about the different foods that may be eaten, and consider which foods grow in different countries. What foods can you think of that don't grow in the UK?
In Art, we are going to be studying the Pop Art work of Andy Warhol, looking at his methods and the style. We are going to learn how to mix primary colours together to make secondary and tertiary colours, and use these with different fruits and vegetables to make repeating prints in the style of Andy Warhol. What fruits or vegetables do you think would make a nice pattern?
In Design Technology, we will be learning how to bake. We are going to look at a recipe for Queen Victoria's scones, and learn how to weigh out the ingredients carefully, mixing them together and baking them according to the instructions. It will be very exciting to try out our scones and see what they taste like! Then we will evaluate them carefully to see what might be better next time. What do you think the scones will taste like? Will they be crumbly?
In PE, we will be learning about keeping our bodies healthy, so as well as eating a healthy diet, we will think about how exercising can keep us fit and healthy. We will be learning some gymnastics skills to stretch our muscles and warm our bodies up, looking at different ways we can move and link movements together. Do you know why it is important to warm our bodies up before we exercise?
At Kirkby Avenue Primary School, we believe reading to be extremely important. Reading underpins so many other areas of the curriculum and supports the children in developing their imagination. To support your child with their reading, we ask that you listen to them read at home as often as possible and record this in their ‘Reading Record’.
In school, we have a ‘Reading Superstars’ system for the number of times your child reads with you at home. For Key Stage 1, the breakdown for this is as follows:
Three days out of 7 – your child will earn 1 team point
Four days out of 7 – your child will earn 2 team points
Five or more days out of 7 – your child will get a prize from our special prize box
If you need any other information, please come and ask any member of staff in our classroom, we're happy to help.
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