For the 2020-2021 academic year our Class 1 has pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. They are taught by Mrs Kerr and Miss Rawcliffe, with support from Mrs Gipson and Miss Cason.
Autumn Term 2020
Curriculum Outlines for Autumn 2020:
The children have been taking part in separate reading lessons three times each week, which concentrate on all the skills we need for reading. We have been doing lots of fun reading activities, using our story of the week. Some stories this term have included: The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, Percy the Park Keeper: After the Storm; Owl Bat Bat Owl and Elmer. Below are just a few of the activities the children have taken part in during these lessons.
The class have been learning about nouns, adjectives and verbs. Can you guess which verbs the children are acting out?
The year 1’s, and now our reception children, are being set challenges for different areas of their learning. Their goal is to complete these challenges by the end of the week.
In science lessons, the children spent the first half of the term exploring materials. During the second half of the term, we are looking at the seasons.
Arts and Creative Learning
The children have enjoyed being creative, both during child initiated learning and during art lessons.
The children learnt about the colour wheel, finding natural and man-made resources both indoors and outdoors.
All of class 1 have enjoyed exploring the revamped class 1 outdoor space – thank you to the FOB’s and SET for your support with this.
The pupils have enjoyed making use of our new computers during our computing lessons. Years 1 and 2 have been learning to logon independently, create their own avatars and paint self-portraits using an online programme. They are now exploring algorithms. We began this by giving each other instructions about how to make a multi link model. The children were only allowed to tell their partner how to make the model and were not allowed to look at one another as they gave or followed the instructions – it was very tricky! Thank you again to the Friends of Burston School (F.O.B.S.) who funded our new class interactive board.
The class have been using primary sources to find out historical information.
Our reception class have settled in beautifully to class 1. Below, you can see them setting up a teddy bears picnic in their lesson about 1 more and 1 less than a given number.