Welcome to Key Stage One!
We have had a fantastic start to the year and all of the children have settled in brilliantly to the new routines! I have seen such a lot of hard work and focus already which is a great sign for the year ahead. We have been busy starting our ‘Frozen Planet’ topic and have exciting ideas for what we’d like to find out about. In English, we have been retelling the story Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers using our own story maps. In Maths, we have been focusing on place value and ordering numbers. In Topic, we have been looking at what makes a good explorer and which animals live in the Antarctic.
Our topic for the Autumn Term is Frozen Planet! We will learn about Ernest Shackleton, a famous explorer, and the wildlife and landscape of Antarctica. We will also use Antarctic themed texts in our writing.
Please have a look at our Autumn Term overview to see some of the exciting things we will be doing.
In the first week of term, we set ourselves some goals that we would like to achieve before the Christmas break and discussed how we might achieve them! We have also been working on developing our learning attitudes and resilience. Please help us with this by helping us to celebrate when we have tried again at a tricky task or had a go at a big challenge. We have also been learning about how taking on a challenge helps us to ‘make our brains stronger’ and that ‘making mistakes make us smarter’ through our new friend Mojo who will be helping us with this all term.