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Term 1

This term we will be exploring Harvest and how other religions celebrate the gathering of food and crops around the world. We will explore in great detail why it is important to show gratitude and be thankful for all the wonderful food that we are blessed with each year. However, the children will also discuss how some people are less fortunate and talk about how we can support them.


PSHE will be a big focus for the children as it is important that the children feel settled during their transition into year 2. We will discuss how it is important to build relationships with our families and friends and identify a range of emotions, including how to manage them effectively. 


In Science this term, the children will continue to build upon their knowledge of plants and will explore how they can grow healthily. This will include looking into how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow. We will also briefly discuss the changes in the seasons and how Autumn is the time when crops are harvested ready for the Winter months. 


Over the term, the children will take part in PE lessons every Tuesday and Friday. It is important that the children have their kits in school each week and their lessons will take place inside and outside.  The area of focus will include Fitness and Team building. 


Throughout the term, photos of our learning will be added to our web page and we can't wait to show you what we have been up to. 


We have had a fantastic week learning all about primary and secondary colours in out Art lessons, we have been building up our team building skills in PE and in Maths we have been using practical resources to help us show how many tens and ones make up a number.






In Science this week we have really enjoyed looking closely at plants and creating out own plant using natural resources we collected from the Reflective garden.




Wow! Harvest has been amazing this year, the children performed at Church and at school and made everyone so proud, singing songs, reading poems and sharing their art work to everyone.

We have been sketching vegetables, making bread, tasting fruits and we even got to sit in a tractor. Year 2 have been so busy! In English we have been reading 'Handa's surprise' and the children wrote their own versions of the story. They really enjoyed changing the animals and fruits around and then becoming little publishers at the end of the week.