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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. 


The children have been using practical equipment to help them to create fact families. A fact family consists of two addition number sentences and two subtraction number sentences.


Handa's Surprise


In English, we have been looking at the story Handa's Surprise. The children enjoyed tasting a variety of fruits from the story and they came up with some fantastic adjectives to describe the fruits. The children are then going to use these adjectives when writing their own Handa's Surprise story. 


Bulbs and Seeds!


In science, the children have been finding out about the differences between bulbs and seeds. The children used magnifying glasses to explore a variety of bulbs and seeds.




The children were very excited when a tractor arrived at school. The children talked about all of their learning about the Harvest in Lincolnshire and were able to ask some fantastic questions! The children even got to have a go at sitting in the tractor!