Hello everybody and welcome back to school! I hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday, whatever you got up to. I'd like to welcome the Year 1 children to KS1 and welcome back the new Year 2 children, who are beginning their final year in this key stage. The whole KS1 team are so excited to have you back in school and we know that you are going to love all of the great learning that we will be doing in the coming year. We will be kicking off the new term by spending a week studying a country (more information on the class pages below) before moving on to the curriculum focus...
This half term we will be having a look at lots of different people from all over the world who we can consider to be heroes. It may surprise you to know that not all heroes wear capes and that you can be a hero in lots of different ways and by having a big impact on others. Whether it be a lady who discovered gigantic dinosaur fossils and changed the way we look at prehistoric creatures today, or a man who walked on the moon, heroes can be found in all shapes and sizes. We will begin our maths learning by focusing on place value and will be writing a fiction story with a focus on recurring phrases in English. Our history and geography learning will link to the heroes that we study and the countries that they came from. In art, we will be using textiles and looking at the work of Roy Lichtenstein and his pop art. In computing, our learning will revolve around creating media digital paintings. It promises to be an exciting and interesting start to our new school year!