Take a look at some of our amazing learning!
2018 – 2019 Gallery
Where is the Gruffalo?
Where is the Gruffalo?
Year 1 were shocked to see a coned off area with woodland objects and animal foot prints. Year 1 decided to take a closer look and it turned out to be none other than the animals from the Gruffalo story!
Over the project the children became Gruffalo hunters and visited the deep dark woods to find clues from each character in the story. The children’s curiosity inspired them to investigate the different habitats the animals live in and they used geographical vocabulary to describe the locality.
On Tuesday 15th January Year 1 had a fun packed morning with the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. They explored fire safety in and around the home, identifying potential dangers. They practically learnt what to do in the event of a fire and about fire alarms and fire evacuation plans.
A highlight of the morning was the children exploring one of Dorset & Wiltshire’s new fire engines. They got to explore all of the equipment, ask questions and even have a go at using the hose.
All of the days learning was used to compare against firefighting in 1666 (The Great Fire of London) and how it has changed for the better.
2017 – 2018 Gallery
ICE ICE BABY
For this unit the children loved exploring the season of winter, with a particular focus on what is happening to our environment, our bodies and why. The children learnt all about snow, ice, winter weather, changing liquids to solids and vice versa and how we and animals stay warm.
Our hook was fabulous, the children loved being invited into a Winter Wonderland where they used their senses to explore what it might be like in the frozen parts of our world. The children watched clips from Frozen Planet to think about what it might be like to live in polar regions.
India is a place of festivals, colours, sounds and experiences. This project was an ideal opportunity for the children to experience and appreciate different cultures and festivals, discussing the similarities and differences. The children learnt the art of Bollywood dancing and explored how their bodies can move. They have learnt some traditional Indian dance moves and sequenced their own dance ready to show to others. At the start of the unit, we hosted an ‘India Day’ where the children tasted a variety of traditional foods from India and also got creative by making their own Rangoli art and Mehndi patterns.