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Wk bg 3.01.22 Why is it important to say thank you?- This week we will be looking at our Christian value of thankfulness and why it is important to reflect on our Christmas and what we are thankful for. We will also be reading the Bible story 'Noah's Ark' and thinking about promises and making our own New Years Promise

 

Wk bg 10.01.22- Spirituality week- Our focus for Spirituality week will be the sky and clouds, we will be thinking about the shape of clouds and about what might be beyond the sky. We will be reading three books 'The Little Cloud' 'The Cloud Spotter' and 'The Great Rainbow Chase'

 

Wk bg 17.01.22- Our School vision statement- This week we will be looking closely at our whole school vision statement. We will be thinking about what makes us feel happy and safe at school, we will be thinking about what makes us and individual and why we are special and we will also be thinking about what our dreams are for the future.

We will be looking at the key vocabulary in the vision statement of- vision, flourish, community, nurturing, equality and compassion

 

Wk bg 24.01.22 What is Winter like in the United Kingdom- This week we will be officially starting our new topic! We will be going on a exploration around our school grounds to look for signs of winter and look closely at what we can see. We will be thinking about what happens to animals in winter and looking closely at hibernation and migration and we will be making bird feeders! We will be reading the book 'Winters sleep'

 

Wk bg 31.01.22- Lunar New Year- This week we will be learning about Lunar New Year, we will learn about what it is and how it is celebrated. We will be making stir fry and lanterns. We will be reading two books 'The Great Race' and 'Playing the Lanterns' We will be focusing on our Diversity Driver and also the British Value of 'Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

 

Wk bg 7.02.22 Where do we live? This week we will be looking at where we live. We will be learning about maps and atlases and how to use them. We will be learning about the United Kingdom and where Collingham is on a map. This week is also Children's Mental Health Week so we will be doing some learning about the importance of mental health.

 

Wk bg 14.02.22 Where do we live? This week we will continue to look at where we live and will start to plan an expedition around Collingham, the children will work in teams to carry out a risk assessment, write a letter to parents, draw a map and also write a kit list! We will also be learning about the artist 'Lowry' and carrying out some observational drawings of 'Winter in Collingham' in the style of Lowry.

 

Wk bg 28.02.22 Where do we live? continued This week we will be finishing our planning for our expedition around Collingham. We will be learning how to follow a map and looking closely at what we can see in our local environment.

This week is also World Book Day and our focus book is Mr Wolf's Pancakes.

 

Wk bg 7.03.22 Environment Week How can we protect the Polar ice caps? This week we will be focusing on our Environment driver. We will be thinking about climate change and the polar ice caps melting. We will be researching ways that we can help save the polar bears and stop this happening. We will be creating posters to put up around school so show people ways they can help. We will also be carrying out a science experiment about melting ice, we will be looking at liquids and solids and the process of changing states, melting and freezing. We will be reading three great books 'The Little Helpers, Penny helps protect the polar ice caps' 'Diamond in the snow' and 'Elephant in my kitchen!'

 

Wk bg 14.03.22 What did Collingham look like in the past? This week we will be focusing on history, we will be comparing our photos of Collingham that we took on our walk with photos of Collingham from the past, we will be looking at similarities and differences between the past and present in terms of buildings and transport and also daily life. This week we will also be learning about the festivals of Holi and Nowruz and celebrating Comic relief. We will be thinking about how life in other countries compares to our own lives.

 

Wk bg 21.03.22 What happened in my past? This week will be another history focus week, we will be sharing memories of our past with each other, we will be creating our own timelines using pictures of ourselves as baby, toddlers and how we look now. We will be thinking about how we have changed since we were a baby. 

 

Wk bg 28.03.22 Easter week. This week we will be learning about Easter, we will be learning about the Easter story and why it is important and also using our map reading skills to complete Easter hunts.

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