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Thank you to all who made this experience possible, I have one very happy but tired boy who’d do it all again!


Goodbye Kingswood, it's been a pleasure!💚 We are on our way back to school now- see you soon 👋


Our final activity is buggy building! Some serious teamwork going on here! 🌟


Ten... Can we reach eleven?


We've got up to nine crates!


We're up to 11 now!


Crate Stacking - how high can we go? Eight is our current record!


Good Morning from sunny Kingswood☀️ Ready for our penultimate activity of crate stack!


For our final evening of our trip, we are having a camp fire 🔥


D-I-S-C-O 🪩 We've had great fun this afternoon at our roller disco!


Afternoon shelter building - one even has an en-suite bedroom!


Our second activity of the morning was initiative problems! The hardest was having to solve how to flip the sheet over without stepping off of it!


Our first activity of the morning is an obstacle challenge! We are completing different challenges on a range of obstacles including a climbing wall and a zip wire 🏆


This evening's activity... Bottle rockets! 🚀 Which team will get their rocket the furthest?


It's time for some dodgeball before dinner!


Our future Robin Hood's and Katniss Everdeen's have been enjoying archery this afternoon! We even had a couple of bullseye's 🏹

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Year 1

Summer 2
Welcome to Year 1: 
River Ganges and River Rhine class 


Mr Turner is teaching River Ganges class and Miss Sayers is teaching River Rhine class. Mrs Learmouth, Mrs Heath and Miss Ing are supporting across Year 1.  


Welcome to Year 1! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home. 

Key Times 


Please make sure that children are reading every night for 20 minutes, and practising their number bonds and step-counting in 2s, 5s and 10s! 


River Rhine class have PE on Tuesday and Thursday, River Ganges have PE on Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your children have their kits in school on these days. 


Due to current circumstances we are limiting trips and external visitors but will work to provide enrichment opportunities. 

Key Times 

For Year 1, the school day will begin at 8.45, and end at 3.20. Please be punctual. 


What are we learning? 


In Literacy this term we will begin by reading “10 Things I can do to Help My World” by Melanie Walsh. It is a book that teaches children all about the simple things we can do to help conserve our beautiful planet. We will make a prediction about the story before reading it. In the latter half of the term, we will be reading “Elmer the Patchwork Elephant” by David McKee, we will use storyboards and time adverbials to re-tell. We are continuing develop our grammar skills with a focus on full stops, capital letters, finger spaces, question marks and exclamation marks. 


In Maths this half term, we are looking at fractions, measurement and problem solving. We will be learning about halves and quarters and how to measure using non-standard units and a ruler to measure. 


This half term in Science, we are learning about plants. We will learn all about how seeds and roots work and how we can grow plants. We will be growing our own vegetables and herbs in class. 


We are learning all about the earth and its shape. We will look at globes, atlases and maps and think about how we can navigate our way around by using them. We will also look at the different continents and what earth looks like from space. 


In History, we will continue to look at significant people in history, focusing on what life was like for women in the early 20th century. We will look at what life was like then and what it is like for women now. 


In RE, we will be learning about Sikhism. 


This term in computing, we will be looking at algorithms and continue to focus on how to use the keyboard and mouse. 


In Art, we will be learning about weaving. We will look at the different materials we can use to loom. 


In PSHE we will be thinking about how we keep ourselves healthy. We will look at what a healthy diet includes and the things we can do to keep our bodies happy and healthy. 


PE this term is Dance. 


Music this term will have a focus on composing. We will look at how we can recognise different timbres. Our songs will be Chocolate Molinillo, Kye Kye Kule and Under the Sea. 


In DT this term, we are redesigning our finger puppets. We are evaluating our final products from last term and discussing what we can do better this time. 


How can I help at home? 

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 3- minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Sayers or Mr Turner or you can arrange a phone call by emailing the office. 

Look forward to hearing from you soon, 

Mr Turner and Miss Sayers