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  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 86.2%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 86.2%
  • F2 Merlin Class 93.5%
  • F2 Rock Pipit Class 90.5%
  • Y1 Wren Class 95%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 94.7%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 97.2%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 96%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96.1%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 94.4%
  • Y4 Bluebird Class 95.4%
  • Y4 Owl Class 95.4%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.4%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 95.5%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 96.4%
  • Y6 Toucan Class 95.8%
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Autumn Term

Autumn Term 2

Autumn 2 Week 3

Maths

This week in maths, we completed our unit of work on 'addition and subtraction'. This week we focused on adding three 1-digit numbers. Once we had done this, we then started a new unit of work on 'Money'. To start this unit off, we examined how to recognise different values of coins and notes. 

 

English

In English this week, we continued to work on our class book ‘Stubby, a true story of friendship. This we began recognising the features of writing a letter. We learned how to recognise the different parts of a letter, examined how to write in chronological order and use fronted adverbials. 
 

 

Science

In science this week we continued to work on our unit, ‘Animals including Humans’. This week we discussed how different foods can be placed into groups. We then examined which foods we should eat more of and which we should eat less of to ensure that we have a balanced diet. 

 

History

In history this week, we continued our topic all about the life of Walter Tull. This week we attempted to answer the question 'Did Walter have a happy or sad childhood?' To answer this question, we examined the events of Walter's childhood and discussed whether these were happy or sad. Finally, we placed these events on our own timelines. 
 

Computing

In computing, we continued our unit on Internet Safety. This week we examined how to safely search for a given topic on the internet. 

 

RE

In RE, we examined the story of Moses and the Ten Commandments. To do this we examined the story of how God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. We then created our own commandments on how we can life to ensure that we have a happy life. 

 

DT

This week in DT, we began our new unit of work on textiles. To start this unit, we learned how to thread and correctly hold a needle and thread. We then examined how to complete a running stitch and an overstitch. 

 

Autumn 2 Week 2

Maths

This week in maths, we continued our unit of work on 'addition and subtraction'. This week we continued using the column method to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers. We also found bonds to 100.

 

English

In English this week, we continued to work on our class book ‘Stubby, a true story of friendship. This week we learned the story by creating our own actions and text map for the story. We also used drama to act out key parts of the story. 
 

 

Science

In science this week we began to work on our new unit, ‘Animals including Humans’. To start off our new topic, we discussed what animals need to survive and thought about how we can look after different animals. 

 

History

In history this week, we began our new topic all about the life of Walter Tull. To start off our unit, we compared the differences of two picture of Walter and discussed what we could determine from these pictures. 
 

Computing

In computing, we started our new unit on Internet Safety. This week we examined what a browser is and how to use a search engine to find information on a topic. 

Autumn 2 Week 1

Maths

This week in maths, we continued our unit of work on 'addition and subtraction'. This examined how to subtract by crossing ten and then we began to learn how to use the column method to add two 2-digit numbers.

 

English

In English this week, we began to work on our new class book ‘Stubby, a true story of friendship’. Throughout the predicted what we thought our story would be about and then began to empathise with the characters in the story by considering how they felt in different parts of the story. 

 

History - Remembrance Week

In history this week, we learned all about Remembrance. Throughout the week, we took part in a range of activities in order to answer the question ‘Why are people wearing poppies?’. We worked hard by learning about the different celebrations that we take part in throughout a year, we learned about what children did at home to help with the war and we made our own poppies for Remembrance Day. 

Autumn 1 Week 5

Maths

This week in maths, we started our unit of work on 'addition and subtraction'. This week, we worked hard to recognise different fact families to create addition and subtraction number sentences. We also began to recognise different number bonds. 

 

English

In English this week, we continued to examine how to write non-chronological reports. This week, we planned and drafted a fact file to share all of the facts that we had learned about hedgehogs. 

 

Science

In science this week we continued to work on our topic of 'living things and their habitats'. This week, we examined different world habitats such as oceans, deserts, rainforests and the arctic. We talked about the different animals that live there and the how they are suited to live in their environment.

 

Computing

In computing this week we continued to work on our 'Online Safety' unit of work. This week we discussed what we thought made a good website. We then discussed how to write a simple review before reviewing some websites by saying what we liked about the websites and what we did not like about them.

 

Harvest Week

This week in school, we celebrated Harvest. Children brought in a range of different food and toiletries to donate to others. We also learned a Harvest song and recorded this. To view our song, visit the 'Video Resource Centre' on our school website. 

Autumn 1 Week 4

Maths

This week in maths, we completed our unit of work on 'number and place value'. This week we examined how to count in 2's, 5's, 10's and 3's. 

 

English

In English this week, we began to examine how to write non-chronological reports. To do this, we examined the features of non-chronological reports and began to discuss how we could write a fact file based on our new class book 'The Hodgeheg' Dick King Smith. 

 

Science

In science this week we continued to work on our topic of 'living things and their habitats'. As we designed an experiment last week based on examining whether woodlice would choose the features of their habitat, we decided to complete the experiment. Read all about the experiment on our class blog!

 

http://woodpecker2021.norbridgeblogs.net/ 

 

RE

In RE this week we continued our topic of 'Nature and God and Stories of Jesus'. This week we examined the parable of 'The Lost Son'. To do this we discussed what a parable is before reading through the story of the Lost Son. We then made our own puppets and reenacted the story of the Lost Son as a class.  

 

Autumn 1 Week 3

Maths

This week in maths, we continued our unit of work on 'number and place value'. This week we examined how to compare numbers using inequality symbols and stating whether numbers were 'greater than, less than or equal'. We also began to use place value charts to show tens and ones in a number.   

 

English

In English this week, we continued to work on the traditional tale Little Red Riding Hood. This week we worked hard to learn the story by thinking of our own actions for each part of the story. We then completed an independent write of the story. 

 

Science

In science this week we continued to work on our topic of 'living things and their habitats'. This week we examined why different animals depend on their habitats and why their habitats depend on them. We then designed an experiment to test whether woodlice would choose a certain feature in their habitats. 

 

RE

In RE this week we continued our topic of 'Nature and God and Stories of Jesus'. This week we examined the story of Jesus. We learned how Jesus was born, what he did in his life and how he died and rose from the dead. 

 

Art

In art this week, we examined different animals from around the world. This week we looked at how elephants are decorated in the Indian festival of colour. We then made our own elephants out of clay which we will decorate when they are dry. 

 

Geography

This week in geography, we examined how deserts are formed and described some of their features such as sand dunes and different rock formations. 

Autumn 1 Week 2

Maths

This week in maths, we continued our unit of work on 'number and place value'. This week we examined how to compare numbers by examining how many tens and ones they have. We also began to learn how to use part whole models to partition 2-digit numbers.   

 

English

In English this week, we continued to work on the traditional tale Little Red Riding Hood. This week we examined how we can describe the characters in the story. We then created our own wanted posters to describe the features of the Big Bad Wolf.

 

Science

In science this week we continued to work on our topic of 'living things and their habitats'. This week we examined different microhabitats and the minibeasts that live in them. We took our learning outside to examine what microhabitats and minibeasts live in the school playground.

 

RE

In RE this week we continued our topic of 'Nature and God and Stories of Jesus'. This week we examined why harvest is celebrated by Christians. We discussed what harvest is and why it is important. We also discussed what people might do to celebrate harvest such as attend harvest fesitvals or donate food. 

 

Art

In art this week, we completed our own observational sketches to sketch a self portraits as part of the Big Draw Festival 2021. We used pictures of ourselves to look closely at our facial features and thought carefully about the proportions of our faces before drawing. 

 

Geography

This week in geography, we examined and comapred the different types of weather in both Sherwood Forest and the Arabian Desert. We then created our own weather reports to share these with others. 

Autumn 1 Week 1

Maths

This week in maths, we began our new unit of work on 'number and place value'. This week we examined how to recognise tens and ones within 2-digit numbers. We also examined how we can compare these numbers using 'greater than, less than and equal to'. 

 

English

In English this week, we began to work on traditional tale Little Red Riding Hood. To start our learning we reminded ourselves of the story of Little Red Riding Hood before completing a cold write of the story. We then worked hard to retell the story in pairs by using puppets of each character. Finally, we sequenced the story of Little Red Riding Hood by ordering pictures of the story. 

 

Science

In science this week we continued to work on our topic of 'living things and their habitats'. This week we examined how to determine whether something is alive, dead or has never been alive. Finally, we went outside and searched our school playground and field to find things that were alive, dead or things that have never been alive. 

 

RE

In RE this week we continued our topic of 'Nature and God and Stories of Jesus'. This week we examined why Sundays are important to Christians because of the Christian creation story. 

 

Art

In art this week, we completed our own observational sketches of British wildlife. To do this, we discussed how we can see different shapes in animals such as rectangles and ovals which we can use to create the outline of our animals. Finally, we added more detail to our sketches. 

 

Geography

This week in geography, we examined the differences between forests and deserts. To do this we discussed how to describe the features of forests and the features of deserts. We then sketched pictures of forests and deserts in order to compare their features. 

Transition Week

Maths

To start off our maths learning we examined different areas of maths that we learned throughout out time in Year 1. We worked hard to recognise tens and ones in 2-digit numbers and added and subtracted 1-digit numbers. 

 

English

In English this week, we read the story 'Absolutely Anything' by Sophy Henn. We then thought hard about how we felt about taking part in different activities that we might find tricky. We also created our own magic hats to help us to complete absolutely anything. 

 

Science

In science this week we began to work on our new science topic of 'living things and their habitats'. To start of our learning, we examined different habitats that we might find around our school. We then went outside to search for different habitats and animals that live around our school. 

 

RE

In RE this week we began our new topic of 'Nature and God and Stories of Jesus'. This week we learned how the Bible teaches Christians that God created the world in seven days. We then learned about what God did on each of the individual seven days.

 

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Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 86.2%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 86.2%
  • F2 Merlin Class 93.5%
  • F2 Rock Pipit Class 90.5%
  • Y1 Wren Class 95%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 94.7%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 97.2%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 96%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96.1%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 94.4%
  • Y4 Bluebird Class 95.4%
  • Y4 Owl Class 95.4%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.4%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 95.5%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 96.4%
  • Y6 Toucan Class 95.8%

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Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • George Huthart
  • Catherine Bartlett
  • Rebecca Jackson
  • Lynne North
  • Sally Townsend
  • Kelly Whittington

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