Fox Talbot

Summer 5

What happened before I was born?

Our question for the summer term 1 is ‘What happened before I was born?’ We will be starting our learning with meeting Bob, the Man on the moon. We will find out about Bob’s day and ask some questions about what they would like to find out about the moon.  We will then research the first moon landing and explore what that meant to us as a nation. How did we watch this spectacular event and how was this similar to other nations around the world?  We will also be designing and creating our own spacesuits, rockets, and moon small worlds for ourselves. 

Our PE days this term will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is worn to school on these days. We have still got an awful lot of school uniform that is not named – we cannot take responsibility for unnamed clothing, so it is essential that all school uniform is labelled clearly with their name.

You can support your child’s learning at home by:

Asking them about what they have learnt about in school that day.
Discussing the topics that are being covered together.
Reading about the topics at home.
Visiting the library to find out more about the topics for the term.
Bringing anything relevant into school to share with the class if your child would like to.
Practise counting carefully and in multiples (2s, 5s, 10s).
Practise counting forwards and backwards to 50 then 100.

Useful Websites

Spring 4

Where do I come from?

Our topic question for Spring term 2 is ‘Where do I come from?’ Following on from last term we will start the topic back in time and look at how we have changed as well as how houses from the past compare to our own homes.  After that we will look at schools from the past and compare them to our school now, asking the question, how have they changed? Children will be encouraged to ask a family member about their school days and memories of homes when they were a child, so be ready for that and please ask any grandparents to be prepared!

As part of our profound learning we are planning to explore the hidden secrets of Corsham as well as visiting the 17th Century Almshouses and school rooms to see how children in the past used to learn.

Our PE days this term will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is worn to school on these days. We have still got an awful lot of school uniform that is not named – we cannot take responsibility for unnamed clothing, so it is essential that all school uniform is labelled clearly with their name.

You can support your child’s learning at home by:

  • Asking them about what they have learnt about in school that day.
  • Discussing the topics that are being covered together.
  • Reading about the topics at home.
  • Visiting the library to find out more about the topics for the term.
  • Bringing anything relevant into school to share with the class if your child would like to.
  • Practise counting carefully and in multiples (2s, 5s, 10s).
  • Practise counting forwards and backwards to 50 then 100.

Useful Websites

https://kids.kiddle.co/Corsham

https://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/image_galleries/historic_corsham_photos_gallery1.shtml

co.uk/cbeebies/topics

https://www.ictgames.com

Spring 3

Home learning 18.02.22

What did children play with in the 1890’s?

Our topic for the Spring term 1 is ‘What did children play with in the 1890’s?’ We are going to be learning a lot about different toys, comparing our toys to Victorian toys and have a go at making some of our own toys.

Our PE days this term will be on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is worn to school on these days. We have still got an awful lot of school uniform that is not named – we cannot take responsibility for unnamed clothing, so it is essential that all school uniform is labelled clearly with your child’s name.

You can support your child’s learning at home by:

  • Asking them about what they have learned about in school that day.
  • Discussing the topics that are being covered together.
  • Reading about the topics at home.
  • Visiting the library to find out more about the topics for the term.
  • Bringing anything relevant into school to share with the class if your child would like to.
  • Practise counting carefully and in multiples (2s, 5s, 10s).
  • Practise counting forwards and backwards to 50 then 100.

Useful Websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0851jgb/cbeebies-presents-the-nutcracker

Autumn 2

What superpower is needed to change a material?

Our topic for the autumn term 2 is ‘What superpower is needed to change a material?’ We are going to be learning a lot about different materials, spotting them in and around the school and looking at their properties and how we can change them.

Our PE days this term will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school on these day.  We have still got an awful lot of school clothing that is not named – we cannot take responsibility for unnamed clothing, so it is essential that all school uniform is labelled clearly with your child’s name.

You can support your child’s learning at home by:

  • Asking them about what they have learned about in school that day.
  • Discussing the topics that are being covered together.
  • Reading about the topics at home.
  • Visiting the library to find out more about the topics for the term.
  • Practise counting carefully and in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Practise reading and spelling the Year 1 common exception words.

Autumn 1

Who am I and where do I live?

After settling in and getting to know all the new faces, our topic for the Autumn term is ‘Who am I and where do I live?’ We are going to be learning lots about who we are, our local area and learning some simple geographical skills.

Our PE days this term will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school on these day.  We have still got an awful lot of school clothing that is not named – we cannot take responsibility for unnamed clothing, so it is essential that all school uniform is labelled clearly with your child’s name.

You can support your child’s learning at home by:

  • Asking them about what they have learned about in school that day.
  • Discussing the topics that are being covered together.
  • Reading about the topics at home.
  • Visiting the library to find out more about the topics for the term.
  • Practise counting carefully and in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Practise reading and spelling the Year 1 common exception words.

Useful Links

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/whackAMole/index.html

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySounds/index.html