Onyx

Autumn Term 2

Science and D.T.

How do we see?


Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed the half term holiday.

This term, our topic is all about light, focusing on the question:
How do we see?
We will be learning all about light and will make a model of a lighthouse at the end of term! It will also link with our writing, in which we will be adapting the story of The Lighthouse Keeper and writing instructions for how to make an electrical circuit so that our Lighthouse has light.
There is a change from last term and PE will now be on Monday and Wednesday so please come dressed for PE on those days.
Please remember to read at home and practice times tables.

Curriculum map and overview

We try to change Reading Books every day – So get reading!

Amazing Onyx

We have been adapting the story of “The Lighthouse Keeper’s lunch” and also read all about lighthouses, their function and their history, in Guided Reading. The children produced these wonderful pictures using oil pastels and then labeled the different parts of a lighthouse.
Wiltshire Cricket have been in school this term, delivering their “Chance to Shine” programme. The children have enjoyed developing their bowling, catching and batting skills.
The children have created some wonderful and very colourful Powerpoint posters using text and images.
Each child in Onyx class made a hanging circle decoration and contributed to transforming our Sunshine Stop into this lovely Tibetan-Style pergola!
The class enjoyed using their artistic talents to create these beautiful butterflies for our Wellbeing display.

Autumn 1

Homework and chatter topics

Wonderful Onyx class

Please check out our welcome video on the Corsham Regis Facebook page!

Mrs Bagnall and Mrs Wicheard are the teachers in Onyx class. We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back this term after our long break from school. Mrs Bagnall will be teaching on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and Mrs Wicheard will be teaching on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays. Our teaching assistant will be Mrs Bishop, and she will be in the class each morning.

Key days to remember:

PE – Monday and Friday. (Please come into school wearing your PE kit on these days. You will wear these all day.)

Reading book change over – Friday. (Please ensure you have your reading book and reading records ready for us to change on this day.)

This term the children will be working on a series of sessions designed to support them in sharing and processing their experiences from the lockdown period, as well as gradually reintroducing the learning behaviours that they will need to accelerate their learning back in school.​

During each theme the children will complete work on all areas of the curriculum with an emphasis on the creative arts- look out for our completed projects in the school grounds!​

The children will also be working on their key writing and mathematics skills, through our carefully planned transition and recovery curriculum.