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Y1/2 Sunflower

Welcome to Team Sunflower!

 

The Sunflower teachers are Miss Warrington on a Monday & Tuesday, and Mrs Kelly (Mrs K) Wednesday-Friday. Our teaching assistant is Miss Kelly, full time (Monday-Friday).

 

 

 

KS1 Staff

We would like to introduce you to the staff that will be working with your child this year in Team Moonflower and Team Sunflower. Most of you are aware that there has been some changes across KS1 this term.

Staff will be working across both classes and even more closely with the Beehive and the Honeycomb to ensure that every child accesses the curriculum at their level.  
 

Topic Learning

 

Our Spring term topic is...Bulwell and Beyond!

 

We will be focusing on Geography and finding out about different places, starting with Bulwell and then travelling to other towns and cities in the UK and ending with comparing where we live to living in New Zealand.

We will be exploring a variety of maps and making observations about the difference in human and physical features of a place.

 

Please take a look at our Knowledge Organiser below for more details.

 

Alongside this, in History we will take a closer look at the Bulwell in the past and wonder what it would have been like to have worked at Babbington Colliery in the mines.

Science will be investigating and recording different types of weather and observing the changes in seasons throughout the term.

 

 

As well as this, this half term we will be finding out who Raewym Harris is and creating some artwork in her style in Art by mixing colours, we will be identifying and mixing different foods to create dips and smoothies in DT and trying our hands at creating storyboards in Computers.

 

We will also be covering lots of other celebrations and events like Chinese New Year, World Book Day and Safer Internet Day.

 

 

 

 

Our Knowledge Organiser

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Team Sunflower have PE on a

Monday and Friday.

Please send your child in their normal school

uniform on these days and we will be getting them changed

during the afternoon for their P.E. Lesson.

 

We would like the children to be suitably dresses for P.E.

so your child will need:

 

A plain t-shirt (not a football top or own with slogans on)

Plain jogging bottoms or shorts.

Trainers or plimsoles.

 

If your child brings their P.E. in a bag, this can stay in their lockers for this term and we will ensure it gets sent home at the end of the term to be washed.

 

Please don't worry about any of the above, we do have some spares in school available if any child needs it. 

 

 

Reading

 

In Team Sunflower we ask that your child brings their book bags every day and we will be changing their book every Wednesday.

We will be spending time with every child throughout the week to share a book and help them to use their phonics and read with confidence at their level.

As most of you are aware, we moved away from reading diaries last year to record a child’s reading at home and we are continuing to use the app called Boom Reader which also allows children to collect gems for their teams. If you need any help with this please let us know.

Physical Education

 

PE days are Monday and Wednesday.

 

Please send your children to school wearing their PE kit, including trainers. 

 

A letter will be coming out soon regarding expectations for PE uniform.

Visit from Rebekah Green- Team GB Freestyle Kayaker

20.2.24 We took 10 Year 2 children to a Cricket Festival at Ellis Guilford. It was fantastic fun and we had 10 very tired children afterwards!

20.2.24 What does it take to be an explorer? The children will be answering this question in our next writing topic so we launched this by joining Moana on her adventure and working in groups to discuss what happened to her along the way.

Mental Health Week- Your Voice Matters!

Street Dance Workshop!

Topic Launch!

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