Teachers: Mrs C Price
Teaching Assistant: Mrs J Dunn
The transition from Reception to Year 1 is an important one. The children go from learning through play, to a more structured style of learning, which can sometimes take a little getting used to.
There is still a role play area and a book corner which are used by the children during their ‘free time’; however this will be phased out towards the end of Year 1 to get them ready for Year 2.
Please feel free to pop in either before or after school if you anything you wish to discuss with us. It could be about school, or home. We would like to develop a good working relationship with you where we support one another to ensure your child makes good progress this year and is happy at school. Or, if you have to rush off at the beginning or end of the day, please feel free to email either of us or to arrange a convenient appointment.
Summer term in Kandinsky Class ( Year One)
We will be rounding off our studies into animals with an exciting trip to Drusilla’s Zoo in the first week of term 5. This trip will include a workshop called animal encounters where the children get to touch a variety of different creatures. Following this we will be launching into our new Science topic of Plants especially in the school grounds. This year we are particularly focussing on plants good for bees by creating a bee friendly garden. In class we are turning our role play area into a country campsite. In topic we will be thinking about journeys by sea and learning about the different oceans and seas of the world. We will also look at a couple of famous explorers and scientists such as Charles Darwin and David Attenborough. Alongside our topic and science we will study the books such as ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’, ‘Dear Greenpeace’, nature poems and much more. In maths we will study capacity then simple multiplication and division by grouping in 10s, 5s and 2s.
In Term 6 we will be studying seaside holidays of the past as part of our topic lessons. We will also be studying weather and seasonal change in science. Alongside these subjects in English we will study books such as ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, ‘Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary’ and ‘Tiddler’. In maths we will learn all about simple fractions, place value to 100, time and positional language. This term is always busy with Sports days, the school fete, the Year Six production and much more. We hope to get out into the local area too enjoying our beautiful countryside
Our long term plan can be found here.
Congratulations to Simmonds who were the winners of our very hot KS2 Sports Day at Tonbridge Sports Centre! All the children and parents had a fantastic time and the staff did a super job of ensuring … More >
We hosted the Village Litter Pick this year. Thank you parent Darren White for driving the initiative. About 40 children of all ages joined in. More >
Read our latest Ofsted report.
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