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Polebrook C E Primary School

Autumn Term

David Attenborough have had a great start to the academic year. We worked hard to set new expectations, learn new routines and got to know one another! 

We started the term back in September by looking at the artist Keith Haring. We loved learning about this wonderful artist and created a brilliant display inspired by his thick and thin lines. Alongside this, we also focussed on printmaking and created prints using wax crayons and carbon paper which an observational drawing focus.  

In Literacy we explored the text ‘Rosie Revere Engineer’. It was a great text which allowed us to look at stories with five parts- a beginning, build up, problem, resolution, and an ending. The story to inspired us to write own stories and create our very own books. 

Maths was super exciting this term, we have learnt of lots of different ways to partition numbers. The whole class has thought about their growth mindset and has shown great resilience.  

In Science we looked at different materials. We identified, classified and described the everyday materials around us, such as wood, plastic, metal, glass and fabric, all through a variety of fun activities and experiments. This culminated in an amazing Science Day where we completed a range of experiments. These were floating and sinking, Ice excavations, marvellous madness, playing songs, looking close and playdough time! We had the best day! 

In RE we asked the question ‘What do Christians believe God is like?’ and explored different parables to learn about God and what he expects of his followers. 

We really enjoyed the fist part of the Autumn term and looked forward to starting to get back to our learning! 

In Autumn Two we became Geographers and found out about the freezing Polar Regions. Before this we had to get to grips with the continents and oceans of the world learning some catchy songs to help us. 

We have learnt so much about the Arctic and Antarctic and we are now experts on the human and physical features of these icy climates. As part of our Geography learning and our Sparkling start David Attenborough class created a Polar world on a plate for some penguin visitor to the classroom. Children worked hard to make the perfect environment for the penguin using junk model material and their new knowledge.


In Music we have been worked hard to learn all of the amazing songs for our Nativity. We found out about good singing posture and now know to sit with a ‘pumpkin’ face. 


In RE we have been looked at ‘Jesus the light of the world’ and what this means. We found out about the use of light in Christianity and explored a range of artwork that showed this. We then looked at Christmas and the use of light at this special time of year. To help with our learning we made some lovely ‘light of the world’ lanterns. 

In Literacy we expanded out toolkit by looking at time adverbials when looking at the text ‘Hermelin’. It was a great story and again we used this as a prompt to write out own tales and pest detectives. 


In Maths we have been working on addition and subtraction. We also had a ‘pencil free’ maths session where made triangles that used our knowledge of bonds to ten. 


Across the term we have enjoyed learning our new sounds in Phonics and looking at the different relationships between sounds. We have enjoyed reading our reading books and have been inspired to write stories in our free time. 

We can’t wait to get stuck into term two! 

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