Sparrowhawk 2020 - 2021
Sparrowhawk: Blog items
Welcome to Sparrowhawk Class
Class Teacher: Miss Carter
This September, the Sparrowhawk classroom will be welcoming Year 1.
We are so excited to be welcoming back all of our children after such unprecedented changes this year. We are aware that every child has had a very different experience within this time and we endeavour to provide a nurturing learning environment, equipped to support every stage of development and promote good mental health. Transition is so important within this Autumn Term, to ensure both EYFS opportunities are still provided as well as introducing new challenges in line with the Year 1 National Curriculum.
Autumn 2020: Change
This term we are exploring Change. We started our topics by first talking about changes within school before expanding to discuss how we have also noticed that some things have changed in our country this year too, like people wearing masks in the supermarkets. We talked about how change can sometimes make us feel different emotions. The children explored the idea of positive and negative changes.
We used the book 'Window' by Jeannie Baker to investigate how a landscape can also change over time. The children enjoyed carefully examining each window to look for clues as to how things can change, both in nature and manmade developments.
We are currently reading 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. The children have enjoyed his explanations of how our planet Earth works. The children spotted some changes too, like how day changes into night. Having 'change' as a focus has given the children a platform to discuss all of the changes they have noticed and how they currently feel about the differences.
As we venture further into our topic we will also be learning about climate change.
Governor support: A huge thank you to the lovely Mrs Lowry for kindly volunteering hours of her time every Monday, to organise the new reading books for our children. We really appreciate it!