2021 - 2022 KS1: Miss Dixon

Welcome to KS1!
In KS1 we play, learn and grow together. Follow our learning journey to see what we have been studying inside and outside the classroom!
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We follow the Read, Write Inc. scheme for Phonics. Below is a link to correct pronunciation of sounds- it would be beneficial to watch and revisit.
Stars of the Week!
Back to School!


KS1 have enjoyed their first week back in class and are excited to begin their new topic- Animals of the World! We've started our Phonics, Maths and Literacy lessons and chosen our new reading books. We also have a new addition to our reading area… the terrific teepee!

Adam Bushnell
We had a fabulous visit from children's author Adam Bushnell this week and spent our morning planning very creative superhero stories! However... the heroes we designed weren't just any superheroes... they were animal-robot superheroes! Their only mission- to save the animals. Later, we had another surprise visitor in our classroom... Jet the tortoise! 
Super Science
We have begun to answer our Science Big Question ‘What do you need to survive in the rainforest?’ We discussed what animals, including humans need to survive and how we would resource food, water, clothing and shelter within a rainforest habitat. We had lots of fun shelter building for Commando Ted in Forest School and thought carefully about weather conditions, predators and materials.
Animal Poems
KS1 have been writing Animal Poems in Literacy using similes and alliteration in their work. We performed our poems to the class and had fun guessing which animal each poem was written about.  
Fabulous French!
We enjoyed reading The Hungry Caterpillar with Madame Magee, we practised counting to 10 and naming fruits in French.
Animal Masks
We brought the Invention Shed into the classroom by designing and creating animal masks. We followed our plans carefully and thought about what materials would be most appropriate for our designs. We used a range of materials and discussed which type would attach them together securely.
Fire Safety
Today we had an exciting visit from Pegswood Fire Brigade. Paula and Lee taught us how to stay safe this bonfire night and explained the rules and laws about fireworks. We went out to see what is inside a fire engine and what happens if there is an emergency. 
Happy Halloween!