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What are we learning this term?

Learning update- Term 1 Week 7.


We can't believe we have finished our first term already! Leopards and Panthers have had such a brilliant start to the year and we hope everyone enjoys a well-deserved rest over half term. 


This week we have been identifying and comparing 2D and 3D shapes in Maths - lots of tricky new words to remember! In English we worked really hard to write a set of clear instructions on how to make a rocket. 

We had discussions about Harvest and the significance of Harvest festivals at this time of year. In Music we found lots of fun ways of keeping the pulse in our favourite rap song "Hey you!" 

Learning update: Term 1 Week 6

We have had lots of fun this week doing active and practical learning!

English: We made rockets to learn about following instructions. Then we worked on writing instructions about how to build a rocket. We learned about time openers and imperative/ bossy verbs.

Maths: We have been learning about time and sequencing events this week, including days of the week and months of the year. The children have particularly enjoyed learning this song to help them remember their days of the week: Days Of The Week Addams Family (Parody) | Fun songs for Big Kids, Preschoolers and Toddlers - YouTube ( In our Mastering Number sessions, we have been learning to find doubles!

Science: We are learning about materials this term and this week we have been testing materials that would be suitable for making a space suit! The children absolutely loved testing these materials and dressing up an “astronaut” in each different material to see which ones worked best!

RE: We answered the question “Where do we belong?” and created a paper chain as reminder that we all belong to our class and our wider school community.

Art: Leopard class were inspired by the artist Kandinsky and made spiral pictures. 

History: We compared the lives and achievements of Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake.

Next week, we will be learning about shapes and shape patterns in Maths. If you would like to practise, you could try this activity which we will be using next week: Shape Patterns (

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  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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