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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’

Autumn Term 2020

Week beginning 14th September


On Monday, the children arrived to our new role play area - a fire station! They have loved pretending to be fire fighters and saving the world. Modern Firefighters is only the beginning of our topic - next week we will be going back 400 years to the 1600s and learning about The Great Fire of London. 
This week we have introduced our Science and RE challenges. All children are expected to complete a weekly task related to the learning objectives in these subjects. This approach is completely new to the children so many of them need reminding daily to complete the activities. Eventually, the children will upload their learning to Seesaw to share with you at home. I’ll let you know when we’ve learnt how to do this, but it will be at least another few weeks! 
The children are continuing to make lots of models. As a result, we are now encouraging them to label their creations so they can be shared on the website. This, alongside giving them ownership, encourages writing in all areas of provision and allows them to apply their phonic knowledge. 
We have nearly got all our routines into place. Our next big focus is working with the children in Discovery Time to show them how to move on their own learning without continued adult support. 

See you next week.

Week beginning 7th September


I’m really pleased to share that everyone has settled into Year 1 really well. We have had lots of changes to get used to including lots of hand washing and different playtimes and lunchtimes. The children have enjoyed discovering the new classroom and have already learnt how to take pictures of their learning for their learning journals and the website. Myself and Mrs Evans have loved getting to know the children and their individual interests. As you will already know, we have heard all the children read. Books will be sent out on a Monday and collected in the following Friday. They will then be quarantined over the weekend before going home with another child. We are still assessing the children’s Maths and Phonics but we hope to complete that next week. It is very time consuming as most of it needs to be completed 1:1 but it is important to us that there is always an adult in Discovery time with the children to enhance and challenge the learning of the children.


We will be starting our new topic next week - watch this space!