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Reception and Year 1 - Mrs Banfield

Welcome to Reception & Year 1
Mrs Banfield

This Autumn Term our topic is called...

Light and Sound

If you shut your eyes, how many sounds can you hear?  Lots of things make a sound.  Doors slam, drums bang, wind whooshes and thunder crashes.  When you hit a drum it makes the air inside a drum vibrate – creating sound waves.  Let’s have fun with different instruments and hear a real live brass band.  Can you design and make your own instrument using a range of materials and joining techniques? 


All the stars are coming out tonight.  They’re lighting up the sky tonight.  Where does light come from?  Can we find other sources of light around school and home?  We will chase our shadows on a sunny Autumn day and see how they change as the sun moves through the sky. 


Danger!  We will learn about how electricity travels and how to stay safe inside and outside. 


It takes both sunshine and showers to make a rainbow and plenty of colour mixing too.  We will have such fun with the primary    colours and be amazed at how many different colours we can create.  We will even experiment with filters to see if we can change the   colour of light using our new colour mixing skills. 


Ring, ring, history calling… the children will use historical figures from the past to highlight how life has changed from the past to the present.


We can not wait to have lots of fun learning all these new things with you! 


Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! 

Please use the Curriculum Booklets (link at the bottom of the page) for everything you need to know about:


PE Kit

The School Day

What you will be learning about in Reception and Year 1.
And much more!

Teaching in the Early Years.

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E-Safety Presentation

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