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Reception and Year 1 - Mrs Banfield

Welcome to Reception & Year 1
Mrs Banfield

This Summer Term our topic is called...

Open Your Eyes!

We can’t wait to discover the world through our beautiful surroundings. We will use our ‘Get Out There’ boxes to discover the world under our feet and use magnifying glasses and bug collection pots to compare and group our findings.


We will use our wonderful environment to uncover what lurks in the shadows of the sensory garden and wildlife area!  Children will become ‘little Scientists’ and go bug hunting to learn about insects and embark on a sensory trail to gather ideas about the colour and texture of their surroundings.   

The children will use these discoveries to inform their work across all curriculum areas by recording aspects of: life cycles, gardening instructions, symmetry and pattern, painting and textiles.  We will be enthused by animal and mini-beast inspired music and create our own sounds using tuned and un-tuned instruments.  We will make fast and scurrying beats as a beetle and slow, slinky sounds as a caterpillar!

We will investigate how best to grow seeds and learn how to look after plants. We will plant our own seeds and watch them grow.  We will learn about seed dispersal and find out about the ways in which seeds are dispersed.  ‘The Tiny Seed’ will help us in our quest for knowledge! We will be inspired by farms and discover how to care for animals and keep them safe and healthy.

We will continue to learn about farming and how it has changed over time. In RE we are looking forward to looking closer at different places of worship, exploring symbols, architecture and worship. We cannot wait to look closer at our Barrowby All Saints Church.












All Reception children, who are home learning,  please put photos, videos and any observations on to our online learning journal 'Tapestry' for me to see. 

Please do not email your child's work in to school.


Year 1s: Please use my teacher email to send me your completed work. It is

Please keep checking the class pages to keep up to date with your learning.

E-Safety Presentation

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