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Reception and Year 1 - Mrs Banfield

Welcome to Reception & Year 1
Mrs Banfield

This Spring Term our topic is called...

Wagons Roll!

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue!  We are going to investigate the life of  Christopher Columbus and learn how his voyages changed the course of world history.  After sailing across the Atlantic for 10 weeks, land was sighted.  He unknowingly set foot in America and met the locals who we now know as Native Americans. 


The story of Native Americans is one of bravery and sorrow.  We will have the opportunity to discover more about Native Americans and their lifestyle and compare and contrast to how we live today. 

We will also learn about the 7 continents and the 5 oceans. We cannot wait to use North, South, East and West when

using the orienteering posts! We will be following a route on a map or describing where places are in the world. We will

compare and contrast Barrowby village with the state of Oklahoma learning about life in the Wild West as well as other hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator.  We are then going to use this as inspiration to record our own videos! 


In Art, we will develop the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create our own works of art, craft and design. We will become more confident to mix our own colours and use Kandinsky’s art work as inspiration for our own Native American themed pieces of art. We will use shape, form and space to create our own dream catchers and will

experiment with printing techniques. 



In PE we will perform dances using simple movement patterns and be inspired by Native American movements and music.



In Music, we will be inspired and develop a love of music through listening and experimenting with Native American sounds. 





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.

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