Welcome to Kingston
Welcome to Kingston class, we have such a busy year ahead. We are looking forward to getting to know your children and their interests and hobbies. Please click here to see our daily timetable. To see our different topics and what we get up to have a look at the topic pages below.
In Kingston Class we have both Foundation Stage children as well as Year 1's. The different year groups follow different curriculums. Please see the different curriculums at the bottom of the page.
Our Topic's and learning for the year-
Autumn A- Superheroes
This half-term we are going to be studying fictional and non-fiction heroes. We can’t wait to hear who your real life heroes are! Over the course of the term we will be investigating and testing different materials as well as designing and making hero capes. We will be discussing our own real life heroes. Hopefully, we will get the chance to go to on a school trip to the emergency service museum in Sheffield.
Autumn B- Memory Box
This half-term's topic is called: Memory Box
Our KS1 topic will be a history based project called Memory Box. We aim to teach children about changes over time, family and community. This project develops children’s knowledge and appreciation of local history, special memories, customs and traditions, and growing up.
In science the children will be thinking about how they grow and change and will focus on the children understanding the similarities and differences between themselves and others. Children will also be looking at their teeth and how to keep them healthy and clean.
Spring A- Beat, Band, Boogie.
In Spring 1 we are going to investigate music, sounds and how we hear. There is so much exploring to do...
Here comes the marching band. Left, right, left, right. Step in time to the beat: 1, 2, 3, 4; let's make sounds, high and low. That sound is loud. That one’s quiet. What can you hear? There are sounds all around. What’s making each one? Is it a high or low sound?
In English, we are looking forward to studying some poetry including 'The Ning, Nang, Nong' and some songs. We are also going to be working on the books 'Sshhh!' By Sally Grindley, 'The Pied Piper' and many more!
In Science, we are going to do lots of sound experiments and even go for sound walks. We are also going to make our own musical instruments in DT, and learn all about Picasso in Art. In PE, we will be exploring music through the medium of dance. To have a look further into our key areas of learning this half term, please see our knowledge organiser for Beat, Band Boogie which shows the key knowledge we wish for the children to take out of each topic on the link below.
Spring B - Bright Lights, Big City
During Spring 2, we will be learning all about the United Kingdom and the capital cities, including London. Through this Geography based topic, we will explore human and physical features in the United Kingdom, learn about the weather, seasons and city life.
Excitingly, we will also be studying the Great Fire of London and all about the history of the Monarch. Some of the books we will be learning about are 'This is London', 'The Queen's Knickers', 'The Story of the London Underground' and 'The Queen's Hat'. This combination of fiction and non-fiction will be so exciting for us!
In Art, we are going to be making model cityscapes, and also studying Steven Wiltshire creating our own landscape art.
This will be a fantastic topic for us to understand cities and the structure of the United Kingdom. Please see our knowledge organiser for Bright Lights, Big City which shows the key knowledge we wish for the children to take out of each topic on the link below.
Summer A - Beachcombers
Let's get into the summer spirit and learn all about the beach, because who doesn't love to be beside the seaside?
In this topic, we are going to be learning all about the coast, the history of the seaside and holidays and even make our own Punch and Judy puppets! By the end of the half term, we should be able to identify some of the UK beaches on a map using our previous knowledge and mapwork. In science we will be looking at habitats and all of the beach wildlife. The children will also learn about things that are living, dead or never have been alive. We are so lucky, as in Art we will be studying Andy Golsworthy and Claude Monet, and making our very own beach art based on these artists.
In Summer Term, the children will hopefully be able to participate in their very own trip to the seaside and study all of the features they have learnt! Please see our knowledge organiser for Beachcombers which shows the key knowledge we wish for the children to take out of each topic on the link below.
Summer B - Wriggle and Crawl
Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt and learning all about insects and living things in Summer 2! On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl.
In this topic, we will be looking at animals, food chains, materials, and even designing and making our own bug hotel! We will look at mini projects on how to look after and save insects and creepy crawlies. The artist study we will do this half term is based on Yayoi Kusama, and we will create some amazing insect art using her unique style.
We will be also excitingly be doing a local study this half term on Bolsover Castle, and hope to visit this during this half term. This should revisit some of our previous learning during Bright Lights, Big City when we learnt all about the monarch. Please see our knowledge organiser for Beachcombers which shows the key knowledge we wish for the children to take out of each topic on the link below.
At Woodthorpe we plan our curriculum based around the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. This describes the seven areas of learning and development which “must be implemented through planned, purposeful play.” The framework describes three characteristics of effective teaching and learning;
Playing and Exploring
These principles provide the bedrock to our curriculum planning. The Early Years Foundation framework is split into two key areas of learning: the prime areas and the specific areas.
Year 1- Please click on the link below to see the Year 1 curriculum. In class 1, the Year 1's will follow the Year 1 curriculum as well as accessing continuous provision to enhance learning.
Our Core Book List- throughout KS1 children will be exposed to a wide variety of fiction/non-fiction books, poems and rhymes. Have a look at some of the books/stories and poems we listen to and learn all about.