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Brent Knoll (Yr1)

Noah's Ark Farm Zoo Trip


We had a wonderful time at Noah's Ark Farm Zoo to kick start our topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'.  The children had the opportunity to see giraffes, lions, meercats, birds of prey, deer, gibbons and lots more.  We also took part in an animal workshop which was fantastic and gave everyone the chance to see and touch a corn snake and a cockroach up close.  The children listened carefully and shared ideas with confidence and enthusiasm.  

It was a really super day.  Thank you to the adults who came along and supported the class.  Lots more photos to come when I (Mrs. Reed) am back in school and able to download more from Mrs. Street's Ipad. 

Most of these photos were taken by the children themselves as part of their ICT learning on multi-media.

An overview of Summer 1 curriculum

An overview of the curriculum Year 1 Spring 2

Welcome back!


It was so lovely to see everyone back after the Christmas holidays.  We have had a really super start to our morning with a visit from William Scott - one of the Queen's guards.  He taught us all about London - the landmarks, the Queen and her duties and differences between London and Highbridge.  It was so much fun and a great way to begin our new topic 'Bright Lights London'. 

An overview of Year 1 Curriculum for Spring 1

Reading in Brent Knoll. 


It is very important for your child to read to you at home if they are to become a fluent reader.  This week books will be coming home for your child to practise.  Mrs. Howell has also made a video, which gives a guide on how to use these books at home with your child. Please watch this to support your child's reading journey.  Thank you

Mrs. Reed, Mrs. Barnard and Mrs. Street. 


Autumn 2


We have had a super start back after half term beginning our new 'Learning Quest' Splendid Skies.  


The weather and seasons

As part of the children's learning we will begin by looking at different weather and the seasons.  Please take any opportunities you can to discuss weather patterns and changes the children can spot. 


Some super fireworks pictures




Please continue to read with your child at least 5 x a week and share what you have been doing with us on Famly.  Don't forget your child can earn a 'reading brick' on the reading wall and win the competition against the other classes to earn popcorn and sweets at the end of this term. This coming week the children will be bringing books home.  Please practise these with your children and bring them back on the designated day. 






PE will be on a Wednesday afternoon.  Please send your child into school in their PE kit on this day. Thank you


Week ending Friday 1st October


What a fun, exciting and busy week we've had in Brent Knoll.  We have been working particularly hard on our writing  - using our phonics and remembering to use finger spaces.  


We have also continued to work on our topic of childhood and had the chance to share all our portraits with families this week. 



In Science we have thought about how to group different objects based on their properties.  Are they natural or man-made? Are they recyclable or non-recyclable?



We have been thinking about things we are thankful for in RE and written some of these things on prayer stones to keep in our reflection area.  

It has also been lovely to be able to get back to have our worship in our church to celebrate our Star of the Week.

Week ending Friday 17th September


What a fun, exciting and busy week we have had in Brent Knoll Class.   

We have continued to focus on childhood this week after our super picnic last week to celebrate and begin our topic.  It is lovely to see all the photos of the children as babies and when they were younger displayed in our classrooms.  Please don't think it's too late to send in any more photos if you haven't done so yet.  


Den Building

We have had a lot of fun building dens as part of outdoor learning.  Working together as a team, overcoming difficulties and developing a narrative around the den has been the focus of our learning.




One of our mini-projects has been a focus on drawing, painting and creating portraits.  We have used mirrors to study our own faces in greater detail and thought carefully about all the elements we would need to make it as realistic as possible.  


Welcome back Brent Knoll Class!


It has been a real pleasure to see everyone again after the Summer holidays and what a super start we've had. 

It was particularly exciting to welcome so many family members into our class to help us begin our learning this half term based on childhood. 

We are really looking forward to an exciting year ahead.  Thank you for your ongoing support. 


PE this half term will be on a Monday, so please send in your children in school PE kit on the day.  

May we also remind you of the importance of reading with your child regularly.  We will send weekly updates of the book your child is reading in school so you can read these with them too at home.  


Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.' Joshua 1:9