The Meadow (Nurtured Learning)

Our Teachers

Mrs Polly Marsh

Our Teaching Assistants

Mrs Hayley Greenland
Mrs Poppy Rosier

What We’re Learning

Term 5

This term our topic is “childhood”.  This project teaches children about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources. Here are some suggestions for you to do at home with your child:
  • Speak to older members of your family to find out how their childhoods were similar to or different from yours. Ask them about a range of topics, such as toys, food, home and school
  • Use magazines, books and family photographs to find out how humans change as they grow. Look for people at different stages of life, including baby, toddler, child, teenager, adult and elderly 
In Maths we are consolidating our number facts for numbers 0-10 and looking at different ways to make these numbers. For science we are looking at life cycles. Why not have a range of photos from baby to the current day of your child and look at how things have changed?

Term 6

Our topic for Term 6 is “memories”. Can you remember being small? Being a baby and learning to crawl? Do you recall a favourite toy, maybe a teddy bear or a favourite book? Why not look back at family photos of special occasions, perhaps holiday snapshots or a birthday or two. Remember a wedding or a christening and find a funny photo of your parents when they were young. In literacy we are going to learn how to write a diary of days gone by and find out about the days before we were born. At the end of our term we are going to make a special box, a memory box, to keep special things safe. In years to come, you can revisit them and remember how you looked when you were young. Memories are special. Let’s make some more.

In maths we are continuing with White Rose Maths, looking at number and place value and then leading onto measurements. Why not measure some household items using the correct measurement language?
Home learning – why not make a scrap book of your favourite memories or even create a family tree. It would be lovely to see all your favourite memories and share them with special people.
Thrive – Use a finger to draw a flower on your child’s hand; extend this to a guessing game with older children by drawing a shape, number, pattern or creature or why not Make a den with cushions, blankets, bed sheets, clothes pegs, pillows – anything soft!

Term 3

Coming soon

Term 4

Our class book is Varjak Paw by SF Said and

Bright Lights, Big City is our new topic this term. This topic teaches children about the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London. In Maths we are looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.

Why don’t you have a shape hunt at home?  Here are some useful websites you could look at with your child,
BBC Bitesize – Let’s explore the UK 
Visit London – Welcome to London 
BBC Teach – Transport, travel and landmarks of London 
BBC Bitesize – What are human and physical features? 
National Geographic Kids – 15 Fun Facts about the Queen
DKfindout! – Queen Elizabeth The Second Facts for Kids

Term 1

We are working on friendship this term and filling their bucket full of happiness. We highly recommend ‘Have you filled your bucket of happiness?‘ by Carol McCloud.
Our class reading book is called ‘The Land of Roar‘ by Jenny McLachlan.

Term 2

We are continuing with our book The land of roar by Jenny McLachlan, and our topic is Why do you love me?  This is following on from our friendship topic raising our self-esteem and supporting our ability to self-regulate our emotions. In PE we are working on team games building our trust and working as a team. We are also working on core skills and coordination. In maths we are looking at 2D and 3d shapes and building on our number bonds. We are using the Numbots website for quick fire number bonds and number recognition.

Our Class Photos

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