Welcome to the Infant classroom at The Boyle and Petyt Primary School.
The year one and two children are taught by Mrs Moore for the majority of the time. The class timetable and changes to the teaching arrangements can be seen below.
Our topic for the first half of the Autumn term has been
"Dungeons and Dragons"
The children have very much enjoyed this topic and are now experts on all of the different features of a castle. Working in large groups, and re-using old cardboard boxes and tubes, the children created large-scale models of castles and wrote fact-files to accompany them. These are quite a sight to behold - much like the real life castles that inspired them. Our topic also fed into the children's writing where the story "There is No Dragon in this Story" by Lou Carter sparked their imaginations and led to their own re-tellings of "Goldilocks" and "Little Red Riding Hood" but with a twist... our stories included a DRAGON! Children have also written adverts for castle jobs having looked at the different roles people played in castle life - some of which proved to be really rather smelly! We used our fabulous trip to Skipton Castle as an opportunity for the children to write about their own experiences and what a wonderful trip out it proved to be. Below are some photographs which show what an amazing time we've all had this last half term.
In maths, we have focused heavily on place value - understanding the value of each digit within a number. We have used lots of practical resources to reinforce their learning and their understanding of hundreds, tens and ones is growing by the day! We are now looking at addition and subtraction and the children have been exploring using resources, jottings and mental methods to tackle their number sentences and problems with confidence.
We've only just returned after our half term break but have already embarked on our new topic - "100 Years Ago". Watch this space to see what fun we get up to!