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Infant Class

Year 1 and year 2 make up our Infant Class. The class teachers are Miss Panter and Mrs Wittich.

Celebration Assembly

A selection of this weeks celebration assembly photographs.

Spring Term 2021

We have been busy designing, making and evaluating healthy kebabs for ourselves as part of our Feeling Good week.

We chose fruit and vegetables to try and explore.  We decided which to use and how to put them onto our kebab sticks to make us want to eat them and so help to get our 5 a day!

We practised and learnt to use new skills safely like cutting, slicing, grating and peeling.

Once we had investigated the food, we chose what to use and how to present it in a design.drawing of kebab design

After we followed our designs, we made and enjoyed our kebabs!

We evaluated our designs by answering these questions on Google Classroom.

Autumn Term 2020

Our topic this term is Super Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes.

We have thought about the history in our own lives and how our lives have changed especially since we had to learn from home in March.  Covid-19 has changed our lives but we have helped each other to understand why we have had to make these changes.

We have heard about and met people who we think have been heroes during the pandemic.  People like shop workers, ambulance drivers, doctors, nurses and teachers.  We also think our parents have been heroes by teaching us at home as well as trying to work.  Mrs Wittich thinks we are heroes for showing such great resilience!

Book cover: Little Hen and the great WarNone of these people wear capes but they are still heroes.

We read the story of The Little Hen and the Great War. We met Arthur.  His life changed too when he travelled across the world from Australia to France leaving his family behind to fight in World War One.  We reflected and thought about how Arthur might feel about the changes and wrote home to the family.

 

Pupils pointing to globeWe wondered why the war was called the Great War.  We used globes and atlases to find the countries who took part.  We realised that nearly everyone in the world was effected by the war.  That answered our question.

We think Arthur was a hero without a cape.  What do you think?

We wanted to find our whether the Great War changed the lives of people living in the village of Reed like it did for Arthur.

We became history detectives and went on a hunt in the village.

We found some clues in the church.

This is what we discovered:

We are creating pieces of art to help remember those who lost their lives in the Great War.  We have discovered that the poppy is a symbol of remembrance because the flower grows where much of the fighting took place.  We have studied poppies thinking about the lines and colours they make:

Dip Dying fabric drying in the sunWe have begun to use textiles to recreate our studies.  We have learnt how to dye fabric by dipping and tying to create our backgrounds.  We are now working on our sewing skills to add layers to our backgrounds to show the poppies.

We can’t wait to show you our final pieces of art.

Here is our display of our learning journey about heroes and how life changed for them so far…Display in school of poppies

Thank you to Mrs Eeles who joined us for our history lesson.  We found out more about the men whose names we found on the village war memorial. HIstoric Reed Villagers

We found out that the Laytons were brothers like we thought and they lived near the duck pond.  The Bysouths were also brothers and they lived in the same strip of houses.

The Bysouth family have lived in the village since 1529.

Herbert Howes is also on our memorial but he didn’t come from Reed.  He came to live with his nanny on the farm opposite our school; Mill Corner farm.  His nanny was Esther Bysouth.

There was another Bysouth who is very important to us.  Esther Bysouth was married to William Bysouth.  He was too old to go to fight in the Great War.  His job was to build houses and he built houses for people who needed them in London.

Reed School was built in 1913, one year before the war.  Before that, the children had to walk all the way to Barkway to go to school.  William Bysouth gave the piece of land which our school is in so that the children who lived in Reed could go to school in the village.

We are going to visit the church again when we can and visit the grave of William Bysouth now that we know how important he is to us.

These exciting facts have made us want to find out more about our school.  Mrs Eeles will be coming back to visit us when we have done some more investigating about our school.

We love being history detectives!

 

Please view the Infant class letter for news from the Infant class.