Are you afraid of the dark?

Well the dark nights are here once again and already the countdown to Christmas has begun.  This term we are answering the question –

Are you afraid of the dark?

In our work we will be looking at all different aspects of light and dark, investigating different sources of light and looking at traditional events associated with this time of year. Did you enjoy Bonfire Night?


 How many fireworks did you see?

Remember, remember the fifth of November, 

Gunpowder, treason and plot.

I see no reason, why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!

We will be reading lots of different books including “The owl who was afraid of the dark,” looking at the different reasons why someone might not like night time along with some of the wonderful things you can do like looking up at the stars, fireworks and scary stories around the campfire whilst roasting marshmallows!

We will also all be wearing our poppies on the 11th November, joining in with the two minutes silence to show our respect on Remembrance Day, in memory of those who sacrificed their lives in protecting our freedom.

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Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Why am I special?

It is hard to believe we are already on our second week of this term, the children have all been settling in well and working hard on our first topic. This term we are answering the question – Why am I special?


In our work we are focussing on reading fun and interesting stories like Elmer, where the children will get the chance to discuss how although we might all be different we all have talents and unique qualities that make us special.  Along with reading imaginary stories we will also be looking at information books about what we look like and the people who take care of us.


What makes you special and unique?

What colour eyes do you have? Is your hair long or short?  What is your favourite food?

Everyone is different! Everyone is special!