Bruton Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Ditcheat Primary School and Upton Noble C of E VC Primary School

Autumn Term 1

This term our topic is 'Superhero or Real Hero?'. A fun and engaging topic for the children to begin their year with! This topic will focus on Science, PSHE and DT. The children will explore what materials would be best for a firefighters jacket, design and make a smoothie for a superhero and we are hoping to have some visits from real life heroes!

Occasionally the plans will adapt and change as we follow the children's interests. 


Reading - The expectation is that the children read three times a week. If the children are on the Accelerated Reader scheme, they can bring in their books as soon as they are finished and then complete a short comprehension quiz on the book. The children have to achieve 80% or above in three consecutive quizzes before they can move up a level. All the AR books are kept in the library and the children are responsible for choosing their own text. 

The children on our phonics book will need to place their reading folders into a red box in the classroom. This will let the adults know that they have finished their book and it needs changing. 


Spelling - Both Year 1 and Year 2 children have spelling lists that it would be of benefit for them to learn each week. They could practise writing these out at home in a variety of ways and the Year 2 children could also see if they can add that word into a sentence and write it. 


P.E. - This will be on Monday and Thursday. Monday will be a shorter session with Mr Tostevin but it will continue to be outside, so warmer clothes will be needed as the term progresses. Thursday will be dance n the hall. Please could the correct kit be worn and long hair needs to be tied up.


Swimming - We will continue to swim on a Thursday as long as the conditions allow, so swim kits on a Thursday please! Children will need a one-piece swim suit, towel, goggles and slip on style shoes to walk to and from the pool. No armbands will be required.