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Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary Academy Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10: 10

Years F, 1 and 2 Learning Journey

Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 2016

In Foundation Stage and throughout Key Stage 1, we often work across the Year groups to offer the children of Archbishop Cranmer Academy enhanced opportunities to extend their learning and develop their personal and social skills.  This may take the form of a class presenting their performance poetry to the rest of the Key Stage, or joint visits to consolidate shared topic learning, special focus days such as Diwali, church perfromances and, of course, our amazing Nativities.

 

In these shared ativities we see the older children acting as 'experts' and 'mentors', learning to articulate their learning and developing their empathy, and the younger children building strong and lasting relationships with older children who become their role models and inspiration.

 

We believe it is a powerful way to push our children academically and make learning fun and aspirational.  We hope that you will agree when you see the photographs of your child's Learning Journey!

 

FS and Key Stage 1 Teaching Team

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And Finally ...

To finish an amazing year off, we travelled to Woodside Wildlife Centre near Lincoln, to get close up and personal with predators and prey (we didn't lose any children!)

9th July 2015 Woodside Wild Life Centre Years 1 and 2

Synagogue Visit April 2015

 

Captain Pirate Steve ...

came for the afternoon and we became his pirate crew.  We sailed the seven seas in search of the hidden treasure and came across volcanoes, South Sea islands, rainforests and befriended cheeky monkeys, squawking parrots and graceful dolphins.  We acted,danced, sang and dressed up and finally found the treasure!

Pancake Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Foundation and Key Stage 1 celebrated Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday in the most marvellous way! As well as making some super tasty pancakes, which could be covered with various delicious toppings, we also had pancake races and learned all about the history of the Ash Wednesday celebration- we then wrote some wonderful prayers which we are reflecting on throughout Lent. It was a fantastic day! 

Chinese New Year

We spent a whole day finding out how Chinese people celebrate their New Year, their traditions, food language and culture.  It helps us understand that people around the world may be different from each other which makes life more interesting, but we also share so much!

Tu b'Shevat 

 

Foundation and Key Stage one had another amazing joint learning day! On Thursday 29th January we celebrated Tu b'Shevat which is a wonderful Jewish celebration of the birthday of trees!

We all learned lots of interesting things and began to appreciate how other religious faiths are very similar to our Christian faith. We had lots of different cross curricular activities including writing Prayers, baking flapjacks, constructing fruit kebabs and even planting our very own fruit tree (well a raspberry bush)!! It was a fantastic day and we all learned many new things (even the teachers learned a thing or two!) 

 

Please enjoy some of the wonderful photos....

 

Happy birthday trees!!!! 

Our Real Life Superheroes 
On Thursday 22nd Janurary, Key Stage 1 were lucky to have an educational visit from the Newark Fire Department. Paul, Mark, Kevin, John and Graham kindly spent all morning with us, sharing their knowledge and showing all of KS1 how to act safely in case of a fire.
Miss Finn, Mrs Chilton and Miss Young acted as models, allowing the fire fighters to dress them in full fire fighting uniform. The oxygen tank was so heavy and we could barley walk in the heavy boots! They very kindly took the time to answer all our questions and even pose for some photos! Check them out... 

A fire fighting master class...

Aly Greenway came in before Christmas to share the most amazing multi-cultural Christmas celebration! We learned all about Christmas in Russia, Catalonia and Mexico! Check out the photos! 

A multi-cultural Christmas extravaganza!

Newark Castle & Peter Pan at the Palace Theatre! 

 

Our topic, Kings, Queens and Castles called for a fun filled adventure to a castle! We were lucky enough to go on a trip to Newark, where we not only got to visit the amazing Norman castle, but also attended a wonderful production of Peter Pan at the Palace Theatre. 

It was a sensation, with all the children in foundation and KS1 enjoying a day of learning and discovery!

 

some very interesting taxidermy
Zak and Holly enjoying the undercroft
interesting artefacts
Breige had a fab day!
some very steep steps into the undercroft
some windows were Norman...
and some were Tudor
Floss was our guide, she taught us a lot!

Diwali 2014

Indian artefacts
Princess Sita and the Golden Deer
Rangoli - take care colouring
Rama!
"Welcome to our home" - Rangoli
Mehndi patterns
Indian music
Story time- comprehension skills
More rangoli!
LOOK AT MINE!
Our beautuful Divas
More Divas
My favourite pattern
Competition time

Diwali

Still image for this video
Welcoming home Prince Rama and Sita!
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