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Voluntary Controlled Primary

Small School, Big Ideas

Stephenson Class

Welcome to Summer in Stephenson Class!

We really can't believe that we are now in our last half term of the school year. We have some wonderful activities planned, and lots of learning opportunities too! 

Our topic is Around Europe in 30 days, which continues our Geography learning, following our wonderful topic on Africa. 

We will be taking a whistle stop tour of France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland, and last but not least, Greece. 

There is a knowldege organiser below if you would like to share the facts and information we will be learning in Stephenson Class. Our Science topic is continuing with 'Plants' - we will be exploring which parts of plants we eat, and how can you tell a fruit from a vegetable. Again, our knowledge organiser has been uploaded below. 

We are so excited to be sharing such a lovely time in school with you all, and we will put lots of photographs on here to share our wonderful learning!

Thankyou for all your continued support!

Mrs Rowan and Mrs Strange


Summer 2 Learning


Our topic this half term, is Sensational Safari - we will be learning about Africa, the language, the geography and the people. In Science, we will be learning about animals and their types, such as amphibians and reptiles. Then we will move on, to learning about plants. In RE we are learning about what it means to belong to a faith community - looking at some of the ceremonies and beliefs of other faiths, such as Islam and Judaism. 

(Knowledge organisers are available below to help support your child with their learning).

We will be spending lots more time outdoors so please ensure your child has a coat with them each day. Wellies would also be a good idea!



Week 1 and 2

We have been working hard since we came back to school after the Easter break. We have been learning about life in Africa; in particular, Kenya. We discovered that Africa has some similarities to the UK as well as differences. 

 Science learning has included finding out about animal classifications, and we made class posters of our findings.

RE has been about belonging for year 1 and year 2 are learning about how other faiths celebrate, so we have talked about Ramadan this week. Again, we found lots of similarities to Christianity!

Fractions in Maths has been a fun, hands on topic. Year 2 can even count in halves, thirds and quarters! They blew us away!

In Literacy, we have used expanded noun phrases, exclamation sentences and commas in lists, when writing about an African girl called Zahra. 

Take a look at the photos below to see our fantastic work.



Weeks 3 and 4


What a wonderful few weeks we have had in Stephenson Class!

It has been a busy time for us, and we have learnt so much...In Science, we worked on plants and growing. We planted seeds, beans and labeled parts of a flower.  In RE, we learnt about Eid and how it is celebrated. We made sun and moon mobiles, wrote facts about Eid, made Mendi hand patterns and prayer mats. Our topic work was all about Africa, and we continued this in our writing, as we described settings, such as the Kalahari desert and Madagascar! We made working windmills in D&T too! We had a great week, and won the attendance award again!

Well done Stephenson. 

Please take a look at our work in the photos below:








The adults in Class Stephenson are Mrs Rowan and Mrs Strange. We are a mixed Year 1 and 2 class. We know that children learn through experiences and so adopt a 'hands on approach' to our learning. In our class this year, we have introduced continuous provision which enables our children the opportunity to learn through play based activities. We also have an outdoor classroom, which we have been using to explore the weather and seasonal changes.



MONDAY Family Time/Spelling Test/Maths/Guided Reading/Literacy


TUESDAY Phonics/Maths/Guided Reading/Literacy PHSE/PE
WEDNESDAY Phonics/Maths/Guided Reading/Literacy TOPIC/Class Worship
THURSDAY Phonics/Maths/Guided Reading/Literacy PE/Music
FRIDAY Phonics/Maths/Guided Reading Literacy ICT/Art /Assembly


Our Pantomime Workshop Fun!

Autumn Term Learning