Wingham Primary School

It’s all about the children

Term 1

Our topic this term is ‘What makes a hero?’ We started the topic by thinking about real life heroes and superheroes. We created our own superhero story with an evil villain! We loved the book “Supertato” and had a fabulous workshop where we got to make our own potato superhero!  We explored the use of adjectives and adverbs and used these when writing our own story about vegetable superheroes!

We were lucky to have a few visitors come and visit us and tell us about their jobs. 

We had a Community Police Officer and a Special Constable come and visit us to share what they do.  The class learnt all about what they wear and their roles within our community and the wider community.  Our visitors commented after the session how impressed they were by the deep questions the children asked them. The Police are clearly heroes to us!

We also had an amazing visit from Nurse Nicole who talked to the class about her role as a real life hero and bought in lots of his equipment for the class to look at! The class got to draw water from syringes, bandage each other up and even get samples of ‘poo’ and put them in a specimen pot!  Ok, the ‘poo’ may have been chocolate sauce!!  

Even though the weather has not always been great, we managed to get into the Forest School area. We have had great making our own superheroes using natural materials.  We have also enjoyed going on a bug hunt and identifying all the little creatures we found in the forest school area.  

In PE we have learnt to use a hockey stick correctly and can dribble a ball very competently.  We have learnt some great rolling and jumping techniques in our gymnastics lessons.

In maths we have worked on place value and adding and subtracting using different manipulatives. We are getting very good at knowing our number bonds to 10 and 20 and how they help us work out bonds to 100.

In art we have been learning about pop art and the artist Roy Lichtenstein. We explored primary colours and we then created our own pop art images using collage. We are really proud of the work we have made.