Welcome to Australia's page. On this page we will share the exciting things we learn about, the places we go and the events we take part in. Key information about the curriculum can also be found on the Curriculum Overview page.
Teachers: Mrs Brown and Mrs Carlson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Whealing
Continuous Provision Manager: Miss Fox
For our Friday treat we enjoyed creating Bonfire Night pictures. We ripped up brown paper to create the logs on the fire, used our hands to create hand print flames and forks to create interesting firework patterns in the sky. To round off a fantastic afternoon we then made edible sparklers. They were delicious!
To celebrate the end of Black History Month we enjoyed a visit from an African drumming teacher. We learnt how to drum to a beat, sing songs and dance. It was lots of fun!
Our Autumn topic is called 'Animals R Us'. Through this topic we arranged a visit from Ranger Rob. He came to our school and brought a selection of wild and wonderful animals for us to explore. We all had the chance to hold the different creatures, let them climb on our school jumpers and even sit on our heads! It was very exciting and lots of fun!
European Day of Languages
We had lots of fun celebrating European Day of Languages! We celebrated by visiting different classrooms in Key Stage 1. In Mexico we learnt a french song about an elephant balancing on a spider's web, in Australia we made and looked at French landmarks and in Kenya we tasted different French foods. Have a look at us tasting brioche, crepes and baguette.
We enjoyed a fun-filled morning with the Freshwater Theatre Company. Florence Nightingale came to life in front of our eyes and taught us all about what life was like as a nurse during the Crimean War. We enjoyed learning about her family, her travels and how she became a nurse. Florence told us all about how she helped to improve hospitals for soldiers and we even had fun pretending to be nurses ourselves!
2017 - 2018
Plants, Plants, Plants!
Our topic this half term is called 'Growth and Green Fingers'. We have enjoyed exploring our school grounds investigating the different plants we have here at Fairfield and identifying the features of plants. We have also become green fingered ourselves and planted seeds to grow our own lettuce and tomatoes. We can't wait to try them!
Throughout the year we have had many opportunities to care for and enjoy the chickens and the goats we have at our school. We ensure that they have food and water daily and help to clean out their enclosure. We love to pet the animals and enjoy having them at our school.
Bikeability was 'Wheelie' Good Fun!
The children of Asia class learnt vital basic safety skills and had great fun when they enjoyed a day of basic bicycle training run by the National Cycling Association. The children learned how to use brakes and how to balance without stabilisers before the playground was turned into a pretend highway. They learned skills they will use once they are riding larger bikes on real roads.
World Book Day 2018
We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters and bringing in our favourite book to share with our friends. Later in the day we read our books to children from Arctic Foxes.
The whole school have worked on the theme 'Online Safety'. The computing skill we focused on in Asia was to 'capture a still image'. We used the app 'Photo Booth' to capture and distort our image. This taught us that we cannot believe everything we see online, we now know that pictures can be changed.
2016 - 2017
Finding out about Asia
In Year One we have been looking at the different countries of Asia. Looking at globes and fact cards we have researched the different animals and which countries they come from.