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Year One

Autumn Term 2018


Giraffes Can't Dance

Through the story 'Giraffes Can't Dance' we have been learning about the importance of having a growth mindset.


Here are some of our messages for Gerald: 

Don't give up. Just keep trying!

Just have a growth mindset.

You can do this!

Never give up!

Believe in yourself Gerald!

You have to keep trying!

I know you can do it if you just keep trying!




 Go Wild

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We will be looking at the story Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne and talking about where the story is set and the characters, including animals from the savannah. We will also taste some of the delicious fruits from the story and talk about what other foods are healthy!

To launch this, we will be going on our very own safari to see what wild animals we can spot. Soon we will work as a class to write our own version of the story. We will be learning to name, describe and compare different animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will also be discussing which animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.