Westbrook Street, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 9QB

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Blewbury Endowed CE Primary School

'Shine your light and share it with the world!'

Da Vinci Class - Where we all shine brightly!

Welcome to Da Vinci Class.  On our webpage you will find information relevant to our class which includes letters, our Class Contract, a timetable (although this may change slightly from week to week and more.

Da Vinci staff and contact information:

Tracy Gregory - Year 1/Reception Teacher

Natasha Eggleton - Teaching Assistant

Kayleigh Davis - Teaching Assistant (Friday pm)

email: tgre9560@blewbury.oxon.sch.uk

Parent Information

Reception parents click here to view your September 2020 welcome letter

Year 1 parents click here to view your September 2020 welcome letter

Class Contract

Every year each class put together a Class Contract.  All of the children are involved in the production of the Class Contract.  This is referred to throughout the day and can be amended as necessary throughout the year.  Below is a copy of our Class Contract:

Timetable

Click here to view our timetable.  Please note that this is flexible to allow for other activities, trips and visits (when allowed) etc.

DaVinci Class

 

These are the areas of learning that will be covered during the academic year 2020/21.

Click where you see Knowledge Organiser for more information about the skills and knowledge covered in each unit. Knowledge organisers also act as a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for life-long learning. 

 

 

Term 1 and 2

Autumn Term

What helps me to stay healthy?

Term 3 and 4

Spring Term

How do stories help to shape our imaginations?

Term 5 and 6

Summer Term 

If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

Science

Animals, including humans (Year 1) 

Senses story – Going to catch a Piggy-Wig 

Investigation: What do snails like to eat? 

Knowledge Organiser 

 

Everyday materials 

InvestigationWhat material is best for Cinderella’s mop? 

 

Plants 

Story – Little Rabbit goes home 

Investigation: Where would be a good place to grow a plant? 

 

Art and Design

Mixing colours to paint a variety of fruits and

vegetables. Still life.

Portraits in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo 

Observational drawing of food. 

Knowledge Organiser

Develop tearing, cutting and layering of paper to create different effects.

Finished product – a character from a story. 

 

Detailed observation drawings of plants and trees. 

Create outdoor forest/beach art in the style of Goldsworthy. 

Forest inspired weaving. 

Computing

Writing and debugging a simple program – steps to make a pizza 

How to use computers and the internet safely 

Knowledge Organiser

 

 

Design and technology

Design and make and evaluate: make a healthy pizza. 

Know where food comes from. 

Skills: : Prepare simple dishes safely and hygienically, without using a heat source 

 Knowledge Organiser

Design and make and evaluate: With support, build a character from a story (e.g dragon) with an opening mouth mechanism (balloon pneumatics) 

 

Technical knowledge: how mechanisms can be used to create movement.  

Design and make and evaluate: with support, make vehicle to go travelling, with fixed wheels 

Technical knowledge:  

Learn how to make a jinx frame how structures can be made stronger. 

 

Geography

 

Locational Knowledge 

Where in the world does our food come from?  

 

Literacy link: writing shopping lists 

Use world maps, atlases and globes 

Knowledge Organiser

 

Human and physical Geography

Place knowledge 

 Geography  

My class, My school, My village 

 Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds  

Human and physical Geography  

Geography of the seaside – coastal 

 

Literacy link: write postcards 

Devise a map (treasure map) and construct a basic key 

History

Changes within living memory 

History of food and shopping 

How has food and shopping for food changed?

Knowledge Organiser

Significant historical events in the locality  

Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame 

Local history study of Blewbury.  

The Lives of significant individuals 

Explorers of earth and space. 

Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus  

Music

Food Glorious Food! 

Food songs 

Exploring rhythm and pitch 

Using tuned and untuned instruments. 

Knowledge Organiser

Listen to different music and how it transports us to places within our imagination. 

(Include a variety of genre)  

How music brings stories to life.   

Performance by Blewbury Brass Band  

Wheels on the bus 

Sea shanties 

Compose a sound scape of the forest 

Physical Education

 

 

 

Religious Education

 

 

 

Relationships Education

Life Education Bus

Same or different? 

Healthy me 

Harold's wash and brush up – importance of good hygiene. 

I can eat a rainbow 

Eat well 

Catch it! Bin it! Kill it! 

Inside my wonderful body! 

Keeping privates private 

 

Around and about the school 

Pass on the praise! 

What makes us who we are? 

How do we make others feel? 

When someone is feeling left out 

An act of kindness 

Getting on with others 

You can do it! 

 

How should we look after our money? 

Harold learns to ride his bike 

Surprises and secrets 

Harold's picnic 

How safe would you feel? 

How can we look after our environment? 

Harold goes camping 

Harold's postcard - helping us to keep clean and healthy 

 

British Values and Global links

Mutual respect and tolerance: respecting the personal tastes of other. 

Global Goal 2 : Zero Hunger

Democracy – making decisions together. Share ideas, take turns, respect all ideas and work together. 

Global Goal 4: Quality Education

Mutual respect and tolerance: respecting the personal tastes of other. 

Global link 3:Good health and wellbeing

Literacy Links

See Reading spine for how quality texts, which link to the inquiry questions, are chosen to teach reading and writing.

Maths Links

Measuring and weighing ingredients.

Distance food has travelled – furthest, closest

Money – buying food

Comparing and collecting data in science.

Measuring in Science, DT and geography.

 

Capacity – measuring to water plants equally.

Money – buying stamps to sell postcards.