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Learning information across the school year



Twinkle, twinkle, little star. What happens when I fall asleep? Why are there stars in the sky at night? Does everyone go to bed at the same time? It’s time to find out more about night time.

Read the document below to see how we will explore this topic. 

At the end of the project, we’ll share and reflect on what we have learnt, and we’ll use our knowledge and creativity to write a bedtime story to take home to read.
To support your child at home, why not do some stargazing together after dark, either from your garden or a rural location with minimal light pollution. We are very lucky in our local area here in the surrounding areas of Aylesham to have far less light pollution.  There are apps you can use on your phone to help you to identify stars and constellations! You could also keep a dream diary, noting down and comparing dreams with each other. Alternatively, talk to people in your family who have worked at night. What are the similarities and differences between working in the day compared to at night? If you are a night worker and would be happy to answer our questions and tell us a bit about your experiences please email


Listen carefully… What can you hear? Is it a loud sound, or a quiet sound? We’ll find out all about sounds and music in this exciting, noisy project.

This half term, we’ll go on a sound walk to see what we can hear and identify where the sounds are coming from. Back in the classroom, we’ll play with noisy toys, listen to sound and audiobook recordings and make our own. Playing percussion instruments will be lots of fun (and very noisy). In the outdoor setting, we’ll listen carefully and describe the similarities and differences between sounds we can hear. We’ll read fiction books about different sounds and join in with rhymes, raps and poems. During our music work, we’ll listen to different pieces, march to military music and play a variety of instruments. We’ll think about loud and quiet sounds, and when these are most appropriate. Noisy Poems by Jill Bennett will help us to explore onomatopoeic words such as POP!, CRASH! and BUZZ. Using our mathematics skills, we’ll ring bells a given number of times, and learn number themed rhymes. We’ll also investigate how sounds are made by feeling the vibrations when we speak.

At the end of the project, we’ll listen to live music and perform our dances, music and poetry for an audience. For more information, please read the document below or speak to Mrs Handford.

To support your child at home please visit our Home Learning page. 




This term our topic will be 'Do you want to be friends?' We will think about what makes a good friend, how to be kind and we will explore how to work together as a team. For more information on this topic, please read the document below or speak to Mrs Handford.