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Great Kimble Church of England School

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Year 1/2 (Air Class)

Welcome to Air Class!

‘Believe in yourself, anything is possible!

Hello Air Class!

I hope you all had a lovely, relaxing summer holiday. We have some super fun learning ahead to keep us busy this first Autumn term.


Autumn Topic: Once upon a time!

Big Question: What would you do if you ruled a kingdom?

Concepts: Virtue, Democracy, and Community

Christian Value: Respect


In English, we will be thinking about how ‘The Dot’ story can help with our learning in the year ahead. We’ll be investigating the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’: retelling it, rewriting it, and creating our own original stories inspired by it. Towards the end of the term, we’ll be writing word waterfalls about Autumn, understanding, learning, and performing a fun poem called ‘Autumn’ and writing our very own Autumn poetry too.     


In Maths, in our year groups, we will be investigating place value by representing, counting, reading, and writing numbers. We’ll develop our skills of estimating and solve addition and subtraction puzzles too. Every day, we’ll have some time to practice our mental maths skills through either games or other types of challenge too.


In Science, we will be identifying and thinking about the uses of materials as well as seasonal change. We’ll be doing a lot of fun practical investigating: making, testing, observing, recording, and discussing what we can learn from our results.  


In History, we are going to be finding out about kings and queens and a very interesting African princess called Sarah Forbes Bonetta.


In D&T, we will be creating our own ‘moving pictures’. You’ll learn how to create sliders, levers, and wheel mechanisms, to make your own pictures interactive!


In RE, we are going to be thinking about the question ‘Should we celebrate Harvest or Christmas?’ We’ll look at the meaning of both festivals and explore the Jewish festival of Sukkot in detail, whilst thinking about how we show thankfulness.


In PSHE, we will be thinking about what makes us and others unique. We’ll think about and describe a variety of feelings and change. We’ll also be investigating how the Zones of Regulation can help organise and manage our understanding of feelings.


In Computing, we will be creating a range of art inspired by a variety of famous artists.


In Music, we will be exploring how sounds can tell a story with lots of opportunities for performance!


Helpful notes: 

PE is timetabled for Wednesday and Friday

Smokey Row is timetabled for Tuesday afternoon

Weekly Spelling Challenge is timetabled for Friday

Learning Logs: When the children are ready to start their weekly home learning logs, these should be handed in for marking on Monday. Children may wish to share their learning logs with Air Class and time will be made to allow for this during the week.  


I am so excited to see you all and for our learning journey to begin together. It’s going to be marvellous!


Best wishes,


Mrs Morris

Air Class Gallery

Below you can see our Remote Learning Gallery that shows a sneeky peek of our fantastic learning journey.

Remote Learning

Hello everyone and welcome to Air Class Remote Learning.

Each day I will include 3 tasks for you to complete. I will ask for one of these tasks to be submitted each day. I will tell you which task is to be emailed in. 

If you want to extend your learning please refer to our Topic Web on the class page and visit these wonderful links:


KS1 - England - BBC Bitesize

All subjects - Year 1 - Oak National Academy (

All subjects - Year 2 - Oak National Academy (

Topmarks Education: teaching resources, interactive resources, worksheets, homework, exam and revision help


Children's Mental Health Week 2021 (01.02.21-07.01.21)

From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good. It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself. 

Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - Please see the website to give you some lovely ideas. I have also included some resources below to help you support your child at this confusing time.