The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be

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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be


Welcome to the Hummingbirds class.

Spring Term – Moon Zoom!


This term our theme is 'Moon Zoom.' Our reception and year one class will explore the universe of space travel, astronauts and all things rocket fuelled. As historians we will be researching the events of the 1969 moon landing. They will learn about famous astronauts like Neil Armstrong and the important part he played in the moon landing. We will use this information to write about him.  We will be visiting the National Space Centre, in Leicester to find out more about the history of space and we may even get the opportunity to see real 'moon rock' or perhaps a real 'rocket!'

We will also learn about Tim Peake and compare the journeys that they each made. We will be finding out about the steps he took to become a successful astronaut. We will learn about the history of space travel and study images from NASA. The children will also explore space themed poems, stories and non-fiction texts, all of which will expand and deepen their knowledge of the galactic! The children will develop their knowledge of technology, space and materials. As engineers they will learn how to design, plan and make moon buggies and space rockets considering the properties of materials. They may even experience a crash landing or even meet an alien!

Are you ready for take off? 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... blast off!






School Times: Our school gates will be open for everyone from 8:45 am with learning beginning at 9:00 am. Reception children will arrive through the small side gate (near the main reception), year one children will arrive through the main playground gate. Our school day will finish at 3:30 pm and all children will leave through the side gate (near the main reception).  Lunchtime is from 12 pm until 1 pm.  

Spelling Termly Letter

RWI Green word cards Set 1

Additional links: Talking stories, games and interactive activities for Foundation Stage children. Online activities for Foundation Stage. Printable high frequency word lists – an essential! Phonic resources. Phonic games and activities. Numeracy games for Reception children. Over 200 games, activities and animations. Great for confidence building and exploration. Various Early Years activities.   Games designed to help children with basic number concepts. Classroom workout Children's yoga

  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
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