Birchwood Grove CP School


Year One

Autumn Term 2020


What a brilliant start to the Year we have had in Year 1!

Everyone has settled in extremely well and it is fantastic to have lots of smiley, enthusiastic children back in the classroom, eager to learn.

We began our year with a focus on emotions and used a wonderful story called ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas to discuss all of the different ways we might be feeling or may have felt during our time away from school and how it is important to share how we are feeling. The children created their own monsters and filled their own emotions jars with different things that make them feel a particular way.




Following this and moving onto our next text ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon we had a very exciting event occur…. a spaceship crash landing! The children have come up with lots of different questions for things they would like to discover about Beegu and where she has come from. This half term will focus on ‘What it means to belong’ as we explore through Beegu the many places we all belong. This will encompass many curriculum areas including; Geography, Science, Art and PSCHE.





Here is a video all about having a growth mindset that you may like to watch to find out more information: